Lawsuit challenges use of gay-themed storybook
Two couples who say a suburban school district undermined their parental rights by giving out and reading storybooks with gay themes without telling them first have filed a federal lawsuit against school officials.
The couples claim the officials broke state law, violated their civil rights, and were trying to teach their children about a lifestyle they consider immoral.
Lexington school superintendent Paul Ash said the schools have no agenda and have done nothing illegal.
Last month, Joseph and Robin Wirthlin objected when a teacher read a storybook about two princes who fall in love to their son's second grade class without notifying them.
I was first interested in the questionable book itself. The name given to said atrocious scourge of literary filth is Who's In A Family? by Robert Skutch. You can see a hi-res cover shot of the book as well as read an excerpt on its Amazon.com listing. Fairly innocuous so far. Surely there had to be more going on than what appears here in a book that explains how some children are raised in single parent homes, some by grandparents, some by traditional opposite sex parents, some by multiracial parents, some by
What? Nothing sexually charged or remotely explicit? Are you fucking kidding me with this? You mean there's no hidden issue of Honcho in there? No copy of The Homosexual Bible (Queen James & New Testament versions) cleverly wrapped in that watercolor & chalk cover? No Damron in case little Heather wants to book an Olivia Cruise for Mommy & "Mommy's friend"? None of that? Then WHAT.THE.FUCK???
My guess is that rather than take an opportunity to have someone else open a door for you as a parent, these ballbreaking bastards want to stifle any possible conversation feasible that might serve to illuminate. Here we have a golden
So we have to remove the issue of sex, which I agree would be inappropriate in an elementary school setting, even if it were about something
These "responsible parents" are the ones churning out children that play violent video games and have no respect for themselves, but hey - at least they've been told that two loving, responsible parents that don't happen to look a thing like Ozzie & Harriet are not a 'real' family. I call bullshit on that, if for no other reason than Ozzie & Harriet are completely mythological, always have been, and always will be. At no time in history was a family such as that one really normal or even common, for that matter. Many of you reading this don't even know who the fuck they were historically, and that's for good reason - because they never really existed even metaphorically for fuck's sake. My guess is that the average American family looks a lot more like Roseanne, historically. And you know what? That's fine with me. That I could deal with, I'd have done a Menendez brothers on the Nelsons had I been David or Ricky, if for no other reason than the fact that all that toile upholstery would be enough to get me acquitted on an insanity plea. Let's face it, you were a lot more protected under the afghan that graced the back of Dan & Roseanne Conner's sofa than you ever would have been under Harriet Nelson's apron.