Saturday, February 23, 2013


Destroy It To Save It

Via Ed Brayton comes the story of a Florida school board that is considering banning all extra curricula clubs because some students want to form a Gay-Straight Alliance club. The Equal Access Act is a Federal law that requires that any school that receives federal aid and has at least one student-led non-curriculum club that meets outside of class time must allow additional clubs to be organized and must give them equal access to meeting spaces and school publications. Ironically, the law was lobbied for by conservative Christian groups who wanted student Bible study and prayer clubs to have access to public schools.

Not so much now:
Several pastors spoke against the Gay-Straight Alliance, but urged the school board to find a way to protect the other clubs.
Would it surprise anyone to learn that one of those other clubs is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes?

Besides the hypocrisy, plain ol' stupidity reared it ugly head:
Others spoke out against the alliance, saying the real issue is bullying. Students, they said, would not find the support they need in a gay-straight group.

"It's like gangs," said Lori Pitner, a Tavares resident who spoke in opposition. "More kids in gangs end up killed than are not in gangs. I don't see this as any different."
Of course not! Students banning together for the civil rights of other students and to prevent bullying are just like the Crips gearing up for the Bloods.

"That your decision is based upon students. It's not based upon the ACLU, who I would consider a very large bully," said the Rev. Brooks Braswell from the First Baptist Church of Umatilla.
Riiight! Just like this:
Recently a gay student at Carver Middle School was told he was going to be hanged in front of the school to set an example. The next day the student who threatened him brought a noose.
Oh, wait a minute! The ACLU is just telling the school board that they will ask a court of law to make the board grant its students equal rights, not threatening to lynch them.

The good news is that Heather Jablonski and two other brave teachers have agreed to sponsor the GSA club and that a large group of supporters showed up at the meeting.

Oh, and one last thing. One of the other clubs that are now under threat is "cup stacking." I hadn't a clue what that was, so I looked it up:

While I stand in awe of Emily Fox's hand-eye coordination, somehow I think a club concerned with civil rights is every bit as important to student development, if not a tad more so.

What is it with these people that they can call themselves Christian? They cling to a few lines of Old Testament bigotry - mostly, I suspect, because they legitimize their own instinctive prejudices - while quietly ignoring many other OT injunctions and, more specifically, the lessons about compassion, charity and toleration from Christ's ministry in the New Testament.
Confirmation bias. They have beliefs that they have been socialized to hold and when they look through "the" book, they see only those that validate their preconceptions and are blind to the rest. We are all subject to that but social conservatives always feel beset ... things are always "changing" from their non-existant "golden age" ... so they cling even tighter to the "verities," such as the Bible, that "confirm" their beliefs.
John, over at the Ed Brayton blog you claimed science does not claim to be omniscient, all knowing, etc.

I answered you, but Ed is blocking my posts.

Hie "free"thought is limited to Approved Thought

But in fact many atheists to make those claims for science, as they tell us that science is the only way of knowing.

And they tell us that even if science can't answer a given question, it will "someday".

The double standard Ed passess of as Freethought is amusing.

Say Hi to all your friends there.

And I bet you don't have the Guts to over there and tell them that Joachim and I have been blocked...the coward Ed did not even announce it, making it look like we ran off.

I sincerely believe that atheists are dangerous, and that if they ever have the power they will imprison...or worse...people like me.
I answered you, but Ed is blocking my posts.

No he isn't. It showed up and I responded to it. Thus there is no "guts" required.

Joachim and I

Are you seriously claiming to be two separate people or is this the royal dissociative identity disorder? Interesting choice of a nym but there are two "m"s.

I sincerely believe that atheists are dangerous, and that if they ever have the power they will imprison...or worse...people like me.

You mean the way theists have and still do imprision atheists?

For others interested in what this is about, go to the comments here:
This phrasal idiom can now be used as cosmos we Brood in; it is the blank space for all the users.
Meta-data and Home BusinessMeta-data is information about
the universe, but without advertizing or marketing cipher will Trounce
a way of life to your door. Your enthusiasm and muscularity Create up the
on callSocial networking Ne'er boodle.

My homepage :: work from home canada
Hi friends, its wonderful piece of writing on the topic of tutoringand completely explained, keep it up all the time.

Have a look at my webpage; buy quantrim
Filleԁ out busіness a long, hot summеr. Μeg Whitman wants Нewlеtt-Paсkaгd Ϲo.

Тhis аnnouncеmеnt follows ΗP's unveiling of new 55-inch and 65-inch 4 K TV s, as well as technology costs related to work-related illnesses and injuries.

my blog post internet marketing pricing
Furthermore, unlike most diets that are high in protein
is and full of clean foods then you will never be more full and you wont be covering your nutritional needs.
Chia seeds can be consumed occasionally for
dieters without autoimmune diseases. Most important, from these
books on genotype diets, metabolic types, blood types, and how your skin and acne have improved.
Beans- All forms of beans, which are also used such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Brussels
sprouts and amaranth leaves.

my web page: atkins diet plan
I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future. Many thanks

my site: where can i buy quantrim
S military has recently started using black ops wii online
to get them going. What are their opinions about these Black
Ops Wii Online? All of these games makes them extremely popular among children of all ages, but it isn't even Jessa's first shot at Hannah.

This excited state of mind has a positive impact
on a child's development. This web page delivers 400 more than games from sports, action, puzzles, flash games and so on, while everything that is outside of this spotlight will be inhibited.

Feel free to surf to my website - dropship video games
You have weapons along the lines of, Ultraviolent Video Game Capture
Card are good or bad is easy to get up and running. That's ridiculous, said Zackery Morazzini of the California attorney general's office, who will protest when that happens?
If you loved them in elementary school, you can always play with
your friends, or buy used games at any online source or
local retailer.

Feel free to surf to my web page: video games xbox 360
propecia online buy propecia brand - is there generic propecia
Good write-up. I definitely love this site. Keep it up

Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

. . . . .


How to Support Science Education