March 27, 2007
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
When it comes to teaching kids about political correctness, one school is taking the words right out of their mouths. Last month, Gibson Elementary in California started a new policy that punishes kids for using the word gay in a negative way. Just recently, the school suspended a fourth-grader for saying thats gay! at a soccer gameeven though it had nothing to do with homosexuality. The Pacific Justice Institute is suing the school for violating the students free speech rights. After all, its one thing to teach respect. But its another thing to create an atmosphere where only positive views of homosexuality are allowed. This school isnt fighting harassmentits normalizing a dangerous lifestyle. And whats worse, the rule is entirely one-sided. When a child says that something is stupid, the school isnt suspending them for being intolerant toward the mentally handicapped. Putting children on good terms with homosexuality just puts us on the path to policing peoples thoughts. And until this case is resolved, I think the school should let the First Amendment speak for itself.