Those wonderful people at FCKH8 are fighting hard against Senator Campfields efforts to make school even harder for LGBTQIA folk.
If you want some more insight into the mindset of the Senator who came up with this bill…. here’s his response to an e-mail I sent him.
While I appreciate your passion, I still feel it is a parents responsibility to
decide when a child is ready to grasp such a complex issue as sexuality and what
they want to tell the child about that complex subject. All children developed
mentally at different rates. I do not feel a teacher with an agenda (Be it pro
or con) is the appropriate person to decide for the entire class just because
they may think one way or another on an issue and want to espouse it. I doubt
you would want a teacher who said homosexuality is evil, dirty and wrong because
they felt it was appropriate and that is what they thought the children needed
to hear. We are falling behind the rest of the world in math and science amongst
other things. This will be just one less issue they have to worry about.
Yours in service,
Sen. Stacey Campfield
He’s obviously homophobic, and thinks that stopping talking about LGBTQIA issues will prevent them coming out, but as I said before, this bill will increase the likelyhood that LGBTQIA teens will attempt suicide due to one of their routes of support being ripped away.