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Anoka-Hennepin District’s Christian Mom Tells Board: ‘National Homosexual Agenda’ Is Coming For Our Kids

For the past five out of six months, I have watched numerous members and supporters of the GLBT community pressure our school board into changing the sexual orientation curriculum policy. I have decided I could no longer sit on the sidelines and continue to watch our school board and superintendent be bullied and harassed by members and supporters of the LGBT community both locally and nationally. There is a huge debate whether homosexuality is on the same plane as heterosexuality. Many, including myself, believe homosexuality is a lifestyle choice. … I am well aware of the national homosexual agenda to come after our kids. If anyone is being silenced, it’s the students who have a conservative Christian viewpoint.

—Laurie Thompson, a Christian parent whose kids go to school in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District, and who in 2009 insisted the school hang a Christian nativity scene hung in the Anoka High School cafeteria because the GSA was allowed to post its material, speaking about the “neutrality policy” that forbids any discussion of sexual orientation in school at the district’s board meeting last night. Which sounds like it was awesome. (Thompson’s remarks were met with a young woman shouting, “If they are going to hell, I’m going to hell with them! So go gays.” She was escorted out of the room by security.) And yes, grieving (and terrific) mom Tammy Aaberg was there, which is fitting: this is the school district that, after all, refuses to believe it has an anti-gay bullying problem, and actively discriminates against gay students, and allegedly bullies its own kids.

On:           Mar 1, 2011
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    • Dan Cobb

      Any person who has strongly-held religious beliefs is a person lacking substantial intellect. It is impossible to be an intelligent person and to have fundamental religious beliefs, be it Christian beliefs, Islamic beliefs, Jewish beliefs, etc. Impossible. The sad part is that in a democracy, the intelligent people have to suffer the input of the clearly inept and ignorant. I mean no disrespect by this statement to anyone.
      But to pretend that all people and viewpoints are equally intelligent is a delusion.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      I am pleased to know that someone is bullying and harassing the school board and the superintendent. They need it. Keep it up.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenmanTN

      Ugh. People like her should be slapped daily and twice on Sundays and religious holidays.

      Her comment can be restated as “According to an old book whose dictates I ignore whenever they inconvenience me personally, I still hypocritically retain a bias against gays. Despite the fact this old book has been proven false in many particulars, the words in it have combined with my own precarious and paranoid mental state to convince me that gays are out to get us!”

      Mar 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ALEX

      People, I guarantee there was NO national homosexual agenda taught in West Texas high schools during the mid-70’s yet here I am — the queerest thing to ever two-step his way out of Texas. These people can stuff their hate and ignorance up their asses : if you’re gay you’re gay, and no ‘teaching ‘ is going to permanently sway you toward another path.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan

      WHY is there a Michelle Bachmann campaign notice advocating “traditional” marriage on this website?!

      Mar 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian

      Lady, I’m going to eat your kids. Every last one of them.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Francis

      Great that people are standing up and making themselves heard. We all know that threatens the crazies. Let this confused and insane woman cry. Her insanity just makes it that much easier to paint the bigot side and anti-gay hate as irrational.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam

      @Jonathan: I noticed that, too. Queerty has some explaining to do.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 12:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles

      We’re coming to get you, Laurie.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 1:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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