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Judge: Only ‘Bigots’ Would Pull Their Kids Out of LGBT Education Programs


Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch is Queerty’s favorite person today. Might he be yours? Charged with overseeing challenges from parents who don’t want their kids to be forced to learn about LGBT tolerance, Roesch found a cute name for such people responsible for the upbringing of human beings: “bigots.” Adorable!

You you’ll recall, California’s Alameda Unified School District, outside Oakland, is trying to implement Safe School Community Lesson 9, which would have K-5 students treated to six, 45-minute lessons a year about queers. You know, so the region doesn’t create new generations of hate. But some parents didn’t like that, so with conservative legal group Pacific Justice Institute, some 20 parents filed suit demanding they be able to opt their kids out of this brainwashing.

It didn’t go so well: “PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider argued in Alameda Superior Court [yesterday] on behalf of parents seeking to enforce a provision of the California Education Code that gives parents the right to opt their kids out of health education. Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch lambasted the parents, repeatedly insinuating that they are bigots and insisting there can be no homosexual indoctrination because people are born that way. The judge equated a view contrary to his own with creationism and called both false.”

No decisions yet, but we can see where this is going: Awesometown.