Setting A Bad Example…

“A plan to have an acclaimed gay author speak to students in Charlotte County high schools has been scrapped after a few parents objected. Alex Sanchez writes books about gay youth and their struggle to find acceptance, but local school principals were not comfortable allowing him to address their students… Keith Pierce, District 10 superintendent, said he changed his mind about allowing the author to speak in area schools after meeting with school principals. ‘A few of them were getting pressure from a few parents, and they just weren’t comfortable going in that direction,’ Pierce said. Some principals felt their schools were just ‘not ready’ for the kind of presentation that Sanchez will give, he said.” [CBC]