Monday, February 13, 2012

Gay Teacher

Jon said to his ex, "OK, forget Fred and Dr. Smith for a minute." "Here's another scenario. For the sake of discussion, let's say that in three years Bellardi's moral legislation is in place. Collin comes home from middle school one day and tells you that his science teacher, Mr. Jones, stated in class that he's gay. You check it out, and it's true: Mr. Jones is living with another man. What happens to Mr. Jones under the Bellardi regime?"

Stevie felt more confident about this answer. "Senator Bellardi doesn't believe homosexuals should occupy positions of influence over our children. And I wouldn't want Collin in his classroom. So I would hope the teacher would be removed." "But Mr. Jones didn't try to influence anyone. He simply stated his sexual preference. He believes an individual's sexual orientation is personal."

Stevie shook her head. "But he is influencing his students— by example. Teachers are role models whether they intend to be or not. I want positive role models for our kids, and so does Senator Bellardi." "So poor old Jones gets fired for being gay," Jon summarized. "I have no sympathy for 'poor old Jones,'" Stevie retorted. "His lifestyle and his career are both his choice. He can teach school if he wants; he just can't do it in North California."

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