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    Students: Professor forced us to wear 'gay' ribbons

    Students: Professor forced us to wear 'gay' ribbons

    'She hoped the assignment would cause them to change their beliefs'

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    Several students are demanding a Tennessee community college psychology professor be disciplined for persistently pushing her pro-”gay” views on her students and even forcing students to identify themselves as in favor of the LGBT agenda in a mandatory project.
    The Alliance Defense Fund is representing the students who objected to the classroom tactics of Columbia State Community College professor Linda Brunton. The students say any views opposed to Brunton’s were not welcome, and any opposition to the homosexual agenda was considered to be the thinking of “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate.”
    But one assignment in particular triggered the protests.
    “She assigned the class to wear rainbow coalition ribbons in support of homosexual behavior for at least a day on campus and wherever they went off campus. Students then had to write a reaction paper from wearing those ribbons and how they were allegedly discriminated against while wearing the ribbons,” Alliance Defense Fund attorney David Hacker told WND. “Several students contacted us, just objecting to this. It’s a very clear case of a government official, a state college professor, compelling students to speak in a way they disagree with.”
    Hacker said it’s fine for teachers to have students consider ideas from different perspectives, but Brunton clearly crossed the line.
    “Colleges and professors can require students to play devil’s advocate in a paper or argue a position in class that they don’t necessarily agree with, as long as it’s an academic exercise,” Hacker said.
    “Once the professor here, Ms. Brunton, required the students to advocate a message outside the classroom, that’s compelled speech and it’s clearly unconstitutional.”
    Before seeking a legal remedy, the students brought their concerns to Brunton. But Hacker said those efforts went nowhere.
    “She, unfortunately, just brushed aside their concerns and basically described their views as ignorant and uneducated, and she said that she hoped the assignment would cause them to change their beliefs,” Hacker said. “Colleges are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas, not an environment where professors are manipulating students into advancing particular political agendas.”
    Alliance Defending Freedom is asking Columbia State Community College to investigate the matter, and Hacker said the school has agreed to do so. He said this sort of compelled speech must be addressed, but he said college campuses nationwide are actively promoting the pro-homosexual movement.
    “We’re finding it’s very common,” he said. “A few years ago, we represented a student at Missouri State University. She was in a social work class, and the class was assigned a project to write a joint letter to the Missouri State Legislature advocating in favor of same-sex adoption and fostering. The student objected, said she didn’t want to do that because it went well beyond just an academic exercise. It was advocating a position to a legislature.
    “The professor turned around and filed ethics charges against her, in fact the worst ethics charges a student can receive at the school and then required her to sign an agreement saying she won’t allow her her personal religious beliefs to get in the way of doing these sorts of assignments. I mean, just a clear violation of her religious liberty, her rights of conscience and her freedom from being compelled to speak in a way that she disagreed with.”

    Sounds like a school re-education camp for our children...are you awake yet???
    Last edited by kathyet2; 06-29-2013 at 12:07 PM.

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    Bert and Ernie cuddle over DOMA ruling

    'This is great for our kids,
    a moment we can all celebrate'

    Published: 23 hours ago

    In the hotly contested debate over whether “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie are homosexual, the iconic puppets have apparently come out of the closet on the latest cover of the New Yorker magazine.
    The famous characters are depicted snuggling up together in front of a TV while looking at an image of the Supreme Court justices in their black robes.
    “It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind the cover. “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.” Hunter calls the image, “Moment of Joy.”
    There have long been rumors about the nature of Bert and Ernie’s relationship.

    When same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of New York in July 2011, an online petition urged the fictional characters, who serve as a teaching tool for young children, to tie the knot.
    Sesame Street responded to the petition by releasing a statement describing Bert and Ernie as “best friends.”
    “They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves,” the 2011 statement said. “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”
    Sesame Street has not yet commented on the New Yorker cover.

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