Case in point:
A Connecticut high school musical causes a public walkout after two men in the cast kissed during the performance.
It happened during the “Zanna Don’t!” musical at Hartford Public High School last Friday.
“There are always circumstances (in organizing these programs) under which the values of the student or their family come into play,” said Adam Johnson, principal of the Government and Law Academy at the high school, told CBS Connecticut.
He added that many students expressed a desire to skip the show due to the subject matter.
“It’s a balancing act of individual values and the expectations of the school … (and) it was interesting, actually, seeing the apprehension,” Johnson explained. [...]During the show, two men in the cast share a brief kiss — a lip lock that became a great point of contention.
“There was a public walkout by a bunch of students (when the kiss happened) … mostly male,” Johnson said. “It was visually evident (due to the jerseys the team was wearing) that a lot of football players got up and walked out. It was almost a symbolic kind of thing.”
Reportedly, the school began receiving a great number of phone calls. The dean of students was even allegedly paid a visit by a Bible-wielding parent that spoke about homosexuals in an unflattering manner.
Oh, heavens. A Bible-wielding parent! Who dared to speak of homosexuals in an unflattering manner! In Connecticut! You can almost sense the hysteria.
The tone-deaf school officials go on to display their complete ignorance over the reason for the push-back by some students and parents to yet-another attempt to force acceptance of homosexual activity as normal:
And with Spirit Day – a holiday during which celebrants promote awareness and widespread acceptance of the LGBTQ community – coming up on Oct. 20, the timing seemed perfect.
“Through humor … and music, we’re able to address uncomfortable topics and very serious issues for many,” Provenzano said.
“Most change that comes about does require a certain amount of movement through the uncomfortable – the change process can be a bit messy and disruptive,” Ted Carroll, president of Leadership Greater Hartford, told CBS Connecticut.
After the performance, a talk back session was held to promote a dialog between students, administrators and moderators, and materials were handed out for those seeking more information about issues that affect the LGBTQ community.
Here's a hint: when students start walking out of school plays that promote same-sex sexual activity, maybe students haven't bought into this whole "change process" thing. Maybe, just maybe, they're even getting a bit tired of being told on a near-constant basis that while it's just fine to make fun of "Bible-wielders," it's never okay to point out that, quite likely, more than 95% of the student body is heterosexual and doesn't really find same-sex kissing all that entertaining.
I think that the efforts of educators to force school kids from elementary grades on up to ponder their sexuality, question their orientation, eradicate heteronormativity, support gay "marriage" and other idiocies, and wallow in the notion that every bad thing that has ever happened to any same-sex attracted person has been the fault of insensitive bigots who just won't accept him/her for who he/she really is may quite likely backfire. After all, some critics of the DARE program say that this effort to reduce drug abuse has led to greater drug use; and anybody who has ever been around actual children knows how often a program to get them to stop doing something (bullying, drug use, etc.) will actually make them want to do more of it.
And that would be a bad thing, because even if someone is severely tempted to commit gravely evil homosexual sex acts, he or she is still a child of God and deserves to be treated like one. That doesn't mean that we lie to the same-sex attracted members of our society and tell them that there's nothing at all wrong with perversion; if we really care about them, we won't spread such a damaging lie that will not only kill their souls, but will also quite likely damage their bodies and shorten their lifespans. But it does mean that we avoid actual bullying and dehumanizing acts and speech, and teach our children to do the same.
It is, however, a two-way street. If same-sex attracted people can't understand that a play shown to children as young as 13 or so which features a same-sex kissing scene is dehumanizing to the heterosexual majority who doesn't need to have such conduct shoved in their faces at every opportunity, then the chance we all have to learn to respect each other seems to be fading.