Saturday, May 07, 2005

Let's not hurt the Baptists' feelings...

Judge blocks Maryland sex-ed program
GREENBELT, Maryland (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday blocked a county school system from instituting a health curriculum that includes discussions of homosexuality.

U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams agreed with two groups that sued contending such discussions gave preference of religions that are tolerant of homosexuality over those that reject it.

Williams said the curriculum juxtaposes faiths such as Quakers that support full rights for gays and lesbians with groups such as Baptists, who are painted as "intolerant and Biblically misguided."

So we're erring on the side of the INTOLERANT now. So rather than educating kids to have healthy sexual practices that prevent the spread of disease, it's more important to keep the Baptists happy. Fascinating stuff.

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