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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Teaching Prejudice in School

Apparently discrimination is part of the curriculum at Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, New Mexico. Parents there must be proud that their children will grow up to be bigots.

One of the topics in an essay contest there is why limiting marriage to heterosexuals is "vital." The contest isn't set up the way many are—here's the topic, pick your stance, and support it. No, everyone participating in it is supposed to either defend the denial of full human rights to gay and lesbian people or explain why abortion is detrimental to society. The essay contest is being held in conjuntion with one by United Families International, an organization whose primary mission is "to strengthen the family by promoting marriage between one man and woman and the protection of human life, including unborn children."

School's purpose is to teach children to think, not to teach them prejudice. E-mail Principal Donny Ortiz or write him at Piedra Vista High School, P.O. Box 5850, Farmington, NM 87402, to say so.

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erinberry said...

That is appalling :(

Anonymous said...

Thank you! My email was sent to Ortiz.


Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thank you, Hawk.

Anonymous said...

Done! Thanks, Kathy; that was a lot of fun to write.

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