Some other proposed bills for Tennessee

Apr 28 2011 Published by under Politics

You may have heard that Tennessee-- where I used to live-- had a "don't say gay" bill passed by the Senate Committee for Education, and will today be voting on it. This bill says human sexuality is a complex issue that is "best discussed at home", and as such "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality."

Now, while you might think, "well, hell, they shouldn't be teaching kids about sex in elementary and middle school!" Perhaps, although middle school is when puberty starts to hit and kids need to learn that stuff. But, also, this means that you can't talk about families with two fathers or two mothers, even though such families exist.

Anyway, as long as Tennessee is going down this road, I don't see why they should stop here. I propose the following additional bills for the Tennessee state legislature to consider:

  • Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, no public education shall discuss any religion other than Christianity.
  • Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, no public education shall discuss any gender other than male.
  • Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, no public education shall discuss any skin coloring other than white.
  • Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, no public education shall discuss any music other than Country-Western.
  • Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, no public education shall discuss anything that might run the risk of raising our kids out of an ignorant fog completely and totally unaware of the reality of the modern world and how that reality might actually not completely undermine the basis of human existence.

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