As most of you know, I am a teacher in CA and Harvey Milk Day just passed. I already know what my requirements are when I go back to teaching as far as tolerance goes, but I was just looking around at some of the activities that they will be doing in the elementary grades. Just curious.
I was thinking about tolerance and all, I understand the importance of protecting kids from bullies and helping kids feel safe. They should not be harrassed or insulted by anyone at school, for any reason.
I was just thinking though that recently some of the people here, who consider themselves tolerant, have said about Christians lately (stupid, ignorant, blind, dingbats, brainwashed, afraid of the truth, etc.).
Do you think that these comments are okay, or are they intolerant of others? How would you feel if some kid said these things to a Christian child in school?
I am not saying you don't have free speech, but I'm curious.
Answer by older at 7:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 7:27 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
"Tolerance" around here is one-sided. The non Christians, homosexual supporters, BO supporters expect you to be tolerant of their views, but when it comes to Christians, anti BO, anti homosexual beliefs they're VERY INTOLERANT! Hypocrasy at its finest.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
Harvey Milk was a very famous openly gay politician in San Francisco during the 70's. He is known for doing a lot for the gay rights movement. He was shot by a man that he worked with for a while. He now has an elementary school named after him. His life story is portrayed by Sean Penn in the Academy Award winning film Milk.
A few days ago, our governor passed a bill that would establish Harvey Milk Day as an official holiday in our state. On May 22 all schools will celebrate and commemorate the life of a man who fought for gay equality.
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 8:04 PM on Oct. 13, 2009
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