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Utah senate votes to stop discussion of homosexuality in schools

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  1. Telling LGBT youth in Utah that they are lesser non-humans who cannot even be mentioned. What could possibly go wrong?! Plus, of course, this assumes that young people “experiment” when they hear about sexuality – a theory that can only be posited by people whose own sexuality is mutable, and they assume that everyone else is like them. I grew up i the days of Section 28, homosexuality was never mentioned, heterosexuality was, I never had the slightest urge to “experiment” with straightness! The whole concept is an absurdity.

  2. This is just sick, I hope the Utah medical system is prepared to treat the explosion in teenage pregnancy, STDs and suicides.

  3. I feel sick hearing about this sort of thing, seriously physically sick.
    Look at Tennessee, obviously there’s no evidence, but there have been a couple of teen suicides, probably related to sexuality, since they decide to ban the mention of homosexuality in schools.
    As one part of America finally welcomes gays (the military), other parts have started slowly rejecting homosexuality. It’s absurd.

  4. Gooodnesss!!!

    People often admire the U.S. as a wonderful democratic society… these morons are here to say “Stop it! We’re not democratic! In fact, we may be even greater barbarians that those accused of it!”

  5. Oh for goodness sake what kind of pathetic idiots are sitting in that parliament honestly

    1. Republican Mormons

      1. Dr Robin Guthrie 8 Mar 2012, 1:44pm

        Republican Morons

        1. Repugnant Morons

  6. KrisManapaw 8 Mar 2012, 1:34pm

    Section 28, anyone?

  7. I am guessing in Utah the view is that teenage pregnancies, suicides of teenage gay people and STI’s are not important …

  8. They have clearly thought this one out haven’t they? I don’t think!

    Clearly the governors have no morals themselves if they wish their kids to grow up uneducated in matters of sexual relations.

    So what will happen, these kids will look to the internet anyway so kind of defeates the object doesn’t it?

    The good old US of A 1 step forward for equality then 10 massive steps back!

  9. I seem to recall that it was exactly this sort of measure in Anoka-Hennepin, Minnesota that led to a massive increase in teen suicides, yet now Utah is attempting to put it into practice at state level. The inability of the religious right to learn from their mistakes is quite sickening. We can only hope beyond hope that this new policy doesn’t result in the same outcome.

    Stupid, stupid people.

  10. well i wasn’t surprised when russian cities introduced similar ban, russia is hardly fully functioning democracy but i would be shocked if validity of this law couldn’t be challenged in state/federal courts with reasonable prospect of victory

  11. Didn’t they see ‘Carrie’!?

    1. Singapore Sam 9 Mar 2012, 8:57am

      They should call it Carrie’s Law.

  12. Momo_hime7 8 Mar 2012, 2:54pm

    To anyone not in the US:

    Our laws are supposed to be based on fact, but more often than not, they are based on Biblical teachings.

    While there are MANY people not Christian in our country, they CONSTANTLY battle with those of us who aren’t…and they want to push their beliefs on us.

    The US is a backwards, greedy, arrogant, self-serving nation, and I am sad to see it fall even further.

    In our nation, since the Christian doctrine is no homosexuality and no sex until marriage, of COURSE they’ll try and take birth control away.

    1. Momo_hime7 8 Mar 2012, 2:55pm

      Oops, sorry. Edit-

      While there are MANY people not Christian in our country, Christians *******CONSTANTLY battle with those of us who aren’t…and they want to push their beliefs on us.

  13. You have to wonder what kind of warped parallel universe these people live in.

  14. Yes the “Just say No” campaign has always worked.
    In a LaLa world where no one has genitalia or emotions and are in fact dummies. Which I assume the one’s that voted for this are from here.

  15. Utah being Mormonville central, this is unsurprising in it’s backward stupidity, watch for more bullying of gay kids in Utah schools and more single teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Abstinence programs don’t work.

    1. Not to mention rape and date rape, increased promiscuity as a result of sexual repression and yes bestiality and child molestation. Sound familiar? Yes the catholic church teaches the same doctrine…

  16. Bryan J Allen 8 Mar 2012, 4:55pm

    When will people learn……. the answer,in Utah,seems to apparently NEVER!

    Here in the UK,through Section 28,we sadly learnt, with devastating consequences, from the introduction of such backward and moronic laws!

    Those holding office there should hang their heads in shame,but they won’t and never will,given where they are!

    Just hope they can be held responsible for their actions,when a parent of a dead or pregnant child confronts them face to face!

    God help the people in Utah,especially the young!

  17. Coemgenus 8 Mar 2012, 5:06pm

    Do these people live under a rock? Do they know nothing? Does electric light give them a headache? They really need to get out more.

  18. The backwardness is scary, if not entirely surprising.

  19. In the Land of The Free a State Senate votes to suppress information and debate in the education system.
    The American Religious Right obviously has a problem with what we are constantly told are fundamental American values.

  20. Religious teachings trumping human rights, again.

    This won’t work, esp. because there is more than enough information about human rights and sexual orientation on the Internet.

  21. “To replace the parent in the school setting, among people who we have no idea what their morals are, we have no ideas what their values are, yet we turn our children over to them to instruct them in the most sensitive sexual activities in their lives, I think is wrongheaded”

    What these idiots don’t consider is that many kids don’t have a stable home life, and school can be a place where they have a chance to learn in safety (not for everyone i admit).

    And what inflamatory language: “to instruct them in the most sensitive sexual activities in their lives”

    Is that really what you think teachers will be doing? Is that what you do with your kids?

    Backwards idiots.

  22. Jen Marcus 8 Mar 2012, 6:55pm

    This is absolutely disgusting! These political, religious fanatics want to thrust the American people back into the “Dark Ages!”Nothing like putting your head in the sand, being in denial, and keeping people ignorant to knowledge, biology ,evolution and scientific thought.But its OK to fill people’s heads and brain wash children with stories and magical thinking emanating from some “man made” pre-scientific “Bronze Age” books they attribute to God?.

  23. Dangermouse 8 Mar 2012, 9:01pm

    BONKERS !!!!!!!!!

  24. Wow, just wow…
    What’s next? Will they ban the Internet, television.books other than the bible? Because you know, children could have access to ungodly informations.
    No seriously, in which century do these people live?

  25. What next cut out their tongues? will that stop them? No. America is founded on freedom of speech and we all need to stand up for our freedoms or lose them.

  26. Nutjobsareeverywhere 9 Mar 2012, 7:45am

    Does HIV stop at utahs border then?, let thy out of touch bigots make thy laws and people will die out of there ignorance
    Only in the land of free!!

  27. Spanner1960 12 Mar 2012, 12:53pm

    It’s unbelievable in the 21st century that some parts of the most powerful country on Earth still haven’t crawled out of the dark ages.

    Then these people wonder why kids commit suicide and students go around opening fire in classrooms.

    It would laughable if it wasn’t so desperately upsetting.

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