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New York: Fifth grade student’s pro-equality speech censored

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  1. Hats off to this brave kid!
    It’s people like him that give me hope for a better future. I completely agree with his speech and i think that these matters (same sex relationships) should be just as talked about in schools as heterosexual relationships.

    If we give our children a positive example of a same sex couple/marriage, it will give the child a much healthier picture of life and how everyone should be treated equally.

    I wish that soon our society sees homosexuality as a norm.

  2. Spot on little man!

  3. Call the ACLU and fight for your rights of free speech as an American.

  4. What a bright kid.

  5. Schools are to educate not indoctrinate. When principals like this step in to protect kids, the only thing they are protecting them from is the truth. Homosexuality is not a norm, but neither is having green eyes, red hair or being exceptionally brilliant.

  6. What a shame that this boy’s mother has obviously spent time teaching him about equality, tolerance and the need to ask questions and then the people who are supposed to be responsible for educating him instead opt for censorship.

    1. Censorship is important in schools. Kids must behave as teachers order them!

      1. Let’s start today’s lesson with you. Shut up.

  7. Jock S. Trap 16 Jun 2012, 10:01am

    Absolutely shameful that he should have been censored at all. Yet again children are far more accepting until adults Teach them to discriminate.

    Well done Kameron… Hopefully proof the next generation of human beings will want progression not oppression from the likes of religion.

  8. Paddyswurds 16 Jun 2012, 11:34am

    What this bright little boy and his school friends learned from this episode is that there are a lot of very hate filled people in the US and the World. The principle of his school should be fired from her post asap as she clearly only wants the kids in her school to learn one thing; pure uninhibited hatred and bigotry……

  9. Dangermouse 16 Jun 2012, 12:00pm

    With young people that that being in the majority I feel happy that the future is in their care. Well done to him.

  10. I don’t know how old a fifth grader is? Can someone enlighten me?

    Either way this young man is a wonderful example of how a lot younger generation will grow to be more tolerant of the LGBT community and massive credit must be given to his mum too for not shying away from answering his questions on human sexuality.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Jun 2012, 2:02pm

      It’s a 10 year old, D.McCabe. First grader starts at 6 years of age.

    2. Agreed – however wonderful this kid is (and he’s pretty amazing), he couldn’t have formulated these ideas without his mother’s impressively enlightened attitude.

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Jun 2012, 12:46pm

    Out of the mouth of babes! What a wonderful little boy. He is the future of equality for LGBT people. His speech shames the adults, especially those in public office who are opposed. The fact that a very young child understands inequality and an adult doesn’t, is a very powerful message and a wake-up call to the hate-mongers that their days are numbered. The equality train has left the station and will only return when full equality has been achieved. You’re either on board or you will be confined to the dustbin of history and irrelevance. Thank you, Kameron Slade.

  12. They should fire the principal who made this decision! Can’t believe this happened in NYC!

  13. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Jun 2012, 2:52pm

    Even more appalling in regard to the principal is the fact that she has given the parents a choice to have their children present. Imaging the uproar if the same approach had been applied to a child giving a speech about racism or the holocaust.

    I imagine the right wing christian nutters in our own country would raise bloody hell if a 10 year old were to give a similar speech.

    This principal should be sacked immediately for a blatant display of censorship and abuse of freedom of speech and belief.

  14. Spanner1960 16 Jun 2012, 3:27pm

    I assume the great American tradition of the First Amendment and freedom of speech is fine for bigots to hold anti-gay demonstrations at soldiers funerals, but doesn’t apply to smart 10yo kids?

    Democracy my arse.

  15. What an exceptional young man! His mum taught him well and she must be so proud of him! A future leader? Maybe a future Dr Martin Luther King for his generation!

    1. You are so stupid….. Any boy is never a man. Study biology and psychology before open your idiotic mouth…..

      1. Moderators: I have read this person’s (“Rich”) three comments, and come to the conclusion that he is a troll, (presumably a bored schoolkid). I am therefore going to click the report buttons next to his comments to enable you to use your discretion should you agree.

        1. Make my day, fool!

  16. Kids should not have freedom to speak because they are mentally undeveloped.

    1. The only under-developed person around here is you.

    2. Jock S. Trap 17 Jun 2012, 9:28am

      So whats your excuse for being ‘undeveloped’?

  17. I love this little boy and I really, really adore his mother!

    1. You love this little boy because you are a pederast.

  18. What a little sweetheart.

  19. Please don’t feed Rich The TROLL!

  20. Well done young man. You keep on keeping on fighting for what you believe is right and true.

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