Prop 8 proponents pounce on class trip to lesbian teacher’s wedding day as ammo for their ads – what a nasty thing to do
Posted on October 11, 2008
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The SF Chronicle reports: “A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher – putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage. The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs.
The field trip proposal came from a parent – not a school administrator – and individual parents signed off for their kids to participate.
Carder’s students said they were happy to see their new teacher married.
“She’s a really nice teacher. She’s the best,” said 6-year-old Chava Novogrodsky-Godt, wearing a “No on 8″ button on her shirt. “I want her to have a good wedding.”
Chava’s mothers said they are getting married in two weeks.
Nonetheless, Proposition 8 proponents pounced on the kid’s joy as fresh ammunition for their efforts to outlaw gay marriage in California, offering a real-life incident that echoes their recent television and radio ads.
This is the kind of “we don’t care who it hurts cuz we’ve got God on our side” nasty behavior that gives Christians a bad name. And Mormons. And Roman Catholics. But not Episcoplains, whose bishops in California oppose Prop 8. MORE.
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