Conservative Christians are freaking out because an Illinois high school held a dance for GLBT students and their straight allies.
Who is to blame for this approval of all-but-certain debauchery?
And now we have the first dance for students who self-identify as homosexual, which was approved by English teacher, Bill Fritz.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this kind of corrupt event would be supported by an English teacher. Although nowadays moral mischief emerges from all quarters in public schools, taxpayers should be especially vigilant about the activities of English and theater teachers, many of whom arrogantly believe that the community members who pay teacher salaries have no right to oversee how their taxes are spent and believe that a central task of theirs is the moral reformation of other people’s children.
Those damn English teachers, always spreading the gay…
One more bit from the Illinois Family Institute’s press release:
For a school to permit a dance specifically intended for homosexual students means that the administration has likely taken a position on the nature of homosexuality (i.e. that homosexuality is completely biologically determined like eye color or skin color) and most certainly has taken a position on the morality of homosexuality. They had to have concluded that homosexual conduct is moral conduct, or they would not have approved the use of school property for such a dance.…
The fatuous adults who are charged with guiding students into truth are complicit in their destruction; and each and every Stevenson [High School] taxpayer who says nothing while their taxes subsidize this travesty are complicit in the destruction of the lives of the students who came to this dance to act upon disordered impulses.
The IFI makes it sound like the school was condoning sodomy on the dance floor. Meanwhile, they say nothing about “straight” dances like Homecoming and Prom at which (I assure you) far worse things go on.
For what it’s worth, the dance was actually sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance group at the school — and all students were invited, gay or straight, non-religious or Christian.
The press release from the IFI reminds us why these types of dances are so important for gay students. They have to deal with ignorant shit like this on a regular basis. It’s nice to go out and have a good time without feeling like you’re the odd person out and the target of so much hatred.