Tar Heel Teens, Taxes & Tinky Winky

Tar Heel Teens, Taxes & Tinky Winky February 27, 2006

RALEIGH — The seminar “The New Gay Teenager” — conducted at the exclusive, taxpayer-funded Governor’s School last summer — was illegal, a national Christian legal organization says.

“The New Gay Teenager” seminar was based on a book with the same name, written by homosexual Cornell University Professor Ritch Savin-Williams. The book and the Governor’s School seminar discussed whether homosexual teenagers benefit, or are harmed, by embracing labels based on their sexual orientation. The co-leaders of the seminar — 19-year-old Wesley Nemenz, a University of North Carolina at Greensboro student, and Susan Wiseman, a teacher at East Forsyth High School — identified themselves as gay. Wiseman was investigated for allegations of sexual activity with a 17-year-old student, but last week a county district attorney decided not to press charges against her

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In case you’re wondering, that’s the North Carolina Governor’s School logo in the upper left corner. Alas, finding a non-offensive pic for this post proved futile. Furthermore, in light of the above news links — I am not making this up — here’s the header on Gov School’s webpage:

IMAGINE … A Summer Program

… where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity

… where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions

… where there are no grades or tests

… where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

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