Middle School’s Anti-Bullying Activity: Girls Asked to Kiss Girls
Middle School’s Anti-Bullying Activity: Girls Asked to Kiss Girls
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   04.25.13
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If you want to see where the deceitful effort of homosexual activists to exploit bullying-prevention for their own selfish and pernicious goals goes next, look at what recently happened in a New York middle school.

School administrators colluding with college students from the far Leftwing Bard College held a bullying-prevention workshop for students at Linden Avenue Middle School during which the college facilitators asked girls to kiss girls.

When confronted by angry parents who were not notified ahead of time about this activity, Principal Dr. Katie Zahedi claimed that “the sessions were…about saying no to unwanted advances….In planning the discussion, we made it clear that absolutely no discussion of any sexual acts is appropriate to middle school, and they used the examples of a kiss….It was…ultimately about respect and safety.”

As every adult knows, kissing can be either platonic or erotic (i.e., sexual). If the workshop facilitators were using kissing to simulate “unwanted advances,” they were sexual kisses. No one considers a platonic kiss to be an “unwanted advance.”

In a society in which sexual images and ideas, including homosexuality-affirming images and ideas, proliferate, no public school should be asking students to kiss any other student, particularly another student of the same-sex. Those parents who are desperately trying to teach their children that homosexual acts, including non-platonic, same-sex kissing, are profoundly wrong, should not be undermined in government schools.

Homosexuals and their allies don’t believe there’s anything wrong with non-platonic, romantic, or erotic same-sex kissing. What’s more, they harshly condemn, ridicule, and malign anyone who finds non-platonic, same-sex kissing disordered, immoral, perverse, or repugnant. And what’s worse still is that they are using public resources (i.e., government schools) to try to change the moral and political views and feelings of other people’s children.

Conservatives must be willing to say publicly, unequivocally, and unashamedly that homosexual acts are immoral and that we will not tolerate public schools promoting the subjective beliefs of the Left on this essential cultural issue. We must be willing to speak truth with the same boldness, certainty, and persistence with which the other side speaks lies. And we must do so even if it’s costly.

The central goal of homosexual activists and their “progressive” pals is not to eradicate bullying—a goal that every decent person shares. Their central goal is eradicating conservative moral beliefs and the sentiments that naturally accompany them or to make it socially, politically, and legally impossible to express them. If that means a loss of First Amendment speech rights and religious liberty and a loss of parental rights, so be it. The goal of normalizing sexual deviance trumps even the U.S. Constitution.

We often hear Edmund Burke’s warning that “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”  But we are such a foolish people that even when we know history and repeat it, we don’t recognize it.

There have been times in history during which approval of homosexuality was pervasive. Deviant desire conspired with a host of sophistical ideas, including false religious teachings, to defend homosexuality as good. What these societies shared too was the human degradation and corruption of family integrity that approval of homosexuality brings.

We look at this newest manifestation of the embrace of sexual deviancy and remain blind to the concomitant human degradation. We know history and blithely repeat it, foolishly saying this time it’s different. This time it’s all about love and safety. 

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins was the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008 through early 2023. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years...
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