We have heard for years that one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter. But have we ever heard that one generation’s internment camp is another generation’s public high school? The New York School Board, in an effort to show that homosexual kids should be treated like everyone else has, curiously, rounded them all up in the Harvey Milk High School and will keep them there until graduation.
The responses have been across the board ranging from glee to shock. The glee is not just emanating from the gay community that sees this as a step forward in gay rights . . .it is echoing across America from the lips of heterosexuals men who are sick of the gay agenda, lobby, whining, intimidation tactics and power plays. They are tired of the double standards surrounding society’s accepted behaviour of straight men verses the failings of all restraints on a group of people defined by their appetites. When it is reported that hundreds of gay men frequent parks, beaches, parking lots and restrooms to find total strangers to have sex with, most people respond the way they would if visiting a breeding farm for cows or horses. They assume this is what animals do, and avoid the farm during breeding season with their impressionable kids. They somehow instinctively know that this behaviour is totally random and uncontrollable, and have therefore decided that avoidance is the best way to deal with a lifestyle based on no boundaries, absolutes or restrictions.
Another response to the all-gay high school echoing from the halls of compassion and conservatism is shock on a number of levels. It is hard to believe that the government is sponsoring discrimination and segregation of a segment of our society, locking them in an institution, pretending to “protect” them from the evil heterosexual world. Where are the parents of these kids who are allowing them to be further stigmatized, stereotyped and potentially abused in a petri dish taken from the failed lab experiment of the Catholic Church? They can’t possibly believe that putting young, impressionable boys and girls with adults who have no governor on their sex drive, and who believe they are some how “helping” these kids get “in touch” with their sexuality . . the focus of the entire project being about sex . . . that nothing is going to happen.
It is as though society and the parents are turning their backs on kids who might be confused about what they are feeling sexually, but who certainly shouldn’t be the guinea pigs of some twisted plan to populate the world with more gays and lesbians . . . Most of which admittedly arrived at the decision that they were gay out of confused response to sexual abuse at a young age, by someone of the same sex. So the answer is to perpetrate that crime and perpetuate continued abuse and confusion? What if a kid decides mid-semester they are really straight? Will they be kicked out, or worse, would THEY be the target of derision and rejection?
Then you have the response from the kids who are being beaten up in schools because they are the wrong color, and beg to be sent to another school or be home schooled. And the foreign kids who are harassed and would love to be assigned to a school with only people who think, act, and look like them. And then there are the chubby kids who get their lunch money stolen, or the kids who don’t have the latest Gameboys or Nintendos and risk the wrath of their peers for being so out of touch? Should we segregate all these kids based on their shared malady and isolate them from society and let them believe that the world is made up only of like-minded people?
Most people would agree that if a private school were developed that catered specifically to a unique group of people, be they Jewish, Muslim, Black, or even gay, that should be allowed, because it would after all, be private. Except of course, if they are the Boy Scouts of America, and then there is a totally different standard used. But to allocate public funds for a school based on distinct characteristics returns us to a time before Brown vs. Board of Education and even Plessy v. Ferguson. It is reminiscent of Nazi Germany where people of a certain class, whether Jewish, handicapped . . . or gay, were targeted for removal from “polite” society . . . and eventually eliminated altogether. We are reminded of the Japanese internment camps that were established in WWII to make sure that an undesirable and potentially dangerous element of society was kept locked up so we knew where they were, what they were doing, and knew we would be safe from them . . .even if their personal intent was never to hurt anyone. Perception is what mattered . . .not reality.
So from the myriad of mixed messages streaking across the skies on the issue of a government sponsored all-gay high school . . . it is hard to determine what the gay community is saying. They are acquiescing to the point that they are different and should be segregated from society for a variety of reasons ranging from identification, and access to like-minded individuals, to a subliminal acknowledgment that gays are different, have different sexual proclivities and therefore are not easily understood or embraced by 99% of the nation who abide by a different set of standards and restrictions in their lives.
If gays are born this way .. as they always claim . . .then there is not much anyone can do about this decision except cluck, feel great compassion for the kids and the lies they will endure to try and believe they are hard-wired like a heterosexual. But, if it is genetic, why is one of the goals of the homosexual community to teach ALL kids, in regular public schools, about the glories of being gay? An agenda that is being forced on schools across the nation. Because, by their own admission, either you are or you aren’t born gay, and the statistics show that only about 1% of the population is gay, which bears that theory out, and begs the question how 1% of society became so incredibly powerful, if they are so downtrodden and abused.
Will there be sensitivity training in this high school extolling the virtues of the lifestyle of heterosexuals or will the training include the typical straight-bashing that takes place in the gay community? Will Dr. Laura be invited to speak to the graduating class or will they teach the kids how to boycott anyone who doesn’t embrace their lifestyle? Will they discuss the origins of the concept of marriage as being a Judeo-Christian covenant that God designed to be between a man and a woman? Or will they teach the kids the writings of Michelangelo Signorile in OUT magazine, (Dec./Jan. 1994) who said, “A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.” Or two years later in the same magazine when he said, “It is also a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture. It is the final tool with which to dismantle all sodomy statutes, get education about homosexuality and AIDS into public schools, and, in short, usher in a sea change in how society views and treats us.” This sounds like a distinct agenda by a tiny segment of society that wants to redefine the other 99% in their own image. And the US Government and the taxpayers are going to foot the bill to be told THEY are the ones who need to change and embrace alternative lifestyles as normal?
So heterosexual America is left with a variety of responses to this new revelation of double standards and duplicity on the part of the government. They can respond like the Nazis did in WWII and say, “good riddance,” or they can demand that these children be protected by the same constitution that protects the rest of innocent, impressionable youth in our nation, and insist that they not be used as pawns in a culture war.