Parents with children who attend a Texas middle school are wondering what gay bars and transsexuals have to do with Black History Month.
Sixth graders at North Richland Middle School were presented a survey asking if they were comfortable with going to a gay bar or if they would be okay if their sister’s new boyfriend is a female-to-male transsexual.
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The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the 41-question survey was part of the diversity curriculum for Black History Month. Students were instructed to rate their level of comfort with various scenarios:
- A friend invites you to go to a gay bar
- You go to the gay bar and a person of the same sex asks you to dance
- Your sister invites her new boyfriend home to dinner. He is a female-to-male transsexual
- Your dentist is HIV positive.
- Your assigned lab partner is a Fundamentalist Christian
Parent Ashley Brent told the Star-Telegram her son was very uncomfortable with what he called a “weird test.”
“This is not something that is school-appropriate,” she told the newspaper.
And what HIV-positive dentists and transsexual boyfriends have to do with Black History Month is beyond me.
A Birdville Independent School District spokesperson told the Todd Starnes Radio Show that the survey was not developed or distributed by the district.
“We agree the survey was not appropriate and disciplinary action was taken,” the spokesperson said.
It certainly appears that the school teacher was caught red-handed trying to indoctrinate a bunch of sixth graders.
The lesson here for moms and dads — pay close attention to what your child is learning in school.
And if you see something — say something.