A couple of years ago, the Minnesota school district Michele Bachmann represents passed legislation that school employees could not teach that homosexuality was a ‘normal, valid lifestyle.’ The policy was later changed to require staff to remain neutral on the subject, but only if it should come up in class. Since then, nine students, victims of anti-gay bullying, have committed suicide:
Michele Johnson, whose 13-year-old daughter Samantha was one of the first students in the Anoka-Hennepin district to commit suicide in 2009, says she now wishes she’d never moved to the area.
‘I feel if I hadn’t moved to this district my daughter wouldn’t have died,’ Ms Johnson told Mother Jones.
The teachers used the excuse that they chose not to intercede for fear of losing their jobs. No, I’m not making that up. These public servants, who are charged with the duty of teaching our children how to survive in this cold, cruel world, decided that their paychecks were more important than human life.
The law’s the law? Well, if that’s true, and these teachers were simply “following orders”, they should be held guilty under the law. Nine murders. And these “public servants” signed contracts, knowing full well they would lose their jobs if they helped a victim of bullying. So the murders they committed were premeditated.
You have a problem with “homo-neutral” legislation? Work to get the law changed. But for now, these teachers need to be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law.