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Sunday, September 23, 2012

ACLU: High school's father-daughter dance is discriminatory (By B. Christopher Agee)

The American Civil Liberties Union has certainly taken an interest in disrupting the
 traditions of one Rhode Island school district lately. Earlier this year, the freedom-squashing
 ACLU (naturally) took up the cause of a 16-year-old atheist student
offended by a “controversial” prayer banner donated by the graduating class of 1963.
In the end, the school buckled and removed the donated banner while
 the student’s lawyers stuck the city with $173,000 in legal fees. Agree or disagree with that decision, but the ACLU was not finished dissecting
the school’s so-called offensive practices.
Recently, the left’s favorite group of lawyers turned their focus to the same school district after one parent complained that the traditional father-daughter dance amounted to gender discrimination. Not satisfied, the ACLU also pressured the school to end its mother-son baseball game.
In a statement, an ACLU spokesperson explained why the events are supposedly discriminatory.
“Not every girl today is interested in growing up to be Cinderella,” the spokesperson stated.
That statement seemingly states that, to the ACLU, if an event doesn’t appeal to 100 percent of those who might possibly attend, the event is discriminatory and must be banned. Could anyone imagine a world where each opportunity for entertainment must appeal to the entire population?
Since everyone doesn’t like acting or singing, should there be no drama or choir clubs in schools?
To his credit, the city’s mayor stated unequivocally that he feels the decision was ill-advised, saying it was
 made in “the name of political correctness.”
The district’s superintendent, though, seemed to support the new policy.
In an internal letter, he said, “[T]his is a public school system and under no circumstances should be isolating any child from full participation in school activities and events based on gender.”
Leftists continue to deny there are any differences between the two sexes, which likely helps justify the ongoing cry for gender to be a non-issue in marriage. Traditional parents, though, still see the need to
 reinforce the gender roles the human race has embraced since the beginning.
Within one year and one school district, one can easily see how the ACLU and its liberal amen choir wants nothing more than to redefine this nation and what it means to be American. Beginning in grade school, students are now told boys must not act boyish; girls cannot embrace the girly; and no one, under any circumstance, may be allowed to pray (or even be in the same room as a written prayer) to Jesus Christ.
We cannot let them hijack our future generations and must realize they are well on their way to doing just that.
B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.