hkloutzenhiser 
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Re: “National Petition For Gay Beaverton Student Teacher Seth Stambaugh Takes Off

What I don't see here is anything concerning how this might affect the kids at the school. I am a step-parent of a child at Sexton Mountain, who's other parents are gay. Is she allowed to talk about her gay parents in school? Won't this cause kids of gay parents to think twice and feel embarrassed and ashamed to talk about their own parents? It will do exactly that to my kid, which is unacceptable. It will also encourage an atmosphere where bullying of my kid is acceptable, because kids will think if firing someone who is gay is acceptable, then bullying a kids whose parents are gay should also probably be acceptable. Kids this age don't understand these kinds of nuances - either something is wrong or it is right. This sends the message that being gay is wrong, which is again unacceptable when you have children of gay parents in the school. Beaverton School district prides itself on a good education for all - except apparently my kid.

Posted by hkloutzenhiser on 10/11/2010 at 1:10 PM

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