A federal court judge in Chicago might have to answer that question after a high school student in Naperville, IL, a suburb southwest of Chicago, filed suit charging that her civil rights were violated by school officials by not letting her wear a pro-heterosexual T-shirt last year.Neuqua Valley High School’s refusalÂ let Heidi Zamecnik, 17, wear a T-shirt saying “Be happy, not gay” on the back and “My day of silence, straight alliance” on the front was especially egregious because it came on the same day that the school permitted other students on the national “Day of Silence” to openly express their support of homosexuality.Read full story.
I have at least a couple of questions:
1. Why is any school promoting sex whether it’s homosexual or heterosexual by allowing anything to do with sex recognized on a “Day of Silence” or any other day? Sexual orientation is sexual by it’s very definition. The more I hear this sort of thing the more I think about home schooling my grandchildren.Â To recognize it as anything else is to promote sex among minors, regardless of their orientation. It’s utterly ridiculous.
2. Ms. Zamecnik is entirely within her rights… her civil rights. The school, the school board, nor the federal court system have a right to take away her rights while conferring them upon others.Â If they try to use a discrimination argument, the same can be said of those promoting homosexuality… to the exclusion of heterosexuality.
Â Instead of using their brains, which are supposed to be educated, the school and others have opted for appeasement out of fear of a small minority while bullying the majority. TheÂ correct answer would have been to tell theÂ students that sexual orientation and promoting sex of any kind is not something in which a school, any school, should be engaged. When they’re officially adults, they can protest or promote all they want under free speech rights as long as it’s outside the school. Too late for that now, I suppose.