School Forces 13 Year Old Girls To Ask Each Other For Lesbian Kisses

(Another one that first saw the light of day on Mr. Conservative, but that’s definitely one I would have written for Bookworm Room too.)

There is no bully worse than a Leftist on an anti-bullying crusade. We’ve seen this play out over and over again in the area of guns, where kids find themselves arrested for wearing the wrong t-shirt and suspended for innocent childhood play, or where schools explicitly deny that Americans have Second Amendment Rights. Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, however, took this institutional bullying to a new level with a “tolerance” class about homosexuality that saw teenage girls being coerced into asking each other for kisses or pretending to go out on lesbian dates.

The anti-bullying presentation was targeted at 13- and 14-year-old girls. Parents were not notified in advance about either the presentation or its content, so they had no opportunity to opt out. The presentation focused on homosexuality, which is as old as man himself, and gender identity, which is a new construct for people who refuse to fit into neatly labeled Leftist boxes. The middle school girls therefore got an earful of New Age PC terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

As if that wasn’t questionable enough, the presenters forced the girls into role-playing. They were told to ask each other for kisses and two girls were picked to stand in front of the class and pretend that they were on a date together. Mandy Coon, whose daughter was one of the girls forced into these activities, told reporters that “She told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough. Now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her.’”

Watch Dan Savage, the Leftist face of the anti-bullying crusade, attack anyone who disagrees with him:

Parents were dismayed. “The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” said an unnamed parent. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

Another anonymous parent added “I was absolutely furious – really furious. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

Despite complaints about the school’s failure to communicate what was going on and the way it offended community values, administrators are pleased with the bullying nature of the anti-bullying workshop, and plan to schedule more. Superintendent Paul Finch, showing himself to be utterly tone deaf, told The Poughkeepsie Journal that the presentation met its goal of focusing on “improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.” Finch has learned one lesson, though. He acknowledged the possibility that “we may require more notification to parents in the future.”

Ironically enough, Finch justified this whole exercise by citing to New York state’s “Dignity for All Students Act,” which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom. In common with all Leftists, Finch is incapable of understanding that bullying encompasses more than just gay-bashing. Bullying occurs whenever a gang or another powerful entity ridicules or attacks someone’s actions, belief systems, race, etc. And when this ridicule and attack comes, not from fellow students, but from the school itself, the situation has gone from bullying to out-and-out abuse.

(Learn more about the real homophobes among us, and here’s a hint: they’re not Bible-believing Christians.)

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  • JKB

    First off, forcing kids to ask for kisses wouldn’t be proper even if it was boy and girl.  The whole, you have no right to control your body is odd given the Lefts love for non-consensual abortions.  
    And what has happened to schools.  Now they are doing soft core lesbian porn using force child actors.  That shouldn’t be all right.  
    Sure, I was in a Christian school at 13, but I doubt worse happened in public schools in the area, when we got chewed out for giggling over a Sherlock Holmes story where the police inspector kept talking about “rubbers”.  Something to do with Bridge if I remember correctly.  But to the mind of 13 yr olds…

  • Michael Adams

    It’s every where.  “Hands off my body,” is now, “Extract money by force, to pay for my abortions.” “Nobody cares what you do, as long as you don’t do it in the road and scare the horses,” has now become, “Do as we do, and LIKE it.or else.” It is pretty clear to  me that the Left is not seeking to be “left” alone, but to rule us with a rod of iron.

  • Danny Lemieux

    I say forcing below age kids to “kiss” is forcing them to perform a sexual act for the pleasure of adults.
    Prosecute the teachers and administrators responsible! 

  • dahozho

    I can’t….just…WHAT????  I read this story, and read it again, and yet again.  WHAT???? 
    (Full disclosure– I worry about this even though my child goes to orthodox Jewish day schools.  After all, where have most of the teachers received degrees?  They’ve had to go through most of the same stupidity that passes for coursework in Education Departments…)
    But THIS.  Don’t we tell children– “If you’re asked to do something that makes you uncomfortable, something that involves your body– TELL an adult!”  Except now the adults in authority here have gone completely over the effin’ CLIFF.  Really, this sounds very close t violating several CRIMINAL statutes, at least in my state. 
    If I were a parent, I would be organizing a temporary day school and encouraging like-minded parents to pull children from the school.  That would get someone’s attention, and let the school board know that they WILL be held accountable. 
    Sick.  I just can’t express the EVIL of this situation.

  • Mike Devx

    Words almost fail me.  What’s most amazing is that you *know* this program was developed by someone in a university, with a higher education degree.
    My second thought is that, in not allowing the students to opt out, that these physical actions, and role-playing, were coercive.  You’d better believe the teacher didn’t say anything like, “Now go ahead and do it. But only if you want to.”
    My third thought was, if any adult outside of a school was convincing young teenage girls to do this, they would probably be brought up on charges, and under suspicion of grooming young teenagers for sexual molestation.  And thiat’s without the implicit teacher-authority driven coercion.
    My next thought is, they are doing this only to girls, because girls are generally much more submissive to this kind of control than boys.  Why didn’t they force boys to stand in front of the class and kiss each other?  Perhaps they knew that their subversive efforts to require this kind of forced psychological reprogramming (we used to call it brainwashing) within the schools wouldn’t have received approval, had they tried to force this upon boys.

  • David Foster

    “In common with all Leftists, Finch is incapable of understanding that bullying encompasses more than just gay-bashing. Bullying occurs whenever a gang or another powerful entity ridicules or attacks someone’s actions, belief systems, race, etc.”

    Leftists do not see people as individuals, but only as members of preselected categories. Hence, bullying someone for being gay is “hate,” whereas bullying someone for liking chess more than basketball is unfortunate but not at the same level of badness.
    See the second item from the notes of an official indoctrinator at U-Delaware, featuring the comments of a young woman who refused to play the game. I particularly like this exchange:


    5) When was a time you felt oppressed? Who was oppressing you? How did you feel?

    “I am oppressed everyday on basis of my undying and devont feelings for the opera. Regularly

    passerbys throw stones at me and jeer me with cruel names. Because of this I am exiled

    and often contemplate suicide. Unbearable adversity. But I will overcome, hear me, you

    rock loving majority.


  • Libby

    There are so many things wrong with this that my head is spinning. Since a lot have have already mentioned by Book & other commenters, I’ll just add a few more:
    * It is not the school’s responsibility to teach children that homosexuality (or any sexuality) is normal. Especially when schools are failing at teaching their core curriculum. At this point I’d advocate for purging all sex ed from schools, including school nurses giving out condoms, plan B, etc.
    * This is happening at the same time that “educators” and administrators have gone waaay overboard in controlling other sorts of social behaviors and expressions by expelling (or worse) students who:
    – Sing “I’m sexy & I know it” to a fellow 1st grade student
    – Hug a fellow kindergarten student
    – Wear an NRA t-shirt
    – Make a gun shape out of a poptart
    – Throw an imaginary explosive during recess play.
    On a side note, I attended a poetry reading at my son’s private school this morning. One of his classmates wrote a poem about the cool arrows his brother got him at Burning Man, and another wrote one all about rockets. My son wrote a poem about crime scene investigations and wanting to be a detective when he grew up. I can only imagine the brouhaha that would’ve occurred if these boys had done this in public school.

  • MacG

    Mike D Why not boys? Only being suspicious here as more kids are molested by teachers than priests but are we sure it was not a pervy male teacher?  They should should be checking room for cameras.  

  • Mike Devx

    Well, MacG, my limited reading on this incident has provided these details:
    Effective in July, the Dignity for All Students Act represents the state’s effort to create a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying.
    Finch said that Linden Avenue Principal Katie Zahedi and guidance counselors worked with a group of Bard students to develop the workshop, including role-playing on how to say no to unwanted social pressures.
    I can’t nail down proof via my little investigation, but it sure looks as though this was an “all-women” effort.  You’ll also find that this “workshop” for the girls was led by the teacher and an all-volunteer cast of students from a local college.  I’m betting all those college kids were women, too.
    This “workshop” is part of, to quote, an “effort to create a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying” as directed by state law.
    First of all, there’s nothing in that directive that says a program should focus on gay/lesbian bullying.  And there’s nothing directing gender-specific workshops.  What was on the agenda for the boys?  I am 100% certain that all the 13- and 14-year old boys in the school weren’t pressured – ordered via teacher-authority coercion? –  to line up for boy on boy kissing and practicing requesting boy-boy dates.
    Why were college students so heavily involved?  How were they selected?  Was there any professor at the college involved?  How did all this happen?  Some number of people – all women? – apparently thought this was one blazingly great idea!  Did no one, no one at all, dissent from the apparently unanimous group enthusiasm for such a wunnerful, wunnerful idea?
    Are girls so much more viciously oppressive to gays than boys?  No such program was aimed at the boys.  Those vicious little evil girls!   Those permissive, amazingly tolerant, kind and understanding junior-high school boys!  Known for their natural progressivism, tolerance, universal kindness and restraint!  Ahem.
    No, we all know what was really going on here.  And why only the girls were targeted.

  • Spartacus

    I’m going to go a little bit Ymarsakar here:  When your enemy drops his guard and lunges too far, rejoice for the opportunity to whack him in a sensitive spot and pull him off balance.
    Incidents like this are the perfect time to push for permanent change, rather than a simple, non-binding, “Oh, sorry, this won’t happen again.”  (And in this case, they haven’t even gotten that.)  Control of the curriculum is critical.  And there’s this thing called the Internet these days.  Were minute-by-minute breakdowns of lesson plans required to be published by the school district on the Internet two weeks in advance, no specific parental notification would be necessary, because some alert parent out there would notice and alert everyone else.  Now, school districts aren’t going to want to do this, but politically, that’s a very tough sell, once the parents realize that detailed lesson plans exist, but the over-funded school district simply refuses to disclose what is being done to their children with their tax dollars.

  • jj

    Mike, Mac – you know why not boys.  When I was 14 I wasn’t carrying all that much weight, but I was already in the immediate neighborhood of six feet.  Here’s the politically incorrect but completely honest answer to why the teacher didn’t involve the boys: there were too many 13 and 14 year old boys in the class who could have, and might have been inclined to, pound the teacher into guava jelly at such a suggestion.  Boys at that age are a hell of a lot less biddable than girls, as any educator or shrink will tell you – though they usually see it as a problem, not a good thing.  And the teacher, no matter how dim or PC-driven, will on some atavistic level retain at least the shards of a sense of self-preservation.


    Let me guess – they’re prepping teens for porn college.  Morton, that’s an alternative spelling for moron was “troubled and disappointed” – not outraged, not appalled and certainly did not consider dismissing or seeking prosecution. Excuse me while I go burn an old bra now. The Red Hook school will, in the future, notify the parents that their children can opt-out of Advance College courses.  As for Mandy Coon and her daughter, she would do well to opt out of the public school system.
    March 2011
    The president of Northwestern University said on Thursday he was launching an investigation into an on-campus presentation of a live sex act performed for students at an after class event.
    President Morton Schapiro said he was “troubled and disappointed” after hearing about the use of a sex toy on a naked woman by her fiance in front of more than 100 students.

    The demonstration was performed as part of an after-class event for a popular human sexuality course, according to The Daily Northwestern, the campus newspaper. The prestigious private university is located in Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago.

  • pst314

    Call this “education” program “if you don’t want to kiss Dan Savage you’re a hater”.

  • Ymarsakar

    Whipping slaves when they are children into immediate obedience makes for better adult workers in the future.
    Those that never knew this, perhaps weren’t educated as well as they thought.

  • Ymarsakar

    The porn industry, in the US at least, has turned out to be a sort of human sex slave trafficking light version of the world reality. The usage of money, to bribe or blackmail people into fueling the supply for the porn industry, while at the same time putting crushing taxes on non Leftist, non Hollywood backed companies that form the core of the US economic backbone, is part of a plan, not a mistake or a “difference of political opinion”.
    You all can’t just get along to go along. They don’t want you on the car, so they will throw you out, sooner or later. People can think otherwise if they wish, but they’ll realize their mistake when they are sliding down that concrete hill.
    Given that the porn industry has mastered certain methods to manipulate and dominate the psychology of women primarily, but also males as both supplies and consumers, it was only a matter of time before those who have tested their scientific manipulation theories on adults would start using them on the children.
    It was inevitable. It was no “mistake”. It was no “oops, wrong curriculum, my bad” moment. This was their intention and plan all along. Whether people want to believe it or not… doesn’t really matter any more.

  • DL Sly

    Actually, gentlemen, the boys were not forgotten.  They were given condoms along with the admonishment to always keep such in their wallet/pocket, and then escorted to their workshop with provided instruction on how to spot a slut when you see one.
    Naturally, my mind presumes this is to teach them how to spot a *target* for the “Pick Up Game” that so many young men have become involved in these days.
    As for my young VES, I fear for the teacher that tries to make her do something of this sort — both from her at that moment and from me later when I find out about it.