Harford Delegate Wants All LGBT Sites Blocked In Schools
I stumbled across this article the other day and wanted to get your thoughts.
Apparently, Harford Del. Rick Impallaria wrote a letter to the Harford County school superintendent and board of education members stating he does not approve of the decision to unblock LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Web sites for any reason.
"I am shocked to read that someone has decided to allow 'alternative sexual lifestyle' Web sites to be unblocked, giving County public school students access to them," he wrote in the letter.
The sites were unblocked after the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland made the request on behalf of teachers and students.
Some of the web sites that had been blocked include: Equality Maryland; Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG; the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN; Human Rights Campaign, or HRC; the Interfaith Working Group; Dignity USA; and Jewish Mosaic.
"Our schools should be putting their emphasis on teaching our children the three R's and preparing them to earn a living, which is the basis for a successful life," Impallaria wrote. "All these other issues should be dealt with by the parents, on their own time and on their own dime."