The Alliance Defense Fund has fanned the dying month-old flames of the story out of Erie, Illinois concerning its school district banning books that mention same-sex parents. In a new legal filing, the Alliance Defense Fund supports the school district and lashes out at GLSEN for "indoctrinating youth." More on the eyeroll-inducing hypocrisy after the jump!
Writes ADF attorney Jeremy Todesco in the new memo:
Public schools should not be coerced by outside groups into indoctrinating students into homosexual behavior by exposing them to inappropriate sexual materials. Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not places where schools push propaganda on students. The school is right under these circumstances to prohibit access to the GLSEN materials and not cave to the ACLU’s demands.
First of all, the Alliance Defense Fund, like so many anti-gay organizations, thinks about gay sex more than the LGBT do. These books supported by GLSEN have absolutely nothing to do with sex. Does the ADF support the banning of any book that mentions opposite-sex parents out of fears that the innocent eyes they attract will want to ask where babies come from?
Also, as Zack Ford at ThinkProgress notes:
By this logic, any kid who comes to school and mentions that she has two daddies is “indoctrinating” her classmates into “homosexual behavior.” The claims are simply outlandish.
You might recall that when asked about the book banning scandal, Erie's Mayor Marcia Smith refused to even say that she welcomed same-sex couples in her town.
(Source and image: ThinkProgress)