19 May 2005

ACLU Charges High School Principal With Censorship

Here we go again people. The Most Dangerous Organization in America has targeted a high school administrator for doing his job.

School Principal Pulls Article On Homosexuality, ACLU Steps In

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - After a Bakersfield high school principal pulled several articles written for the campus newspaper dealing with homosexuality last week, students and the American Civil Liberties Union complained of censorship.

The principal at East High says he feared for the students' safety. The ACLU will hold a press conference today in Los Angeles to tell their side of the story. (source)

And in another article

The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Kern County Superior Court, requests an emergency order to allow the paper to publish the stories in The Kernal's year-end May 27 issue. Students also want school administrators to take steps to reduce homophobia and anti-gay attitudes.

"The Kernal staff, along with the gay students we interviewed, we have lost our voices," said the paper's editor and chief, Joel Paramo, who is one of the plaintiffs in the case. The Gay-Straight Alliance Network is another plaintiff.

"It's not about gay and lesbians. It's about student safety," said High School Principal John Gibson (source)

The Principal himself stated the reason why he pulled these articles. He stated his reason was because of his concern for the safety of students. Excuse me, I thought the job of the Principal of a school was to ensure the students a safe learning environment. School newspapers should be subject to editorial approval from a faculty member. The faculty advisor to the school newspaper should have known better than to allow such content in the newspaper to begin with. High schools are institutions of learning not social clubs. Student newspapers should be restricted to proper content. Newspapers in the real world have a responsibility to not print stories that would incite individuals and groups to become violent against others. And if I've read this story correctly, that is exactly the reason why the Principal exercised editorial authority to block such stories. I have an idea, why don't we give the gay rights advocates their wish. Allow them to marry. Then re-institute the sodomy laws, find them all guilty and send them all somewhere sex for them is abundant. Help Put A Stop To The Most Dangerous Organization In America. We are trying to organize a march on all of the ACLU state offices in all of the 50 states. To help in this matter, we are trying to raise money to pay for advertising in our nation's newspapers promoting the march. You can help. Visit Bulldoze The ACLU online store and buy a bumper sticker or t-shirt. All of the proceedes will be going into advertising for this march. Thank You.

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