Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Viroqua Cancels "Diversity Day"

Not for the reason you think. Nope.

Last year's "Diversity Day" was cancelled by the Board of Education following a petition drive. But there were elections and a new Board is in place, so things were proceeding apace until:

This time, a fax from Liberty Counsel stated local pastor Don Greven of Bad Axe Lutheran Church and the grandfather of a senior at the high school raised concerns about no Christian, or formerly homosexual, viewpoint being included among the speakers, the Tribune reported.
Liberty Counsel argued a federal court in Michigan had ruled a similar exclusion unconstitutional.

"By excluding the Christian and ex-gay viewpoints, the (Viroqua) District violates the Establishment Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection," the group said.


Gregg Attleson, a teacher on the Diversity Day planning committee, told the LaCrosse paper the intent is to introduce students to minorities and people with alternative lifestyles.

Attleson said the homosexual couple scheduled to speak refused to be on the program alongside an "ex-gay" viewpoint, saying they would be uncomfortable.

Awwwwww. Toooooo bad. THEY would be "uncomfortable."

Feeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllings trump education, eh?


Samurai Sam said...

As a Viroqua resident, I'm embarrassed that Diversity Day was cancelled. Pastor Greven's objections are ludicrous; the point of diversity is to show different viewpoints. Viroqua is overwhelmingly white and Protestant already, which is why Diversity Day was founded in the first place. The conservative Christian viewpoint is all these kids are getting already. As for the "formerly gay" viewpoint, what of it? Straight voices are just as plentiful in Viroqua as white Lutheran voices.

This is just another example of how weak the Christian faith has become, in that it cannot even abide the slightest criticism or plurality of views. Pathetic...

The Badgerland Conservative said...

I am guessing Viroqua's schools have solved all the problems with regards to reading, writing, math, etc.

This is a case where the schools should go back to actually TEACHING instead of promoting a PC leftwing agenda.