Sunday, October 19, 2008

Great Video from California Teacher Angry at CTA

9 comments:

A. said...

That is a great video, I love youtube. Have you heard about the sick-out against the CTA?

Students, teachers and parents are going to take action regarding Proposition 8 on the same day… Tuesday, October 21st. This story about the California Teachers Association (”CTA”) donating $1 Million to preserve same-sex marriage made many people ill.

See http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/teachers-association-backlash-join-the-sick-out/

~Julie Phineas~ said...

It has to do with equality, and the fact that some of your fellow teachers are gay. Don't THEY deserve the same rights as you??

And you only care about children from straight families? What about my children? What are you teaching MY children??

Katie said...

Yes on 8.

Thanks for sharing that video. I've sent many e-mails to teachers here in California informing them that they can get some of the money back from the CTA....I think that most teachers are outraged by this matter no matter what side of the fence they sit on. The CTA has no right to donate to political agendas as it will ALWAYS have teachers sitting on either side of that debate.

He brings up a good point too..... aren't there better things that could be done with that money?

www.protectmarriage.com

Queers United said...

Marriage equality is a family values issue! Why shouldn't same-sex couples and their children have access to the 1,049 rights and benefits that come with marriage? Like the right to visit a loved one in a hospital, or to file joint tax returns. Marriage as a term has evolved, it used to mean a man with many wives, than it was a woman being the property of her man, now it is about love and financial planning. Gay & lesbian couples should have the same access to this beautiful institution and would only serve to strengthen it. Don't hurt our families, vote NO on prop h8!

Heather said...

"Like the right to visit a loved one in a hospital, or to file joint tax returns." All couples already have those rights in California. Same sex couples actually have all of the rights of a heterosexual couple.

Proposition 8 is about freedom... freedom of religion, freedom of speech. If prop 8 fails, those freedoms will be taken away. This isn't about "equality" because, as stated above, same-sex couples have all the rights of a heterosexual couple.

abby said...

We're so proud of the teacher in this YouTube and of all teachers like him!

Thank you for your great post! If you know to stop at a red light, you’d agree it’s unreasonable to say to your child would you like an apple or an apple when you’re holding up 1 apple and 1 banana!!

For a changing society, we need NEW TERMS to describe the types of relationships people have the free choice to form – not new laws that will put us all in speech & religious bondage.

Vote not with emotion but with reason; get the facts: www.ifprop8fails.org, www.protectmarriage.com, and www.preservingmarriage.org. Let's you , me, and our same-sex friends unite to vote Yes! on Prop. 8.
http://abbyearth.wordpress.com

Captain Marriage said...

Great video and it is based on fact not emotion based on falsehood like the opposition wants us to hear. Thanks for teaching our children and for doing your best. We need more teachers like you.

emily said...

thanks for this post.

Marriage is our culture’s ultimate expression of equality–it takes one man and one woman to create children. Even if a marriage can’t have children or choose not to have children the definition of their relationship expresses this equality.

One could see a lesbian union as a marginalization of men, or a homosexual union as a marginalization of women.

I don't believe government should sanction the marginalization of any gender (or more importantly, parent). And even though some families can't have children, or choose not to have children, you can't separate the child-issue from the marriage issue.

there is a great discussion here:

http://prop8discussion.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/separate-but-equal/

yes on prop 8!

p.s. your blog is on a black list. awesome right?
go here:
http://lezgetreal.com/2008/10/yes-on-prop-8-blog-roll.html

A. said...

The idea that our public school administrators are unbiased observers in this election or in our children’s moral education is a farce.

TODAY in our town, a prop 8 sign that was too close to school property was destroyed by two Conejo Valley Unified administrators. It was caught on camera.

http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/school-board-vandalism

There’s no way they can say that they are unbiased in this debate. The ferocity and cruelty shows through. This is who runs our schools. This is the face of tolerance. As much as I would like to believe that this is a rarity, 200,000 stolen, defaced, destroyed and vandalized signs proves otherwise.