Humanist Teacher Of The Month

20 04 2006

We have another candidate for “Humanist Teacher of the Month” and another obvious attempt to establish “Secular Humanism” as the religion of our public schools.

First, it was Jay Bennish, then Steve White. Now its Heather Kramer from Lexington, Mass.

While two parents in Lexington, Mass., are upset about the fact their second-grade son was read a fantasy book in school about two princes getting married, what makes them even more angry is the fact the boy’s teacher said because same-sex marriage is legal in their state there is no way a mother or father can opt out a child from such experiences.

“We are outraged,” parents Rob and Robin Wirthlin told the local Article 8 Alliance. “This is a highly charged social issue. Why are they introducing it in the second grade? And we cannot present our family’s point of view to our children if they don’t tell us what they’re saying to them.”

According to a statement from the traditional-values organization, March 24 the Wirthlins’ second-grade son came home from Estabrook Elementary School and repeated to his mother the story read to him earlier that day about men getting married to each other. His teacher had read the book “King and King” to the class, in which a prince doesn’t want to marry any princesses, but instead falls in love with a princess’ brother and marries him in a big palace wedding.

The Wirthlins say they immediately contacted the teacher, Heather Kramer, who acknowledged she had read the book to the class and admitted that it was not part of the curriculum.

It was explained to the couple that since same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, discussion of the matter is fair game — parents do not have to be informed before or after the issue is presented. Kramer reportedly told the Wirthlins that the theme of the day was “weddings” and the teacher wanted to present all points of view on the subject.

This is clearly an attempt to present humanism as a religion and the official religion of public schools because:

  1. Presenting the material to 2nd graders.
  2. Not part of the curriculum
  3. Exploiting a law that is not nationwide
  4. Deceiving young children to believe that homosexual marriages are “normal” and “acceptable” when they are not and will never be.
  5. Not presenting other family views.

Humanists, socialists, atheists and others have used the ACLU for years to demand that any mention of God is an “establishment of religion” in schools.

How then can this not be an establishment of Secular Humanism?

Update 10:00 pm: In response to a comment quoted below, I am expounding on this issue of establishment of humanism:

Agh, people are such *idiots.* I try to be polite here. I know im a troll, but I am a troll with manners. I dont usually insult. But I have my limits, and I am just getting sick of seeing this pidgeonholeing – everyone is either a God-fearing, gay-hating christian or part of some grand ‘homosexual agenda’ conspiricy to brainwash children, surpress religion, detroy the country recreate the soviet union.

I wrote a rather lengthy, but thorough post about secular humanism and its religious nature. One of the goals of this blog is to expose humanistic worldviews, knowingly or unknowingly.

One quote from my post is from Paul Kurtz (“The Two Humanisms in Conflict: Religious vs. Secular,” Free Inquiry)

“AHA [American Humanist Association] still retains its religious exemption, despite an erroneous 1990 announcement that its tax status had changed…”

Secular Humanism, according to the worldview chart in my post, derives its ethics from a “relative” stance. Using Ms. Kramer as an example, she believes and is teaching that ethics and morals are relative and therefore she is free, and even obligated by her beliefs to teach young children that it is “normal” and “acceptable” to have same-sex marriages, when in truth, it is certainly not. Polls in every state, including liberal Hawaii and Oregon show that citizens want to pass amendments to limit marriage to one man and one woman.

At first, it would appear that the actions of these humanists do not have anything to do with religion. That is, until you realize that Secular Humanism is itself a religion and the blatent and well-aimed actions of moonbat teachers like these are valid attempts to establish Secular Humanism as a religion in public schools.

Others: Stop The ACLU, Right Wing News, Ace of Spades

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