‘These administrators are acting like schoolyard bullies’
A legal team already challenging a Lafayette, California, high school over its use of Planned Parenthood personnel – including a self-described “pleasure activist” and another who led demonstrations at a “sex toy porn shop” – to teach public school sex-education classes now is accusing school officials of allowing a “Queer Straight Alliance” to bully students.
Pacific Justice said “students were singled out and ostracized for their beliefs.”
Students reported that, on Jan. 29, members of the school’s Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) took over all freshmen English classes to grill students about their beliefs and their parents’ beliefs on LGBT issues
Pacific Justice said the QSA had students step forward to demonstrate whether they believed that being gay was a choice and whether their parents would be accepting if they “came out as gay.”
Students who did not step forward were ridiculed and humiliated, Pacific Justice said.
“The QSA also gave students a handout of LGBT terminology such as ‘pan-sexual,’ ‘demi-sexual,’ ‘gray gender,’ and about a dozen other terms. The QSA also had students line up to demonstrate where they fell on the ‘gender spectrum.’”
But in a letter to Matthew Juhl-Darlington, a lawyer for the school, the PJI pointed out the federal Pupil Rights Amendment “provides that schools must acquire written parental consent before a minor student is required to participate in surveys, analysis, or evaluations regarding … sex behavior or attitudes.”
PJI noted California’s education code also states: “No test, questionnaire, survey, or examination containing any questions about the pupil’s personal beliefs or practices in sex, family life, morality, and religion, or any questions about the pupil’s parents’ or guardians’ beliefs and practices in sex, family life, morality, and religion, shall be administered to any pupil … unless the parent or guardian of the pupil is notified in writing that this test, questionnaire, survey, or examination is to be administered and the parent or guardian of the pupil gives written permission.”
The school district declined to respond to a WND request for comment, and PJI told WND it couldn’t add to its letter.
In a statement, PJI said the organization “believes the school exercise violated federal and state laws requiring parental notice and permission before students are questioned about personal or family beliefs on sexuality or morality.”
And “the school’s actions violated the students’ constitutional privacy rights.”
Written by BOB UNRUH
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