[quote="KendraDZ1902, post:12, topic:331003"]
I don't think that it would keep the conversation out of the area of parenthood. I haven't had to deal with it yet, so I'm sure that I won't have the majority of a class who's parents are same sex. I don't think the government would have to force me to treat gay parents the same way as I do straight parents. I'm not there for the parents, I teach to touch children's lives. If that means that I have 2 moms for a parent/teacher conference then I do. On the first day when they drop off their kid, I will greet them like I do the rest of the parents. I want them to be comfortable with the fact that I will be with their kid 8 or so hours. No one asks the teacher her moral views. It isn't the time or the place for it, either.
You will find in the end that the government [of progressives] WANTS you to talk about gay parenting to the children, so that no child will feel "out of place" with the other kids, much the same way that the government sets the agenda for sexual education today, ensuring that gay sex is not DISCRIMINATED against. The government is not neutral toward gay marriage and gay sex. Once its in the door, it wants to foster and nurture its pride and joy. You see, we're not talking about neutrality here, we're talking about a tenet of the government's espoused religion, SECULARISM. Plesae, no RELIGIOUS values allowed! Morality is a STATE-DETERMINED factor. Progressives do not want separation of religion and state, which is their constant false mantra, they want the wedding of their religion to the state, they want secularism to be a permanent and indissoluble feature of government. Hence, the will of the majority yields to the state in all cases. A nation of 99.99% Catholic will by default adopt atheistic values for its educational system.
If you think that secularism is not a religion how do you explain the fact that it goes about setting moral values. It tells us what is tolerance and what is intolerance. It tells us what is seemly, acceptable, normal, and legitimate behavior and what is not. It tells us what is bigotry and what is not. Do we discriminate? Secularism will decide. If a belief system that tells us how we ought to act and feel, and what is sin and what is not sin, is not a religion, I'd sure like to know what it is. If it walks like a duck... I say that we fight the government's attempt to adopt just one religion, secularism, by ensuring that all religions have a say in how our government operates. The constitution forbids the establishment of a religion by the state, NOT the influence of the various religions on government policy. Thre free practice of religion is being squelched by government when it accepts only one point of view.