Friday, July 08, 2005

Arkansas Gov. School Uses Explicit Homosexual Materials

11 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

With fear, delay, and trepidation do I start posting stuff like this link again. Your tax dollars at work- this is a house that should have been cleaned a long time ago.

9:37 PM, July 08, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seems to be the "day of apologies." Whatever you do, just apologize and it will be forgotten.
But, apologies, however sincere they may be, do not alter the damage caused by the original wrong.

It is incredible what so-called "educators" are feeding our
youth today! Statistically, once a
youth leaves home, his college professor becomes the one exercising the greatest influence.

If anyone thinks the Governor's School emphases are purely academic, they are living in a dream world. I followed the link Mark Moore listed in his piece (http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/7/72005c.asp), and if anyone thinks Iris Stevens' warning is "crying wolf," they should go to http://www.afaar.org/arkansas_governors_school.htm and read the testimonies of students and parents who have attended.

BTW, when Chris Pyle, the governor's Family Policy Liaison, says, "...the faculty member who presented the explicit material was evidently a new instructor at AGS who was unaware of these standards," I want to ask WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TO SEE THAT EVERY INSTRUCTOR BECOMES AWARE OF THE STANDARDS? WHO SELECTS THESE INSTRUCTORS? And, by the way, WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE "STANDARDS"? Are they made available to the parents prior to their allowance of their children's participation at the school?

It would appear that the bar has been lowered for Arkansas' "gifted" students. And how much longer can we allow such irresponsibility to perpetuate without paying the untimate price in the moral and spiritual loss of our children?

In my view, the governor himself should step up to the plate and bring an end to such rubbish! His concern about weight loss has just been preempted by an inside Arkansas terrorist attack!

8:03 AM, July 09, 2005  
Anonymous h mercer said...

I would personally like to see the Governor (former Southern Baptist preacher) to come out in person with a strong statement condemning the play and take measures to censure those who are involved from the Department of Education, not conveniently hiding behind his spokesman. His spokesman's statement of " students should not have been exposed to a sexually explicit play at a summer educational program for the state's gifted high school seniors" seem awfully weak anyway.

8:33 AM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...



Several parents were angered by the "Angels in America" assignment, and Pyle agrees it was a large waste of state educational funding...


Iris Stevens, an Arkansas parent who removed her son from the AGS program several years ago, believes the state's summer school for academically gifted students was then and is now involved in what she calls "liberal brainwashing."


The entire Governor's School program is a waste of taxpayers' dollars and should be scrapped.

3:09 PM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

It was almost like the Governor's office treated it as if someone else was in charge of the program. THEY are in charge!

5:51 PM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger xsapph said...

What an interesting site, I have come across your press paper before, and it is quite fascinating how challenging life's open arena's force one to want to rethink the degree of openness and how far one should be allowed to go in any direction. Where our youth are concerned I think moderation and temperance is crucial, it is a shame that there are not more worthy articles or subjects on the curriculem, what happened to reading the classics...

7:05 PM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

Ha ha, Mark; I can just hear it:
[finger wagging] "I did not have any relationship with that program, the Governor's School."

7:52 PM, July 09, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

The classics have been sqeezed out by people who believe that there is no absolute truth. Without truth there is no measuring stick by which to claim the classics of Western Civilization are better than some third-world polemic or the LSD-induced rantings of some hippie, or the refuse that has poured out of Hollywood and Broadway for the last few decades.

7:13 AM, July 10, 2005  
Anonymous h mercer said...

Hey Mark,

I am just wondering if you (or anyone) happen to know any updates on the latest development on this. Saw the Governor's book on weight loss for sale over the weekend - it makes me sick to see the Governor being more vocal about weight loss than serious moral issues. And I am supposed to laud him as the so-called star of the Conservatives?

7:54 AM, July 11, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Hi HM,

No, we should not laud him as a star conservative, because that is not what he is. On the other hand, I do honor him as someone who acted to end Democratic dominance in our state. I honor him as probably a man who had the annoiting of God Almighty to be Governor of Arkansas.

I am not willing to speak too harshly against him because of that. Perhaps we should have prayed for him more. It is possible to be the Lord's annointed king, as Saul was, and reach the dark place where you love being King more than you love being God's annointed, as Saul did.

At any rate, he served well in the beginning. If he was later seduced by different paths it in no way changes the good he did before. I choose to remember him for that. If he chooses to talk about weight loss, it is a good thing. Rather that than talking about the serious error he has been promoting of late- Republican Big Government, Republican Statism.

9:05 PM, July 11, 2005  
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