The following is Dick Black’s email about the student written and directed play “Offsides,” which he allegedly sent to “thousands” of recipients on his contact list.
Update: Black apparently included School Board Chairman John Andrew’s office phone number [redacted by us] in this email without notifying him.
From: “Delegate Black”
Subject: Action Alert
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:33:44 -0500
Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play called Postcards from Paradise. During this play there is a scene where two male students kiss and then tell the audience that, You cant tell me that there isnt a little bit of me in every one of you.
What Can I Do?
Tell the Loudoun County School Board that as a taxpayer, you believe it is inappropriate to promote homosexuality in our public schools. Contact the School Board members immediately. The next School Board meeting is on Tuesday, February 8th. Forward this e-mail to other taxpayers in Loudoun County who don’t believe schools funded by taxpayer money is the place to promote sexual lifestyles.
How Do I Contact Them?
Loudoun County School Board Members
102 North Street NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Chairman Andrews phone number: 703-729-xxxx
Speak at the School Board Meeting:
The public is always welcome to speak directly to the School Board members. Their next meeting is:
This Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 6:30pm
at the Administrative Building
102 North St., NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
What Can I Say?
A sample letter is attached below. Feel free to write your own or you are welcome to use the one below.
Dear School Board Member,
I recently learned that Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play over the weekend called Postcards from Paradise. In the January school newsletter this play was billed as, a show you wont want to miss. Needless to say, I was upset to find out that the show our children were not supposed to miss was one where two male students engaged in a homosexual kiss onstage and then addressed the audience saying, You cant tell me that there isnt a little bit of me in every one of you.
The idea that our public school system is being used to promote a homosexual lifestyle is disturbing. When Christs name is banned in schools, and bricks with crosses on them are removed from Potomac Falls High School until a lawsuit forces them to be put back, it makes me feel that a double standard is being placed against people of faith.
We are continuously lectured on the idea that we need to keep God out of the classroom. Am I now to believe that the reason we need to keep God out is so that homosexual teachings can have free reign?
I want to know how this play and its contents came to be approved by the faculty at Stone Bridge High School. I want to know if you, as a School Board member were aware of this play, and if so, do you approve of it being supported by the public school system? Finally, I want to know what you are going to do to make sure this kind of thing does not happen again.
School is somewhere we expect our children to be safe, and that safety also includes making sure that the impressionable minds of students are not being encouraged to explorehomosexuality under the guise of tolerance.
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