Here’s an example of what 32nd District delegate candidate Lynn Chapman does as policy director of the Family Leader Network. The Washington Post reports that Family Leader Network has joined PFOX and “Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum” in seeking a court order to block the Montgomery County classroom units on sexual orientation and gender identity from being taught this fall. We’ve reported extensively on this story before:
Truth wins in Maryland
More identity confusion?
But what if they don’t like the facts?
Morally suspect “health education”
Reality: It’s just too controversial
Teach facts, not beliefs
Coming to Terms With Sexual Orientation
There is just no excuse for this continued harassment of educators. This curriculum has been thoroughly vetted. Parents have the choice of opting out their children from these particular units, or from the entire curriculum. The objections of these people to the content are, frankly, ridiculous.
School board members and education leaders say the lessons are age-appropriate and pedagogically sound. “The Maryland State Board of Education has already considered and rejected the opponents’ arguments as having no merit,” said schools spokesman Brian Edwards. “It appears that a small group of opponents is intent on forcing Montgomery County public schools to spend thousands more in taxpayer dollars to argue the same points all over again.”
Like the cadre of censors who want to control the student plays performed in our schools, they will never be satisfied. And, as it turns out, these censors inhabit a very small world.
Following is Lynn Chapman’s bio as it appears on the Family Policy Network website. Why is it that this position in the development of public policy is not included on Chapman’s otherwise extensive campaign website?
Lynn Chapman-Policy Director
This action provides yet more evidence that Chapman would actively seek to pass legislation that does harm to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.