Teacher Resigns After Reading Story About Gay Couple To Class Sparks Uproar

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EFLAND, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned after reading his third-graders a story about a gay couple, sparking controversy in a small North Carolina town.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Omar Currie read “King & King,” about two princes who fall in love, after a student was called gay and told he acted like a girl.

The newspaper says assistant principal Meg Goodhand gave him the book. Currie says other administrators didn’t support him.

A school committee upheld using the book. But three people filed complaints, including a parent who appealed the ruling to the superintendent. A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday as part of the appeal.

Schools spokesman Seth Stephens said Monday that Currie and Goodhand have resigned.

The newspaper says Goodhand wouldn’t comment.

Efland is a town of about 700 people near Chapel Hill.


Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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  1. Oh my GOD!!! Teh GAY! Teh GAY IS COMING!!! Two men in love? Think of the CHILDRED!!! —white knuckled grip on my pearls—

  2. Texas. North Carolina. Louisiana. Florida. Et al. A revision of Lincoln’s legacy is due.

  3. What a shame the teacher and assistant principal resigned. We need more educators willing to stand up to the fundamentalists who would rather see LGBT kids bullied and beaten on school playgrounds.

  4. Teatroll Rosetta Stone: “Bad enough we gots a n----r teaching the childrenz…but then he’s gotta go and learn ‘em about teh gayz? What’s next, showin’ them how to smokes teh crack?”

    I’ve always sort of likened it to Seward and Alaska: The South is “Lincoln’s Folly.”

  5. To them, if we don’t teach kids about gay people and the issues related to being gay, they won’t be gay. It (the gay) will simply go away. To these people, being gay is a CHOICE. A bad, immoral choice and if you don’t teach kids about it they won’t choose to be it.

    Just teach kids about “normal” people and that’s what they’ll be. Normal.

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