Tuesday, June 14, 2005

We Should Only Rent School Facilities To "Our" Kind Of People

From the Tongue Tied site:

Discriminatory Environments

A teachers' union in Seattle wants the school district to stop renting its facilities to a local pastor because his views on homosexuality create an "environment of discrimination," according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Some 3,500 people regularly attend services by the Rev. Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

The district rents facilities to about 10 local churches, and makes $140,000 a year from the arrangement with Antioch.

But the teachers union wants the deal to end, saying the district shouldn't associate with Hutcherson because he opposed a gay rights bill in the state Legislature.

The union says Hutcherson's presence at the school implies that his beliefs are condoned by the district, goes against the district's human dignity policy, brings unwanted attention to the school and promotes intolerance.

Why would a teachers' union even get involved in a situation like this. Could it be they're just on the other side of the "homosexuality issue" and want to do whatever they can to stifle this minister?

Good gawd, the man probably supports vouchers, too. Heathen!


Rachel Kovaciny said...

Oh, the poor man is doomed...he probably opposes abortion too. And says that not all faiths lead to heaven. Gasp! Burn the heretic now!

Anonymous said...

Should he be able to use public school facilities to promote hate?

Anonymous said...

Whould the school district approve of a group of wiccas having access to the same facilities?

My guess is that Darren wouldn't approve?

How about NAMBLA?

Darren said...

I'm not convinced he's promoting "hate", merely values. The lefties really have a meme going with this "hate" business.

Rent to the Wiccans. But not NAMBLA--they promote something illegal. I wouldn't rent to NORML either but would to the CPUSA.

Fred said...

Let the union pony up $140,000 to end the deal. That'll end the conversation real quick.

Darren said...

Actually, I like Fred's idea. Let the free market solve the problem!

Anonymous said...

"I'm not convinced he's promoting "hate", merely values."

One of those values being hate/discrimination?

Darren said...

Disagreeing with people isn't necessarily "hate". The guy spoke out against some law--that strikes me as a pretty lean definition of hate.

"God hates fags"--now that's hate. But it's also protected by the 1st Amendment.

I'm just not convinced the school district should be censoring the speech of people it leases space to, except as previously mentioned.