Peer mediation perceived by conservative group as threat to traditional family values

Last June the weblog linked without comment to an article by right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin on the threat which peer mediation allegedly poses to the American way of life:

The left-wing Kumbaya crowd is quietly grooming a generation of pushovers in the public schools. At a time of war, when young Americans should be educated about this nation’s resilience and steely resolve, educators are indoctrinating students with saccharine-sticky lessons on “non-violent conflict resolution” and “promoting constructive dialogues.”

One year later, guardians of “traditional family values” (whatever those may be) warn of a similar lurking danger that threatens the nuclear family, the sanctity of marriage, and, apparently, the foundations of civilization itself: tolerance towards homosexuals.

Via Objective Justice comes this report of an initiative launched by Concerned Women for America to involve parents in a nation-wide effort to audit their children’s schools for signs that they are promoting the “radical homosexual agenda”. Among the indicia of moral corruption that parents are asked to be alert for?

  • anti-bullying policies that include sexual orientation as a protected category
  • federal funding of “objectionable programs” such as peer mediation
  • programs teaching tolerance and diversity

To see CWA’s “School Audit Form” for yourself, click here for the PDF download.

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