A ministry dedicated to upholding and reaffirming marriage,
family, life and liberty in Illinois is protesting the showing of
two sexually explicit films in high school classrooms.
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute tells OneNewsNow
parents in Darien, Illinois, have no idea what their children are
being exposed to at Hinsdale South High School, where an English
teacher is showing two sexually explicit films
-- Brokeback Mountain and American
"These teachers are public servants; they're being subsidized by
public money," she notes. "We should be exposing the school, the
principals, the department chairs, the teachers, and exposing them
so there is transparency in the classroom and accountability for
what they're doing."
Higgins goes on to explain why opting one's child out of
questionable lessons is not a good option.
"If they opt out, what do they do? They go sit alone for a
period … two periods, or two weeks of classes and [do] an
alternative assignment," she explains. "They don't get to be in the
classroom -- they feel self-conscious about that -- and they don't
get to participate or hear classroom discussion."
IFI's objective is to have teachers replace morally questionable
films with material that challenges students intellectually
and respects the values of all students and parents.