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Tucker Carlson And Steve Doocy Trash Tolerance Teaching On Fox&Friends

Reported by Priscilla - September 4, 2009 -

By his own admission, famous “dick” Tucker Carlson *assaulted a man, in a rest room, whom he thought was tying to pick him up. No police complaint was filed so we cannot test the veracity of his claim which, if true, might indicate that Carlson has some anger management issues. If it’s not, Carlson has some psychiatric issues. So I guess it’s not surprising that he would attack a California curriculum that attempts to teach children that bullying of gays and children of gays is not acceptable. He brought his muy macho, gay bashing opinion into the latest installment of the weekly Fox&Friends whine fest about liberal bias in the classroom. (As Jon Stewart said, “somebody call me a whambulance.”) Tucker got to pimp his upcoming (get those DVR’s set) anti education Fox News special (“Do you know what your children are really reading?”) so I guess it’s all good!

A school district in Alameda California has introduced a new curriculum that teaches age appropriate lessons about gay bullying. Good Christian (Oh, I know how that irritates “some people”) Steve Doocy said that while teaching about bullying is fine, bringing in “sexual orientation” isn’t. Carlson described this program as “political propaganda.” He accused the school district of not being straightforward in its approach because rather than just saying that the curriculum is about teaching that “certain lifestyles are OK,” they cloaked it in bogus claims about violence towards gays to support teaching children that gay families are OK. According to Carlson, it’s a “political agenda which makes value judgments about a very controversial subject.” Carlson’s claim that in checking with the FBI, there were no instances of violence based on sexual orientation totally missed the point because kids in those grades who have gay parents (and many in the school district do) are subject to taunts by other children whose parents, presumably, deride gays as “godless Sodomites.” Doocy brought up his sweet and innocent childhood when he reminisced about studying “little House on the Prairie” when he was in third grade. (One suspects that his literacy level hasn’t much increased since then!) He and Carlson joked about the gay penguins – a book that, according to Carlson, is used for third graders to explain how families are not all the same. Doocy got in the scripted propaganda point with “what are they trying to push here?” Carlson responded that they’re “trying to push a very specific world view that some people might not agree with.” (Like you, Tucker?) and added that it has nothing to do with adding or reading. (Uh, Tucker, they do read the material, right?) He accused the school district of “blowing right past basic education.” And beyond the pushing an agenda, Carlson added that the program cost a lot of money. (Not like failed abstinence education, right Tucker?)

*"Having sex in a public men's room is outrageous. It's also really common. I've been bothered in men's rooms." Carlson continued, "I've been bothered in Georgetown Park," in Washington, D.C., "when I was in high school." When Abrams asked how Carlson responded to being "bothered," Carlson asserted, "I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the -- you know, and grabbed him, and ... hit him against the stall with his head, actually."

Comment: The Alameda Unified School District Board of Education “Safe School” curriculum is designed to protect and empower children. I guess Tucker doesn’t realize that words like “Faggot, Dyke” etc, are hateful and hurtful and impede the educational process. Creating a climate of empathy assists in fostering an educational environment where children are learning because they are not being stressed by a climate of fear which can lead to drug abuse, dropping out of school, and suicide. If Fox&Friends didn’t have a “political agenda,” perhaps voices like the following from someone who spoke at the public hearing for the new curriculum:

"During my time as an educator, I knew a student who was transgender. At my school, she no longer went by her given name, but lived her life by the gender-identified name she had chosen. It was a name that allowed her to live fully, to be proud of who she was, and she developed a strong circle of friends at our school. However, four men "could not understand," and in their ignorance and fear, brutally murdered her in October of 2002. If they had had an ounce of this curriculum as children, perhaps Gwen Araujo would still be with us today. May she rest in peace, and the world grow in its understanding and acceptance of the LGBT community. "

Teaching tolerance is a “family value.” Too bad Tucker Carlson never learned it.