Thursday, April 11, 2013


I once had an argument with the head of the English department at Taos High School. She was on a rant about "those close-minded fundamentalist parents trying to tell her what she could teach (show movies)" in her classroom. When I pointed out that her close-minded-ness was just as close- minded as the close-minded Fundamentalist, she became irate. Basically, I was standing up for parents - any parents - who definitely should have a say in what their children are learning. Or, if they do not have those rights, they need to get the heck out of the public schools. Just for the record, I do not think God should be taught in the public schools, because whose god are you going to teach? But I do believe talking about God or praying to Him, or moment of silence, etc are good things. I do believe that scripture can be used or shown in the classroom just as quotes from other people/gods/religions are used.  It is all part of our culture. It's all part of a learning process. To ban religion is just close-minded.

This morning, I saw this article on Fox News. If you think fundamentalists are close-minded, how about these teachers?  I thought this was a good example of liberals being exactly what they accuse conservatives of  being - close-minded.

Then there was this article on abortion and the media. Whatever your views on abortion - why isn't this being reported on by the mass media? Close-minded.


Buck said...

Sad, and in the case of that Philadelphia "doctor," horrific. But you're right: Lefties are among THE most bigoted people on the planet. It took me a while to notice that particular trait but it's also the reason I (ahem) left the left.

Bag Blog said...

You are one of the least bigoted people I know. I can see why you had to leave the left.

Jo Castillo said...

You are so right about the way "those people" think. It is only their rights and and what is good for them that counts. We get no rights. Boooo.