October 15, 2010 | by Chris Johnson
Rand Paul: abolish DOE so schools can’t teach about gay families

The Republican candidate seeking to represent Kentucky in the U.S. Senate said Thursday the Education Department should be abolished in part to prevent schools from teaching about same-sex parents.

Rand Paul, the first Tea Party candidate to win a Republican primary for a Senate race, made the remarks during a televised debate with his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, in Paducah, Ky.

“I don’t like the idea of somebody in Washington deciding that Suzie has two mommies is an appropriate family situation and should be taught to my kindergartener in school,” he said. “That’s what happens when we let things get to a federal level.”

Paul maintained that he prefers local school boards, teachers and parents decide the curricula for schools.

[h/t] Joe.My.God.

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6 Comments
  • >> “I don’t like the idea of somebody in Washington deciding that Suzie has two mommies is an appropriate family situation and should be taught to my kindergartener in school,” he said. “That’s what happens when we let things get to a federal level.”

    No, that’s what happens when children with two mommies attend schools and talk about their families like any other kindergarteners.

  • Oh, of course, how dare we try to teach our children about loving couples. We should teach them about domestic abuse, nasty divorces, etc. Seriously, no harm can come from reading a story that has two dads/two moms. The children won’t care, that is unless their parents have already instilled fear and hatred into their minds.

  • Prejudice is taught early in life, before the ability for critical thinking is developed. Children will learn prejudice or acceptance, but they will learn one or the other, and learn it early, not only from parents and teachers, but peers as well.

  • Rand Paul is an incredibly weak and wimpy man. I think his heterosexism is overcompensation for his own gender anxieties.

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