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    Chicago Board of Ed Sued for Teacher Allegedly Showing 'Brokeback Mountain' in Class

    CHICAGO — A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class.

    The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year.

    The film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair.

    Turner and her grandparents, Kenneth and LaVerne Richardson, are seeking around $500,000 in damages.

    "It is very important to me that my children not be exposed to this," said Kenneth Richardson, Turner's guardian. "The teacher knew she was not supposed to do this."

    According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, the video was shown without permission from the students' parents and guardians.

    The lawsuit also names Ashburn Principal Jewel Diaz and a substitute teacher, referred to as "Ms. Buford." (T Justice)

    The substitute asked a student to shut the classroom door at the West Side school, saying: "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," according to the lawsuit.

    Richardson said his granddaughter was traumatized by the movie and had to undergo psychological treatment and counseling.

    In 2005, Richardson complained to school administrators about reading material that he said included curse words.

    "This was the last straw," he said. "I feel the lawsuit was necessary because of the warning I had already given them on the literature they were giving out to children to read. I told them it was against our faith."

    Messages left over the weekend with CPS officials were not immediately returned.
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    Whatever your views on homosexuality, showing this movie to 12 year olds in class is just plain STUPID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Shark View Post
    Whatever your views on homosexuality, showing this movie to 12 year olds in class is just plain STUPID.
    or ANY R-Rated movie in school for that matter...
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    Yep. They'll win the lawsuit easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Shark View Post
    Whatever your views on homosexuality, showing this movie to 12 year olds in class is just plain STUPID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Shark View Post
    Whatever your views on homosexuality, showing this movie to 12 year olds in class is just plain STUPID.
    True enough. I seem to remember watching one or two "R" rated movies in high school because they were relevant to the subject matter being studied at the time. But I'm not seeing what gay cowboys have to do with 7th grade curriculum.

    That said, these right wing parents are living in a Fred Phelps fairyland (no pun intended) if they actually believe their kids aren't "exposed to homosexuality".

    Reminds me of the hardcore Catholic lady who lived up the street and who was determined to pull her kid out of school during sex education week. Guess who popped out her first kid before she finished 9th grade. She knew what to do, she just didn't know what NOT to do (thanks Mom!)

    (and no, I had nothing to do with it!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Shark View Post
    Whatever your views on homosexuality, showing this movie to 12 year olds in class is just plain STUPID.


    AMEN! I do believe that children should be educated about these kinds of things, but should be taught at the appropriate age
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    oh boy !

    Being gay is a choice...If kids are exposed to it they might think its ok..If everyone was gay who would reproduce??? Hello..Its not right at all..have fun in hell I guess..
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    Good for those grandparents, they should sue the asses off of that teacher/school. I'd be bullshit if my kids were exposed to that crap at such a young age.

    The teacher is probably some perv who gets off watching that shit himself. There was absolutely no constructive reason to show that crap to those kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey-tromollo View Post
    Being gay is a choice...If kids are exposed to it they might think its ok..If everyone was gay who would reproduce??? Hello..Its not right at all..have fun in hell I guess..

    Wow, Fred Phelps posts at VH Links!



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    Quote Originally Posted by joey-tromollo View Post
    If everyone was gay who would reproduce???
    It looks like YOUR dads managed to figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Wow, Fred Phelps posts at VH Links!



    Who would have guessed?



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    Quote Originally Posted by joey-tromollo View Post
    Being gay is a choice....

    Dude....who the fuck would choose to be ostracized by their family and community at large? Who would want their every move and intention scrutinized and become the silent butt of jokes from co-workers.

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    Who the f*#k is this Rev. Fred Phelps? He looks like Big Fred from Big Fred's Tires-and-Taxidermy down on the bypass. Ask about the no money down land/home package....

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