- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 15, 2007

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Parents in a Chicago suburb say their children were required to attend a high school “freshman advisory” class about homosexuality and that the students were required to sign a confidentiality agreement not to tell their parents about the session.

The mandatory class for ninth-graders at Deerfield, Ill., High School features discussion of homosexuality led by older students who are members of the school’s Straight and Gay Alliance.

“This is unbelievable,” said Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues with Concerned Women for America. “It’s not enough that students at Deerfield High are being exposed to improper and offensive material relative to unhealthy and high-risk homosexual behaviors, but they’ve essentially been told by teachers to lie to their parents about it.”

“The school makes heterosexuality and homosexuality equivalent, and our country is deeply divided on that,” Deerfield parent Lora Sue Hauser told the Chicago Tribune. She heads a group called North Shore Student Advocacy that wants the classes eliminated. “You can’t dump that on a 14-year-old.”

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