EDITORIAL NOTE: Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs currently exist in Desert Hills, Dixie, Pine View and Snow Canyon high schools. Hurricane High School has had a GSA club in the past, but is currently inactive due to lack of participation. Enterprise High School has yet to host a recognized GSA club. Many of these clubs have existed since 2010. As we go to publication with this Letter to the Editor, we have not been provided and cannot authenticate the Newsletter the writer mentions. The opinions stated in the Letter are solely those of the writer and not those of St. George News.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR – I just got home from a high school play and picked up the school’s newsletter where I discovered that this little school here in St. George has a new club. It is called: Gay, Straight, Alliance.”
Reading the article it says:
“The GSA is a support group, where any student can come in, get to know other people who may be sharing the same problems. It’s a club where students can just hang out and not have to worry about being judged or feeling different. It is a great place of understanding and acceptance.
“The goals of the club are to promote equality and awareness.”
So, I guess we are not sheltered here in our little, conservative community. Not that I am opposed to freedom of choice … in other words, “free agency.” I just don’t like that the issues of homosexuality, or other perverse elements of our society are made to seem “normal.” Homosexuality, cross-dressing, transgender, asexual, bisexual are NOT normal. If there are those who have this problem … please do not expect people of faith and religious convictions to ever consider them normal.
I am all for tolerance and acceptance … but I object to teaching our children that the kind of behavior mentioned above is the same as race differences, religions differences, abilities, talents or appearances, which is what the poster they use to advertise infers.
Apparently these clubs are sneaking into our high schools without much publicity and without parents’ awareness of the sensitivity training taking place right under their noses. I wonder if my grandchildren are being taught these things. Parents, do you know if your schools are slipping this “club” into your schools? I looked on the GSA website and I found that the school in California which my beautiful granddaughter attends has it in her school.
It’s crazy…the government forbids us to make any references to religious beliefs but practices that go against religion are freely taught with or without parents knowledge. Makes you want to home school your children.
Submitted by: Carol Jarvis
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