The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now successfully stopped the Cranston Rhode Island Public Schools from holding father/daughter dances and mother-son baseball games because, in their opinion, it violates the state gender discrimination laws!
The school board simply acquiesced without appealing to see if the state laws actually force children with fathers and mothers, to cease their traditional activities, because one mother, for whatever reason - death, divorce or separation - cannot provide a father for her daughter at the event.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now successfully stopped gender-based events from unfolding. An effort to halt these practices took form after a mother, upset over the fact that her daughter doesn’t have an active father in her life and, thus, feels left out of the aforementioned dance, complained to the civil rights group.
“I acknowledge that many of these events have long traditions and for many parents, these types of gender-based events are not an issue,” (Superintendent) Lundsten wrote in a letter to school groups. “However, this is a public school system and under no circumstances should be isolating any child from full participation in school activities and events based on gender. Please be all-inclusive when planning your events.”
So, because one mother’s daughther doesn’t have an “active” father in her life, all other children are anchored to the politically correct, lowest common denominator once again? What type of leaders would allow this travesty of justice without at least going to court to verify the ACLU’s warped view of traditional gender discrimination?
ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown has commended the school district for banning gender-based events and has called them inappropriate. Rather than serving as positive and traditional events that members of the community enjoy, Brown claimed that these initiatives play into gender stereotypes (i.e. dances being for girls and baseball games for boys).
If the ACLU had its way, all Americans would be living their lives to the lowest common denominator. What are the ACLU attorneys trying to accomplish with this attack on anything that is traditional, successful or religious in America?
What kind of society will America become when the exception becomes the new normal, forced on everyone else by the actions of the few and a school district that doesn’t even feel it necessary to validate the interpretation of the law by the political correct ACLU?