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Monday, April 7, 2008
WND Anti-Gay Agenda Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

An April 4 WorldNetDaily article by Bob Unruh starts off with two falsehoods right off the bat.

The headline states, "Elementary lesson on 'gay' issues now tied to reading, social studies." Nowhere does Unruh specifically state that reading and social studies are a particular focus of purported " 'gay' studies."

Unruh began his article by referencing "The superintendent of a public school that sparked a federal lawsuit by teaching homosexuality to children as young as kindergarten." But as we detailed the last time Unruh "reported" on this story, the school was not "teaching homosexuality"; rather, his 5-year-old son brought home a book about families that "depicted at least two households led by homosexual partners."

And despite Unruh's sinister warnings of "indoctrination" and "teaching homosexuality" and "promotions of such alternative lifestyles," there's nothing of the sort going on here. Buried in Unruh's article is a mention that the school in question may assign reading to students that includes "stories that show same gender parents."

That's what Unruh's article is about -- fear that a school will show students that gay parents exist. The Depiction-Equals-Approval Fallacy strikes again!

Posted by Terry K. at 12:25 AM EDT

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