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The Spin Doctors Must Feel So Proud

little_miss_cant_be281x211.jpgAmazingly, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals had the good sense yesterday to uphold a lower court’s decision to toss out a lawsuit brought by a couple of parents against the Lexington, Massachusetts school district, which (shamefully) subjected their child to a children’s book which featured (*gasp*) two princes. As in, two princes who liked to go down on one another (illustrations not included).

In a ruling Thursday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a judge who ruled in February 2007 that parents’ rights to exercise their religious beliefs are not violated when their children are exposed to contrary ideas in school.
Public schools are not obliged to shield individual students from ideas which potentially are religiously offensive, particularly when the school imposes no requirement that the student agree with or affirm those ideas, or even participate in discussions about them,” the court said in its ruling.

Gay people in storybooks. Nooooo! The next thing you know, they’ll start introducing African-Americans into fairy tales, and then where will we be?

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Now that song is stuck in my head.

THANKS A LOT, QUIZLAW.

Just so the earworming is complete:

One, two, princes kneel before you
(thats what I said, now)
Princes, princes who adore you
(just go ahead, now)
One has diamonds in his pockets
(that sounds great, now)
This one, said he wants to buy you lockets
(aint in his head, now)

Wait -- are those the real lyrics? I always thought the line was "This one, said he wants to buy you rockets (ain't in his head now)" -- which made the not-being-in-his-headness seem very accurate, and that prince seem so much cooler.

Lockets? Really? damn...

I always thought it was rockets, too....

"Public schools are not obliged to shield individual students from ideas which potentially are religiously offensive,"

Sans prayers, chrismas decorations, easter bunnies, possibly even tooth fairy's as well.