Teacher Who Read Homosexual Book to Third Graders Resigns Following Parental Outrcy
Both teacher Omar Currie and Assistant Principal Meg Goodhand have resigned from their positions at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School following the incident, which occurred in April of this year.
According to reports, Currie decided to read the book to his class after a student chided a male classmate during gym class and told him that he was acting like a girl. Currie, a homosexual himself, said that because “the word gay was used in a derogatory way,” he believed that students should be taught a lesson.
“In that moment, it just seemed natural to me to read the book and have a conversation about treating people with respect,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “My focus then was on the child, and helping the child.”
Therefore, Currie obtained a copy of the book “King & King” from Goodhand, a story about a single prince who is encouraged by his mother to marry, but passes up all the princesses as potential mates to instead “marry” the brother of a princess.
However, after some parents learned that Currie, 25, had read the book to their children, they contacted the school. Within hours, Currie received a call from the principal, requesting a meeting the following morning.
Three parents soon filed written complaints over the matter, which resulted in public meetings regarding concerns about the book being read to children. One meeting was reportedly attended by 200 people.
“This is nothing more than bringing homosexuality into a school where it does not belong,” one parent declared.
Others stated that Currie was seeking to “indoctrinate” children through “psycho-emotional rape.”
A school review committee, which investigated the matter, upheld the use of the book twice. But the principal issued a new policy to teachers, requiring them to provide parents with an advance list of books to be children that year.
Currie says that he finds the requirement to be “unrealistic,” because “great teachers pull text because it’s right for the moment.”
“I think that that’s very dangerous for a school system to get behind and support,” he said.
However, Currie says that he ultimately resigned because he does not feel like he has the support of administrators.
“I’m resigning because when me and my partner sat down and talked about it we felt I wasn’t going to have the support I needed to move forward at Efland,” he said. “It’s very disappointing.”
A review of the book will now be conducted by Interim Superintendent Pam Jones following an appeal from parents, and another public meeting is scheduled for today.
“I feel to jump to reading this book was inappropriate and stood to reinstate the idea to the bullied child—the accusation of the bully,” one commenter stated. “Now, he has been twice traumatized by this…”
Video of Young Boy Dancing Sexually in Streets as ‘Gay’ Pride Attendees Cheer Raising Concerns
The video was posted on Thursday by an online publication called “Ovenworthy,” and was entitled “This Is the Future You Chose.” It shows a young child believed to be no older than 12 years old grinding and twerking to the song “Sissy That Walk” by drag queen RuPaul at the Sao Paolo Pride Festival in Brazil. The boy, shirtless and wearing very short jean shorts, is surrounded by event attendees who cheer on his moves.
The video was restricted to viewing for those 18 and up because of its sexualized content.
Gay Star News, in reporting about the concerns that followed the posting of the video, said that the boy was simply “having a great time” and called those who opposed the scenario “homophobes.”
Some readers agreed.
“I bet homophobes rather see a young boy carrying a gun. Homophobes should mind their own sex-life! Do we question their bed-activities?” one wrote.
“In the 90’s there was a popular booty-shaking dance Lambada, not much different from twerking—all the kids were dancing! This kid is just having fun, and yes, in Brazil sexuality is a lot more part of the culture then any westerner can understand,” another stated.
But others, including some of Gay Star News’ readers, took issue with the footage.
“I’m not a homophobe, but I find videos of prepubescent children dancing provocatively completely disgusting. I also find Gay Star news method of defense equally disgusting,” one wrote.
“As a transgender woman I find this disgusting. Why would you get a prepubescent child to do acts like this? People already think we’re pedophiles,” a second stated.
“That kid didn’t just learn that from anywhere. He has obviously been exposed to inappropriate behavior and it is up to his guardians to look after him properly. The kid might not see it as sexual, but that is not the point, and if you think this type of behavior and little boys in tight short shorts is ok then you have a serious problem…” a third opined.
Christian commentator Matt Barber of Barbwire.com also expressed concern over the video, stating that it is indicative of the continuing moral degradation of society.
“[T]his is extremely disgusting and troubling. It is, however, where we are headed as a nation,” he wrote. “The sexual anarchist agenda steamrolls ahead and children are in the cross-hairs. The organized ‘LGBT’ lobby has long lusted for the abolition of all age of consent laws. While not all ‘gays’ are child abusers, pederasty has been a central aspect of the homosexual lifestyle since the days of the Greek bathhouse.”
“This is further proof that the homosexual movement is not about equality, but about the normalization of sexual perversion,” Barbwire guest blogger Caiden Cowger also wrote. “It also reveals that it is just a matter of time before pedophilia will be promoted under the ‘LGBT’ banner in the U.S. In many countries it already is.”