What’s next, Tennessee? A Rainbow star on the student’s arm?

Parents or legal guardians of students who receive such counseling shall be notified as soon as practicable that such counseling has occurred.

via ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Returns With Added Requirement To Tell Parents Their Kids Are Gay | The New Civil Rights Movement.

That thar is the language Tenn. State Senator Campfield would have mad law – to inform parents if the students ask a question about homosexuality. Campfield is clearly ignorant of science and human sexuality, but of course, he knows how to write laws.

Good job, Tennessee.

I detest using the Hitler fallacy, but when you employ the Government to report the specifics of a group, you are running really close to having to have it used. I mean the Hitler fallacy.

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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  1. According to a new study that showed that openly gay men in Montreal had better mental health than closeted gay men and even heterosexuals in the same study, it encouraged similar gay men to come out of the closet to experience health benefits. But it warned that the time around coming out is actually when a gay person is most likely to commit suicide. That was proven in another study(ies). That was in the news right before the info about this new bill came out in the news, so it was fresh on my mind when I read about this. So when the Tenn. Senator Campfield said it was because homosexuality has health dangers and made it seem like this addition was in the best interest of the child, I knew exactly how wrong he was. If this bill is passed into law and a single gay teen is outed to his parents before he is ready, and the child kills himself, I wonder if he will even care about the blood that would be on his hands. This bill takes away a valuable resource of a gay teen: the school counselor. Not only that, but the gay teen who is rejected by his parents is probably the most likely type of teen to himself and can only lead to an increase in teen suicide or teen homelessness, since a large proportion of homeless teens are LGBT.

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