Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation


Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.

According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.

During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

Parent Mandy Coon told reporters that her daughter was very uncomfortable with the exercise.

“She told me, ‘Mom, we all get teased and picked on enough; now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” she lamented. “They also picked two girls to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.”

Coon stated that she was especially irate over the matter because parents were given no warning about the presentations, nor an opportunity to opt out. She is also dismayed that college students were granted the right to come into the classroom and encourage her daughter to be sexually active.

“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”

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“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent remarked. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”

“I was absolutely furious – really furious,” an anonymous parent told reporter Todd Starnes. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

However, both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops, and are advising that they will schedule more. Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal that the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

“[We] may require more notification to parents” in the future, he said, contending that the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom.

He advised that Principal Katie Zahedi and guidance counselors at the school worked with Bard students to plan the workshops. Likewise, Mark Primoff, a spokesman for Bard College, said that students had volunteered to give the presentation after the school invited the institution of higher learning to participate in the workshops.

Zahedi asserts that the sessions were rather about saying no to unwanted advances as opposed to encouraging homosexual acts.

“In planning the discussion, we made it clear that absolutely no discussion of any sexual acts is appropriate to middle school, and they used the examples of a kiss,” she wrote in an online forum for parents. “It was a separate activity for boys and girls and ultimately about respect and safety.”

However, parents remain livid over the matter. A public meeting was held this week for residents to express their concerns.

It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request.

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  • Stephanie

    Christian’s are to train their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. That is impossible by sending them to public school where they will be devoured by lions.

    • Megan Ouellette

      I agree with you Stephanie.. God has entrusted parents with their children and with the public school system being the way that it is, I do not know how responsible Christian parents feel that they should trust them to raise and encourage their children against the Christian principles that they supposedly believe.

  • BeBe Ivy

    Bullying began when the serpent bullied Eve into believing a lie. God created us all with a free will to choose. He never forced Himself on anyone, the choice was ours to make. Educators, lawmakers, politicians and special interest groups have made a mockery out of our public school education system.

    If the public education system spent more time in teaching academics instead of sexual behavior we would not have failing schools in our country. It is not the schools’ business nor job to teach family morals to our children.

    God is the sole Originator, Author and Creator of the family. It is He we must look to and learn from for family morals. It does not take a village to raise a child. God gave specific commands to the father and mother on child rearing. There is no greater Master’s degree than learning from The Master, Himself.

  • JJ Jackson

    Take a martial arts class an quit whining about all the big bad bullys that seem to lurk in every corner of your mind.

    Gay people are a very small minority and I’m getting sick and tired of there insistence that everyone accept there lifestyle. Stop projecting your demons on to everyone around you. Basing your whole existence on your sexual preference is the product of a sick mind. Do whatever you want in your own bedroom and please keep it there.

    Is it any wonder people will continue to harass you. You just don’t get it. Some people don’t want your lifestyle shoved down there throats or taught to our children. Go have your own children and indoctrinate them.

  • Philo Bedo

    So, bullying is wrong, but the schools can bully students and parents into participating in a lifestyle they disagree with? Exceptance and endorsement are two different things. Why aren’t the parents running these degenerates out of their community?!

  • Jim Newell

    Let’s call these schools what they are: GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. Quit sending your children to government schools.

  • Brent Clark

    The gay movement has to be stopped! It will not stop until all good Christians are exterminated. Stand up to these perverts!

  • memaw

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY WE ARE COMMANDED TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER WE CAN LOVE AND RESPECT HUMANS-HOWEVER GOD CREATED ADAM AND EVE -NOT BETTY AND VERONICA- THIS LIFE STYLE IS FROWNED UPON BECAUSE IT IS A IMITATION OF LIFE GOD SAID TO ADAM AND EVE BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY .HE CREATE A MAN AND A WOMAN WHO COULD DO JUST THAT. TWO MEN CANNOT PRODUCE ANYTHING BUT A HOT RASH AND TWO WOMEN CAN ONLY BORROW KOTEX PADS.WE AS CHRISTIANS DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT YOUR LIFESTYLE BUT WE NEED TO RESPECT YOU AS A HUMAN BEING.WE ARE NOT HOMOPHOBIC BECAUSE WE BELIVE IN THE MASTERS PLAN. JUST AS YOU DONT WANT US TO BOMBARD YOU WITH CHRISTIANITY.THE WORD OF GOD SAYS GO FORTH IN HIS NAME AND IF THEY RECIEVE YOU NOT KICK THE DUST FROM YOUR FEET AND KEEP GOING. ITS YOUR CHOICE JUST AS IT IS OURS.EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY TOUNGE SHALL CONFESS. JESUS IS COMING SOON.

  • pat paulsen

    From what I can see, only a small handful of parents registered a complaint; why wasn’t every parent in the school involved? Why were students from something called Bard College allowed to plan this agenda? What credentials could these college students have? No one asks any of these tough questions. Why? This lack of response is what has enabled the school board to state without apology that they will do this again whenever they please, and maybe – just maybe – they’ll give the parents some advance notice. There is always a reason for everything!

  • Neville

    This is what happens when you place your children in Government-Sponsored Day Jail.

  • tim_lebsack

    The solution to this problem is simple – Remove government from the education industry.

  • Sir Tainly

    Worst case, teacher is a perv….best case, teacher is an idiot.

  • Megan Ouellette

    Blair Emily Sweeley, I could not have said it better! The Bible says that homosexuality is a sin and so we can not try to condone it… love the sinner, hate the sin.

  • http://www.mnchildprotectionleague.com Sandra jean fiegen

    Citizens need to respond by informing others and taking action. Just learned about stuff like this here in minnesota…contact senators and representatives when you object…do what you can as often as you can…

  • FrozenPatriot

    Reason number 7,592,231 to home school! Parents: the Bible is very clear that the education of your kids rests squarely on your shoulders. It is also clear that those who do not provide for their household (including education) are worse than non-believers…

  • Susan

    I agree with you what you mentioned by frank keen.

  • Susan

    It sad about the school is bend “broke God Words”. They are afraid not want to ruin in school but they should have strong to stand up with God Words not peoples.
    I still against Gay and Lesbian is dirty unclean as fact we know that. They are rebel from God Words not follow that is their choice even who are false priest allow they don’t want to follow the God Words ..
    I against Gay and lesbian who adopt baby and children raise because children getting used to it and children think it is normal and nothing wrong.
    Let all of us need to pray God ask for help clean up on earth as soon as possible.
    Gay and Lesbian is “lifestyle” just like as Sodom and Gomorrah culture.
    Many people don’t know and not even to read the Bible still do now.
    Open the bible read “Jude chapter 1: 5,6,7,8,10,11,14,15,16,19,20to 22.
    God Words will never change remember that.