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Stone Bridge High School Play Sparks Objections

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by pdonnadurk, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. pdonnadurk

    pdonnadurk New Member

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  2. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    Black is an idiot and should be publicly stoned just like in the Bible he loves to tout. See my thread on all the junk that his budy Delgaudo is pulling. Truly sad that he represents Loudoun.
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    This is ridiculous - he's making a mountain out of a mole hill. Has he watched prime time TV lately??????
  4. brim

    brim Active Member

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    I'm sure he has because the nazis...err, Parent's Television Council...told him to so he could file an FCC complaint about what he saw.

    Speaking of the PTC, I find it humorous that they have a direct link to streaming video of what they consider to be the morally 'Worst TV Clip Of The Week' right on their home page. These bunch of savages need to get bent.
  5. neilz

    neilz New Member

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    Did you see in the Post ... first Black makes a press release, then his son-in-law, Supervisor Staton, follows in lockstep ...

    I also take it that Black never saw the play, and only heard third party accounts. His claim is that they 'kissed' in the play. They showed a tape of the 20 minute one-act play at the School Board meeting last night. According to the Post, it was left to the audience to assume what happened, as the one actor leaned into the other, but without touching, the stage faded to black.

    So, if it wasn't explicitly shown, who's mind is in the gutter ??



    ;)

    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999
  6. Skins fan

    Skins fan Tequila fan (100% agave)

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    I couldn't agree with you more Homer. We need to do
    something about it. Black only represents us because
    more people vote for him than the opposition. I am
    completely amazed that Delgaudio still gets elected.

    IMO the reason that Snow represents us now at the BOS
    is because South Riding residents are more active and
    vote in much greater numbers. I recall reading that 79%
    of registered voters there turned out in the last election.

    Seems like residents of Broadlands and Ashburn are less
    involved. I know we are all busy but these representatives
    have a major effect on our lives. All Black cares about is
    cutting taxes (even if it hurts schools, roads etc)
    abortion and homosexuality. I don't agree with his cut
    taxes at all costs approach either.

    We need to be more active in local politics and work to get
    good people elected.

    skins fan

  7. brim

    brim Active Member

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    That's the thing with these cretins...I think they think they're so weak-willed that the slightest glimpse of sexuality will send them into some depraved sexual frenzy. A lot of these people have deeply repressed sexual memories and perhaps it helps them cope with them by drawing such negative attention to them. I'm not sure if that is the case here, but it is with a good deal of these lunatics.
  8. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    I went to the school board meeting last night. I saw the video tape. I saw the fear in the eyes of the intolerant. Amazing. The students who put on the play that is, amazing kids. I totally support them, their director, the Stone Bridge staff, and Mr. Person's the principal of Stone Bridge.

    You all have hit the nail on the head!!
  9. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    This is how clueless I am on county politics, Is Black our district rep? If so, he's got to go. When is the next election?
  10. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    He's not gonna go... the county is mostly republican... four more years four more years! =)

    Seriously, if parents are so offended and are that blind to reality, they should lock their kids in their room and never let them out.
  11. latka

    latka Active Member

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    It's no different than the not allowing mention of God or Christianity that goes on in some school systems. Unfortunatly there are alot of people who think they have a constitutional right not to be offended on both sides of the political spectrum.

    lyo
  12. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    Ummm. Two points. They won the right back to place their little bricks and two, Homosexuals are real people, some who attend the school. It's the the so called christians who are the bad people here. They get there way and now it's open season on gays. So they CAN prosletize on public grounds and still try to censor content they objec too. It wont be too long before they try to ban Evolution Theory.
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    Maybe I should read all of the forum before posting ... I posted on this in another discussion. :)

    I think that the uproar over "Offsides" is ridiculous. I wished more was done to promote tolerance in schools. How many teenagers commit suicide because they wrestle with their sexuality, because they are afraid of what their peers may say, because they fear the intolerance that is so common, especially in High School among students. Kids get taunted for wearing different clothes ... can you imagine the taunting that goes on for having a different sexual preference?

    Dick Black and Mick Staton should keep their homophobic views to themselves. They are not elected to legislate sexuality, they are elected to use OUR tax money to provide US with the services WE need. It is not about what they want, it is about what we want. And I for one don't want the government in my bedroom, which is where the Dick Blacks of this world want to be.

    I applaud Mr. Hochkeppel and Mr. Person for being tolerant enough to allow the play to be performed, and most of all I applaud Sabrina Audrey Jess for writing it.

    Marianne
  14. brim

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    What ever happened to the separation of church and state anyhow?
  15. sunnydog

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    limited public forum was created so no group could be discriminated against.
  16. brim

    brim Active Member

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    Well, that's sure working.
  17. Azsweepay

    Azsweepay New Member

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    It seems that the problem here (like in a lot of politics) that the sane people have better things to do with their time then sweat about this stuff. The really bizzare thing is that legislation banning gay marriage (doesn't affect the average person) has a better chance of passing than bans on smoking in public (does affect the average person).

    Gregg
  18. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Here is the text of Del Black's Press Release on the subject. This was done by him, without seeing the play, talking to those involved. Or even calling his fellow church member, and School Board Chairman Andrews, for an opinion. He jumped right to the agenda, read below and make your own judgement on the truth he proclaimed to spread:

    From: "Delegate Black" <mail@delegateblack.com>
    Subject: Action Alert
    Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:33:44 -0500

    The Issue:
    Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play called Postcards from Paradise. During this play there is a scene where two male students kiss and then tell the audience that, You cant tell me that there isnt a little bit of me in every one of you.

    What Can I Do?

    Tell the Loudoun County School Board that as a taxpayer, you believe it is inappropriate to promote homosexuality in our public schools. Contact the School Board members immediately. The next School Board meeting is on Tuesday, February 8th. Forward this e-mail to other taxpayers in Loudoun County who don't believe schools funded by taxpayer money is the place to promote sexual lifestyles.

    How Do I Contact Them?

    Loudoun County School Board Members
    102 North Street NW
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    schools@loudoun.k12.va.us

    Chairman Andrews phone number: 703-729-7700

    Speak at the School Board Meeting:

    The public is always welcome to speak directly to the School Board members. Their next meeting is:

    This Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 6:30pm
    at the Administrative Building
    102 North St., NW
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    What Can I Say?

    A sample letter is attached below. Feel free to write your own or you are welcome to use the one below.

    Dear School Board Member,

    I recently learned that Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play over the weekend called Postcards from Paradise. In the January school newsletter this play was billed as, a show you wont want to miss. Needless to say, I was upset to find out that the show our children were not supposed to miss was one where two male students engaged in a homosexual kiss onstage and then addressed the audience saying, You cant tell me that there isnt a little bit of me in every one of you.

    The idea that our public school system is being used to promote a homosexual lifestyle is disturbing. When Christs name is banned in schools, and bricks with crosses on them are removed from Potomac Falls High School until a lawsuit forces them to be put back, it makes me feel that a double standard is being placed against people of faith.

    We are continuously lectured on the idea that we need to keep God out of the classroom. Am I now to believe that the reason we need to keep God out is so that homosexual teachings can have free reign?

    I want to know how this play and its contents came to be approved by the faculty at Stone Bridge High School. I want to know if you, as a School Board member were aware of this play, and if so, do you approve of it being supported by the public school system? Finally, I want to know what you are going to do to make sure this kind of thing does not happen again.

    School is somewhere we expect our children to be safe, and that safety also includes making sure that the impressionable minds of students are not being encouraged to explorehomosexuality under the guise of tolerance.

    Sincerely,

    Name: ______________________________
    Address: ______________________________
    ______________________________


    Paid for and Authorized by Friends of Dick Black
  19. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    This was received by one of the students in response to a letter to Black asking why he felt entitled to issue an action alert about a play he hadn't seen. Following is the exact email alert sent from his office, with the To field removed.

    >From: "Delegate Black" <mail@delegateblack.com>
    >To: xxx
    >Subject: Re: action alert
    >Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 23:59:21 -0500
    >
    >Dear xxx:
    >
    >Thank you for your message regarding the controversial play. The
    >kissing scene was simply done for shock value. They wanted
    >attention and they got it. It brought attention to the content of
    >the play and this has upset many parents. Many parents were upset
    >because this was done with small children in the audience. Perhaps
    >one day you will have children and you will understand how
    >protective you might feel when your children are subjected to things
    >that you disapprove of.
    >
    >The idea of tolerance is an interesting one because it isn't a one
    >way street. Some of the very people who wrap themselves in the
    >"tolerance" flag are the first to resort to name calling. What
    >about being tolerant of those people who disagree with the
    >homosexual lifestyle? Since the school has allowed one group to
    >express views favoring homosexuality, will they have to give equal
    >access to those who want to express views opposing the homosexual
    >lifestyle? Delegate Black believes that publicly funded schools are
    >simply not the place to debate this issue.
    >

    >The information that Delegate Black was relying on came from several
    >parents who saw the play and were upset because of the content and
    >because there were small children present in the audience at the
    >time. In addition, School Board member Bob Ohneiser (Broad Run)
    >attended the play himself and told Leesburg Today that "the kiss was
    >clearly visible but was only a peck." On this information, he agreed
    >to forward the letter to people he knew.
    >
    >Although we may have to agree to disagree on whether or not this is
    >appropriate in our public schools, I appreciate you taking the time
    >to contact our office. We may not see eye to eye on this issue, but
    >I promise that we will always treat you with respect and be honest
    >with our position on this issue.
    >
    >Warm regards,
    >Callie Chaplow
    >Aide
  20. latka

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    The problem is with the intolerance of all people of all types.....Christians, gays, fat, ugly. I could go on and on but remember if you want to silence those christian expect to have the same right back at you.

    lyo

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