Trojan horse

Discrimination and bullying can be used to promote a cause. DIAZ: All students should be protected describes the situation:

“SNDA [Student Non-Discrimination Act] is a Trojan horse with the objective of promoting acceptance of GLBT behavior by eradicating deeply held beliefs that proponents view as “homophobic.””

The dangers with such a piece of legislation are many. The clash with other students’ deeply held religious beliefs is the most obvious problem … But the problems go far beyond that. Under SNDA, for example, GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender] students are not to be “excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. … Regardless, the reality is that to use “student safety” as a vehicle to promote sexual behaviors as a political agenda is shameful.”

The effort is to rationalize a lifestyle when it is in dissonance with norms and cultural standards. A stamp of societal approval can make things much more comfortable when the conscience is tugging in another direction. The effort going into obtaining that stamp of approval is a testimony to the forces at work within.

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