Connecticut Musical Stirs Controversy After 2 Men Kiss During Performance

By Candice Leigh Helfand

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A Connecticut high school musical causes a public walkout after two men in the cast kissed during the performance.

It happened during the “Zanna Don’t!” musical at Hartford Public High School last Friday.

“There are always circumstances (in organizing these programs) under which the values of the student or their family come into play,” said Adam Johnson, principal of the Government and Law Academy at the high school, told CBS Connecticut.

He added that many students expressed a desire to skip the show due to the subject matter.

“It’s a balancing act of individual values and the expectations of the school … (and) it was interesting, actually, seeing the apprehension,” Johnson explained.

“Zanna Don’t!” depicts life at the fictitious Heartsville High, where students with academically-charged interests sit atop the popularity echelon while football players are the outcasts, and heterosexuals must conceal their sexual preference to avoid public scrutiny.

During the show, two men in the cast share a brief kiss — a lip lock that became a great point of contention.

“There was a public walkout by a bunch of students (when the kiss happened) … mostly male,” Johnson said. “It was visually evident (due to the jerseys the team was wearing) that a lot of football players got up and walked out. It was almost a symbolic kind of thing.”

Reportedly, the school began receiving a great number of phone calls. The dean of students was even allegedly paid a visit by a Bible-wielding parent that spoke about homosexuals in an unflattering manner.

“In the weeks prior … we were told by those organizing the play that there was going to be a boy-boy kiss,” said Johnson, noting the importance of accepting homosexual intimacy as society accepts heterosexual intimacy. “When one teacher asked if I wanted to remove it, I said absolutely not.”

The production was produced by a joint effort between a task force created by Leadership Greater Hartford’s Quest program and True Colors. It was one of 16 projects available for the taking by task forces involved in Quest, participant Louise Provenzano explained.

“Our specific task force voted for this project because we believe in it, especially in light of national and local stories about LGBTQ issues and bullying,” Provenzano, who worked on the marketing committee for the project, told CBS Connecticut. “It’s not a comfortable topic for many folks … but our group is very passionate about bringing the message of inclusiveness and … compassion to the community.”

And with Spirit Day – a holiday during which celebrants promote awareness and widespread acceptance of the LGBTQ community – coming up on Oct. 20, the timing seemed perfect.

“Through humor …  and music, we’re able to address uncomfortable topics and very serious issues for many,” Provenzano said.

“Most change that comes about does require a certain amount of movement through the uncomfortable – the change process can be a bit messy and disruptive,” Ted Carroll, president of Leadership Greater Hartford, told CBS Connecticut.

After the performance, a talk back session was held to promote a dialog between students, administrators and moderators, and materials were handed out for those seeking more information about issues that affect the LGBTQ community.

Though there were members of the community put off by the show’s content, many also received it positively, Johnson said.

Its message of acceptance is especially important to proponents of “Zanna Don’t!” – which is why two more productions of the show will be performed at Hartford Public High School on Oct. 21. One performance will be for the school’s two remaining academies, and the other will be for the general public.

“I think that we’re at a time in history where there is tremendous focus on bullying and the way students are treating each other, and how they are treated, in school,” Johnson said. “We have to teach students how to respect and honor each other. (The students) need to learn about the diversity of the world and respecting the rights of all people. (I’m) really glad that we did this program.”


One Comment

  1. Bob Smith says:

    Hey, it’s a high school play, even if the male students are over 18 (which is doubtful), they aren’t men!

    1. k says:

      What is the lesson?

    2. Deckard says:

      Please keep your NAMBLA drivel out of here. I guess any male above the age of an infant would be considered a “man” to you. The draft, when implimented, never required 16-17 year olds to join the military, geeze!

    3. john says:

      Hypotheticals (you guess) can prove just about anything, and yet you fail.

      Wounded or otherwise in battle does not make you a man.

    4. Crier says:

      That’s doomed to repeat it there Charles…

    5. cbpelto says:

      TO: Deckard
      RE: NAMBLA??? MOI!!!?!?!?

      Please keep your NAMBLA drivel out of here. — Deckard

      Try NOT to make a total fool of yourself. I’m no more NAMBLA than Obama is a Christian.

      Hope that helps.


      [God is alive….and Airborne-Ranger qualified. — Chaplain, US Army Airborne Chapel, Benning School for Boys, c. 1970]

      1. cbpelto says:

        P.S. My draft number was 51, in the first drawing. I enlisted in 1970. I retired LTC in 1997.

        And I didn’t SAY the draftees would be under the age of 18. Maybe you graduated from the vaunted American public education system AFTER I did, 1969.l That would explain your inability to (1) read English and (2) comprehend Logic.

        P.S. About that God being alive and Airborne-Ranger qualified….

        …I am too.

        What did YOU do for US over the last 40 years?

      2. Bobbert says:

        So you are openly admitting to being a child molester then? I knew all you Christians secretly longed for young boys, I just didn’t know you were so open about it.

    6. fogey0 says:

      You probably don’t know this because from your stupid response it is clear you don’t know a lot of things but when there was a draft the minimum age was 18!!!

    7. cbpelto says:

      TO: k
      RE: The ‘Lesson’ Is….

      ….you’re a ‘Man’ when you’re required to behave like one and actually do the duty.

      Young men can enlist and defend this country before they are called up in any draft. When they do so….and do so with integrity and honor….THEN THEY ARE MEN.


      [Old enough to die? Old enough to vote![

      P.S. And DRINK, in my professional [27 years in harness in the Infantry[ opinion.

    8. Grego says:

      They stopped teaching real civics & History a long time ago. Since then the liberal public schooling being forced upon most peoples children, is the devel’s do-do, and you cbpelto, are indeed a lunatic. Bet you don’t have a clue what a real man is.

    9. cbpelto says:

      TO: fogey0
      RE: Heh

      You probably don’t know this because from your stupid response it is clear you don’t know a lot of things but when there was a draft the minimum age was 18!!! — fogey9

      Stupid? Moi??!?!?

      I suspect you’re ‘projecting’.

      My working definition of ‘Stupid’ is….

      Ignorant and proud of it.

      I enlisted in the Army in 1970. I did that because my draft number, in the very first such drawing during Nam, was #51. [NOTE: I think they actually drew in the upper 100s that year.] But I figured that I had a better chance of survival if I got to choose my MOS and unit than if they did. [NOTE: I was probably mistaken. During Basic, I was approached by the White House Communications Agency to become one of their team. Silly me. I wanted to actually SEE the ‘elephant’. So I went ‘airborne’.]

      Hope that helps….


      [I was jumping C130s before your father learned how to jump a prom date.]

    10. cbpelto says:

      TO: Grego
      RE: Tell Me….

      They stopped teaching real civics & History a long time ago. — Grego

      Didn’t I say that, earlier?

      Since then the liberal public schooling being forced upon most peoples children, is the devel’s do-do…. — Grego

      No argument with THAT. I’ve watched it happening for the last eight years, as a (1) commissioner on a local citizens’ oversight committee on local government, including school boards and higher education and (2) as a judge in high schoohl forensics, e.g., debate. It’s amazing what is going on in the vaunted American public education system.

      …..and you cbpelto, are indeed a lunatic. — Grego

      Well…..I have an ‘excuse’. I was bashed in the head as a small child. [NOTE: Baseball bat on a follow-through during my first ever baseball game. I walked into it. Spent time in Walter Reed as they pulled bone frags out of my gray-matter. The up-side was that Ike was down the hall from me. I claim he heard about my skull fracture and had that heart attack.]


      Bet you don’t have a clue what a real man is. — Grego


      Catch up with me when YOU know what a ‘real man’ is.

      You can become one yourself. When you:

      • Enlist in the US Army
      • Do 27 years ‘in harness’ as an infantryman
      • Go Airborne
      • Go Ranger
      • Make Sergeant
      • Get a Commission
      • Lead planeloads of paratroopers out the doors of perfectly good aircraft in flight
      • Command an Infantry Company
      • Graduate Command and General Staff College
      • Graduate Logistics Executive Development Course
      • Plan, Coordinate, Execute and Evaluate exercises for State Area Commands (STARCs) regarding preparation for National Emergencies (think Gulf Wars) and Natural Disasters (think Katrinas) in the western third of the United States
      • Retire Lieutenant Colonel

      Get back with me then. We’ll talk. I’ll provide the fine tobacco and cigars…..


      [If you had a Life in the first place, you’ll never have a mid-life crisis. — CBPelto]

      1. cbpelto says:

        P.S. Replace the word ‘cigars’ with ‘scotch’

      2. cbpelto says:


        ….I’ve got more time in a T10 than you have in your favorite t-shirt.

      3. kurt says:

        To kill for the bankers and the drug runners makes you a man. Wow… i did no know that.

      4. cbpelto says:

        TO: kurt
        RE: You….

        To kill for the bankers and the drug runners makes you a man. Wow… i did no know that. — kurt


        ….don’t understand much of anything. And thanks for admitting to it.


        [The Truth will out….even from the mouths of ‘babes’…in the proverbial ‘woods’]

      5. cbpelto says:

        TO: All
        RE: kurt….

        To kill for the bankers and the drug runners makes you a man. Wow… i did no know that. — kurt

        ….kurt obviously….

        ….don’t understand much of anything. And thanks for admitting to it.


        [The Truth will out….even from the mouths of ‘babes’…in the proverbial ‘woods’]

    11. Snod says:

      That makes this even more perverted! Get the idea, these lost people are perverting kids not ADULTS!

      1. cbpelto says:

        TO: Snod
        RE: Finally….

        That makes this even more perverted! Get the idea, these lost people are perverting kids not ADULTS! — Snod

        ….catching on?

        Good on you.


        [The Truth will out….one way or another. Even to members of Densa.]

  2. Patrick says:

    I hope the school is as tolerant to other topics, such as: school prayer, pledge of allegiance, celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving, Columbus day, Washington’s birthday, etc.

    1. Texas says:

      Fat Chance!!

      My suggestion if you can afford it…Private Christian School or Home School

      1. Nina says:

        Yeah! Teach the next generation to live in fear and willful ignorance! USA! USA! USA!

    2. Jenny says:

      Hey Patrick, why don’t you just sit the kids down in 1st grade and fill them in on the Easter Bunny, Santa and the tooth fairy? Thank God for private schools!! We don’t have to spend even a minute on plays like these or other nonsense. We educate the kids, and have the patience to let them decide on their own, when the time is appropriate. Anything less looks like recruiting. In private schools the kids can just be kids while they’re young. Public schools are a mess, failing to educate, it should be their number one job. Sad.

      1. Mark says:

        oh so only YOUR beliefs should be the subject of learning. Must be a liberal.

      2. crazyrightwingmom says:

        Mark: Yes, the parent’s beliefs should be the only beliefs taught to their children.

      3. Robert says:

        Yep, and ever since we decided to “let them decide on their own” everything in society has declined. The problem with this progressive “let the children decide what to believe” is the very fact that they are children. I was raised with all the traditional religious and moral values, the christian holidays, and the rule of parents. I stayed out of trouble, made my way, hold a job, and am a responsible U.S. citizen without any “horrible” scars from celebrating Christmas and Easter. Maybe it’s time to return to some of those values because the lack of them has proven very destructive.

      4. X NY'er says:

        I’m with Robert. It’s not that kids were left to decide on their own. The fact is they are being brainwashed by leftist teachers whose sole function is to perpetuate their jobs.
        If the kids decided, things would be much better. My own kids went through this BS and knew it was all wrong. I told them to keep their mouths shut and get good grades so they could go to college — where they could be indoctrinated further.

      5. lvh says:

        Dolt..he’s saying a public school should be open to ALL input. Not those the liberal agenda approves.
        We all can’f afford the private education u are able to provide for yours.

        FYI I had lots of fun with the Easter Bunny, Santa and Tooth Fairy.
        And then, as all normal kids do, I grew up. But as a child I loved it.

        I hope ur kids live up to ur expectations… least happy.

    3. Lou says:

      Patrick, you`ve hit the nail on the head!!! Being inclusive is only a good thing when you exclude school prayer, pledge of allegience, and celebrating religious holidays!!

      1. Gaudior says:


        So, you’d be good with your kids celebrating Ramadan, Diwali, and Purim in school?

    4. Jim in Houston says:

      Don’t count on it. This was Joe Bite Me’s home state after all.

  3. unoga says:

    Provenzano, Carroll, Adam Johnson and others (obviously) in the Hartford Public school system miss the point entirely: it is not the schools job to bring about social change. Society will change as society sees fit, not as a result of liberal interests attemting to brain wash children.

    1. Rick says:

      Exactly! Oh, society excepts this stuff so you kids better make sure you do too. Those kids are a part of society and the school is just trying to use band-wagon tactics to get kids to follow along.

    2. Nea Poole says:

      Andrew…I accidentally hit report comment…hope that does not remove your comment. I absolutely agree. If you look at most kid oriented shows, especially on Disney, there is always a clearly gay character and parents, especially Dads, are missing or dolts. They media is very pro-gay agenda and wants to inculcate our children since they know they cannot sway our generation,.The anti-gay marriage vote in California showed the left what even a liberal state thought of the idea. So now they are going after the courts and our kids. They are exactly like Nazis and communists in that regard.

    3. speedstan says:

      Excellent observation. Hopefully everyone reads through and thinks for a second before jumping the gun on replies.

    4. Nina says:

      Oh yes. It’s REALLY dangerous to “brainwash” kids with reality. Better to indoctrinate them into a good Christian life of fear, threats and hatred. Some people are BORN gay. Get over it.

  4. hamidog says:

    So that makes freakish behavior OK? Because you feel like normal behavior is “right wing”? Better get used to it, because this country is headed for a big correction in 2012…in the direction of normalcy.

    1. Jason says:

      What is so freakish about a man kissing a man? honestly. I do it all the time.

      1. JBar595 says:

        I’ll be they call you Mr. Brown eye.

      2. cbpelto says:

        TO: Jason
        RE: Well….

        What is so freakish about a man kissing a man? honestly. I do it all the time. — Jason

        …that sounds like a ‘personal problem.


        [Gay is a one-word oxymoron.]

      3. Roze says:

        I could care less what you do in your private life. Both of my brothers are gay. But they nor I believe it is right for the GLBT to push your agenda on straight people through the school system. It is not the school systems place to teach social values, which is why I will be homeschooling my child.

      4. Tim says:

        Because the majority don’t engage in the behavior. Therefore, by definition, it is abnormal or freakish.


      5. Gary says:

        The majority doesn’t engage in the behavior. So I guess those who exercise everyday are also freaks?

      6. CaptObv says:

        Yeah, your mama.

      7. William says:

        Your dad doesnt count.

    2. Tim says:

      Freaks vs. normal. That’s what it’s all about. Don’t let them redefine freakish or normal.

    3. melissatx says:

      Don’t think so. You are going to be soooooo disappointed.

  5. socalhobbit says:

    Sounds like those students have mores sense than the “adults” in charge of that school. The adults don’t sound very tolerant of those who don’t share their views.

    1. irishsmile says:

      It was the students who walked.

  6. Beavis says:

    Because Columbus just did sooooooo much. Name a damn thing Columbus did that benefited ANYONE other than the King and Queen of Spain.

    1. Bill says:

      He discovered the New World, where you, as a descendant of non-native peoples, now live and enjoy the benefits of your life. So YOU benefit.

      1. Hazmat77 says:

        Discovered means “the first one to observe” … clearly Chris wasn’t the first European to observe land West of Europe.
        “Leif Erickson is the explorer famous for the discovery of North America. Leif Erickson came from Iceland and was the son of an outlaw and the grandson of an outlaw. Leif was one of four children: he had two other brothers and one sister. While many people attribute the discovery of North America to Christopher Columbus, another explorer famous for his incredible discoveries, in truth, Leif Erickson beat Columbus in the discover of North America by nearly FIVE centuries.”

      2. cajred says:

        Yeah, and boy the Vikings really settled in didn’t they? Well, maybe in Minnesota.

      3. Farmer Bob says:

        In fairness to Columbus, we must allow that Ericson had a big head start on him, a shorter distance, and he greatly benefited from the manmade global warming that prevailed at the time. In addition to which, Columbus had to wait until his government grant was approved.

  7. Bill says:

    They complain abouit bullying and how bad it is, and how it should stop, then they engage in a bit of bullying themselves,and ask us how it feels. Well, we don’t like it any more than you do.

    1. Brett says:

      Yes, you, the parents and student body were clearly bullied and victimized…do you understand what bully means?

  8. john says:

    OMG you are so freaking cleaver!

    1. PinkFloydFan says:

      Kind of a cutting comment. Not very clever of you was it?

  9. Texas says:

    Truth hurts dosen’t it!

  10. Drew in Pa says:

    “heterosexuals must conceal their sexual preference to avoid public scrutiny.”

    Sounds like progressive education at its very best

  11. Texas says:

    Non of them are unsure. It is just you PC fools who have to paste ideas all over someone elses actions to understand it. The real answer….It was sick and you don’t even have a clue why normal people don’t want to see it.

  12. Bill says:

    Is “Zanna, Don’t!” some sort of takeoff on “Xanadu?” If so, why? What’s the significance?

  13. Liberalhater says:

    Liberals, leave the **** kids alone!!!!!

    1. Gary says:

      The enemy are bigots and bullies and idiots, clearly represented by the right-wing conservatives who are always the last to know they’ve lost.

  14. PinkFloydFan says:

    That wasn’t very politically correct of them was it?

  15. Jim Shores says:

    Our government has been takenover by the NWO. It is Satanic and perverted. Our schools have been ruined. Get out of the “Public Fool” system!

  16. Lossless says:

    LGBTQ? An alphabet soup of cognitive dissonance.

  17. Hazmat77 says:

    Texas … in your mind it may be ‘sick’ but that doesn’t make it ‘sick’!

    To each his own. You’ll live a much better and happier life simply minding your own business and stop trying to impose YOUR beliefs on everyone else.

    1. I am me says:

      stop trying to impose YOUR beliefs on everyone else.


      I will if you will….

    2. dam says:

      sorta like they tried to do with this playl?

    3. nunya says:

      You do realize its a binary arguement.

      I would recommend you mind your own business and stop trying to impose your believes on Texas, or anyone else for that matter.

    4. mike says:

      as well as you clown….now run along and find your neighbors kids to “teach”…ok pedi boy..

    5. NotDeadYet says:

      Moron… that’s the same thing most people commenting want. For others to stop imposing their beliefs on others. Most people really don’t care what someone does in their own home. Stop pushing it on other people in auditoriums.

  18. Texas says:

    I am making children kiss? Sounds like something you leftys were doing. We find it and you disgusting so you tell us to mind our own business while you brain wash our children and that it is okay. I don’t think sooo!

  19. jake49 says:

    Or “they” should jam each other and stop forcing a repulsive and immoral lifestyle on people with moral sensibilities. Two men behaving like that and having sexual lreations is immoral any day of the week, 24/7.

    1. Gary says:

      Forcing you to live the lifestyle you say? What is that if not insecurity in one’s heterosexuality? It should have no affect on how you live, if you want to live as a straight person does.

  20. craig says:

    If the school officials believe it was their “duty” to promote the changing ideas and thoughts of society by advocating and allowing such things to be used on school property and using taxpayer money to fund, promote and “educate,” then perhaps it is time for the taxpayers to, year by year, determine who is allowed to teach in the schools. Let’s start putting up, for a vote, on who the public desires to teach their kids and what direction they desire for their communities head toward.

    1. Brett says:

      I’m pretty sure most School Superintendents are elected officials that can be voted out if you don’t like the direction the school district is going…the fact that you didn’t know this makes me believe you probably aren’t informed enough to decide who should promote and educate our kids….

      1. PJ says:

        I’ve never heard of a school superintendent who was “elected”. They are usually hired by the school board who themselves are elected by the people of their district.
        As a former school board member I can tell you that you need to take this displeasure directly to your board members.

  21. Barry's CT. SSN 042-68-4425 FAILED E-VERIFY says:


    I just reported you to

    1. Roze says:

      Oh wow, you “reported” someone for putting up a video? And who are the fascist? hahaha

    2. geneclrk says:

      you “reported” him? sounds like you are the intimidating bully

  22. Big Bear says:

    They don’t care. All they have to do is sell their schtick to enough people to break even. In other words, about 2% of the general population. But…they have a media arm which convinces their cult followers that they are…I don’t know…the 99% or something.

    1. Waltdog says:

      Amen, Big Bear! MSM is one of the culprits in destroying the moral compass of this great country!

  23. sean patriot says:

    This is just gross. I will never accept 2 men kissing.

    1. ed ripp says:

      As a matter of fact, in several places,where he condems this sort of behavior as an “abomination”. Note that word Abomo …Nation…Hmmm.

    2. cbpelto says:

      TO: Hazmatt77
      RE: Indeed!

      God has spoken! — Hazmat77

      Read His book. Get a clue.


      [God builds His temples in the hearts of men, on the ruins of churches and religions.]

      P.S. It HAS to be a very ‘personal’ experience.

      One you have yet to experience.

      1. Gigi says:

        God doesn’t exist you troglodyte!

    3. cbpelto says:

      TO: ed ripp
      RE: About that ‘Obamanation’ Business

      Note that word Abomo …Nation…Hmmm. — ed ripp

      I think you’re onto something there.

      And I’m thinking about something Someone said, about 2000 years ago.

      When you see the ‘Obamanation’ that makes desolation standing where it ought not to be…. — something of a ‘paraphrase’ of that Word…..


      P.S. Is Obama going to visit the Temple Mount anytime soon?

      Inquiring minds want to know…..

    4. PolitiPorn says:

      @cbpelto – sure, life would be so much better if only we’d all believe in your imaginery man in the sky.

    5. cbpelto says:

      TO: Politiporn
      RE: Funny

      sure, life would be so much better if only we’d all believe in your imaginery man in the sky. — Politiporn

      I can appreciate your ignorance. I used to ‘believe’ the same as you, until I had some occasions to actually ‘deal’ with that ‘Man’. Let alone the reps from the other ‘camp’.

      You are welcome to hold to your beliefs. However, if you had an open mind, instead of the mind you apparently got from the vaunted American public education system, you might…just MIGHT….be able to perceive more than you can right now.

      Even so…..

      ….you can still save yourself…..if you have the courage to step out of the proverbial ‘box’, the vaunted American pubic education system has put you into. And THEREIN is the mark of ‘genius’.


      P.S. Good luck with that…..

  24. RP says:

    Perhaps we should just start deporting sex perverts like you.

  25. jake49 says:

    Stay in fantasyland haz, your mind is wlecome there.

  26. Big Bear says:

    The Age of Tolerance is coming to an end. Once this broken system fails, the freaks and deviants will not be accepted by the community.

  27. heatherfeather says:

    Gays cannot reproduce. Ergo, they have to recruit.

    1. Hazmat77 says:

      heather ………… your simpleton response is not true. Gay men can reproduce using surrogates, through intercourse or artificial insemination.

    2. cajred says:

      Hazmat, please show us mercy this soon after lunch. So nauseating.

    3. Daniel Bryant says:

      Exactly…gays MUST recruit.

      Expose, encourage, affirm gayness, and label ALL dissent as ‘hate, bigotry and intolerance.’

      It’s gay 101.

      1. Gary says:

        Heterosexuals must be very weak if you’re suggesting they can be “recruited” to be gay.

    4. stloony says:

      Oh great response Hazmat, I thought it was natural to be gay. To reproduce in such a way is not natural. Nature didn’t design us that way. If so, how do you explain all the people that have lived before these technological times?

      Wow, you cannot have it both ways, either being gay is natural (born with it) or not (it’s a choice).

  28. Texas says:

    They arn’t accepted now, and that is their problem. They want to see us forced to accept their deviant life style.

  29. even steven says:

    The play sounds really boring. If it was supposed to be shocking or cutting edge, then I think they’re about twenty years late.

  30. Dan says:

    Actually, Columbus started the exploitation of two continents. Basically……the FED. Check it out. Everything comes to….money.

  31. SeanPennisGay says:

    Good for them – vote with your feet. People don’t want a gay activist “message” in
    a high school play. Once again, appropriate response to the pro-gay crowd.

  32. Goddess says:

    I don’t think they felt “threatened” so much as repulsed. Once again the left gets it wrong.

    1. Gary says:

      The same thing, no? It’s still an irrational fear.

  33. heatherfeather says:

    We stopped watching network TV years ago over the liberal agenda.

    1. cbpelto says:

      TO: heatherfeather
      RE: Heh

      This household stopped watching network TV in 1997.

      Same reason.


      [Save yourselves. Kill your television.]

  34. Hollies says:

    That the best you can do? Cite a spelling mistake? Brilliant.

  35. el polacko says:

    how funny that so many comments here are obviously from the same person posting under different names. seems that this person has a problem with the fact that gay people exist and wants to make some sort of political issue out of it. this person is a perfect example of the animosity that gay folks, and students in particular, have to deal with on a daily basis…which is the point of this play.

    1. Susan says:

      how funny that you are so desperate to believe that the majority of Americans find this stuff disgusting and morally reprehensible that you make up stuff about who is posting. The adults who are brainwashinhg children and young adults into thinking they are sick like this are the ones who are responsible for the kids/young adults suffering. If you keep trying to put a tarantula into someone’s hand and then put them in jail for being repulsed by it, what kind of person are you?

      1. phillysmart says:

        Right on Susan most hom’s think thier behavior is normal…that clearly shows a mental instability….I hate to tell them its not

  36. jasperddbgghost says:

    So wait a sec. If you hate something you are automatically for it?

    You obviously hate Christian religion so that automatically makes you a Bible Toting’ Christian?

    Yeah….that made about as much sense as your “hiding their own sexual feelings” comment. Go ahead and add your facts link. I’ll just link the fact of Gays being the highest carrier of AIDS.

    That’s right, hush mode phaagg, hush mode.

  37. monsieurhappy says:

    What? Heterosexuals attend musicals?? I think CBS missed the real headline in this story.

  38. Hazmat77 says:

    How ’bout female – on – female french kissing … is that ok with you?

    1. cajred says:

      Hazmatt – Not with my daughter

    2. CroMagnon says:

      Only if there is nudity involed.

    3. Gaudior says:

      Men are hairy, sweaty, and disgusting.

      So, your theory is that women for some reason don’t care about this? Or that all straight women sleep with people they find disgusting? Or…what?

  39. NoMarxist says:

    Typical.. Demonize people with moral clarity in order to shut them up.. Name calling only goes so far and then no one cares anymore. Take the word racist, which now means disagreeing with Obama or supporting Herman Cain.. It has nothing to do with race, only your political agenda. Sorry to inform you, but even the ignorant are starting catch on.. What progressives have tried for 100 years to accomplish, will all come unglued on Jan 20, 2013.

  40. Ron Sewiet says:

    We are returning to the days of Noah which means everybody does that which is right in their own eyes. America is in her last days unless there is a great spiritual reawakening. The political correctness and “values clarification” mentality is leading the charge to destroy one of the greatest cultures of all time. God is not a respecter of nations and it’s no wonder this nation is reeling in turmoil, confusion and “sexual debauchery”. The Genesis account, which is historical not poetic, said that God made Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. We are going to fall from within just like all other nations have. Sodom and Gemmorrah move over because its our time to be destroyed by fire and brimstone!!!

    1. Brett says:

      I’d love to understand how we are the greatest cultures of all time…we are one of the youngest cultures out there and only within the last 50 – 60 years have we given equal rights to minorities. 150 years ago we had slaves. I think you are a little delusional…

  41. SOCIOLOGY says:

    Hey, Hazmat77. You can say all day and all night long that deviant behavior is normal but 98% of the population do not agree with you. Quit trying to teach our children that deviant behavior is normal and accepted. You know it isn’t normal but you want shove it down our throats and force society to accept it.

  42. Eric says:

    If this was happening at my kids school, I’d go just to walk out at the same moment too. Intentionally and loudly, to make my protest known.

    And I sure ain’t no football jock.

  43. Robert says:

    And God says: “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

    And “Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Romans 1:24-27

    “Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.”

    1. Brett says:

      Don’t cut your hair or shave your beard!
      Leviticus 19:27 reads “You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.”

      Don’t wear polyester or synthetic blend fabrics!
      Leviticus 19:19 reads, “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.”

      Born out of wedlock? Can’t go to church!
      Deuteronomy 23:2 reads, “No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the Lord.”

      Better not eat shrimp or lobster either:
      Leviticus 11:10 reads, “But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.”

      And if I remember properly all sins are equal in God’s eyes so if you go get your hair cut you aren’t any better than one of the gays!!!!

    2. Tim says:

      Isn’t that the same god that would rather you kill someone than take his name in vain? Yep, top class morals right there. Why don’t you idiot sheeple start thinking for yourselves rather than blindly following everything said in 2000 year-old book of fairy tales

    3. Alyc says:

      The bible also says you can stone your wife if she cheats. It was written for the times…it’s now time to stop taking it so literally.

  44. Eric says:

    Disgusting is, what disgusting does, I guess…

    1. Miles Ragel says:

      You guess? Equal respect for Gay Rights is the FEDERAL LAW, and in most states that aren’t stuck in the stone ages, gay relationships are realized as equal if not superior citizens to straight relationships, and really, Eric, you don’t have a choice, because, again, ITS THE LAW!

      1. nunya says:

        “gay relationships are realized as equal if not superior citizens to straight relationships”

        Wow, just wow. That must be a nice dream you live in lol. Site resources for this proclamation? I think youve been on the skin flute too much.

      2. abbeyconway says:

        It’s filth. Nothing more.

      3. Tim says:

        I am not required to and do not respect gay rights. I’m not required to respect anyone’s rights. I choose what I respect.

        By the way Miles, your name is gay.

    2. cajred says:

      MIles – You are a fool. The law does NOT require respect for gays. It simply prevents discrijmination in many areas of employmen, housing, etc. That is a hell of a long way from “respect”. Respect can never be legislated, only earned. And you are a terrible ambassador for your ilk.

    3. cajred says:

      And Miles, I know I have mispellings. I am typing this on a BB waiting in the airport. So before you pivot, uh oh. Bad word.

      1. Gary says:

        Why is gay people’s sex always such a concern? It never seems to be gay people who bring it up, only pundits. It’s irrelevant to this discussion.

  45. mojo says:

    Seems that those who walked out did so because they objected to the content of the show. And their action is what?…something new? People walk out of performances all the time. This is not news.

  46. Middleway says:

    Hazmat, imagine instead that this was a play that was pro-religion and a bunch of atheist students walked out. Couldn’t someone else then say:

    “Usually those objecting to such an event are people who are hiding their own religious feelings. Isn’t it odd that the “atheists” would be so threatened that they walk out of the theater.

    Wonder how many of those enlightened atheists are so unsure of their own beliefs that a public display represents a threat to them?”

    I’m not religious, but I do hate hypocrisy . . .

    1. Gary says:

      Lol, the atheists simply wouldn’t have attended the religious play in the first place. The atheists wouldn’t have planned to walk out just because they felt they had to make a point, as these students mentioned in the article had probably done. It’s sad and shows insecurity.

  47. wbill says:

    Any school that has a vice principal of Law and Govenment Acadamy is not the school for my children.
    Once there was a time when this exibitionism of sexual enlightenent wouldn’t have been allowed. Then there was a time it wouldn’t be allowed in colleges. Then there was a time it certainly wouldn’t be in High Schools. Pretty soon they’ll star having 5th grade boys kissing each other, cause you no ‘girls have cooties!’

  48. fordresscodes says:

    We are having a murder trial . a High School for kids with issues….
    a 14 year old started dressing and behaving in a very flirtatious manner
    and dress ..aproved and even given a swell dress for the Dance by teachers..was calling younger boys my sweetie and blowing kisses…. the 13 year old who the object of his attention was sexual abused by another family member.. became inranged..brought a gun to school and killed the sexual
    bully….He is being tried for 1st degree Murder as a adult….You can thank the
    school for there enlightned opinion on lets stir the pot..and see…what happens.

    1. Brett says:

      Nope I think we should lock all kids that are different in a school by themselves and not let them intermingle with all the “good and correct minded” kids.

      I’m pretty sure the 13 year old had other options vs bringing a gun to school and murdering another student. Obviously he had major issues aside from a gay student pursuing him and to use that as a justification for discriminating against gays is pathetic.

    2. Gary says:

      Yeah, blame the murder victim. Classy.

  49. mamawati says:

    We as a people are at the end of the line. This is just more proof along with the teacher in Texas a few days ago who required her class to salute the Mexican Flag and sing the Mexican National anthem. Remember a year or so ago when students tired to do that with the American Flag in Morgan Hill, CA and were stopped by the school? Alice in Wonderland folks. Fire everyone who was in the line of approving this pro agenda event. NOW>

  50. cajred says:

    Hey Belch: Few people on these posts take the time to edit grammar. It’s about opinion. Jamb your feeble attempt at attacking. You don’t seem particularly deft at it.

  51. monsieurhappy says:

    They should make a wholesome musical based off the bible: Genesis 19:30-36
    “Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let’s get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
    Sounds HOT!

    1. Treeofwoe says:

      The point you are trying to make but not bold enough to come right out and say is that in your opinion the Bible is somehow lewd like the play because both have sinful sexual contact. Where your comparison falls far short is that the Bible exposes sin and the recompense for it wheras the play simply glorifies it. Nice try though.

  52. Picasso says:

    High school boys aren’t adult men. Someone should go to jail for child abuse.

  53. FurdBurfull says:

    blasphmy and they will burn in hell for eternity along with the promotion of this stuff. There is a GOD and it has been written in his law that this is not accepted behavior and damnnation is the result. You will smoke a turd in hell
    for ever with no hope of ever finding piece.

  54. blake99 says:

    You have your rights. But if you try to rub our noses in it, as in the case of this play, don’t be surprised to see grossed-out people walking out in disgust. That is OUR right. Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it natural. Try populating a civilization with nothing but your “superior” gay relationships.

  55. Tamra Corley-Dunn says:

    This is not what I want my children to see in any school, public or private. Don’t try to impose your beliefs on myself or my children. This kind of behavior is unacceptable to me and my family and I am sure I am not the only one who does not accept this behavior.

  56. Miguel says:

    The filthy leftist basards usually operate under the guise of ‘task forces’ and such to appear to legitimize their infiltration into American culture with their hateful agendas. As a secondary school teacher in CA, I’ve seen gay students bullying and laughing at other students who don’t enjoy their insider influence with the adult employment schemers, AKA the California Education System, one which is drastically failing in educating our young.

    It’s time for massive numbers of people to pull their kids from these schools whose funding the progressives have co-opted. Demanding the school funding follow where our families want their children to attend school is one way to right these weasels’ injecting themselves into our kids’ educations.

    A genuine taxpayer revolt would dwarf these Occupy people by one million times.

  57. Jacob says:

    Perhaps you should jamb on yourself the ability to calm down when your secular religion is threatened so you don’t hypocritically hack up a common idiom while denouncing another individual’s command of the English language.

  58. J. Orwell says:

    When I was in high school, those interested in new literature and plays watched The Laramie Project –

    This play allowed me appreciate the problem with hate crime behavior and tolerance. I didn’t need to watch some high school theater camp director put on his own kiss and tell show through young males interaction.

    There are much more effective ways to make a population aware of atrocities against humanity, in my honest opinion.

    Oh, and by the way, being gay is a choice, not a predisposition.

    1. Michael says:

      > Oh, and by the way, being gay is a choice, not a predisposition.

      Gay behavior is a choice, as is straight behavior, but sexual orientation—i.e. who you’re attracted to and develop romantic feelings toward—is not. Please stop spreading misconceptions about what sexual orientation is or isn’t, and read the following clinical report to educate yourself:;113/6/1827

    2. Enlightened says:

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha!! You honestly believe this?

      Then explain the gay teens who kill themselves? Wouldn’t it be a lot easier for them to just CHOOSE not to be gay?

      When in your life have you made a choice which could result in loss of your family, friends, all respect anyone has for you, will cause you to be demonized by religious groups the world over, and could very likely result in your own murder or suicide? Ya, sounds like an AWESOME choice to me. I’m surprised more people don;t choose to be gay.

  59. JWS says:

    “and heterosexuals must conceal their sexual preference to avoid public scrutiny.”

    So it’s a play set about 10 years from now. Boring.

  60. JWS says:

    Because his commenting on this site is supported by tax dollars, huh?

  61. Factchecker says:

    You have the freedom to leave too lib.

  62. cbpelto says:

    TO: All
    RE: Heh

    As what is ‘evil’ should be honored?


    P.S. TO: I am me….

    …..there’s supposed to be a separation of church and state, e.g., the state should NOT be using tax payer dollars to promote a belief that is contrary to religious belief.

    After all….

    ….the state does not allow the promotion of christianity in the vaunted American public education system. So why should it allow the promotion of that which is against christianity?

    Or is there a hypocritical double-standard at play here? With tax-payer dollars?

    Three guesses….first two don’t count….

    1. Brett says:

      I’m pretty sure the State can promote whatever it feels like. The State doesn’t have to take any religion into consideration as long as it isn’t promoting a religion. Should we not allow any non-kosher food in school because some Jewish kids can’t have it…or are you talking about your own religious belief that is better then everyone else’s???

      1. cbpelto says:

        TO: Brett
        RE: Heh

        Did you just graduate from the vaunted American public education system?


        [You can’t have it both ways.]

      2. Brett says:

        Nice way of avoiding the question. The State has no responsibility to not offend a religion, it just can’t promote a religion. Our laws or lack of laws in some instances offend all manners of religions. In case you forgot Christianity isn’t the only one.

  63. Joseph says:

    There is a mighty whirlwind coming to sweep away the ‘elite’ debris and leftist manipulators. It won’t be pretty and it will be painful for many. So be it. There is no other way.

    1. cbpelto says:

      TO: Joseph
      RE: Indeed

      I’m expecting a chastisement.

      It was 40 years between the murder of the most innocent Man to walk the Earth, i.e., the Crucifixion—c.33 AD—and the destruction of Israel—73 AD, vis-a-vis the Wars of the Jews against the Romans as reported by Josephus.

      It’s been 38 years since the Supremes allowed for the mass murder of the most innocent of US, vis-a-vis Roe v. Wade.

      And things are ‘heating up’. Just as they did about 2000 years ago. 2012-13 are likely to be more ‘interesting’ than most of US would care to consider.


      [History repeats itself. That’s one of the problems with History.]

      1. Gaudior says:

        But… the Romans killed Jesus. Not the Jews. The Jews didn’t crucify people.

        That’s actually *in* the Bible. Yes, there’s the whole bit with the mob condemning him, but it was still Roman soldiers who killed him and a Roman governor who convicted him, no matter how much Pilate whined about it.

        So then, why did the Roman Empire continue to stand for hundreds of years after that, if you’re seeing a direct cause-effect relationship?

  64. Joe says:

    I hope and pray that this stuff is never accepted in our society! It’s disgusting! Nature should tell you it isn’t right! If everyone were gay,there’d be no more US!! What’s right is right and what’s wrong is still wrong,doesn’t matter if Hollywood says otherwise. Proud of those students who walked out.

    1. Wendy says:

      But but but . . . if everyone were straight, there would be no more musicals!


  65. Suibne says:

    this is the world the social progressives have given us. and they don’t care. they will shove their sht down you throat forever. and when you stop them they will scream fascism and roll over in the streets. Victims. WAKE UP AMERICA

  66. Armando Phuffer says:

    Well now the pedophiles will demand equal time.

  67. jazz says:

    What is laughingly called a musical where two men kiss is not mainstream but appeals to a minority of Americans so should never be imposed on the “rest of society.”

  68. Roze says:

    Remember guys, CBS is the same news organization that put a OWS guy on who said that the protests were “too White” and that there was not enough “diversity”. CBS is anti-white and anti-traditional western values. White Christians are expected to tolerate EVERYONE else but when it comes to everyone tolerating us and our views it doesn’t matter. Wake up.

  69. mike says:


    1. Jenny says:

      we put ours through private schools K-12 and they then chose private colleges. we don’t have grandchildren yet, but have already started trusts for their private school educations. public schools spend too much time on garbage. They spend most of the time on anything but educating. Complete failure of the objective!

  70. cbpelto says:

    TO: All
    RE: monsiurhappy

    Your comment is just another way for the right to jamb down their view on the rest of society. — monsiurhappy

    Evidently monsiurhappy has no concept of how tax dollars can be misappropriated by the vaunted American public education system to promote ideals contrary to a number of religious beliefs.

    This is a violation of the separation of church and state. And using tax dollars to foment it.

    Too bad that Civics isn’t taught in the vaunted American public education system anymore. Otherwise people like monsiurhappy would be very careful about how their tax dollars are spent…..

    ….unless they are blatant hypocrites.


    [Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste.]

  71. NickD says:

    I don’t care what 2 men do behind closed doors. I just don’t want to be forced to watch it.

  72. Harpo2 says:

    Again the disgusting LIEberals in academia underestimate the ideals of their audience!

  73. OldVietVet says:

    This is NOT a function of public education! It serves only to advance the GLBT agenda–What rights do the parents have in this “play” that their children are participating in?

  74. Leroy says:

    Why won’t the webmaster post my comment?

    One of the best things one can do is note the school or theater and compile a list of venues that push this agenda. List in hand, deliver it to estate planning attorneys, accountants and financial advisers. They can reference the list (periodically) to see if their clients (who wish to donate to the ‘arts’ are aware of the content of these places). It won’t be until they’re hit ‘in the wallet’ that they take more notice. Guided philanthropy away from the ‘reeducation camps’ will siphon badly needed funding.

  75. Gunny G says:

    FINALLY! We need to stop being so d*mned PC and accepting that these h0m0s and their disgusting agenda ARE NORMAL!

    REFUSE to accept it and shove it back down THIER THROATS!


    1. Gaudior says:

      Hey, it’s normal for us.

      Normal is different for different people.

  76. Calypso says:

    Damned heterophobes are so in our faces with their antics.

  77. Zorrgg says:

    well, in reality, it is a view based on what makes sense. If two men can’t have offspring, then as far as evolution is concerned, it is only perverse behavior. I suspect most who want to see that kind of behavior, including yourself, are secretly perverse. I wonder how that could be considered “the right jambing our view on the rest of society?” You really need to grow up and quit thinking like a child.

    1. Gary says:

      It exists. Evolution would have selected against it and being gay couldn’t have survived if it went against evolution.

  78. Yo Mama says:

    Why not a musical about Pirates looking for booty?

  79. Jenny says:

    Whaaawhhhhaaaaawhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Stop the whining already!

  80. mitch says:

    I suppose the authorities are investigating all those involved in the child abuse/pornography display?

  81. CJ says:

    This garbage is of course allowed by the whacked out school administrators. But if any of these students mentions Christmas? Well, then it’s time to start the expulsions!

    This is of course, in the name of tolerance, also known as “radical leftist garbage is good; anything decent is bad”

  82. phillysmart says:

    More propganda and indoctrination dismantling our values so that we accept the left wing progressive idea of the world …resist the socialist

  83. Notyranny1 says:

    “It’s a balancing act of individual values and the expectations of the school … (and) it was interesting, actually, seeing the apprehension,” Johnson explained.

    So you clearly admit it – You (Mr. Johnson) are shoving your damnable abomination of immorality down the throats of our kids and the public for some ideal and money. Intentionally working with others to destroy the traditional family and this nation.

    Well Mr. Johnson some Might claim it will be “interesting, actually, seeing the apprehension” on your face as you are descending into the lake of fire that never goes out. Take heed all you followers of Mr. Johnson this is where your abomination of religion will take you.

  84. John Crawford says:

    Liberals are so worried about offending anybody but when they want to push their amoral agenda on others, they seem quite willing to offend. Everyone involved with green lighting this project should be fired.

  85. Creed says:

    Yet ‘educators’ keep scratching their pointy heads about why our country is FAILING our students when it comes to quality education. Let’s get back to reading, writing and arithmetic and leave the agendas out of our schools.

    1. Notyranny1 says:

      Sorry – they must prepare your children to be good world citizens in this One World Government that they are currently assembling. Slaves don’t need an education and that is what the system will be based upon – slavery for all. If you get too much everything will be stolen from you just like in the old USSR. They are only “pretending” to scratch their heads. They know what they are doing and they are doing it on purpose. Agree with the agenda or else lose your job. Don’t you know that really “No child left behind” should have be labeled “No child gets ahead.”

  86. GaysLibsJihadisThreefer says:

    ““Through humor … and music, we’re able to address uncomfortable topics and very serious issues for many,” Provenzano said.”

    Hey why don’t you do a musical about Gilles de Rais, or Luis Alfredo Garavito!

  87. Tim says:

    Good for the student’s, their values are not being respected. They take freakish behavior and try to make it normal. And they take normal reactions, and try to make it freakish.

    Stand up for what you feel is normal and what you feel is freakish, and don’t let others impose on you. You have as many rights as anyone else to have your values respected.

    1. Enlightened says:

      You have as many rights as anyone else to have your values respected.

      Well… this is partly true… only partly. You do realize those straight jocks have MORE rights than gay kids, no “as many” right?

  88. cbpelto says:

    TO: cmd
    RE: Phishing

    Seems obvious CBS is phishing — cmd

    Could well be.

    But then again, why should we worry? After all…what are they—or the government—going to do?

    Bend our dogtags and send us Home? — famous Viet Nam in-theater soldiers retort for being threatened about speaking the truth about something they witnessed. [NOTE: In OUR case, Home is—literally—out of this world.]


    [If being a Christian were a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict?]

  89. PolitiPorn says:

    Overreact much?

    1. mike says:

      yea your right i guess I should just calm down and let the degenerates like you rule the country……here do whatever you want in front of my kids it’s ok pedophile the world is your oyster

      1. cbpelto says:

        TO: mike
        RE: TARGET!!!!

        Cease fire!

        You nailed it. These people want to control who does what to whom: where, when, why and how.

        THEY are the ‘control freaks’. And their appetite is what drives them.

        What was it He said, about 2000 years ago….

        Woe be it to him who causes one of these little ones to sin. It would be better if a millstone were tied around his neck and he be cast into the sea.

        Evil wishes to perpetuate itself. And it does so, in this venue, by teaching that which is evil to the youngest of us.

        And NOW, it does it through the vaunted American public education system. Using taxpayers dollars….based on THIS article’s report.


        [The Truth will out….and I think God isn’t going to like it….much…..]

  90. TexasTrax says:

    Um… where’s the story?

    Students walked out on something they didn’t like.


    Did they miss a master piece of art? Nope.

  91. Marsh says:

    You know this type of play really has no place in a public school. I don’t see how making kids watch this will teach them to respect and tolerate. I would have probably walked out too. I don’t like watching men and women kiss in public either so I’m not trying to be a hater but, definitely inappropriate. Hopefully nobody will show up to the next two shows.

  92. cat says:

    Fyi for all of you claiming the adults are forcing the students involved, the kiss was shared by a gay teen and one of his straight friends and they consider it professional, as acting should be. 2ndly there is a girl-on-girl kiss in the production which was between 2 straight girls, but you obviously have no qualms about that. 3rdly school performances have hererosexual encounters all the time. If you’re so concerned about the development of your children, surely that must effect them too?

  93. Gloria says:

    I would have done the same thing. School plays should be educational. Public display of affection has no place in a school play.

    I’m glad students got up and walked out.

  94. abbeyconway says:

    Hooray for those who don’t tolerate such filth. It’s enough to gag a maggot.

  95. Tim says:

    I have a fetish about necking with Giraffe’s. When is my play going to be promoted in the public schools?

  96. Sam Vaughn says:

    LGBT people are less than 3% of the population. So why is this play being put on in a taxpayer funded high school? Do they also promote tolerance of Christians who are a considerably larger part of the population? If the play was about the Resurrection would they be allowed to even put it on? just sayin…. lefist bigotry on full display…….

    1. whereismikeyfl says:

      There is little need to promote tolerance of the majority! Most of the students ARE Christian. Maybe if the school were 3% Christian a tolerance program for Christians would be necessary–but it is hard to imagine people discriminating against themselves.

      Though come to think of it, giving kids off for Christmas and decorating for Christmas and Easter could be considered training in tolerance of Christianity.

  97. phillysmart says:

    We are living in a society where the degenerates have infiltrated the media…teaching professions and the democrat party so that they can break down traditional American culture of right and wrong so that it is reversed…..wrong is right and people with values and morals are wrong

  98. donpizzmeoff says:

    In the interest of “teaching” this is not for children in school. In the interest of “family” this is also not the place for this.

    Force me to watch or ‘absorb’ your lifestyle and I will resist.

    There is a hidden agenda and it totally says FU.

    1. Gary says:

      donpizz: It’s not a “lifestyle” nor a choice. It’s a reality of human diversity. It’s not saying “FU”. It’s saying accept all humanity, that includes you but isn’t accepting of blind bigotry.

  99. phillysmart says:

    The principals and most teachers are homsexuals…thats why they enetered the feild

  100. DrWho? says:

    Gay – Liberal, it is all the same. A mental disorder.

  101. Terry says:

    When will they stop shoving this AGENDA down our throats? You know what a really radical production would be? Something that doesn’t make fun of faith, honor, love and dignity–as well as traditional families.

    1. Gaudior says:

      Gay people have plenty of faith, honor, love and dignity.

      And us having families of our own is not “making fun” of traditional families. In fact, it has nothing to do with “traditional families.”

      This is not actually about you.

  102. mark says:

    Who ever heard of a “principal of the Government and Law Academy” at a high school. What exaclty is that? Sounds like 60,000 or 70,000 of our education dollars wasted on something other than education to me.

    Wonder what math and science scores are like at this school.

  103. W.A. Jones says:

    materials were handed out for those seeking more information about issues that affect the LGBTQ community.

    So did they “wield” these materials? Or is it just the Bible that people wield?

  104. Luis says:

    To say “it’s a balancing act” is an excuse and a cop out of cowardly proportions. The fact is, it’s all about knowing right from wrong and having the backbone to say so. The faculty responsible ought to be FIRED immediately and permanently banned from teaching forever!

  105. Alan says:

    Obviously this school needs a lot more respect for people and cultural diversity. It needs to stay out of people’s business and prevent the creation of a hostile environment even for the hated Christian minority. Isn’t it simply inappropriate for a high school to be dealing with this topic?

  106. Jacobs Bubble says:

    Someone should write a play about people who do not bath nor clean themselves after using the bathroom. Then have a minority group who practice hygiene and good bathroom habits become the rejects in their society. Maybe that will make us more sympathetic towards unclean people.

  107. idiotmitten says:

    And exactly what “gifts” are they???

  108. Cornhusker says:

    QUOTE: “…Our specific task force voted for this project because we believe in it, especially in light of national and local stories about LGBTQ issues and bullying,”

    That’s great, but how about just teaching some algebra and geography, maybe even some science and English comp, instead of displaying your values vicariously by what you can shove down the student body’s throats.

  109. John C says:

    Schools should limit their plays to subjects All the students can relate to, not just a minority. They should also limit their functinos to academic subjects and leave the social/political/economic indoctrination out of the curriculum.

  110. Egbert says:

    Hiding perversion behind humor is an age old tactic designed solely to desensitize an otherwise offended populace. We see this done in such shows as “Will and Grace”, where we are entertained – rather than sickened by sexual deviance.

  111. D says:

    Push back hard as hell conservatives. Sue, threaten, boycott, demonstrate,vote
    with your feet, and your wallets. Schools need to steer clear of the culture
    war. We, the public fund them. Keep this in mind .

  112. Karl says:

    Because all people do is complain. There is no action behind the words. People are scared to be seen as supporting family values they want to be accepted as broad minded and open. Little by little the values or lack of has crept into society mostly through television programs and Hollywood. Parents at this school should take a stand but I bet they are to afraid they will offend someone.

    1. geneclrk says:

      you blue state cowards make me sick. If you don’t like this indoctrination then do something for God’s sake. Have you kids stay home and not attend this play, then when they try to punish your kids pool your money, get a lawyer to file anything just to harass these school officials. Call and complain every day. Make the cost of indoctrination too high for these people. Demand an answer from the police chief why no arrests for forcing minors to watch minors engage in sexual activity. Blue state cowards. No wonder it took you 4 years to beat the South even though you had more of everything in spades.

    2. Waltdog says:

      I agree with geneclk – get up off our lazy butts and DO SOMETHING!

  113. Wooly says:

    Miles…there is no federal law “requiring a citizen to respect gay rights”.

    It doesn’t exist. If you believe it does, please cite the US Code.

    Nice try.

  114. greg anderstein says:

    No one takes into account how gay that is?

  115. NooYawkah says:

    So, the lie is revealed. We’ve all been told how today’s youth are more accepting of this perverted “lifestyle”. Evidently they’re not as brainwashed as we were told. Face it, no one has to tell you that two guys kissing is gross. It’s a natural reaction to be disgusted by this behavior.

  116. NooYawkah says:

    What’s interesting is a lot of gay actors say that Hollywood is very discriminatory against gays. Hypocrites. I hope Hollywood shrivels up and dies.

  117. Zoe says:

    Many wanted to skip the show but were told no.

    And I thought the tolerant left didn’t like some people cramming their morals down the throats of others.

  118. Robert M. Simon says:

    This is yet another reason for allowing school choice,vouchers and ending the public school monopoly…And why is “inclusivity”always a one way street?Why no “tolerance” for those with “politically incorrect” views on a variety of issues?Why arten’t libertarian and conservative students allowed to mock liberal values and attitudes in the interest of a “freer” discussion of public issues?

  119. Gertie555 says:

    So, making them watch this isn’t bullying?

    1. Gaudior says:

      Given that it didn’t involve physically hurting them, threatening them, or insulting them personally in any way? No. No, it’s not.

  120. betsp says:

    It’s time parents step up.

  121. Slice His Head Off says:

    This is about the only situation where I agree with sharia law.

    1. cbpelto says:

      TO: betsp
      RE: Heh

      This is about the only situation where I agree with sharia law. — betsp

      If you’re a christian, you shouldn’t be agreeing with sharia ANYWHERE. At least as I understand Islam….probably better than you.

      My brother-in-law….God help my sister….is a Muslim….albeit much more ‘liberal’ than ‘strict’….thank God.

      In my honestly held and candid opinion, Islam is ‘evil’. And, I can prove that to anyone who has an open mind.

      Case in point….

      What was Christ’s first ‘miracle’? Wasn’t it turning water into wine? Isn’t wine anathema to Islam?

      What was Mohammed’s first ‘miracle’? Wasn’t it knocking over a caravan? Isn’t stealing a ‘sin’ to Christians?

      Key ‘indicators’, as we say in the Army intell community.


      [The influence of the religion [Islam] paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world — Winston Churchill, 1899]

  122. Pappione says:

    I would have demanded my money back before leaving as well!

  123. lilly says:

    The leftists have no right to dictate immorality to the community. Their racial and sexual bullying of children is legendary. When they bully and push people around, fire them.

  124. melissatx says:

    This is vindication for those who claimed, rightfully so, that public education is nothing more than indoctrination and social engineering masquerading as “teaching.” And the worse part? YOU are paying for it.

    Mad yet? You should be.

  125. Chuck says:

    Not only should this principal be fired, but he should be arrested for corrupting the morals of minors.

  126. corninmypooh says:

    Here’s an idea, lets have a play that is about a 30 year old man who is in love with an 8 year old boy and kisses him. Cross the line you say….why? After all who is to say that being attracted to 8 year boys is wrong? I thought it was all about one’s “preference.” So, NAMBLA members claim they just have a preference for younger boys. Don’t we want children to express their sexuality? If a 13 year old girl can get birth control w/o parental consent, you have implied that she is old enough to decide who she can have sex with. If that is true, then why not a 13 year old boy? The APA endorsed a study 10 years ago that said sex between adults and children is not necessarily harmful. If you have 2 communicating brain cells, you can see where this is going. Soon we will allow people and animals to have sex because some freak says animals have the same rights as humans.

  127. DeVan says:

    So they want diversity, eh? Well then we can’t wait for the play that shows NRA members, Christians, pro-lifers, the military, the Boy Scouts, legal immigration advocates, death penalty advocates, Tea Party advocates, and conservatives in general and American patriots in a “tolerant” light….
    Still waiting…..crickets…….oh, that’s right, tolerance is only for radical liberal and secular ideas, philosophies, life styles and “values.”

    1. Gaudior says:

      Have you written such a play?

      Because we do have free speech. Write it, find some actors, and you’re welcome to put it on. Write it well, and people will even come see it.

  128. atty79 says:

    Is it the right jamming down its views when two opposite gender actors kiss? I think the education isn’t lost on the students but lost on some of these commentators.

    1. Bob Collins says:

      They are called the “right” for a reason!

    2. siylence says:

      Be mad at biology not the right.

    3. Herb says:

      This could possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. EVER.

    4. atty79 says:

      I’m not mad, siylence. The two guys’ lips locked the same way as an opposite gender pair’s lips would lock. Biology doesn’t seem to have a problem with two of the same gender kissing.

      And Herb, if you don’t mind me calling you that, how is making a point the dumbest thing you ever heard? Moreover, how about addressing the substance of a comment instead of cowering behind useless platitudes?

    5. lvh says:

      Unfortunately, u and those that think as u do, are comfortable with everything and anything. That means, that those, not as comfortable, should just “suck it up” and accept your moral views. Doesn’t work that way.
      Wouldn’t it be a perfect world for u and urs if it did.

    6. SAM says:


    7. atty79 says:

      Ivh, I’m not comfortable with plenty of things. But if I’m not comfortable with something, I don’t hide my head in the sand. I research it, think about, and make an informed decision on it. You on the other hand jump to conclusions, as you’ve proven by your wild assumptions about me.

      My same comment applies as before. You expect the rest of us to “suck it up” when it comes to your moral views. Why do you think your views deserve more weight than anyone else’s?

  129. Chad says:

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

  130. steffy says:

    Kudos to the school for allowing this. Whether or not you agree, gay people exist and they go through hell because of intolerant people who can’t seem to follow the old adage “if you’ve got nothing nice to say…”

    This NEEDS to be out in public to educate people.

  131. AL says:

    Having underage children kiss IS against the law. The musical director, and the entire administration, should be charged and convicted for this lewd act with a minor. All of their pay and benefits should be immediately dissolved and their teaching credentials stripped. It is obvious they do not have the kids best interest in mind nor should be trusted around children!.

    1. Jason says:

      LMAO!! How ridiculous. They’ve been doing plays where the male and female lead kiss for years, in grades as young as 6th. Romeo & Juliet anyone? I guess ALL those musical directors need to be locked up too, right? After all, according to you, it IS against the law.

  132. CaptObv says:

    Maybe they should start a new movement…

    “Occupy Closet!”

  133. CaptObv says:

    There is an educational lesson in all this, mayor… it is that people don’t tolerate perversion, and with all the BS the gay community has been shoving down our thoats about DNA/birth, choice of life style, gay rights, parades, etc., etc., NONE OF US ARE BUYING IT… that, Mayor, is the REAL education.

    Class dismissed.

    1. Gigi says:

      Gay people make up at least 10% of the population. The figure could even be higher but, understandably, some aren’t comfortable coming out because there are some (sure you’ll find this hard to believe) who HATE GAY PEOPLE just because they exist. They say that the Bible condones their bigotry (but they ignore pretty much everything else that the Bible condemns regarding their own deplorable behavior), and they called The Gays an abomination. You should look up what the Lord considers an abomination some time. Most of us are abominations at least 5 times over: liars, cheaters, those full of pride, those who eat shellfish, those who re-marry their ex spouse, those who wear clothes of the opposite sex, etc. Ignore that…condemn gay people. That’s the way it goes, right? You’re better than them because you’re not gay, right? (That one time in college when you and your buddy doesn’t really count. You’re still for all intents and purposes straight!)

      Give your head a shake. God knows that we’re all sinners. He created ALL OF US in His image. He doesn’t make mistakes! You think gay is a choice? Why would anyone choose be to hated and reviled? Answer: they wouldn’t. What they do choose is to live their lives as God made them. Live honestly and openly and do the best with the life that God gave them. And good for them!

  134. Californian7 says:

    This is a school play. Why do they have to interject their choice as to how they have sex into everything…..I don’t get it.

    1. Gaudior says:

      I don’t believe there’s any mention of sex in the play in any way.

      Same-sex love is no more *all about* sex than opposite-sex love is. Sex is just one of many, many aspects of a relationship, no matter who your partner is.

  135. John P says:

    Big deal. Whatever happened to, “if you don’t like it, change the channel”?

  136. George says:

    Just old Trailer Trash me who drinks cheap beer but I am sooo sick and tired of this irrational behavior being shoved down my throat. It seems that this is also the condoned behavior of those wanting to raise my taxes. No job, just read the US will be short 1.5 million registered nurses by 2015. Something is wrong with America now. It is no wonder I and other busisness have moved off shore. Get an education in a needed profession and you will have a job. Invest in wall street and you will become wealthy if you wrork hard, buy only what is needed etc.

    1. Jason says:

      “I am sooo sick and tired of this irrational behavior being shoved down my throat”

      So an OPTIONAL play that you can CHOOSE to attend or not, is having something “shoved down your throat” (nice revealing pun btw, got some hidden desires I see lol).

  137. barryellegant says:

    This reveals the agenda of the faculty and administration of the staff. And tax monies go for this. This sort of thinking is like a paracite. It uses its own victim’s equity to support itself while it destroys the host.

  138. rdharris55 says:

    Weren’t there 117,000 other musicals they could have performed? You have to ask why they chose this one? Hmmm…to make a point?? Albeit a misguided one. So the point of the show really wasn’t to entertain…it was to push a view onto the audience and society at large. No wonder conservatives are so vigorously opposed.

  139. djw663 says:

    Fire them all!!!!!!!!! The teachers and administrators have pushed their socialist/communist agenda for far too long. We’re mad as heck and we’re not going to take it anymore.

  140. Abbie Hoffman says:

    Hell, I would have pulled the fire alarm!

  141. lukuj says:

    It is encouraging to see that there are young people who are not afraid to reject what they believe is wrong, even thugh it may mean they are criticized or ridiculed. It takes courage to stand up for what you think is right. There is no need for sexuality of any kind to be thrown up to kids on the stage. They are in school to be educated academically – not sexually, especially in a perversion.

  142. Bill Vigue says:

    This play is bullying from the other side. If they claim it is necessary for all to respect the views and lifestyle all, why don’t they respect those who have the view that this so called alternate lifestyle is perverse? Why not drop the kiss? It is disrespectful. So where do they plan to go next in defending the alternate lifestyle? Beastitality? Child Molestation? Incest?

  143. Jim M says:

    It’s time to privatize education. We shouldn’t pay to have our kids brainwashed.

  144. LIBERTY NOW says:

    Take your children out of the government training centers.

  145. geneclrk says:

    I bet if there were a even an insignificant number of traditional Muslim students at the school they wouldn’t force kids to watch this.

  146. William says:

    Its adam and eve, not adam and steve

  147. chitown says:

    Considering most of the posters on here were not born gay, you sure have a lot to say in the matter. Bunch of hot air coming from people that know nothing about the subject matter. This is what is called ignorance. Luckily you missed the gay gene, but hopefully your kids will have it. Come back and post then. You might feel differently and more educated.

    1. Rebecca Maston says:

      Thank you.

  148. Bob Gunn says:

    So “Jim Justice”

    in his sassy reply, turns to hyperbolic commentary and suggestions of death to those who disagree, in order to make his weak point be readable.

    Well, Mr Justice. Let me suggest you consider something else. We all have our biases and biases are part of our instinct that has been built into our intelligence either by inheritance or Gods Hand. Those biases are what keep us alive much of our lives. It is our ability to discriminate that keeps us safe from the decision to hang around with the wrong crowd. People aren’t all the same and hanging around with some of them will have detrimental effects on your life, whereas some will have positive effects.

    I myself discriminate. When I open my refrigerator, I choose to eat the piece of turkey lunch meat that is NOT green. I do not dislike green. It is a beautiful color. Not on meat.

    What you fail to see in this article is that these people seemed to have decided to “not” show up to the play or “leave” when a specific behavior occurred that offended their sensibilities. That is discriminatory in the best possible way, it is them choosing that behavior is not acceptable to them.

    They did not suggest that anyone be banned, burned, hung or shot. They did not protest with placards and slogans, blaming a certain class – but by simply choosing they had enough and leaving or not entering an environment that is something they choose to not associate with in their regular lives.

    Now for me to be hyperbolic. Would you say the same thing if it was a play glorifying the Nazis? Or would someone who doesn’t go to that play be in their right minds for not supporting that line of entertainment? Or would you continue your line of thinking that those who do not go and show their support, are “wrong headed” for not being accepting of that behavior? After all, it is a life choice to be Nazi, is it not?

    1. GIVEMEFREEDOM says:

      Geez what a bunch of drivel

    2. Waltdog says:

      You are one sick puppy if you think the majority of decent Americans support your bull$hit!

    3. Jeff says:

      Two young boys suckin face on stage…yea that is decency.

      1. Nova says:

        So by that logic, two young students kissing during a performance of Romeo and Juliet isn’t decent?

    4. Captain Incredulous says:

      Agree….very well put.

    5. Frankly says:

      Plus, it is the second most unnatural act. Just behind aborting your own child.

    6. Meggiemeg says:

      I love you.

    7. Ms Emma Peele says:

      “Waltdog You are one sick puppy if you think the majority of decent Americans support your bull$hit!”

      Hardly! Vote after vote even in the most liberal of states, California, supports a ban on gay marriage. A majority of Americans certainly tolerate what people do in the privacy of their own home but they do not want unnatural acts thrown in their face publicly, especially not to their children. To me the most annoying thing about gay rights is that what had been the “love that dare not speak it’s name” has now become the love that won’t shut up.

    8. Gigi says:

      What a long-winded way of saying that you’re proud of being a bigot. I think it’s great that the jocks showed how they felt about the musical with their mass exodus. Good for them. That being said, I think it’s also great that the school allowed these kids to produce this play. So what if the jocks were a bit uncomfortable. I think it had less to do with the kiss and more to do with the storyline of the musical. Jocks at the bottom of the high school pecking order? NO!!!!!!!!!!!

  149. NowListenUp says:

    You’re so gay…you probably think this World is about You…….you’re sooo gay……

    1. Gaudior says:

      Okay, wait. Where’s the line between “acting like your life is perfectly normal, and going about it like everyone else (getting married, holding hands with your significant other on the street, raising kids together, running for public office, seeing people like you in books/movies/plays, etc)” and “acting like everything is about you”? Because you don’t seem to see a difference between those two things.

  150. mariee says:

    You people in Connecticut vote for the Liberal agenda! You chose to start teaching your kids how to put condoms on a banana in kindergarten, why would this bother you?

  151. True faith says:

    None of you are true Christians. Jesus stood for love, tolerance and forgiveness. You’re all just idiots who follow the hate laid down by the catholic church hundreds of years after Jesus died. You’re all going to go to hell for your hateful ways.

    1. Thanatopsis says:

      OH NO!!!! Not that. I’m going to hell! The worst place in the world! With devils and those caves and the ragged clothing! And the heat! My god, the heat!

      I hope you’re not serious dude.

      Bonus if anybody knows what I quoted.

  152. IVillageIdiot says:

    Home school, BEFORE Thanksgiving is ruined forever…..

  153. Hugh says:

    Inclusive? Only if you agree with them. I don’t. It’s still wrong.

  154. mariee says:

    This is why people should home school their children. Public schools are all about liberal indoctrination, do what feels good, and moral decay. Our way of life here in America, the way our fore fathers envisioned it, is just one generation away from extinction. Exhibit A: OWS!

  155. Eric says:

    The “Right” is completely ok with people engaging in sexuality in any way they want, as long as it involves consenting adults. Do it all. Nobody (esp the govt) should have the power to have any say in the matter. However, that does not mean we want to sit and watch what we find disgusting.

  156. Waltdog says:

    Hey you guys – we have to unite to defeat all the dang Democrats who no longer represent the dyed in the wool kind my God rest her soul grandmother would have voted for back in the day!!!! The only way we are going to change the liberal agenda is to get rid of their carrier gene = Barrack Heussein Obama!

  157. Michael says:

    I send my kids to Catholic schools for reasons like this in the public education system. In my mind you’re free to practice your sexuality even if I don’t agree with it. However you are not free to flaunt it in my face or my kid’s faces. You’re right to live free also includes my right to live free from you.

  158. NowYouKnow says:

    For those wondering what’s been going on in your public schools……..
    This nonsense begins in first grade.
    Any questions?

  159. bellestarrr says:

    Let me set the stage for the future of the ones that walked out and some of those that commented on here…they will get married and divorced..they will cheat on their wives and abuse their kids..they will have children that grow up to be gay and have karma squat on them…they will abandon puppies and kittens in garbage cans..they will hurt one another playing football, they will start needless wars and murder people all over the globe..and their worried about a couple of boys having a little kiss….?????

  160. Tinylitess says:

    t’s a balancing act? No its two guys kissing. This whole gay thing is going to backfire on these people. They will end up wishing they had stopped at just being accepted. But they can’t stop thats why we make a stand at marriage otherwise in 10 years you’ll have a Freak Show Society

  161. Donald says:

    If we all evolved who is to say what is right or wrong?? If saying GOD disqualfies one from speaking, by what authority has one animal to tell another such a thing? Is EACH MAN NOT HIS OWN GOD!! Decideing what is right or wrong? Then only by FORCE!!

  162. dmzrn says:

    I keep asking, and no one will tell me how two “innies” and two “outies” are supposed to work.

  163. Donald says:

    No posting of my note?

  164. sonofissachar says:

    I’ve read the Book; God wins.

  165. mark says:

    all of you guys are really lame…2 young boys kissing is pretty cute, and all the hatred and deomonization and religious nonsense you can bring down on a person is not going to change the fact that they are gay if that is who they are. so have fun pounding sand and being mad while i have fun enjoying my life.

  166. Ed says:

    The disgusting, hateful, ignorant, antigay comments on this page only prove the validity of this piece. Kudos to the school, to all involved. This play has already won.

    To everyone participating in the gay bashing, you should be ashamed.

  167. Jacob Woods says:

    When art causes people to react, it is making a difference. It’s sad that people walked out because of it. Very immature. People just don’t get gay love. They won’t even give it a chance it seems. Hopefully things like this will continually be publicized and people will get a grip on reality finally.

  168. Leadstylist says:

    I’m sick and tired of people that don’t know the difference between ‘their’ and ‘there’. I find it quite fitting that you didn’ know the correct spelling. Oh, and the kind of people that support the Bob Gunn’s and mayor’s of the world are a quickly shrinking minority, a minority that is completely consumed by fear and ignorance. You are the group that is destroying this country, you are so bound and determined to refuse life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to fellow citizens, it’s just mind bogglng.

  169. Mark says:

    Wow, just a kiss people, just a kiss. Calm down.

    1. Gigi says:

      I know, right. If it was a young girl with a big rack and any boy they wouldn’t have minded at all. If anything, they would have been wishing that they were the young boy, kissing and pressing their manly chests against the young girl’s rack. Those who scream PERVERT the loudest are the ones that we should be worried about.

      1. Thanatopsis says:

        Of course they wouldn’t have minded since that would be normal. What a ridiculous statement.

  170. Robert-O says:

    Wow. It’s just a kiss. It’s amazing to see the histrionic drivel erupting over two men showing some affection. Just completely bizarre. If only the same passion could be mobilized to protest the line-up of clowns and morons (my apologies to clowns) vying for the leadership of the nation, corruption in government, poverty in America, exporting of jobs, and on and on, the nation would be in a better place.

  171. SFNative76 says:

    The first educational lesson is to make sure you know how to write sentences.

    The second educational lesson is to understand that views on gay and straight are very much driven by the choice to love or hate. Saying that this play is an excuse “for the left to jamb down their views on the rest of society” is a rather cowardly whine that comes from having hateful or supremacist thoughts over gay people. If you hate gay people, then own it – don’t be scared. You might come across as an ignorant fool in the end, of course, but if you know better, then own it.

  172. ChorusGeek says:

    Where can I get tickets?

  173. ChorusGeek says:

    How can I get tickets?

  174. ChorusGeek says:

    How can I buy tickets?

  175. mt says:

    Would the school have notified the parents if there was a ‘straight kiss’ in the play?

  176. Chris says:

    I can’t wait to see how you guys react when one of your kids turns out to be gay. They’re probably just afraid to tell you.🙂

  177. Jessica says:

    Congratulations to this school administration for taking a stance against bigotry and promoting positive change! Teaching students to be inclusive, compassionate, open-minded, and tolerant of people’s differences – Bravo!

    I don’t understand how the majority of you can live with such hate in your hearts. It is quite sad.

  178. Jessica says:

    Congratulations to this school administration for taking a stance against bigotry and promoting positive change! Teaching students to be inclusive, compassionate, open-minded, and tolerant of people’s differences – Bravo!

    I don’t understand how the majority of you can live with such hate in your hearts. It is quite sad.

  179. Irving says:

    You people are a bunch of titty-babies, terrified that THEY (whichever THEY it is this week) are coming to get you! I have never heard such cowards!

    Not everyone’s the same, but everyone deserves to live their lives as they see fit, as long as they’re not hurting anyone. How does the existence or acceptance of gays affect your priceless heritage of, um… whatever the hell it is you’re so proud of?

  180. Htruth says:

    Let’s be clear what’s going on. You all aren’t arguing against social engineering, you’re arguing against social engineering that doesn’t fit your beliefs. You’d happily let the school “social engineer” christianity as the only valid life choice without blinking an eye.

    Just because your children are being exposed to world views different from your own, it doesn’t mean they’re being brainwashed.

  181. Daddy Love says:

    So when gay boys and girls are forced to watch a play with boys kissing girls, do they walk out? Are those gay boys and girls stronger of will than the football players? Apparently so.

  182. Nina says:

    Kudos to Mr. Johnson. He did exactly the right thing, not bowing to conservative ignorance and irrational fears.

  183. Thanatopsis says:

    Good for them(the ones that walked out). More people need to stand up against the gay agenda. Things have gone way too far.

  184. G B says:

    Not surprised. After all its in Connecticut. What were football players doing watching a musical anyway?

  185. Gary says:

    Those who are saying the majority are anti-gay are very out of date and wrong. Recent polls show the majority of Americans support equal marriage for same-sex couples and also that the majority of Americans accept being gay as moral.

  186. Stevil says:

    Yes… keep peddling your ignorance. It’s going to get your real far.

  187. Stevil says:

    A little overdramatic don’t ya think? A play that tries to show what it’s like to be gay in a straight world by reversing the roles is nothing like throwing people into ovens. Ignorance is bliss I guess.

  188. Devine Di says:

    Seriously? What immature and ignorant children you have produced at Hartford PHS. It’s sad that you have failed in informing them properly. This 2011, and if you’re having “issues” about 2 males kissing, it’s about yourself (closet cases, anyone?). Grow Up!

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