Thursday, June 30, 2005

Pride and Prejudice

More insight at HE&OS.
This from the St. Petersburg Times:

No Room for Site Inclusive of All: An official at a national Web directory tells a mother that not discriminating against gays discriminates against "most major religions."

"(That) is too overt for a listing on our Web site," Pride e-mailed her. "Not discriminating on sexual orientation basically means discriminating against most major religions, since the two are mutually exclusive."

In the past four days, 49 homeschool groups in 21 states have joined Willingham in "outing" themselves as homeschool organizations that don't discriminate against any belief or lifestyle. The resulting National Directory of Fully Inclusive Homeschool Support Groups, posted at could be the first listing of its kind in the world of homeschooling - a sphere long dominated by conservatives who often home educate for religious reasons.

"I don't think I would have gotten a response like this five or six years ago," said Willingham, a 44-year-old author and Odessa parent of three. (Willingham contributes an occasional guest column on parenting and homeschooling to the St. Petersburg Times North of Tampa section).

All this positive coverage makes me feel feisty. PEAK is listed on the new inclusive directory. Anybody got a problem with that?

HT: Debbie

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