After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Saugatuck schools are considering talking about ‘alternative lifestyles’ and coming out in its 8th grade sex ed lessons. What do you think?

By |2018-01-16T12:01:00-05:00May 12th, 2011|Opinions|

Besides the fact that I find the term “alternative lifestyle” offensive, I think that it’s great that someone is finally doing this in Michigan! The comments under the story you linked to are terrible, though. People are so ignorant! This is why my wife and I will be homeschooling our kids!
-Bridget Kelley
It’s about time. This is not only a benefit for gay and lesbian preteens, but for any kid trying to navigate the vagaries of adult sexuality. They can be very confusing times and having access and understanding of the entire spectrum of human sexuality is going to make for healthier kids.
-Will Myers
I agree, Bridget. It is not an alternative lifestyle. Just living life.
-Michelle Fox-Phillips
Agreed, Ms. Kelley and Ms. Fox-Phillips, it is just living life. By reading the comments in the story, looks like those who commented need this sort of anti-harassment lesson the most!
-Michael Suitts
Great! It will help all youth. I wouldn’t want them to have to go through what I did.
-Jeffrey Olivier

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