Thursday, August 31, 2006

Your tax dollars at work

My BFF Melissa called me last night with the true tale of obnoxious and discriminatory marketing to impressionable children via the PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Her 1st grader came home all excited because, instead of art class, he got to go the cafeteria with all the other boys and learn all about The Frickin Boy Scouts. "They go camping, Mom, and teach you how to make stuff!" He got a "free ticket" to a scouts meeting with an instruction to "tell your mom and dad to bring you!"

Great. Only if you're hetero though! And Christian!

So now her son is all excited and she gets to tell him no, sorry, you can't go.


Melissa rocks though. She has already called the principal and mobilized a bunch of other parents to protest.


At 2:33 AM, Blogger jackie said...

That really sucks-- glad your friend is on the case.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger cole edwards said...

Every time I drive by the boyscouts between Hamden and Remmington I give the building the finger. I HATE them and am a bit afraid of them after I saw this really interesting thing on Bullshit, by Penn and Teller on Showtime. Creepy. Gross. Bad.

Something good to keep in mind now that one of mine is in regular school. I have heard that Campfire girls and boys are okay and there is 4H which would be so much of a better thing to do I think as they are so diverese and stress a nice message of creativity and hard work. You can do computers to raising pigs with 4H.

yuck. boy scouts suck.


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