Amid controversy over a homosexual speaker, a high school in Wisconsin has canceled its “Diversity Day” event scheduled for tomorrow.
Speakers at Viroqua High School in Viroqua, Wisc., for the biannual event were to include Hmong, Jewish, Muslim, American Indian, African American, Latino, Buddhist, physically handicapped and poor people, the La Crosse Tribune reported.
The paper said, however, the event was called off late last week after the Florida-based public-interest legal group Liberty Counsel raised a potential challenge, insisting the program include the viewpoint of a former homosexual.
So basically, here’s how it goes. We get minority people who don’t represent the majority. We bring them in to preach the benefits of their style of life and let kids know how to deal when they meet these people later on in life. We don’t provide any context other than to say that these people are all acceptable. A group decides that it isn’t totally representative of a diverse population, and fear the moral context of homosexuals being able to present their situation as normal, so they recommend that an ex-gay and a pastor be also able to comment (after all, there’s a Buddhist there). The homosexuals are offended at the idea of an ex-gay there, and bail, cancelling the event.
What’s wrong here? I mean, any reasonable person could say that these people were wrong, since the school was just trying to give students a flavor of personality types different than themselves that they could meet. The problem is that it was in a moral vacuum, and equated all sorts of things as being find. Ask any Jew if he is the same as a Muslim and I’d bet you would find a bunch of differences listed. Some of the people presented represented nationalities or skin types, but some were lifestyle choices. Who is the school to be telling students what lifestyle choices are right, especially against parent wishes?