According to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel article by Marc Freeman on December 15, 2006, homosexual resource sites on the Internet now are just a click away for computer users at public schools. The Palm Beach County School District recently unblocked student and teacher access to several so-called "gay-supportive" Web sites after months of appeals and legal pressure by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. Some sites remain blocked. A message labeling the sites "Sexuality/Alternative Lifestyles" no longer pops up on School District computer screens when users visit Web sites run by the "gay rights council" and the national Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Michael Woods, a teacher at Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach who is trying to start a "Gay Straight Alliance club" on campus said, "It’s great that [students and faculty members] can get reliable researched information."
That brings up another news item. During the debate on whether marriage should be limited to a man and a woman or be extended to include same sex couples, one question often asked of the pro-homosexual crowd was what about extending the definition of marriage to include marriage with animals. Well, according to the Los Angeles Times, January 21 2007, the documentary Zoo, about what director Robinson Devor accurately characterizes as "the last taboo, on the boundary of something comprehensible," premiered before a rapt audience the night before at the Sundance, film festival. What is that "last taboo"? It is sex between men and animals. Devor and his writing partner, Charles Mudede, who live in Seattle, WA, were stunned, as were many in the state, by a story that broke in 2005 about a local man who died after having sex with an Arabian stallion and the subsequent shocking revelation of the existence of an Internet-based zoophile community (the men refer to themselves as "zoos," hence the title). So, he decided to make a film about it! In the end, Devor ended up agreeing with the Roman writer Terence, who said "I consider nothing human alien to me." The filmmaker said, "It happens, so it’s part of who we are." My response on the message board (and I was not the only one to use this word) was, "Sick, sick, sick, sick, sick, sick, sick. But what can you expect from the ‘Hollywood values’ crowd?" Also, I wonder how long it will be until some public school teacher will think that "it’s great" to show this film to his or her students (just to get reliable researched information, of course)?