A few months ago, our community was called to action to support tolerance and respect for all people. Thanks to you and many others, there is no doubt about where our community stands on issues of compassion and tolerance! However, work remains to be done.
The final judgment in the lawsuit against Lesson 9/Tolerance teaching in Alameda is out and the court doesn’t mince words. The District has prevailed! And what a smackdown of the petitioners it was.
Tomorrow (Tues) is the first hearing in the Lesson 9 court case, one of the two efforts to allow parents to avoid having tolerance for gays/children of gays taught to their children. Of the two efforts, the lawsuit is the less pernicious in my mind, though still depressing.
At the end of last week, Bill O’Reilly sat down with Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly to discuss the Alameda school “Lesson 9″ issue. What we heard was, well, almost unbelievable.
news has broken that the Pacific Justice Institute, the defenders of “religious freedom” (often known as insisting that their version of religion be taught to others, see: Intelligent Design), has filed a lawsuit against AUSD. This is being done in conjunction with Alameda parents who don’t want their children to be taught to be compassionate to people who are gay (not teaching that kids should be consider being gay, just that families exist who have gay members and you shouldn’t bully them).
Word is out and confirmed that the Alameda Beltline lawsuit is over. The railroads have decided it’s time to stop fighting, meaning the city has prevailed.
Someone has hired a lawyer to threaten the City Council with a lawsuit over Alameda Point. They should hire someone to read things for them first.
Well the suit has been settled. For $2.25 million. And, as reported by Michele at The Island, the amount is covered by the California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority, thus no drain on the Alameda’s general fund, and thus, no bankruptcy. (It really must get tiring being oh so wrong, oh so often).
With all the talk about “fairness” around Measure H. It might be worth taking a step back and looking at what else in town is “unfair.”
After a record setting delay in approving the State budget, lawmakers are already finding themselves billions of dollars in deficit, which might be heading towards AUSD and City coffers.