Sunday, November 15, 2015

Blog one:
On radio today, Glenn reported on an insane story out of Tampa in which a fourth grade student is being threatened with sexual harassment charges if he writes another love note to his crush. Glenn played a portion of the WFTS ABC Action News report: MOM: He’s nine. What little kid doesn’t write love notes? REPORTER: This mom said her son passed a very sweet note to his crush. MOM: How she wears the same uniform and how her eyes sparkled like diamonds. REPORTER: We’re blurring this mom’s face and her son’s to protect his identity. But soon she says other kids started teasing her son about wanting to see the little girl naked. That’s when the principal proceeded to tell me that it wasn’t appropriate that he was writing the note. “This is one of the most insane stories,” Glenn said. “We have got to start standing up in our local communities and pushing back hard. I would, I would urge the people of Tampa to go to a school board meeting, the next school board meeting, and stand up against this. This is craziness.” The school district is now discouraging note-passing and explaining how parents can talk to their children about this issue. “You know what, if we could just put everybody into an isolation pod then no one would ever have to, then you could have virtual reality in your isolation pod,” Glenn said. “Our kids will not be capable of having any kind of conversation with anyone.” Stu added a very salient point: “At the same time, they’re telling us we have to accept every single difference and interact with every single person with every single viewpoint, as long as it agrees with them. We’re constantly told that our tolerance must increase for every situation, for every different person, for every different viewpoint. Yet when you have a traditional viewpoint of any sort, it is vilified and thrown away.” Watch the exchange below:


Neil Fineman