“No Name-calling Week” takes aim at insults of all kinds — whether based on a child’s appearance, background or behavior. But a handful of conservative critics have zeroed in on the references to harassment based on sexual orientation. “I hope schools will realize it’s less an exercise in tolerance than a platform for liberal groups to promote their pan-sexual agenda,” said Robert Knight, director of Concerned Women for America’s Culture and Family Institute.
Happy to say it’s national No Name-Calling Week in middle schools. Only a week. But a week without being called “faggot” – the most-called epithet in middle schools (and elsewhere) – is like a week without being called faggot. Now enjoying its second year, it was developed by the New York-based Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which attempts to ensure that schools accommodate, without incident, students of all sexual orientations. Yeah, but what about bi and transgendered sixth-graders, huh? Of course, special interest groups concerned about “family values” are already beginning to take up arms against the no-name-calling program, saying it overemphasizes the harassment of gays. It gets exhausting after a while, doesn’t it? (Yahoo News)