Monday, May 14, 2007

Lawsuit Over Brokeback Mountain in Class

There's an old saying that goes "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission". However, forgiveness can be far more expensive than permission. According to an article posted at My Way News, forgiveness may have to come in the form of a legal settlement.

A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class.

The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year.

The film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair.

Only a person living under a rock would not be aware of the enormous amount of controversy that was surrounding this movie in the public arena. It's clear that this teacher was well aware of the controversy, and therefore

asked a student to shut the classroom door at the West Side school, saying: "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class".

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