- Dec 2015
I can't lie either. You may be honest, but that doesn't make you right.To argue people shouldn't be parents based upon the context of this thread is just pure wrong. Holding that view is quite incredible. Let me be honest, anybody who believes that 5 or 6 year olds should be exposed to such adult themes has something terribly amiss in my opinion. No child at that age should have to be exposed to such a complex issue that they cannot grasp in any manner. What other adult themes do you teach your children at age 5?
But also keep this in mind...Its not like we are talking about regular everyday parents, we are talking about parents that teach their kids its ok to discriminate against LGBT people, for all we know the same people could easily be religious or so called racial bigots as well. I would think these types of parents are the last people we would defend. One can assume these parents are never going to stop teaching their kids bigotry no matter the age of their kids. I would argue we are on the same page in this regard. I cant imagine that you or David agree with a parent teaching their children(w/e the age of the child) that discrimination based on sex, so called race or religion is ok. As for the issue of taking kids away from parents, yes its a different issue. But again we are not talking about most parents, most parents do not teach their kids discrimination. Personally I would like a society where everyone treats each other with respect and surely only a minority of parents are intolerant parents so It can be argued that its best for society to ensure that kids are not brought up by intolerant parents.
At the age of 5 and 6 I feel children should be taught basic education but civil rights could be held off until perhaps age 10 or 11.