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Parents Make Shocking Homophobic Demands Of School District

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A group of conservative Christian parents are demanding Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District teach "ex-homosexual" therapy and "gay-related-immune deficiency" (or "GRID"), the Twin Cities Daily Planet reports.

The demands come as the school district is in the middle of changing their "sexual orientation curriculum policy," which students claim produces a "hostile school environment" by banning the discussion of LGBT issues.

Zack Ford of Think Progress writes that the parent's mention of GRID makes the proposal "particularly offensive," since the term hasn't been used by the medical community to describe HIV/AIDS for over 25 years, making it outdated and inaccurate.

But the conservative parents, members of the Parents Action League, want the district to keep the policy in place and double down on anti-gay policies.

A resolution submitted to the district by the Parents Action League includes demands such as providing "pro-family, ex-homosexual, ex-transgender information and websites to all counselors, school psychologists," according to the Daily Planet.

The school district will vote on a newly revised policy on Feb. 13, the Star Tribune reports.

Close to 20 students thanked the board for its decision to vote on a new policy, after the proposals by the Parents Action League upset them and others.

The school district's previous policy garnered criticism after six students in the district committed suicide in less than two years, some of whom were gay, KARE 11 TV reports.

Tammy Aaberg, mother of one of the students who committed suicide, told the station the new policy is better than the current one because of a clause that would require all school staff to "affirm the dignity and self-worth of all students" despite the mandate to avoid "controversial issues" like homosexuality.

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