Students in the Federal Way, Washington school district must have parental permission slips to watch the Inauguration because, according the school district–which also put a moratorium on An Inconvenient Truth while the board investigated whether a screening adhered to district policies:
The concern is that the televised inauguration was not listed in syllabus handed out at the beginning of the term. The district considers the inauguration a full length documentary, unlike some newspaper or internet reference articles which do not require pre-approval.
Let’s look up "documentary" in an "internet reference article" which won’t require me to leave mom’s basement (aka Rapunzel’s ivory tower) to get a signed permission slip:
A documentary is a creative work of non-fiction.
Federal Way school district, you flunk! A news broadcast, in real time doesn’t actually equal "documentary."
Meanwhile the arch wingnut-in-training, that wanna-be Pat Robertson, the faux Falwell himself, Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has a warning for parents:
Obama’s inauguration may help move race relations forward in America, but Obama’s inaugural events are a major step backwards for historic Christian values. CADC must issue this WARNING message: Don’t let your children watch!…Obama is making a terrible mistake by polluting his inaugural events with sexual sin. Some one [sic] ought to remind him that he wasn’t elected mayor of Sodom.
Cass froths rabid on Bishop Robinson, Reverend Lowell and Rick Warren’s "compromise" and tells parents why kids shouldn’t be allowed to watch:
Flamboyant Homosexual Inaugural..Robinson will be appearing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D. C. which forces all Christians around the world to compromise their character if they want to watch the inauguration. [ed: um, lots of Christians around the world actually don’t have hate filled homophobic ideology, so it’s not a big deal, srsly]…Barack Obama’s inauguration will have the dubious distinction of being the most perverted in our nation’s history…To ensure no one misses the perversion, the Inaugural parade will include a homosexual marching band with their rainbow flags flying proud with millions of our nation’s children and Christians watching.
Wanna give Cass a wedgie? That "homosexual marching band" the Lesbian and Gay Band Association needs some help with fund raising. Click the link and show wingnuts that America loves teh gays!