Transcript has Kevin Jennings, Co-founder of GLSEN; Eliza Byard, Deputy Director of GLSEN and Bill O'Reilly, Host of the O'Reilly Factor
Excerpts of the February 11, 2004 O'Reilly Factor Show
O'REILLY: Well, since you have the seniority here, Mr. Jennings, I'm going to begin with you. Why don't you define what this curriculum is? What does it tell teachers to do?
KEVIN JENNINGS, CO-FOUNDER, GLSEN: Well, Bill, as a former history
teacher yourself, you know that history teachers in high school often
address current events as part of their curriculum, and our curriculum is
designed to give them a fair and balanced set of resources concerning gay
marriage, everything from position papers provided by the Catholic Church
to position papers by the people who argue...
O'REILLY: So you give them both sides in this?
O'REILLY: All right.
JENNINGS: I think that it's not a teacher's job to say that one
answer in this is right or wrong. It's a teacher's job to present both
sides of the debate so that students understand when something's being
talked about by the president, it's on the front page of the paper, it's on
THE O'REILLY FACTOR, that they understand why this is an issue and what the
divergent points of view are and why people feel so strongly about it.
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