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One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.
At a heated school board meeting, Fresno Unified trustees fought for the chance to apologize in the wake of board President Brooke Ashjian’s comments about LGBT people.
“My biggest fear in teaching this – which we’re going to do it because it’s the law – but you have kids who are extremely moldable at this stage, and if you start telling them that LGBT is OK and that it’s a way of life, well maybe you just swayed the kid to go that way,” Ashjian told The Bee in a story published Aug. “It’s so important for parents to teach these Judeo-Christian philosophies.” At the meeting Wednesday night, Ashjian moved to block attempts by Trustees Valerie Davis and Christopher De La Cerda to address his comments, saying they were speaking out of order.
Davis and De La Cerda continued to speak over Ashjian’s call to return to the agenda, ultimately leading interim Superintendent Bob Nelson to intervene and the board to take a break.
In the deposition, Ashjian admits to posting about Gay Fresno to a website called Ripoffreport.com, but says he can’t recall what he posted.
The attorneys in the deposition claim that only three comments were made about Gay Fresno on the website – all anonymously.
Deposition documents were presented to trustees by attorney Kenneth Mackie, who sparked an ongoing investigation of Ashjian’s conflicts of interest by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.