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Advocacy groups face off over Gwinnett schools filtering LGBT websites

Alliance Defense Fund

The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian organization with the mission of defending “traditional family values,” is taking on the ACLU in its battle to mandate the Gwinnett County School System remove LGBT filters from its computers.

On Aug. 1, the ADF sent a letter via email to Gwinnett Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks urging him and the school system to not allow the ACLU to “bully” the system with its request.

“School districts shouldn’t be bullied into exposing students to sexually explicit materials,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman in a statement. “This latest scare tactic — under the façade of illegal censorship — is just another act of intimidation designed to forward the ACLU’s radical sexual agenda for children.”

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Alliance Defense Fund to Gwinnett schools: Don’t be bullied by ACLU’s ‘radical sexual agenda’

The Alliance Defense Fund is taking on the ACLU in its fight to get Gwinnett County schools and other schools across the country from filtering LGBT websites to students.

While the ACLU argues that filtering LGBT websites prohibits students attending schools in the Atlanta suburb from such websites as the “It Gets Better Project,” the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), GSA Network, and the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the ADF protests that lifting the filter would allow students easy access to pornographic websites.

Opening the filtering program would "allow sites such as polybi.com, where a woman's naked torso is fondled by three hands; gaydatingtips.com, which advertises a see-through boxer for men; and gayquestions.com/hc3.asp, where students would see an image of two naked men apparently engaged in a sex act," the ADF wrote in a letter to Gwinnett Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks and emailed to him on Aug. 1, states a report from the conservative online news site World Net Daily.

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Man arrested for allegedly setting teen on fire

Joseph Raymond ZeockA 61-year-old man who allegedly set fire to a male teen during a sexual encounter was arrested early Tuesday.

Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was arrested in Gwinnett County on Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The arrest came a day after Woodstock police put out an alert seeking help from the public to find Zeock. Zeock is charged with aggravated battery, first degree cruelty to children, false imprisonment and solicitation of sodomy.

According to an alert by the Woodstock Police issued today, "On July 12, 2011, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Woodstock Police Investigators responded to Grady Hospital in reference to a person injured. Upon arrival, Investigators met with a 17 year old male who stated that Joseph Raymond Zeock, also known as J.R., had set him on fire.