During story time, a Florida teacher introduced first-graders to a book about gay bunnies.

A student named Noah asked his family about two boy bunnies wanting to get married, and it seems some parents got upset.

The Pinecrest Elementary School teacher, whose name has not been released, got in trouble for reading “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” in an elementary school several weeks ago without approval from the school district.

Kraig Hudson told WFTV his grandson came home and told his family about the rabbit, Marlon Bundo. Hudson said:

“Noah comes home one day and asks us if it’s OK for two male bunnies to get married. I said, ‘By our beliefs, no. But we do not judge nobody.'”

Hudson explained:

“I don’t think it’s fair they are not telling the other parents about what they read.”

Parents’ complaints prompted school district officials to launch an investigation. Parent Kellie Cowart said:

“I wouldn’t mind, but I’m a very open person talking to my kids about that stuff. At the same time, a little heads-up would be nice.”

Another parent, Wendy Curry, said:

“It’s not something that should be in an elementary school. That’s for me to decide at home — what I want to teach my child and what I feel they are able to handle.”

The illustrated children’s book was created to mock Vice President Mike Pence’s family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, due to his stance on same-sex marriage.

The districts’ spokesperson released the following statement to WTSP:

The teacher is still working at this point. The investigation began around Jan. 28. It should hopefully be concluded this week. The report would then become available for public record 10 days after its conclusion.

The Seminole County School District said it is unable to comment on the ongoing investigation.

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12 Replies to “Teacher Under Fire for Reading Children’s Book to First-Graders About 2 Boy Bunnies Wanting to Get Married”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Elementary school is not the place for children to be pushed into gay discussions. It’s a parents right when and how to talk to their children about homosexuality. The very fact that the book was made to mock our Vice President bothers me. Why are we okay with stealing a child’s innocence? First graders should be playing on the playground, riding bikes, being children. Shame on the authors, shame on the teacher, and shame on the school district. Do you also read them books telling them Santa is not real? Is there not enough to do teaching them reading, geography, history, math, science, computers, writing, English, maybe astronomy? You think this is what takes precedence? Bet-nothing happens to the teacher.

  • Lance Merlin 2 years ago

    Disgusting. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not pro-gay or anti-gay. I just don’t care what you do. But all this is going to do is confuse 1st graders. If you want to read them a story about normal bunnies, like a boy and girl bunny, then go for it. It’s normal. And I use that word purposely, not straight. The only thing normal about homosexuality is that the existence of abnormalities is normal. But again, do what you want, I don’t care, and I don’t hate you for it, as your sexual preference has nothing to do with what kind of person you are, your character. But don’t push it on my kids as if it’s normal.

  • J9 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful story about love and acceptance. Period.

  • sm 2 years ago

    Agree that elementary school is NOT the place for education in the world of homosexuality-these children will face it soon enough. All a part of the lefties to prematurely sexualize children and innoculate them with their political poison. For those of us whose children and grandchildren are precious enough to be taught, as AGE APPROPRIATE, that such things exist, but we do not endorse homosexuality, transgender or any other non-Blblical idea of what sex, love and family are about, this is anathema. The schools who do this need to be stopped in their tracks…

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    • Jasper 2 years ago

      But the book wasn’t sexual in the slightest, as far as I know. Gay love is just as valid as straight love. I say this as a Christian. I doubt the children will even be concerned that it’s two male bunnies and not a male and a female. It will not influence them. Children who grow up to be homosexual have romantic tendencies towards the same gender from an early age. I say this as a bisexual who had no idea my attractions were ‘abnormal’ until I was bluntly told I was devilspawn in seventh grade. I understand concern over the fact that the book mocks the Vice President, but once again, what first grader will have any comprehension of politics? Perhaps parents should be told beforehand what the class reading list will be, but this teacher was perfectly within their rights to read this book to them.

  • Sharon 2 years ago

    Sorry, it maybe a story about love but not for 1st graders, I call it brain washing. The Bible says, Man will not lay down with man. But ppl have free will, so I don’t judge but stop pushing your/their life style on the rest of us.

  • Laura 2 years ago

    Elementary school is too young to introduce different ideas of sexuality. After all all these people who are for homosexuality are the same people that would’nt want kids reading religious books or information . See homosexuals think the Christians are not open and discriminate and need to allow them rights are the same people that wouldnt want religion pushed on people. In that case i wouldnt want homosexuality placed upon my child. In a world with many views people need to love one another however you will never agree with everyones lifestyles, choices, and ways of life. I grew up in a family where my parents didnt want the school to teach on sex nevermind differrnt sexualities. They felt it was something they wanted to teach us based on their views. Parents have that right to make that choice, after all its their child not the school’s child. So dont force anything on my kid without proper approval. So a book like this should have been told to parents and allow thise who want to opt out do so.

  • Marcos 2 years ago

    Every time the gay issue is brought, all the Christians come out of the woodwork to proclaim their hate. Christianity is a religion of love and respect of all of gods creatures including gays. I’m amaxed at the hate…

  • DTCT 2 years ago

    I’m a Christian and I taught special needs children for 33 years. I support the teacher 100%. The teacher is not pushing her values or opinions on her students. Society has to understand that teachers do so much more than teach academics. I taught in an elementary school in an influential area I might add and there definitely were children that were part of the homosexual community. They may not understand it yet and definitely they don’t have the vocabulary to express themselves but we as educators should be there for our students to help them with open arms and hearts. We also have to teach all students to respect each other. We have to teach them that it’s okay to have differences and to have a dialogue about it. Let’s show the children peace, compassion, and a tremendous amount of love no matter what our differences are!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    If you’re a TRUE Christian (which means “Christ-like”), you would NOT believe in anything other than a union between a man and woman. God created man and out of man created woman. God’s word talks about a man and a woman shall become one, ETC… NEVER and NO WHERE in the Word of God (the Bible) does God talk about man and man becoming one or condoning homosexuality. In fact, God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin, which included sodomites and homosexuality. Yes, we as TRUE Christians are to love all people, including homosexuals, BUT we are to hate the sin! Although I do not believe this teacher should be fired, but she needs to become more educated on the sins of homosexuality and the sin it produces. For those of you who CLAIM to be Christians, fervently pray that the Lord will reveal TRUTH to you. Don’t be confused by the world’s agenda that continues to be pushed onto us and our children. Read and study the Bible. 🙂

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I appreciate your comment. To me, homosexuality is similar to fornication. I am a divorced heterosexual, I have sexual desires like most normal people, hetero or homo, but I do not act on them. If I have thoughts that aren’t how I want to live my life , because I want to follow Christ teachings and the Bible, then I pray for strength to overcome because I am human like every one else and I am not strong enough in myself. If I were a homosexual, and I wanted to follow Christ teachings and the Bible, then I would do exactly the same. It
    doesn’t matter if I’m hetero or homo, I have sexual desires that don’t fit with the Bible and I want to follow the Bible, so I don’t do it. That being said, kids in first grade aren’t normally thinking about sex unless they have been abused, so why bring up gay or straight love and marriage and all that. The book was made to be a mockery anyway, why are they going to teach kids with a book like that. I’m all for teaching about love everyone though. Our world is so messed up.

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