September 15, 2010, - 5:06 pm

OUTRAGE: 6-Yr-Old Kicked Out of Cheerleading Squad b/c Parents Oppose Lewd Chant

By Debbie Schlussel

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This story really incenses me because it starkly demonstrates that not only have we lost the culture war–probably forever–but parents who dare try to protect their six-year-old daughter are suddenly the “criminals.”  It sickens me.  It’s no longer just the death of outrage. It’s that outrage has been turned on its head. And the outrageous are now the “outraged.”

Duane & Jennifer Tesch: Great Parents Under Fire for Protecting Their Daughter

Recently, I wrote about the video of 10-year-old girls in stripper-esque outfits doing a lewd dance in dance competition.  But that’s nothing.  Apparently, if you are trying to protect your young kids from being sexualized in an over-sexualized world, you are the boogieman.  That’s what happened to Jennifer and Duane Tesch–good, responsible parents from the Detroit area, who had the “gall” to object to a semi-lewd cheer their six-year-old daughter, Kennedy, was taught and had to perform in a cheerleading squad made up of other six-year-olds.

Because they objected to their daughter’s squad cheering about wearing too-tight skirts and shaking their “booties,” the parents of the rest of the girls in the squad unanimously voted to kick the Teschs’ six-year-old out.  They said the daughter and the parents can return to the cheerleading league, next year, on probation! Incredible. The video report, below, shows only one of these idiotic “parents,” Susan Murdock, who voted the girl out. I wish I had all of their names, so I could post them and embarrass them for posterity.  They deserve it.  And Tesch deserves our applause for standing up and doing the right thing in an age when most parents would shrug and do nothing (and probably not even shrug). And for this pack of mob-rule, group-think wolves to take this out on an innocent six-year-old girl . . .???

Yup, this is what American society does to you, these days, if you try to be a good parent. Nauseating:

Jennifer Tesch’s six-year-old daughter has been removed from the Madison Heights Wolverine flag football cheer team.

The Madison Heights mom contacted Action News last month because she was upset about the words to one of her daughter’s cheerleading chants.

The cheer she objects to says “our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right.”

League members were outraged, saying it cast a bad light on the league and she should have handled it internally. They say she overreacted by going to the media.

“This is like a family and to me, if you trust your family, what are you going to do? People are going to be upset. It’s a terrible situation, a lot of upset parents,” Susan Murdock said.

Tuesday night the team held a meeting to discuss the cheer and to come up with a solution. The team voted to keep the cheer and voted unanimously to remove the child from the team. The family will get a full refund and they can come back next year on probation if they want.

Jennifer was almost in tears Tuesday night saying her daughter loves the cheer team. She says she never meant to hurt anyone but was just standing up for what she felt was right.

“I feel terrible. It’s the worse thing that I have had to deal with in the 12 years of my league. I have never seen anything like that,” said league president John Pastula.

HE feels terrible?! He participated in the sexualizing of six-year-olds, then excommunicated the daughter of the parent who did the right thing and complained. And HE feels terrible?!

Incredible. G-d save this country from the Idiocracy in which we’re interminably mired.

And Jennifer and Duane Tesch, you did the right thing. You have our cheers, our kudos, and our appreciation for being responsible parents–something sadly so very uncommon, these days. The Tesch daughter is lucky to have parents who really care about her and her future. The other “parents” simply do not and should probably be sued for malpractice.

I hope the Tesch Family will look back on this as natural selection away from the immoral, unprincipled, unethical dummies that populate our country. Twenty years from now, I predict the Tesch’s daughter will turn out well, and the kids of these idiotic parents in the squad will be a mess. How many of them will be baby mamas, druggies, and losers? Any who turn out right will do so DESPITE the sperm and womb donors who “parent” them.

**** UPDATE: In the comments section, there is some debate regarding America’s most famous baby mama enabler, Sarah Palin, with regard to this post. And while one blind Palin defender doesn’t seem to see the connection, Sarah Palin’s attitude and that of her supporters is no different, actually, than the mob group-think of these disgusting parents who support the lewd cheer for six-year-olds. And it’s not just Sarah Palin’s constant promotion of her teen single-mom daughter and the constant ad hominem attacks on me by her moronic supporters, whenever I bring it up.

As I noted, in her book, “Going Rogue,” Sarah Palin praises Kid Rock a/k/a Bob Ritchie as  “very pro-America and has common sense ideas,” and she brags how she had her kids talk on the phone to this promoter of porn, drug-dealing/usage, pimping, prostitution, and teen sex. When I questioned this on this site, Palin’s mob-rule, group-think cult of morons again engaged in their ad hominem pogrom against me online. They didn’t for a second think about how wrong this was for Palin to do. Nope. Instead, they immediately, blindly defended and praised Palin for promoting this disgusting entertainer–no different from the vilest Black rappers–to her children.

Yes, Sarah Palin is a part of this culture of promoting and enabling the sexualization of America’s kids. She’s one of the many MINOs (Moms in Name Only) who not only don’t even shrug when they expose and promote this kind of crap to their kids, she actually brags about it in her book and in People Magazine spreads, etc. that she and her lawyers negotiated for Bristol Palin, while the daughter was still living under Sarah Palin’s (and wife, Todd’s) roof. And Sarah Palin’s unintelligent lumpenconservatariat supporters are just like these parents who ostracize anyone that has the guts to question and challenge this awful behavior.  And, actually, they are worse, because they want to send crap like this to the White House.

So, California Screaming and Skunky, you are right on target with your comments. Anyone who doesn’t realize that simply hasn’t been paying attention.

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65 Responses

Children are the new adults and the parents are just spectators in their lives. That is how children are marketed. Children make the decisions and parents pick up the tab. Hey if it good for Bristol Palin and gang then it should be good for everyone.

CaliforniaScreaming on September 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

These are the same type parents (not the Tesch’s but all the other parents) that are shocked when their precious girls end up pregnant, bouncing from relationship to relationship. They “just don’t know what happened.”

How stupid people can be.

Thank God there are still parents that try to protect the innocence of their children instead of wearing the sacrifice of their child’s innocence as a badge of honor.

Christy S. on September 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

They did the little girl a favor. If you want to turn your daughter into a slut with no morals, by all means, enroll her in a cheer program.

Farmerjohn on September 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

@CaliforniaScreaming: This is not about Bristol Palin. You have a very bad case of Palin Derangement Syndrome, at least you didn’t blame PrezBush for this, even tho the child was conceived & born during PrezBush’s administration This is about the lack of responsibility by the school administration. Where does this school get the ‘audacity’ to teach a six year old girl this crap? I haven’t seen the video, but I’ll guess that this is a public school and not a church based school.

PsychoDad on September 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Parents try hard to keep their kids safe and allow them to have a happy childhood and our society looks down on them for doing that for their children.

Its a telling sign of where this country is headed and it will lead to no good.

NormanF on September 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Meanwhile (as a side note), we now have the skank Lady “Garbage” (whom one writer compared to Ruth Buzzi) supporting out-and-out radical social engineering for the sole selfish benefit of a small but vocal minority of radical activists, in her teaming with Harry Reid to abolish the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy – yet another example of moral values going out the window (and unit cohesion going right out with it). Another side of the same coin as the disgusting situation inflicted on the 6-year-old girl because her parents rightly objected to the lewdness.

ConcernedPatriot on September 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Da Murdock beeyotch look lak a ho’.

Graty Slapchop on September 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm

hmmm… if the Tesch’s were all so fired up about protecting their child then why on earth did they sign her up for cheerleading of all things.

that’s like getting your teenage daughter a job at Hooters and then being upset at the uniform the waitresses have to wear.

Backseat Blogger on September 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I agree Backseat. Another analogy: Denise Richards Marries Charlie Sheen and then becomes irate when she comes home one day and discovers cocaine in a cigar box over the fireplace and porn on the computer. Duh.

    My advice to the Teschs: Enroll your daughter in a ballet class instead. The fact is, cheerleading is a pretty vulgar and annoying activity at ANY age, even when the slogans they are shouting are G-rated.

    Irving on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    First of all..I’d like to say that I have known Mrs. Tesch my WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE…She IS an AMAZING person who has ALWAYS stood up for what she believed in. She, herself, was a cheerleader for as long as I can remember…She has ALWAYS been respectful, VERY smart, beautiful, an amazing friend, great morals and self sufficient. Her being a cheerleader herself is a great example of how WRONG you actually ARE. SHe turned out PERFECTLY FINE and she LOVED being a cheerleader. So, for you to insult her for choosing an activiy for her daughter to do, is absolutely RIDICULOUS! WHAT is wrong with cheerleaders that you have to compare them to Hooters Girls? How is that even COMPARABLE? The little girl is 6 years old..having fun doing something that she enjoyed…Hooters Girls are at least 18 years old and making a living for themselves as an adult. Last time I checked it was the cheerleaders that always HAD to have good grades and good etiquite to remain on the team. It was the girls who DIDN’T do anything with their time after school that ended up the druggies and wh*res (not ALL of them of course…but I am sure that there is SOME sort of evidence to prove that the girls who did NOTHING extra curricular after shool that demanded them to stay focused on their grades, were the ones at the parties and doing worse than those who WERE cheerleaders). When did cheerleaders get the reputation of being “dirty” anyhow? When I was in school, the cheerleaders where the ones who were VERY well behaved and had great morals. The little girl is 6 years old…why wouldn’t her parents let her be on a cheerleading team if that is something SHE wanted to do? I am guessing you were NEVER an athlete in your younger days….which I am HOPING you DON’T have kids or if you do they are already grown….only because I would HATE to see how your SON would respect a female ~ Cheerleader ~ at that, or what your daughter would do with her time, when the “cheerleaders” are at practice, games, competition, fundraisers and banquets….I hope you really DON’T have children of your own. Did you even read the story?? This should be about applauding the Tesch family is teaching their daughter to stand up for what she believes in, but instead, you take this as an opportunity to say that “cheerleaders” are wh*res!! There is something wrong with that….

    LuV*My*GiRlS on September 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

      So it is ok for a young girl to be talking about her booty shaking and her skirt being too tight? Parents need to be parents and not friends while a child is growing up. There is time for being friends once they mature.

      Cheerleaders have gotten a bad rap because they created one for themselves. I love your “BACK IN MY DAY” type statement of how cheerleaders were full of morals. Well, back in my day, which was not as long ago as yours apparently, the cheerleaders were the sluts trying to get in the jock of the football team. They performed lewd dances and gyrations on friday nights during games and were applauded for it.

      It is disgusting and will not be for my daughter.

      KB on September 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Um, got news for you. It IS possible to be a cheerleader and not look slutty and spew forth sexual rhymes. My daughter’s christian school has cheerleading and their uniforms are very modest and so are the cheers.

    shadow0421 on September 17, 2010 at 7:19 am

Check out Mojo in the Morning broadcast.
The coach for this team of little girls is a complete embarrassment to the organization and she is the one that should be kicked out, not the little girl!
Here is the website
http://mojo.channel955.com/main.html
Click on cheer coach vs. mom.

MichMoM on September 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Hmmm, I hardly think CS has Palin Derangement Syndrome and I do think it’s ok to bring up her CrAzY stupid daughter Bristol as a good example of a bad example. I like Palin (however DS has highlighted more TRUE reasons to be weary of her than the LSM…I too wanted Ovide LaMontagne to win…) and think her dopey daughter is fair game since she has done so much to embarrass herself and Mom in public. I think Bristol has HUGE “Wah..I hate you, Mommy” issues.

And YES! Keep thinking of how ugly that Italian slut Lady Gaga is when you see her Ruth Buzzi-looking face. She is like the Michelle “Antoinette” Obama of the rock world. Peeps SAY she is beautiful, but those of us who like the truth know that it AIN’T TRUE!!! I liked Camille Paglia’s piece on her.

Skunky on September 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I can understand the other parents being upset that Mrs. Tesch went public with her concerns before consulting them but their response afterward was really immature.

I do have to point out that African-American culture often gets a beating from many commenters on this blog; but in this case these were all White Americans. It kind of makes one think, don’t you think?:)

Norman Blitzer on September 16, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Norman Blitzer…defender of minorities whether it’s right or wrong. After all, the TRUTH of an issue does not matter…it’s only the colour that counts.

    Black=Good! (Say in Frankenstein voice!)
    White=Bad! (Ibid!)

    Skunky on September 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

This reminds me of something from about 15 years ago. I heard an older couple talk about how shocked they were when they saw a group of young cheerleaders (probably about the same age as the little girl in this story) whose cheer involved them bending over, lifting up their skirts and shaking their butts. This type of crap apparently has been going on for a long time in youth cheerleading programs. Any parents that sign their daughters up for these things ought to be watching them closely.

Ian on September 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

Muslims start hajibing their girls around age six to shield the muslim males who are not their relatives from the girl’s sexual power, represented by the hair. Seeing them thus always makes me sad about how muslim parents see the six year old girls as sexual beings. But the founder of their religion did so I guess that is the way it goes.

It is depressing to see the same sexualization of one’s six year old girls being promoted by American parents so one can only applaud the Teschs for standing up against this practice.

Bronson on September 16, 2010 at 1:16 am

skunky, did you just cite ruth buzzi?! youre killin me! i have perceived you as younger… you know you just seriously dated yourself…oh well…luv you still…

hill billy on September 16, 2010 at 1:25 am

Hey, I’m at the point where I’m glad atleast ONE family stood up!

Brian on September 16, 2010 at 3:15 am

Three cheers for the Teschs. Debbie, you live in Detroit. Could you get in touch with them for me and tell them they’re 1000% right? Has the world gone crazy? I go back to when NO cheerleading squad would THINK of having a chant like that!!!
If a little boy wants to feel a little girl up, he’s a sexual harasser, yet children are kicked off cheerleading squads for not behaving in a way that, in my day, would have gotten you kicked out of school. My head aches.

Regarding Yom Kippur: I wish all the observant Jews on this website an easy fast. May you be inscribed for a good and sweet year.

Miranda Rose Smith on September 16, 2010 at 4:02 am

All that mob needed was Madame LaFarge sitting in the corner knitting. What a group of mindless drones – and that cretin woman says, “This, (The cheer squad) is our family? Tha moron man in charge doesn’t HAVE a problem, he IS the problem – but too dense to see it. Was it Goethe who said, “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action?”

Debbie, is there any way you will be in contact with this wonderful family? If you contact them, let them know that there are folks out here in Texas “Cheering them on!” They did the right thing – and the mob retaliated. They should be ashamed – “Voting” to ban a six year old, etc. Who will be next?

Herbster on September 16, 2010 at 7:49 am

The Tesch’s had a legitimate complaint, but running to TV news is crazy. Obviously the other parents were incensed much more about the TV news involvement rather than the original complaint about the content of the cheer in question. I think the Tesch’s would have had a much better chance of reaching an agreeable resolution had they not run to the news. People can’t seem to sit down face to face and solve disagreements anymore; it is instead done with fists, guns, the internet, or TV. All of these parents failed this little girl.

Ace on September 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

I tell my two boys that they can get their sexual frustrations out on the cheerleaders at their schools…handjobs and other things without having to do penetration. They’re all easy.

I tell them to save themselves for a good girl when they feel they need to settle down, but go ahead and sow your oats on these stupid and vacuous sluts. Plus, with the addition of abortion being so accepted, just convince the girls to get an abortion if they happen to get one preggers. Just tell the sluts they’ll look ugly when they’re pregnant.

My boys go through many different girls at their school. It may be uncouth, but damn, these girls are EASY nowadays! Thank GOD for cable shows about this type of thing now. It makes easy sex so prevalent.

Get 'Em While They're Hot! on September 16, 2010 at 11:27 am

    @ G.E.W.T.H!: Uh what???

    A on September 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      I’m hoping its sarcasm

      Spike on September 17, 2010 at 8:15 am

        that was @ A for their comment

        @ G.E.W.T.H!: Uh what???

        on September 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm

        Spike on September 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

However hard it may be for the parents and girl to deal with being excommunicated, it is a good thing in the long run. This cuts down on her chances of being the dancer on table 3 at the local topless bar. Those parents that continue to allow their child to engage in this abuse may or may not ever see the error of their ways.

samurai on September 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm

We should not forget who else Palin has endorsed – Scott Brown. Debbie has posted a picture of Brown with his very young teenage daughters at a party where these girls were wearing so little that not much was left to the imagination. Palin sure knows how to pick them.

Jarhead on September 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

We live at a time when both sides of the political divide are happy to be mucking around in the same cultural mud bath.

Like pigs. No one is proposing to improve the state of things. If they did, Americans wouldn’t readily put up with lewd chants at a cheerleading event.

NormanF on September 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Stupidity is now a normal behavoir. If you don’t act stupid like the rest of society, you are worse than satan. The parents did eaxctly what they should’ve done, but are being punished for it? Folks, that is an example of my phrase “psychonutism”.

Psychonutism has taken over just about everything (especally in detriot), let’s face it. Gotta get the youngsters ready for adulthood NOW. Gotta bombard them with anti-american crap NOW. Gotta teach them sex, how to be stupid, how to close their minds, how to only think the way the media thinks, on and on and on and on. That’s psychonutism.

It starts with the dumb parents, through the school system, and into the media. These parents were anything but dumb. They stood up to psychonutism, but as usual, psychonuts operate in having a numbers advantage.

“Oh how dare you take your daughter out!! She’s cute and she should be expressing how hott she is. She’s a girl and she should be having sex so she can have more friends and be more relevant.”

No wonder the ex girlfriend I had in detriot turned out to be a slutty bitch.

Squirrel3D on September 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

These parents are seeing what having the courage to stand up can cause. Stay strong and tell your daughter sometimes being moral is not accepted by society and there will be many more tests of her moral character. I know how this goes, over 10 years ago I attended a powder puff game at high school and was schocked to hear the cheerleaders singing about DOING IT LIKE THE MAMMALS (or some sex song) in the football stadium. Upon complaints afterward to the principal and president of that club that put on the game all I got was insulted by everyone who passed the buck as being out of touch . If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

CJ on September 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I have to say to “Getemwhiletheyarehot” I nominate you for worst parent of the year! You must have a tiny one to think like you do and teach your children like you have just admitted to..

CJ on September 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    CJ, I wonder if that post was sarcastic? Of course if it wasn’t it shows a load of hubris and bad character.

    Either way, if read as IF it were supposed to be sarcastic, it says a very harsh truth about our trash culture today. So sad.

    Skunky on September 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

What the HELL IS THE MOTHER APOLOGIZING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Musiccgirl on September 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

The people who voted them out are idiots. Plain and simple. To say it is a family is insane. So if your mother, brother object to something you present or do, you vote them out of your family? They are assholes. I hope the little girl and her parents don’t lose any sleep over this. They are obviously the classy ones.

Musiccgirl on September 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Debbie, do to my familial relationship with a certain 7 year old, I can tell you this is not an usunsual situation. Cheerleading is now ubiquitous at summer camps, etc. and sucks in even nice little girls whose parents wouldn’t enroll them in cheering in of itself. The little girls are given sexualized dance routines which are an absolute embarassment except there is so little shame left that it passes for normal. My particular seven year old was kept out of camp the week of the final cheer off, but I saw the performance on video and it was degrading. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground between Chabad and streetwalker training these days.

A1 on September 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

In 2010, why would any parent put their daughter into an activity where they stand on the sidelines and cheer for boys to play the game?

Mr_Puppy on September 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Cheerleading is politically incorrect. Isn’t it sexist to have girls root for the boys? Why, indeed its allowed to continue at all as an American pastime is beyond me.

NormanF on September 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Besides being a degrading and sexist activity it also happens to be the riskiest in that age group for serious injuries from doing risky gymnastics with not enough training, mostly causing sprained joints and broken bones but also occasional spinal injuries leading to life long disabilities.

RG on September 17, 2010 at 1:09 am

SHAME ON THE MADISON HEIGHTS INDIVIDUALS WHOM VOTED THIS CHILD OFF THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD. YOU MENTION FAMILY…WHAT KIND OF FAMILY VOTES A FAMILY MEMBER OUT??? THESE PARENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO THEIR OPINION. DOES THE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION KNOW THE DEFINITION OF DISCRIMINATION OR ALIENATION, OR MOST OF ALL TOGETHERNESS ??? OBVIOUSLY NOT. I THINK WHAT THE PARENTS OF THIS CHILD NEED IS AN ATTORNEY. THIS IS A CHILD AND HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT HER LIFE ??? OF THE SOUNDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTING MADISON HEIGHTS ON THE RADIO THEY APPEAR TO HAVE SOME MAJOR ISSUES. THE CHILD IS THE ONE SUFFERING HERE, AND WHY BECAUSE THE PARENTS VOICED A CONCERN. SO THE MADISON HEIGHTS THEN VOTED THE CHILD NOT TO BE ON THE TEAM…I THINK IT IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, INAPPROPRIATE, AND MOST OF ALL IN-HUMAN TO ACT IN MANNER AS THEY DID. I WAS A CHEERLEADER AND CAPTAIN IN MY DAY, AND I AM NOW A MOTHER/REGISTERED NURSE. I RESPECT THE PARENTS FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT THEY BELEIVE. I DO NOT HOWEVER HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR THE MADISON HEIGHTS INDIVDUALS WHO VOTED THIS CHILD OFF THE SQUAD. SHAME SHAME SHAME !!! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT FOUNDED ON THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY !!!

JENNIFER on September 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

AND FURTHERMORE I WOULD NEVER, AND I MEAN NEVER ALLOW MY DAUGHTER TO RETURN TO THIS CHEERLEADING SQUAD. IF ANYTHING I’D FIND ONE HECK OF AN ATTORNEY !!!! AND SUE THE MADISON HEIGHTS ORGANIZATION’S SHAKING BOOTY OFF !!!!!!!!

JENNIFER on September 17, 2010 at 8:36 am

Jennifer you make no sense.

KB on September 17, 2010 at 9:28 am

Hey Irving – have you seen what they teach little girls at ballet classes? It’s not all ballet. Eventually they move on to other forms of “dance”, assisted by dance school graduates who “entertain” during costume changes at recitals. My wife told me not to videotape the intermissions because it was so suggestive. Even my daughter was able to recognize that what they were being taught was not right, and asked to stop going.

And I think if you check further on this story – particularly the parents’ appearance on the Today show – they did speak to other parents first, and to the several layers of the organization, before going to the media. And even if they didn’t, so what? This should be exposed for what it is: improper sexualizing of very young girls. They ought to be arrested for child abuse.

Ralphieboy on September 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

I am one of those parents that is ostracized by the masses. I check my daughter’s email, Facebook, and expect her to be home by 11 PM on the weekend and 9:30 on a week night. My daughter just turned 18. She has been on the honor roll, graduated high school with honors, and is attending college on scholarships. She plays travel softball, and she has received state honors for softball. She dates clean-cut boys. She is a “good” kid.

I have been told that I should let her drink and have overnight camp outs with boys. “She will resent you if you don’t, and she is going to do it anyway.” And when they find out that I check the email and Facebook postings? INVASION OF PRIVACY!! My response? If my daughter wants privacy, she should pay rent. When she does, she becomes my tenant and not my child. Until then, I am her mother, not her friend. She is a God-fearing, Christian girl who makes me proud each and every day.

I do not worry about her being a “baby-momma”. She was raised knowing the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of each. If you see my daughter on Newsweek, it will be because of the fantastic things she has done with her life, not because she is exploiting her body, or any child she may have.

Kimdalene on September 17, 2010 at 11:24 am

My point with the earlier posting is that a responsible parent does what is right, not what is popular. I applaud Duane & Jennifer Tesch. We need more parents like them!

Kimdalene on September 17, 2010 at 11:27 am

What did you expect when you put a 6 year old in cheerleading? If you want her to do something, let her do something herself…….instead of cheering the boys that do something.

Mary Bee on September 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

    My daughter was never a cheerleader. She was the “one doing the stuff herself”; however, she always noted the importance of cheerleaders in regard to pumping up the crowd, building up the team and helping keep things positive. Shame on you for belittling those who choose cheerleading as their sport of choice. Not everyone can be the quarterback, but cheerleading still offers an opportunity to be part of the game.

    Kimdalene on September 17, 2010 at 11:37 am

      Cheerleading…..a sport?

      Bob on September 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

        Yes. Cheering is a sport. They have practice, workouts, and competitions.

        Kimdalene on September 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

As a cheerleader of 10 years, as well as a coach of 6, I have a great deal of anger toward the treatment of the Tesch family. In no way was their request outlandish or inappropriate. If any of my cheerleader’s parents thought a cheer was inappropriate, I would simply review with my supervisor/manager and ask permission to remove it, no questions asked! Every cheerleading squad has so many cheers for games and other activites… Was giving up this one really that important? A cheer that, in my opinion was terrible to begin with? Important enough to ban a 6 year old and her family from the league?

Shame on the Madison Heights organization… Tesch family, enroll your little one in an all-star cheerleading program where teamwork and real competition is involved. It seems that this organization was not molding the next set of true athletes that many leagues and organizaitons are training and striving for these days. They’re fine with the stereotypical girls in skirts, clapping to a beat and cheering about their appearances…

What a huge disappointment to the whole cheerleading community… Once again, SHAME on you Madison Heights.

Stephanie on September 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

Good for the Tesch’s…being a good parent requires strength. Sometimes you need a very clear sign to follow your instincts. The fact that the squad embraces this type of foolishness is a clear sign.

In my opinion Cheerleading is a waste of time. Introduce your daughters to activities that they can use i.e. sports, ballet, music, instead of cheering boys on for developing themselves.

Did you really say “Instead, they immediately, blindly defended and praised Palin for promoting this disgusting entertainer–no different from the vilest Black rappers–to her children.”

Honey what is the difference between your outrageous bad behavior around race and that of the parents of the majority cheerleaders?

Joy on September 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

This is sick. When I get the means to, I am moving my family to Ghana.

Gerald on September 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Well, this is a doosie. Even though this cheer has been in the community for years, I personally feel that the mother of the six year old had every right to complain. I don’t think it was fair to kick the young lady off the sqaud though. I felt that it should have came to a vote between all parents, and if no decision could not be reached, then may be since the mother was a cheerleader herself, then she could have made up a new cheer for the sqaud, that would have made since to me. But in the cheer’s defence, it describes the turmoil that the cheerleaders are going through jus read and listen to the words. Hopefully the young lady will find another cheerteam or organization to be apart of, and the adults start acting like adults and COMMUNITCATE. THAT HAS BEEN THE DOWNFALL OF HUMAN KIND FOR GENERATIONS.

ktA on September 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Hooray for the Tesch’s, these parents had every right to object to that cheer. The board, coaches and other parents on the squad who think there is nothing wrong with it all have a loose screw. Maybe they will regret their actions in 10 years when their daughters are pregnant in high school!

Bob on September 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

Having been involved in Jr. Football for the last 14 years, I can tell you that every cheer squad out there does this cheer. (We live in Washington State, but my neices in CA know this cheer as well.) I also agree that it is not something that they should be cheering. If I had girls, we would not participate in this cheer.

Bobbi on September 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I say God bless this woman and her courage for standing up for what is right! This is so inappropriate for children! So many say, “What’s the big deal?” Maybe if children were not portrayed as “mini-adults” in skimpy outfits and provocative behavior (that is encouraged by adults) maybe, just maybe, fewer would be abused and even murdered by pedophiles who get off on such antics. This nation needs to return to the good moral standards and ethics that it used to have…..before we destroy not only our children, but ourselves as well. I say shame on that cheerleading squad and all of those wishy-washy other parents who at first supported Mrs. Tesch, only to later join the rock-throwers so as to avoid the limelight being cast on them. You bunch of cowards! Shame on you! God bless the Tesch family, especially that sweet little girl. I pray that her parents continue to explain to her as she grows what is right and wrong, and why.

Patty on September 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

Wow. This Wolverine psuedo football and cheer organization sounds like a bunch of lemming-like zealouts! That “cheer” is so white-trashy, it’s embarassing. Can’t these cheer fanatics come up with something a little more clever and age-appropriate? Geez. How hard is it to look online for other chants, or make up something? Pitiful.

If the other parents can’t (or WON’T) try to comprehend the underlying meaning of the disgusting chant, then they are ALL friggin’ morons. What a bunch of NUTS!

Kennedy would be better off taking classes at a REAL dance or gymnastics center – someplace where parents don’t put up with cr@p like this. She’ll come out way ahead of the Wolverines “trollup-in-training” program!

And from the performance in the video, it sure doesn’t seem like the “coach” did a very good job anyway.

If parents don’t stand up for their kids, who else will?

karl on September 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I agree with this family for standing up for what they belive in. My daughter is 8 years old and involved in cheerleading. She wanted to do it and although I was a cheerleader myself I didn’t want her to get involved. I know the drama and misfortune it can cause one. I decided that because she wanted to do it I would let her try it because she is only 8 and what could go wrong.

Well I was at a meeting last night for her squad and I found out that during their up coming competitions they will be wearing bright red lipstick, caked on glitter, mascara and cat eyed shaped eyeliner.

I stood up and said “So when am I as a parent going to have a say in what my child does?” It goes against all of my beliefs to put make up on my daughter. The coach told me that if she doesnt wear the make up she can not participate in the competitions that I have already paid hundreads of dollars on.

I asked to see this rule in the hand book and she said “Well it is coaches disgression”

I think that these activities try to take away a parents rights for our children while doing said activities. I will be doing something about this issue as did these very courageous parents. And if I have to after going through all of my resources within the program, I will go to the media!!

They are children, let them be children!! Don’t turn my 8 year old into a sex symbol!!!

Melissa on September 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

I have a 11 yr old daughter who did cheerleading for the fordt time this year and so we didn’t know anything about the rules or regulations,no information was ever given o us and every time I asked I was given we don’t know,we don’t have thay info yet or just tols nothing. So i went to a web site and sent an email to thwe lesuge hoping to get someone to give me some answers to my questions and concerns.And thr response i got back floored me after reading my messaeg I later got a call from a coach(not even sure if that’s her title still)and she threated to kick my daughter off of the team because i was trying to get info on my own cause no one would even give me any answers.Needless to say I did what I could to change her mind only for my daughter because she was loving it so much and finally found somethind she wa loving to do.As weeks went on they still wern’t very helpful and now the had a chip on thier shoulders.Our girls made it to regional championships and at this event my daughter was very sick but still showed up did her routine and asked if shr could stay with me and rest till the awards later that day(was an 8 hr day)they said fine but she wouldn’t be able to get back in with out a coach.As the day went on and they were getting ready to do awards I asked them if they could come get her and they said NO. They didn’t let her join the the awards ceremoney and she was so hurt and cried and said she would never go back to that team.My heart broke for her and still hurts for her.They shouln’t be aloud to traek our children like this EVER.I will be making a major stand for my daughter and all who have been hurt by these leagues.My daughter went out of her way to learn all of the cheers and has done her best for them all season and that is the way they treated her.I DON”T THINK SO!!!!

Jena on November 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Thanks Deb…Good one. I’m glad that you made that point about Sarah Palin. I thought I was the only one with that take on her. She also has the hypocritical hunter’s moralilty of lurking behind trees for purposes of blowing away unsuspecting animals on any given Saturday (…nothing against guns, or gun ownership)–then going to church the following Sunday. In spite of my A-Z disgust with Obama from moment one, that cost McCain a vote.
Parenting, like most American pursuits, isn’t driven by observations, intelligence, or love; but ego: “What the hell–I did the same thing when I was a kid,” / “Well–ya know, they’re gonna do it anyway.” I’m amazed by the egoistic discussions of parents who take such pride in their kid being up for cheerleaders or varsity, and can’t get enough of bragging about their kids’ athletic accomplishments. How often do you hear a parent take pride in their kid’s community service, or taking some after school time to tutor a few younger kids? Naah…Not cool. American parents strangely seem to want to see their young athletically and presentationally improved, relative to their own school days, but not morally improved.
I agree that morality (aka Self-discipline) is the key to it all; but the quandary is that 50% of us–the left (Jeez-what a thought that half of us are complete A-holes) don’t believe in morality, or only that which personally serves their involvements, and the other 50% is largely comprised of boneheads who think morality comes from some religious book….Ya hadda get me started, right Deb…………Have a great weekend, Debbie…….pb

shegundala on July 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

These schools as a whole are completely useless and home schooling is the way to go. Once I home schooled my whole attitude changed. I couldn’t stand the people in the school system as the were phoney communists with an obscene agenda.
In my opinion, I think people who put their children in public schools are absolutely psycho. It is like saying: Here screw my kid up. These parents did a good job regardless, and I know they probably feel beat up, but if they tell the school to shove it next year, I think they would feel much better.

Al Thompson on May 11, 2012 at 12:25 am

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