Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bigot of the Day

From Shakespeare’s Sister and Pam’s House Blend.

This Concerned Woman total fag dude, who happens to be preternaturally preoccupied with All Things Gay because he’s so straight and is the best possible spokesperson for Concerned Women of America’s Culture and Family Institute because he’s a man, is very unhappy about those gay-friendly posters going up in classrooms in the Bay Area. Especially since some of the teachers who were resisting the posters on religious grounds have now started to comply. Says Concerned Resolutely Heterosexual Man Bob Knight:

“This is about bullying people and saying you will kneel down and bow to the Baal god of homosexuality — or we’ll make your life very miserable.”

…And it is wrong, Knight adds, to force teachers into a situation that implies their approval of an unsafe and unhealthy lifestyle. “When you put a rainbow poster up in your classroom, you’re lending the authority of the teacher to the gay-rights movement,” he explains. In essence, says Knight, the district is saying: “Kids, go ahead and try this behavior. Even your teacher is for it.”

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[M]aybe Knight and his Concerned Women ought to find something else to be concerned about. Like how many teachers are having sex with their students—yeesh!

This is part of my on-going campaign to point out right-wing anti-gay crusaders and label them for what they are. And if it happens to link up with one particular political party who also happen to be in the majority in the House and Senate and seems to unfairly smear all of them with the brush of bigotry, well, dem’s da berries. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.