Monday, February 01, 2010

The Children Really Are The Future

Out in Wyoming school board members in Wheatland have opted to prohibit antidiscrimination banners from flying at the local high school because an LGBT rights group is among their sponsors. 

One board member, Lee Dunham, who is still living in the first half of the last century, actually said: "If this is the way one chooses, then they can lead this particular lifestyle, but I don't believe it needs to be publicly displayed in a school."

Dunham? Dumbass? Again: LGBT is not a choice, and what you are saying to all of Wheatland, Wyoming, and the world, is that hating a member of the LGBT community is okay by you.

District administrators removed the banners, which are part of the Anti-Defamation League's “No Place for Hate” campaign, after parents and school board members expressed concern over the fact that the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado is listed as a sponsor.

See, they don't want no part of anything gay, even if it's to teach children that hate is wrong. And by taking the banners down, the parents and school board are actually teaching the opposite message. And, of course, parents of Wheatland, and the school board, is actually accusing the Gay And lesbian Fund For Colorado of using their sponsorship of a No Hate banner to promote same-sex marriage in conservative Wheatland.

Another board member, moronic double-speaker Joe Fabian, said: "I don't believe [homosexuality] is a normal lifestyle, but I don't have anything against them."

Nothing against them, just keep them and their dirty No Place For Hate campaign away from your kids?

Bruce DeBoskey of the Anti-Defamation League, says schools can’t participate in the program if they don’t use the banners. 
"[We] will no longer allow the program if it's not being honored and used in its fullest intent. The [league] is extremely concerned that this whole program has been derailed by people who appear to have biases."

Now, of course, it isn't quite over. the students of Wheatland have started a petition effort to have the banners put back up. Yes, the very sons and daughters of those folks who don't want a No Hate campaign, are saying their parents are wrong. i would ask that you all stand with the students in Wheatland, and go HERE to sign their petition.

There truly is No Place For Hate.


froggy said...

I wonder if they thought this through. Take down the banner and it is okay hate again?

Biki said...

As sad as reading about bigotry always makes me, what saddens me even more, is that you know some of those people have children who are lgbt. Can you imagine being one of those peoples teens, who have been trying to screw up the courage to come out to their parents only to have this happen? Sigh, when will people just get a grip, and come to realize that choice isnt even in the equation?

Kyle said...

Done Bob!