Tuesday, April 21, 2015

School Board Member Julie Williams Needs An Education

Julie Williams is a member of the Jefferson County school board out there in Colorado, but clearly this child needs a little educating herself.

Last week, Julie Williams posted to her Facebook wall a link to an article from Save California that, ahem, encouraged families to keep their students home from school last Friday — the National Day of Silence which supports LGBT students in schools — and “away from perverse indoctrination” of the “homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

Lovely for a school board member to post, but what is remarkably idiotic about Julie Williams is her reasoning for the post link, which she subsequently took down; she says she was unfamiliar with the group and was “rattled” after learning it was recognized as a hate group:
“To be honest with you, I didn’t read the article. I just saw it and thought I was sharing information with parents.”
A school board member who doesn’t bother to read a piece of information before she shares it? How is that possible that she has anything to do with education?  Julie? Hon? Maybe next time you should read what you post before you post it or share it; better yet, why don’t you stay off social media until you learn to read period, m’kay?

Still, we learn more about Julie Williams the more she talks about what she didn’t read, didn’t know, but shared on Facebook anyway: when contacted by Chalkbeat she says she does not support the statements in the Save California newsletter but:
“I believe in choice — who you are and want to be and what you want to do.”
Um, Julie? Might I suggest further reading before you speak, because homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is not a choice.

Luckily, the Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, Dan McMinimee clarified the district’s position on Save California and the National Day of Silence:
“As Jeffco Schools always strives to foster an environment that encourages students to feel safe, to learn, and to thrive, we respect students’ rights to participate in Day of Silence, a student-led effort, and to express themselves as they prefer. We celebrate freedom from bullying.”
Maybe they could teach that to Julie Williams?
photo credit: Nicholas Garcia
story via: Chalkbeat


Susan said...

Again I feel compelled to quote Bugs Bunny: "what a maroon!"

the dogs' mother said...

Oh, dear.

anne marie in philly said...


Biki Honko said...

Its time to enact testing of anyone who wants to run for school board. We could use the same test the 10th graders take. Dont score high enough, hit the road duffus!

Anonymous said...

California is way past being saved and she is the last nail in the coffin.

Raybeard said...

Silly thinks as silly does.

viktor kerney said...

ditto with Raybeard