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    Filed at 5:58 am under by dcobranchi

    In NC schools, it is apparently OK to bully kids perceived to be gay:

    The bill would require that schools have policies against both bullying and harassment, reporting requirements, and provisions for enforcing the policies. No one had a problem with that. Few, it appears, had problems with a list of people often targeted for physical or verbal abuse: those distinguished by race, gender, disability. But two words at the end of that list — sexual orientation — brought the matter to a standstill.

    The bill could have been stripped of the entire list, and that was one of the tweaks suggested to rescue it. But what was all-important to the Education Committee members who aggressively opposed it was that people who are, or are perceived to be, homosexuals not be specifically protected from bullying, harassment and ridicule.


    The bill’s terms, warned lawyer Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Family Policy Council, “appear nowhere in existing state law as a protected class.” No kidding! Therefore what? Therefore no one who has heretofore been unprotected against assault and other crimes must ever be identified as one of those who are no longer on the Open Season list?

    Don’t you just love how all these “pro-family” groups are just full of bigots? Where do they think gay kids come from? Delivered directly to the school doors by storks? I’m pretty sure they all have families, too. Families that probably would like to see them come home from school each day healthy and happy.

    We are ruled by idiots.

    3 Responses to “SMEAR THE QUEER”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 21st, 2007
    at 10:08 am

    The bill would require that schools have policies against both bullying and harassment, . . .
    The schools don’t already have these policies?


    Comment by
    May 21st, 2007
    at 8:00 pm

    Well, that’s pretty much an out for bullying anyone, then.

    Principal: “Johnny, why’d you beat the everlovin’ snot out of Joey?”

    Johnny: “Well, I thought he was faggot!”

    Principal: “Oh! Well, that’s okay then. Joey? Stop being such a faggot.”

    I don’t think I’m much off the mark there.

    Comment by
    May 22nd, 2007
    at 12:15 pm

    Audrey, that’s pretty much my thought on the matter too. Don’t act too gay or the school won’t protect you. Talk about a witch hunt.