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Oh sweet jesus; from that same Yahoo AP story:When it was first circulated last week, the introduction to the pledge stated that African American children were more likely to be raised in two-parent households when they were born into slavery than they are today. The group struck that language and apologized after black ministers complained, but it said it stands by the rest of the document.Even if you don't find the 14 points repugnant (and I do), that little intro bit should give a good sense what kind of crazies these people are. Surprised they didn't mention how rare divorce was before the 19th Amendment.
I put some pix of my partner and me up on my cube partition near my computer, three pix on legal size paper (one of which I had posted here years ago). If anyone asks who that is I'll tell them. So I am FINALLY sloooowly coming out at work.
The gay subculture is dying, and I don't think it's a bad thing
Unioto Superintendent Dwight Garrett said Thursday that the district's legal counsel advised him not to speak about the specifics of the fight. He did say he had not heard from Collins about any bullying concerns until after Oct. 17, but she had spoken to Osborne before."We have one goal and that's to educate every student. A lot of these things that are going on happen before or after school and on social media, then they bring it to school," Garrett said, adding school officials do not have jurisdiction over what happens on social media sites.
In my many years of experience, a very large number of the most outspokenly homophobic men I've known have been guarding their own closets. Either they've been fooling around out of sight and trying to "smokescreen" it, or they've been trying to suppress urges that make them hate themselves.I've lost count of the number of fundamentalist preachers and other religious activists in my area who railed against gay-affirming books in public libraries, and then got arrested in public parks or highway rest areas while getting their knees dirty. Guys I knew in the Air Force who told hateful fag jokes or talked about busting up gay bars or beating up queers made up a sizeable number of the ones I saw getting discharged because they got caught messing around with other guys. The elder who was most virulently opposed to ordination of gays and lesbians in the Presbyterian church that I attend was arrested in a nearby cruising park when he groped a vice cop. His wife wasn't happy about it, and his gay son was embarrassed.Several of my friends have told of encountering their former bullying homophobic high-school nemeses a few years later in gay bars.
I hope none of those Republicans who voted no identify themselves as Libertarians.