Thursday, March 11, 2010

From the people who brought you slavery …

You can always count on the folks in Mississippi to try to drag the country back into the Dark Ages (or, in their case, maintain the status quo). A rural school district in the Jackson area has canceled the prom at Itawamba County Agricultural High School because a lesbian student wanted to wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend. The cowardly school board wouldn’t even admit the reason for its decision, saying only that the action was in response to “recent distractions.” But Constance McMillen, shown above, is certain that the board was targeting her for trying to upset the apple cart. McMillen told The Clarion-Register newspaper that “a bunch of kids at school are really going to hate me for this, so in a way it’s really retaliation.” The district issued a statement expressing its hope that “private citizens” will organize a prom. It didn’t mention whether the district hoped that those private citizens will harbor a deep and abiding hatred for gay people and keep them from mingling with the "normal" kids. We'll just have to read between the lines. I'm also guessing they have no objection to banjo-plucking inbreds coming to the prom together. First cousins? Fine and dandy. Brother and sister? That's just family togetherness. But gay people? No freakin' way. What’s sad is that most of Constance’s fellow students probably couldn’t care less whether she brings a female date. It's the adults who are making a mess of this. It’s like canceling recess for the whole class because one kid spoke without raising his hand. The district statement said board members made their ruling after “taking into consideration the education, safety and well-being of our students.” Say what? Education? Are they afraid that the students might learn that not everyone in the world is exactly like them? Safety and well-being? Are they afraid Constance or her date are going to pull a gun and force everyone to listen to Indigo Girls CDs and ditch their heels for more sensible shoes? Constance said the district told her that she and her girlfriend could not arrive at the prom together, that she couldn’t sport a tuxedo and that the couple might be asked to vacate the premises if their attendance at the prom made any other kids “uncomfortable.” What about students who might be uncomfortable with bigotry? I guess that’s not a concern.

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Blogger Ellipses said...

You owe me a new head, Brant... mine 'sploded.

March 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bigotz iz az bigotz duz. Yup.

March 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Skeeter said...

Here is an idea, can't butch dike have a private gay citizens prom?

If you're against gays at the prom, that makes you a backwoods redneck? Isn't that backwoods thinking?

To all the gays that read this, if you feel that gay people in Amerika has a hard time, please move to Iran.

March 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

I think it would be hilarious if both girls went to the prom separately and ignored each other all evening until the moment went the king and queen are crowned. At that moment, they should entwine in a very passionate embrace and start kissing like Madonna and Briney at the Grammys. Then leave with their arms around each other. can pick up your moonshine, shotgun, fishin' pole and chawing tobacky and meet up with the boys from "Deliverance" whenever you like. It's interesting that you spelled "America" the way Aryans and Nazis do. It says a lot.

March 14, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Skeeter said...

Pri guy, you spelled Britney like them fellers do in ... well I dunno, cause even a stripper can spell Britney.

I always find it funny, if you're against homosexuals going to the prom dressed as a guy, you must be under educated. Why can't that person just have a different point of view? I have good news, I can close this debate. If everyone in Amerika turned gay over night we wouldn't have to worry about Obamacare, Al Gores climate change and tax and cap. Cause within one life cycle there wouldn't be anymore Amerikans. (no sperm banks allowed, gotta do it the old fashion way)

March 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skeeter, you can't even recognize a typo when you see one...

What has a gay person ever done to you? and how does their lifestyle affect you? It sure doesn't affect me if two girls or two men or a man and a woman want to sleep together. I couldn't care less. And you shouldn't care either. You're fortunate you were born heterosexual...otherwise you'd have to be a closet gay because you sure would hate to come out of the closet and face bigotry from people just like you. If you don't like it here and you don't like Obamacare and you have no concern for the environment, why don't YOU move to Iran? I'd personally love to see you- and your Republican kind -go.

March 15, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how everyone who has what they consider to be "mainstream" values wants everyone else to move out of the US if they don't like it. If the people with "aberrant" views took over the country and told the mainstreamers to leave if they don't like it, the mainstreamers would be locked inside their outhouses with C4 and a few RPGs.

March 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

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