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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:16 AM

Head football coach linked to gay slurs at school & calls M. Obama "fat gorilla"


Teacher linked to gay slurs at school

ROGERSVILLE — School district officials are investigating allegations that a Lauderdale County High School teacher made slurs in the presence of students regarding first lady Michelle Obama and gays. Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed the investigation concerns the school’s head football coach, Bob Grisham, who also teaches driver’s education and psychology.

The investigation includes a 1-minute, 24-second audiotape of Grisham asking who knows who is behind the 600-calorie school lunch.

“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” he said. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”

Male voices interject comments during the discussion, at one point referring to Michelle Obama as a “fat gorilla.”

Later in the tape, Grisham referred to the U.S. as going in the “wrong direction” and tells the students they can “get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, call the superintendent and tell her. I don’t believe in queers. I don’t like queers, I don’t hate them as a person, but what they do is wrong and an abomination against God.” The tape was reportedly recorded by a student Monday and took place on school campus during the school day.

More here including the audio: http://timesdaily.com/stories/Teacher-linked-to-gay-slurs-at-school,201960


I taught in this system for 15 years and I wish I could say that I'm shocked.

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Reply Head football coach linked to gay slurs at school & calls M. Obama "fat gorilla" (Original post)
MelissaB Jan 2013 OP
lunatica Jan 2013 #1
MelissaB Jan 2013 #2
Agschmid Jan 2013 #15
MelissaB Jan 2013 #3
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #4
orwell Jan 2013 #5
PA Democrat Jan 2013 #6
frylock Jan 2013 #17
PhysicsProf Jan 2013 #7
nc4bo Jan 2013 #8
pepperbear Jan 2013 #9
MelissaB Jan 2013 #10
Paladin Jan 2013 #11
dballance Jan 2013 #14
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #12
jsr Jan 2013 #13
SpartanDem Jan 2013 #16

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:20 AM

1. Kids don't learn hate just from their parents

And this guy teaches psychology.

Michelle could probably beat the crap out of him in sports.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:22 AM

2. It would be great if the superintendent heard from people across the country.

No? This crap needs to stop.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:33 PM

15. Done. It is total crap he should be removed from service immediately. n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:24 AM

3. No action has been taken against Grisham by the district’s administration or the school board.

No action has been taken against Grisham by the district’s administration or the school board. He was not at school Wednesday, and Gray said he has family obligations that were expected to keep him out of school the rest of the week.

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“The board’s range is to recommend doing nothing to termination,” Irby said. “And, of course, they have everything in between, such as suspension with or without pay or merely a warning.”

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:28 AM

4. So this guy expressed racism, misogyny, and homophobia in the same rant? I am SHOCKED.



Time to make an example of clowns like this.

Countdown to "MY FREE SPEECH RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED!!1!1!!!!"

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:29 AM

5. Because we all know that SkyGod hates...

strong beautiful black women...

Keep talking "coach"...

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:35 AM

6. Wow. The grammar alone proves this guy is too stupid to be teaching.

"No, it ain't gone get no better until things change."
This bigot needs to be fired. There are better qualified and less bigoted people out there who would happily take his job.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:44 AM

7. Shine the light on these assholes.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:48 AM

8. He shouldn't be allowed to teach or have any involvement in the education of any child.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:03 AM

9. The real issue is that Michelle Obama can kick his ass, so he is emasculated.

Has he even seen her?



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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:10 AM

10. This is also the same system that was broadcasting prayers at football games.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:15 AM

11. I'd Pay Money To Sit In On This Fuckhead's Psychology Classes.


Just for the sheer, sick entertainment of it all...

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Response to Paladin (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:14 PM

14. Sort of My Thought Too. Basically I Was Thinking "And This Guy is the Psychology Teacher????"

I'd love to hear some of what I'm sure are his completely unbiased lectures in his class.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:20 AM

12. Every football coach I had (as teacher) was a complete RW dick;

maybe there are some exceptions.. but I've never encountered one.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:26 AM

13. “I misspoke in a debate-type situation,” he said.

“I have no hatred toward anyone or any group. People that know my heart, they know that.”

Yeah. LOL.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:53 PM

16. Michelle would kick this racist twerp's ass

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