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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 07:06 AM
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43. And the responses from the community reveal the fundie influence.
To them, the principal was properly dealing with a "moral" issue. The think homosexuality is something a person chooses, so if they'll just stop choosing it, everything will be fine.

The Bible only talks about homosexuality twice, and both times, the author is classifying as "sin" all sexual activity outside of marriage. In Leviticus, the "sin" of eating shrimp is of equal dignity. Fundies will eat pork and shrimp likes there's no tomorrow, quoting Leviticus the whole time, as authority for homosexuality. The same old book that tells them homosexuality is sin also tells them eating shrimp and pork are sins, also calls for stoning to death children who don't respect their parents.

Looking at the Bible is like looking at a Rorschach test. People find whatever it is they want to find in it.
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  -Principal outs lesbian, orders to stay away from kids. Superintendent: "We are in the Bible Belt" Bluebear  Aug-20-08 11:13 PM   #0 
  - Well, then..he should start up his own Storefront Jesus school  SoCalDem   Aug-20-08 11:15 PM   #1 
  - Don;t think Obama is going to make it there!!! Now, I'm more depressed!!!  Bobbieo   Aug-20-08 11:16 PM   #2 
  - Don't be, darlin'! NO Democrat had a chance in that area.  Bluebear   Aug-20-08 11:19 PM   #5 
  - of course obama won't make it there. those type of people prefer  orleans   Aug-21-08 03:50 AM   #38 
  - There are more registered Democrats in FL than Repugs. n/t  Lorien   Aug-21-08 10:38 AM   #64 
     - According to republican message boards, many repubs register as dems to mess with the primaries.  ZombieHorde   Aug-21-08 05:41 PM   #88 
  - The first thing someone needs to do -  DURHAM D   Aug-20-08 11:16 PM   #3 
  - Bingo! Whatever it takes to keep that dumb son-of-a-bitch away from kids.  20score   Aug-20-08 11:19 PM   #7 
  - Somehow, I tend to think there aren't any computers in this school.  lpbk2713   Aug-20-08 11:37 PM   #14 
  - Before or after they contact the ACLU?  FatDave   Aug-21-08 07:47 AM   #44 
  - Davis, on the other hand, wasn't even bothering to hide it  KamaAina   Aug-21-08 07:47 PM   #92 
  - I'd like to be their lawyer right about now.  jaysunb   Aug-20-08 11:18 PM   #4 
  - If the local police won't help this girl then the FBI will.  lpbk2713   Aug-20-08 11:19 PM   #6 
  - Can you imagine anything more horrific than going to your principal to seek support ...  TexasObserver   Aug-20-08 11:20 PM   #8 
  - Seems much like the elderly Chinese women put in a labor camp  SimpleTrend   Aug-21-08 03:27 AM   #33 
  - No. I'm ashamed for my country when I hear this. It's humiliating  SemiCharmedQuark   Aug-21-08 03:32 AM   #34 
     - And the responses from the community reveal the fundie influence.  TexasObserver   Aug-21-08 07:06 AM   #43 
        - A moral issue, is it?  gratuitous   Aug-21-08 02:50 PM   #71 
  - "Many in the community... feel outsiders are forcing their beliefs on them"  bullwinkle428   Aug-20-08 11:20 PM   #9 
  - And they aren't trying to force THEIR very fucked up beliefs on  SeattleGirl   Aug-20-08 11:27 PM   #10 
  - I disagree.  jeff30997   Aug-20-08 11:51 PM   #21 
     - I humbly defer to your much better suggestion.  SeattleGirl   Aug-20-08 11:57 PM   #22 
  - The students are *not* outsiders.  baldguy   Aug-20-08 11:29 PM   #11 
  - the progressive world was imposing their beliefs on the poor town and  lynnertic   Aug-21-08 06:43 AM   #40 
  - Yeah because that girl is not from their - she's an alien apparently n/t  FreeState   Aug-21-08 03:20 PM   #79 
  - We're caught in a time warp. ... Right, Sulu?  Bozita   Aug-20-08 11:31 PM   #12 
  - Yes Captain...  jeff30997   Aug-20-08 11:38 PM   #15 
  - I think Mr. Framedscripture likes him a good ol' meth party on the weekend. Foley style.  Tutankhamun   Aug-20-08 11:34 PM   #13 
  - With lots an lots...  jeff30997   Aug-20-08 11:40 PM   #17 
  - A student sued a small school district here in NE Wisconsin  mduffy31   Aug-20-08 11:39 PM   #16 
  - This principal needs to be fired immediately.  Naturyl   Aug-20-08 11:43 PM   #18 
  - He has not been fired. He has only been demoted.  SemiCharmedQuark   Aug-21-08 03:33 AM   #35 
  - "We are in the Bible Belt"  jeff30997   Aug-20-08 11:44 PM   #19 
  - He should in fact be fired...he just set a more than unfair and poor example  AuntPatsy   Aug-20-08 11:46 PM   #20 
  - Fucking tarred and feathered is more like it.  FatDave   Aug-21-08 07:51 AM   #45 
  - Just remember, if McSame wins, the SCOTUS will side with the superintenndent  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-21-08 12:02 AM   #23 
  - You are absolutely right  Bluebear   Aug-21-08 02:09 AM   #30 
  - And people wonder why we northerners stereotype the deep south....  scheming daemons   Aug-21-08 12:04 AM   #24 
  - This is the nature of stereotyping  lwfern   Aug-21-08 02:06 AM   #29 
  - The same reason we southerners stereotype the deep south...  mitchum   Aug-21-08 02:49 PM   #70 
  - Is Wisconsin in the Deep South?  KamaAina   Aug-21-08 07:44 PM   #91 
  - !  adsosletter   Aug-21-08 12:47 AM   #25 
  - we need to invade the south and convert them all to democracy  RainDog   Aug-21-08 01:23 AM   #26 
  - kinda reminds me of this:  orleans   Aug-21-08 03:56 AM   #39 
  - it still boggles my mind why ANY sensible person would choose to live in some states...  QuestionAll   Aug-21-08 01:29 AM   #27 
  - bible belt or should they just change the name to Jesus land  alyce douglas   Aug-21-08 08:11 AM   #53 
  - Well, lots of sensible people have deep roots there. They have family  raccoon   Aug-21-08 08:15 AM   #55 
  - sensible people know when it's time to move on.  QuestionAll   Aug-21-08 12:43 PM   #68 
     - It's for your own good to be in a far away state with no job where you don't know anybody?  raccoon   Aug-22-08 07:53 AM   #98 
  - Well, as someone who lives in the Florida panhandle, there are many reasons.  cobalt1999   Aug-21-08 10:38 AM   #65 
  - it's a half-way decent place to visit, but i wouldn't want to live there.  QuestionAll   Aug-21-08 12:39 PM   #67 
  - If we all wanted to live in the same place, that place would really suck.  cobalt1999   Aug-21-08 02:52 PM   #72 
  - that's the main reason i wouldn't consider socal.  QuestionAll   Aug-21-08 03:26 PM   #80 
  - RE: accent like nails on a chalkboard.  SmileyRose   Aug-21-08 05:36 PM   #87 
  - And they only kill or assault you for your beliefs once in a while. (NT)  Tesha   Aug-21-08 03:57 PM   #84 
  - They have some great universities in the bible belt  michele77   Aug-21-08 12:50 PM   #69 
  - Stories like this make me embarassed to be Christian and from the South.  ShenandoahAspen   Aug-21-08 01:48 AM   #28 
  - Having, until very recently, spent my adult life in various southern cities and towns,  tavalon   Aug-21-08 02:56 AM   #31 
  - Ugh.  girl gone mad   Aug-21-08 03:25 AM   #32 
  - Tolerance. Heaven forbid.  SemiCharmedQuark   Aug-21-08 03:35 AM   #36 
  - That is so bad  brettdale   Aug-21-08 03:37 AM   #37 
  - It needs to be made a hate crime  shadowknows69   Aug-21-08 06:45 AM   #41 
  - Apparently, there should be a bigots test for school employees  Vinca   Aug-21-08 06:47 AM   #42 
  - This is why Florida's vote for President will be close  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-21-08 07:54 AM   #46 
  - Many of them could be hard core shittoheads.  lpbk2713   Aug-21-08 08:24 AM   #58 
     - No, these counties have been Democratic since the Civil War  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-21-08 09:57 AM   #59 
  - You know why shit like this goes on?  FatDave   Aug-21-08 08:02 AM   #47 
  - 'Because we let it.'  Bluebear   Aug-21-08 07:06 PM   #89 
  - Wow....  Dorian Gray   Aug-21-08 08:03 AM   #48 
  - Bitter.  bunkerbuster1   Aug-21-08 08:05 AM   #49 
  - oh crap, that Principal has no right to judge other people.  alyce douglas   Aug-21-08 08:06 AM   #50 
  - Isn't Florida the place where  old mark   Aug-21-08 08:07 AM   #51 
  - Fuck you, asshole, it's a public school  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Aug-21-08 08:07 AM   #52 
  - Yikes! Just, yikes!  marmar   Aug-21-08 08:13 AM   #54 
  - Florida's panhandle is a beautiful, scenic area aka the Garden of Cretin.  peekaloo   Aug-21-08 08:19 AM   #56 
  - Florida is generally real conservative...which in a way is kind of surprising  raccoon   Aug-21-08 08:20 AM   #57 
  - I love how the students were having none of it. There's hope right there. n/t  ourbluenation   Aug-21-08 10:14 AM   #60 
  - And the students had to take in on, because gawd forbid it wouldn't be talked about in class.  CLW   Aug-21-08 03:15 PM   #76 
  - I loved reading that, too.  knitter4democracy   Aug-21-08 05:26 PM   #85 
  - Gee, do you think it would be wrong of me to find out his  Midlodemocrat   Aug-21-08 10:18 AM   #61 
  - Well, you don't really even have to go to the website.  FatDave   Aug-21-08 09:16 PM   #97 
  - I agree that the principal and supporters are intolerant bigots!  tannybogus   Aug-21-08 10:32 AM   #62 
  - What bullshit. Ponce de Leon is NOT in the "Bible belt" and even if it were  Lorien   Aug-21-08 10:37 AM   #63 
  - Fuck you, you knuckle-dragging redneck troglodyte homunculus.  TheWraith   Aug-21-08 10:39 AM   #66 
  - What does the bible actually say about Lesbians?  Disturbed   Aug-21-08 02:58 PM   #74 
     - Nothing that I know of.  Love Bug   Aug-21-08 03:30 PM   #82 
     - Well, given that they're women...  FatDave   Aug-21-08 09:03 PM   #95 
     - Very little, actually.  TheWraith   Aug-22-08 01:25 PM   #99 
  - Ah, Florida, what would we do without you?  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-21-08 02:54 PM   #73 
  - What does the bible say about lesbians?  Disturbed   Aug-21-08 03:11 PM   #75 
     - I don't care what it says about lesbians OR gay men, especially in a public school :)  Bluebear   Aug-21-08 03:16 PM   #77 
  - Heh heh, the article says "Panhandle"  slackmaster   Aug-21-08 03:16 PM   #78 
  - That poor girl. And good for her friends for their solidarity!  Love Bug   Aug-21-08 03:29 PM   #81 
  - What a douchebag.  EOO   Aug-21-08 03:40 PM   #83 
  - and no doubt they are proud of their hate  Solly Mack   Aug-21-08 05:30 PM   #86 
  - Why are we chasing the Taliban on the other side of the world when they are torturing kids here?  David Zephyr   Aug-21-08 07:40 PM   #90 
  - We've made it OK to do this act.  Sabriel   Aug-21-08 07:50 PM   #93 
  - "I guess I didn't realize we were this bad"  fishwax   Aug-21-08 08:09 PM   #94 
  - We are in the Bible Belt = We are Homophobic  sarcasmo   Aug-21-08 09:10 PM   #96 
 

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