Florida teacher fights the gays
After same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, one Florida teacher posted a rant against the decision and called marriage equality a ‘cesspool’ and said he ‘almost threw up’ when he heard the news. After being moved temporarily to an administrative position to evaluate the school’s response, he was reinstated to his teaching position. However, he has come under fire again for his statements saying his is the kind of teacher Jesus would be, while he passes out a course description that claims that students who aren’t ready to hear the ‘truth of god’ need to get out of his class because he isn’t changing. This is the same syllabus he’s been using for years. He is a history teacher claiming to speak for Jesus and being paid by tax-payer dollars in a public school.
Anti-gay Indiana Republican lawmaker Rep. Phil Hinkle is refusing to step down from his position, even after calls for his resignation from his own party leadership, after he offered to pay a young man he met on Craigslist $80 for sex. Hinkle has been removed from his leadership and committee positions, however, he maintains that he is straight.
“I was on the road to self-destruction, and I don’t know why…I say that emphatically. I’m not gay…I went to the edge, but I didn’t fall over the edge,” Hinkle said.
Oppression of the Christians
Anti-gay Family Research Council president Tony Perkins is complaining about his freedom to oppress. After a petition began circulating on Change.org against companies for advertising for anti-gay groups, Perkins cried foul. He blasted gay-rights groups and said they were merely doing the work of a loving god in denouncing homosexuality and gay rights. Perkins, who professes to be doing god’s errand, recently made headlines for his statements saying that an “extermination of homosexuals” might be needed to cleanse the nation of its menace.