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Alabama Teacher Calls Gays 'an Abomination Against God', Allows 'Gorilla' Slur Against Michelle Obama: AUDIO

In Rogersville, Alabama, an investigation is underway after a student recorded Bob Grisham, the high school football coach also teaches psychology, spewing anti-gay slurs and condoning racist attacks on Michelle Obama in hisclassroom.

GrishamThe Times Daily reports:

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.

Grisham told the TimesDaily on Wednesday afternoon he misspoke. “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.”

Listen to Grisham's rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. He is mis-speaking and mis-living.

    Posted by: trees | Feb 1, 2013 11:44:47 AM

  2. Your imaginary friend in the sky would be so proud of you coach..... a shining example of fundamentalist dogma.

    Posted by: nick | Feb 1, 2013 11:46:13 AM

  3. Oh, hell, he's a football coach in the South. The only way he'll ever get in trouble is a few losing seasons.

    Posted by: Arthur Adams | Feb 1, 2013 11:46:43 AM

  4. Wish I could say I didn't hear crap like this in my school. But racism, sexism, and homophobia are alive and well -- this guy just happened to get caught. He speaks for countless others in positions of authority, who spout this bile all the time with complete impunity.

    Posted by: Lars | Feb 1, 2013 11:49:28 AM

  5. It's Alabama, folks. They still fly the confederate flag and believe all those stories in the Bible are literally true.

    Posted by: Jerry | Feb 1, 2013 11:51:28 AM

  6. ROBERT GRISHAM Rogersville AL (256) 247-5152

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 1, 2013 11:55:19 AM

  7. He thinks Michelle is overweight?

    Wow...he's stupid AND blind.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Feb 1, 2013 11:57:56 AM

  8. I hate when people say something really vile, and then attempt an explanation by saying things like, "If you could see into my heart." My friend, we already have.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 1, 2013 11:57:58 AM

  9. Alas, he is full of hatred. It is mostly toward himself. The sad part is that he may never have to face just how much he hates the person he is.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Feb 1, 2013 11:58:21 AM

  10. Alas, he is full of hatred. It is mostly toward himself. The sad part is that he may never have to face just how much he hates the person he is.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Feb 1, 2013 11:58:22 AM

  11. High school coach / jock wannabe in Alabama are racist and homophobic? Shocker.

    Posted by: beef and fur | Feb 1, 2013 11:58:56 AM

  12. get the bigot out.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 1, 2013 11:59:21 AM

  13. oh brother! can we just stop it with the "i misspoke" excuse! what exactly did you mean to say, because what you did say was pretty clear to me!

    Posted by: mikey | Feb 1, 2013 12:00:22 PM

  14. "No hatred towards anyone."

    He's so smart that he even outwardly lies in his apology....

    I hope he resigns from his job (yes, even though he's in the state of Alabama, he could have some shame....).

    Would you want someone like this teaching YOUR children?

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Feb 1, 2013 12:01:05 PM

  15. He's a psychology teacher?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Posted by: MikeW | Feb 1, 2013 12:03:38 PM

  16. Wait? Michelle O is overweight??? WTF??? FLOTUS most likely would beat this fool in a sprint. The logic of bigots!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Feb 1, 2013 12:09:52 PM

  17. You should hear what he probably calls his wife when he is out with the boys drinking.

    Posted by: sword | Feb 1, 2013 12:10:29 PM

  18. Why are high school psychology classes always taught by meatheads?

    Posted by: Dan | Feb 1, 2013 12:10:46 PM

  19. BRIAN: can you stop giving out personal information. You have done it before, and in some cases it was wrong. Please stop.

    Posted by: MIKE | Feb 1, 2013 12:11:26 PM

  20. If there is any good left in this world, this man will be fired immediately.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 1, 2013 12:11:32 PM

  21. Mike W hit the nail on the head. This story doesn't add-up. In fact, if the teacher really did what they say, then the most likely explanation is that he wants to get fired.

    The second most likely possibility is that he has developped an emotional illness and basically lost the ability to cover-up his real feelings. ALL school teachers need to conceal their feeliings now-a-days. It has become a basic job requirement.

    The most likely scenario of all is that he was giving some kind of demonstration about intolerance as an example to the class. That would basically mean that the story is a hoax.

    Posted by: Ernst Rhoem's Ghost | Feb 1, 2013 12:15:23 PM

  22. "tells the students they can “get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, call the superintendent and tell her."

    Looks like someone took you up on your offer, you mouth-breathing POS, so suck it up.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 1, 2013 12:19:27 PM

  23. has a petition to fire the guy here:

    Posted by: calif dreamin | Feb 1, 2013 12:25:04 PM

  24. High school coaches should never be allowed to teach anything but sports.

    Posted by: Bryan | Feb 1, 2013 12:25:07 PM

  25. I read on the page that the student who recorded the track is being disciplined with detention for recording this without the coaches permission.

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 1, 2013 12:28:01 PM

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