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LGBT History Month Has Conservatives Clutching Their Pearls

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October is LGBT History Month and schools across the nation are educating their students on key historical figures and events such as Stonewall and Harvey Milk. Right on cue, mouthpieces of the far right are engaging in histrionics with Liberty Coucil's Mat Staver claiming that the "innocence of our children is under assault."

If parents think our school children should be focused on science and math, not sex and murder, they need to talk to teachers, principals, and school boards to ensure that this program is stopped.

The funny thing about sex and murder is that they make up a very, very substantial part of history. Black History Month, for example, would have to go because black history in America is riddled with the rape and murder of slaves, as well as the murders of many prominent black leaders who fought for equality. History is not pretty, but it must be examined warts-and-all to be learned from.

Over at the Cherokee Tribune, Roger Hines similarly bemoans Georgia's Kennesaw State University embracing LGBT History Month. Rather than claiming assault on children, he says that the university is "instead of honoring the hand that has fed it, has taken a cultural stand that is anathema to those who foot its bills." Because evidently not a single LGBT person or ally has paid taxes or tuition to the university, ever. The crowning moment in his piece is when, in the middle of defining each of the letters of LGBTIQ, he says:

“I” is for intersex. Don’t ask me about this one, and if you know, don’t tell. I don’t want to know.

Nothing adds to one's credibility in the debate of a social issue quite like open and proud ignorance worn as a medal of accomplishment. Hines snidely concludes that he hopes that KSU provides services for conservative Christians amidst all their inclusivity, but given that a quick search for "god" from the university's student groups returns 10 religious organizations, it's safe to say he has nothing to worry about.

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  1. If they don't want their children to learn about sex and murder, they will have to keep them away from the Bible.

    Posted by: john patrick | Oct 6, 2013 12:07:32 PM


  2. Odd. I thought June was always LGBTQ History Month. October has always been for me Hispanic Heritage Month. I must have missed the memo. Damned hard to keep up with these things anymore....

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 6, 2013 12:18:40 PM


  3. It's so ridiculous how this guy is acting like intersex is the most absurd of all the letters in the umbrella term when people born with intersex conditions are the only ones with undeniable, observable physical differences..

    Posted by: JMC | Oct 6, 2013 2:55:24 PM


  4. “Whenever I’m asked what is the most manipulative and secretive administration I’ve covered, I always say it’s the one in office now,” Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor and chief Washington correspondent, “Every administration learns from the previous administration. They become more secretive and put tighter clamps on information. This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.”

    Posted by: OB | Oct 6, 2013 3:13:10 PM


  5. Nothing terrifies the so-called traditional values club like acknowledgement of the facts of reality.

    Posted by: Tom Chicago | Oct 6, 2013 9:29:28 PM


  6. Visual Aids, anything you can get your hands on. We got to sell this!!

    Posted by: Lee | Oct 6, 2013 10:05:23 PM


  7. How about just incorporate this into social studies class along with everything else. October is also breast cancer awareness month, Native Americans history month and Italian Americans history month.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 7, 2013 1:22:09 AM


  8. It's funny but according to the twisted logic of the Christian right wing intersex = hermaphrodite are in fact in line with church teaching as they are made both male and female by God .

    Posted by: Luke James | Oct 7, 2013 4:47:25 AM


  9. it's also interesting that the catholic church also observes that sex-change operation's are also given the tick of approval by the catholic church

    Posted by: Tim doro | Oct 7, 2013 6:33:58 AM


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