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State Rep. Dan Gordon Threatens To Defund His Own Town’s School — Because Of The Gay Kids

This one’s amazing, folks. WRNI covers some of it here. New State Rep. Dan Gordon has a lot to say about the new Gay-Straight Alliance in Tiverton:

State Representative Dan Gordon is calling for the Gay-Straight Alliance at Tiverton High School to be prohibited from meeting on the school’s campus. The group was started by a student as a senior project and is the first of its kind at Tiverton High School. Gordon calls it an inappropriate use of students’ time and taxpayer-owned property.

“Students have enough to worry about with their education,” said Gordon, who has also characterized the group as a “sexual meet-up group” and a place were students “get sexed-up” in comments on a local blog.

He continues:

“I don’t think there would be much of a problem with bullying if students weren’t flaunting their sexuality in school,” Gordon said, adding that he would have no problem with the group meeting in a private home.

Here’s the blog post to which Tiverton’s Rep Gordon replies* that:

And this is why if I have anything to say about it, Tiverton will lose school funding to local charter schools. It doesn’t matter if gay or straight, if sexual meet-up groups are being promoted in our schools rather than improving test scores, that school is failing. Is it really more important for our children to get ‘sexed-up’, than learning advanced math?

*Looks like he removed the comment.

9 thoughts on “State Rep. Dan Gordon Threatens To Defund His Own Town’s School — Because Of The Gay Kids”

  1. Cynic Already says:

    The man lies! As a member of the GSA at my own high school, I am here to say that we are not an prginization about sex. We simply provide student support.

  2. Stanison says:

    Yes, Rob – we absolutely want this discussed at schools. Young people are required to go to school and it is totally appropriate to allow them to create a place to feel safe. School can be easy for those in the majority – not so much for those that feel stigmatized. It is offensive and ignorant for someone to believe this is some sort of sex club. This is a place for kids to learn they are not alone – and for them to understand there is nothing wrong with them.

    It is only controversial because people are uneducated and biased. Luckily, as people become more educated, attitudes appear to be changing. Eventually it will only be a small minority of people still wanting issues of sexual orientation hidden at home.

  3. Rob says:

    This is always going to be a controversial and divisive issue. Do we really want to introduce controversy and division into our schools? Concentrate on the three “r’s” and leave this issue to individuals and families.

  4. Shawn Loomis says:

    Is it me, or does this seem like he’s trying to bully Tiverton High School into following his idea of how a school should be?

  5. mccoy says:

    hey vakaga

  6. Makayla says:

    As if we don’t lack funding enough, they want to take it all away? Because of a group that is trying to open up eyes to other students that no matter what a person’s sexual preference is we’re all human, and all have the same rights. Gordon sounds completely ignorant and insensitive. And he should do a little more research on the GSA before threatening funding. He wants to push education, well, perhaps he should educate himself.

  7. Ken says:

    So Gordon redefines the group based on his own prejudice and assumption and then threatens action by taking his assumption as if it has become fact. Yup, that is classic douchebaggery.

  8. Lynn says:

    MCCOY, you’re not helping yourself when you use poor grammar to bash someone. Now you sound uneducated and he or his supporters can come right back at you with it.

    However, Gordon does sound like a COMPLETE douche. Did he do any research on the group before he started threatening to revoke funding? So dumb.

  9. mccoy says:

    your a douche gordon

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