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.
“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.