Mo. Rep. Upset By Pro-Tolerance Shirt...

Mo. Rep. Upset By Pro-Tolerance Shirt at Book Fair

There are 13 comments on the EDGE story from Oct 18, 2013, titled Mo. Rep. Upset By Pro-Tolerance Shirt at Book Fair. In it, EDGE reports that:

A Missouri state representative said he was unhappy that two high school students were wearing gay-supportive T-shirts while working at an elementary school book fair.

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Oct 18, 2013
"Elmer told The Springfield News-Leader ( http://sgfnow.co/H7TXDM ) that he did not object to high school students belonging to the gay-straight alliance or expressing their views, but that he doesn’t think they should be doing so at an elementary school.

"I just think it’s inappropriate to be promoting any sexual relationship in an elementary school, whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual," Elmer said.

He said he should be able to decide when to discuss certain topics with his children.

"It’s not a gay rights issue, it’s a parental issue," Elmer said."

Gee is he going to object to classroom exchanges of Valentines as well? Does he want to not have Grandparents day discussed because of the sexual nature involved?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Oct 18, 2013
I think Mr. Elmer's elementary school children should pull him aside for an age-appropriate conversation about homosexuality.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#3 Oct 18, 2013
Good lord. Another imbecile that thinks that talking to children about gay couples entails graphic descriptions of anal sex orgies and showing them hard-core gay porn videos. What an idiot. Kids don't want to see or hear ANY of that crap.

No doubt this fool has never tried to discuss anything even remotely resembling sex with his kids. If he had, he'd know that kids that age will likely shut down that discussion before it starts. They just. do not. want to hear it. They don't!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Oct 18, 2013
In case GOD gives him a RAINBOW; Republican Representative Kevin Elmer will find it useful if Pampers will print gay-baby changing instructions on the packaging

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#5 Oct 18, 2013
Fortunately, idiots like Rep. Elmer are a dying breed.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#6 Oct 18, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
Fortunately, idiots like Rep. Elmer are a dying breed.
Not fast enough.

:(
Jerry

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2013
I don't think queers should be having sex with the little children!!!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Oct 18, 2013
Jerry wrote:
I don't think queers should be having sex with the little children!!!
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“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#10 Oct 18, 2013
Of course, the story of two girls aged 12 and 14, arrested and accused of bullying another girl until she committed suicide, is all over the news.

So if 6th and 8th grade girls are capable of such wanton cruelty and destruction, when exactly is it "age appropriate" to start discussing serious topics with them? After they've ruined someone else's life ... and their own as well?
Voice of reason

AOL

#11 Oct 24, 2013
Jerry gay people don't have sex with little children. Children are MOLESTED or RAPED as they cannot have consensual sex. In almost every case of child molestation or rape is done by a straight identifying father, step father, boyfriend of the mother, or a relative or family friend. Very few men identifying as gay have ever molested or raped children or other men. It is almost always men who identify as straight who do these crimes as well as rape women. I repeat you cannot have sex with a child or an animal only rape them as they cannot consent. Gay people do not condone rape of women, children, or animals .Straight identifying men do!
Jackson

United States

#12 Oct 24, 2013
Jerry wrote:
I don't think queers should be having sex with the little children!!!
I agree, keep queers away from children!!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Oct 24, 2013
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
Of course, the story of two girls aged 12 and 14, arrested and accused of bullying another girl until she committed suicide, is all over the news.
So if 6th and 8th grade girls are capable of such wanton cruelty and destruction, when exactly is it "age appropriate" to start discussing serious topics with them? After they've ruined someone else's life ... and their own as well?
Good post !

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#14 Oct 29, 2013
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
Of course, the story of two girls aged 12 and 14, arrested and accused of bullying another girl until she committed suicide, is all over the news.
So if 6th and 8th grade girls are capable of such wanton cruelty and destruction, when exactly is it "age appropriate" to start discussing serious topics with them? After they've ruined someone else's life ... and their own as well?
Good question.

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