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25 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm
George Takei rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate moutain range  
With thanks to filkertom for the link.

As you may know, my current state of residence is plagued with a General Assembly member by the name of Stacey Campfield, whose current inanity is the "Don't Say Gay" bill. This would prevent teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade from even mentioning that homosexuality exists.

George Takei, who rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate mountain range, has tweeted to offer a solution to teachers:

TN bill will prevent teachers from using the word "gay" in class. In response, I'm lending them my name: "It's okay to be Takei."


I am almost inclined to get a Twitter account for the sole purpose of retweeting this.
 
 
Jilara: Evil laughjilara on April 25th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
BTW, just think of how much classic poetry that will outlaw. "Along there came a Lady gay..." And let's not forget Greensleeve's "gay garters." Oops, just have to use "What Child Is This" for the tune... Chuckle...
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 25th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Well, technically, it would prohibit K-8 teachers from admitting that any sexual orientation other than heterosexual exists, or providing or making available any materials that might suggest the existence of sexual orientations other than heterosexual; it's being called the "don't say gay" bill for convenience.
Apel Mjaussonapel on April 26th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Don't nuisance bills like that just end up costing the state lots of money for endless court cases?

Kind of like the town of Catskills in NY that's trying not to grant tax exemption to a Pagan group that's an IRS-registered religious charity. The town has already spent more than they can ever hope to collect.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: idiot-free-americajanetmiles on April 27th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Don't nuisance bills like that just end up costing the state lots of money for endless court cases?

Yes, if they pass.