Nixa, Missouri, a suburb of Springfield, where Skepticon is held each year, is home to state Rep. Kevin Elmer. Kevin Elmer is a bigoted jerk. Seeing a high school student wearing a Gay-Straight Alliance t-shirt at a school book fair, he decided to snap a picture, fire up the Twitter and make an ass of himself.
Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa, expressed dismay Thursday that students were wearing Gay-Straight Alliance T-shirts at a school event.
Thursday afternoon, Elmer tweeted: “Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay t-shirts.”
ZOMG! Gay t-shirts! Did you see two men’s shirts holding hands? Two women’s shirts making out? Worse, a bunch of uni-sex shirts having an orgy? Well, no. It was just a student in a shirt that showed a bunch of male and female stick figures holding hands with the word “Harmony” beneath them. Egads, what will we tell the children?
Riiiiight. And I’m sure if he saw someone wearing a shirt with a bride and groom on it that said “Marriage is between a man and a woman” he would have done the exact same thing because it’s “inappropriate to be promoting any sexual relationship.”
Elmer told the News-Leader he was at a book fair after attending a parent-teacher conference for his third-grade child where he saw two high school students wearing the shirts.
“I just think it’s inappropriate to be promoting any sexual relationship in an elementary school, whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual,” Elmer said.
The lawmaker said the shirts interfere with his ability to parent and decide when he should discuss certain topics with his children.
“It’s not a gay rights issue, it’s a parental issue,” Elmer said.
I know, right? And that’s why we should prohibit any student from wearing a Christian-themed t-shirt. It’s not a religious freedom issue, it’s a parental issue. Those shirts interfere with the right of parents to decide what religions to discuss.
Elmer said it has become difficult to discuss the issue of homosexuality openly.
“The homosexual, gay issue in today’s society is so hypersensitive, you can’t talk about anything without them jumping on you and being totally negative,” Elmer said.
Exactly! Like if you wear a t-shirt with your religious views, some asshole state legislator will take a picture of it, put it on Twitter and be “totally negative” about it. It’s political correctness run amok, I tell ya!