The Illinois Family Institute’s **Laurie Higgins** has it out for me again and I responded.

Now, Americans for “Truth” About Homosexuality is piggybacking on her cause.

Of course, Higgins is correct about Hemant Mehta, a supposedly “Friendly Atheist” blogger and high school math teacher who not only can’t seem to understand the difference between “hate and bigotry” and disagreeing with homosexuality, but whose lack of judgment (i.e., using the F-word on a blog surely read by many of his students) makes him a poor role model for youth. But the biggest problem for Neuqua Valley students and their parents is Mehta’s vocal atheist activism. Something tells me that numbers and equations aren’t all that Mehta is talking about in his classroom. — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org

(If you use one interpretation, he makes it sound like I’m a “supposed” math teacher… I’m amused.)

These people don’t simply “disagree” with homosexuality — they want to make it impossible for students to be comfortable embracing their sexuality. That’s why we have to continue to call them out when they lie about our LGBT friends.

That last sentence from Porno Pete gets to me, though:

Something tells me that numbers and equations aren’t all that Mehta is talking about in his classroom.

Oh man… they’re totally onto me!

It’s true, I use the classroom as my bully pulpit to influence kids about all things irreligious and sexual.

For example:

Some numbers are imaginary… just like God

If you draw one period of a basic cosine graph, it looks like cleavage

Theaverageof a set of numbers doesn’t always appearinthe set of numbers

When someone says he can “prove” something, you should look for the flaw in his work

If you want to remember which trig functions are positive in a particular quadrant, remember the acronym: All Strippers Take Cash

If you want to balance a baby, you must find its center of gravity

The truth about Venn Diagrams

Oh, and I spent a whole unit talking about “Logs”…

AFTAH must warn the parents!