Educators In Joplin, MO Are Insane

Is it just me, or is there an inordinate amount of stupid coming out of all the places I presently live or recently lived lately?  Here’s one from a math teacher in Joplin, MO commenting on a former students wall about a gay teen ending their life.

It’s enough to make you cynical about humanity when people can think that it’s the gayness causing the suicide, not the culture of merciless hate in which gay teens must live that has been forged by people who assure us they love the sinner*.

Think this teacher is some loopy extremist?  Think again.

According to local news, Joplin High stated in its defense that it was “not aware of a specific school guideline on discriminating against gays.”

Great call, geniuses!  The school probably doesn’t have a specific school guideline on discriminating against people with brown eyes either.  I wonder if they would have used that defense if the teacher had said 11-13 brown-eyed teens should kill themselves.

That’s a lie.  I know they wouldn’t.  That would just make them insane and nobody would buy the excuse then.  Are these really the best people we can find to prepare the next generation?  Fuck.

* to death


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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.