March 13, 2010

Idiot of the Week: Itawamba County School Board

Another week has flown by, and it is once again time to crown an Idiot of the Week. If you remember that I live in Mississippi, this week's pick probably isn't going to come as much of a surprise: the Itawamba County school board.

constance-mcmillen.jpgAs I am sure you have all heard by now, the Itawamba County school board cancelled the high school prom rather than allowing Constance McMillen, a lesbian student, to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. Not surprisingly, this absurd decision is now making life quite difficult for Ms. McMillen.

After the ACLU intervened on Ms. McMillen's behalf, the school board simply cancelled the prom. Evidently, they thought that the other students would not be able to handle the sight of two lesbians dancing together.

According to the Associated Press, Pastor Bobby Crenshaw of Southside Baptist Church complained that he has seen many website discussing this situation portray the South as "backwards." The Pastor went on to say, "but a lot more people here have biblically based values." Right. Backwards and bigoted.

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