In their campaign to have adults stop talking about the LGBT community, the coalition of Missouri lawmakers pushing for a "Don't Say Gay" bill are the only ones engaging in unbecoming language that has no place within earshot of children.
House Small Business Committee Chairman Dwight Scharnhorst, a co-sponsor of the hideous legislation, claims "Don't Say Gay" is necessary so "there is no need to talk about Billy wanting to marry a goat."
House Small Business Committee Chairman Dwight Scharnhorst (R-St. Louis), a co-sponsor, said he believes sexual orientation issues should be taught by parents, clergy and physicians. Parents have been passing along responsibility for children to the public schools, partly because of the writings of the late pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock, Scharnhorst said.
Scharnhorst told HuffPost that teaching about LGBT issues would lead to other discussions. "There is no need to talk about Billy wanting to marry a goat," he said.
But guess what? Scharnhorst is not a homophobe because he knows gay people! "I'm not bigoted," he told HuffPo. "I have friends who are homosexual."
As we've done with Kirk Cameron and other anti-gay activists in the past, considering the dangerous legislation he is pushing for, we demand Scharnhorst produce his "homosexual friends." We want names, phone numbers and Grindr profiles!