Georgia Legislator Blasts College For Celebrating LGBT History Month
Former Georgia state legislator Roger Hines has a big problem with Kennesaw State University's decision to celebrate LGBT History Month throughout October.
We'll give him a pass for mistakenly calling it Gay Pride month--we wouldn't want the delusional bigot's head to explode upon learning that gays may be acknowledged more than once a year.
Hines submitted an opinion piece to the Cherokee Tribune and he makes his stance clear from the jump:
The action of Kennesaw State University in promoting Gay Pride Month is a slap in the face of the citizens of Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, and all other counties in the region KSU serves.
For that matter, KSU’s celebration of Gay Pride is an affront to the entire state since the university, the state’s third largest, receives tax money generated by citizens across Georgia. No one who has lived in Georgia for six months could be in doubt about the state’s predominant culture. We aren’t Washington State, and Atlanta isn’t San Francisco either, or not yet.
Yes, far be it for a university to support or acknowledge anything that's outside of the purported "predominant culture."
He goes on to break down the meaning of LGBTIQ and you can imagine the delicate way in which he handled it. On the "I" (for intersex) and the "Q" (for queer or questioning) he says:
“I” is for intersex. Don’t ask me about this one, and if you know, don’t tell. I don’t want to know. If KSU’s goal is “to increase awareness,” they failed to reach me on this one, but there’s enough in the mix already to get the picture.
“Q” is the most disturbing, not because it stands for queer, which it does, but because it also stands for “questioning.” In other words, if a 17- or 18-year-old freshman thinks his or her parents are so yesterday and has questions about his or her sexuality, KSU has answers. Or at least aid and comfort. KSU, that’s not why we have given you all these decades of support. Please get on with mathematics, history, your nursing program, etc.
Of course, it ultimately all comes down to money and Hines just isn't going to take it anymore. He doesn't want his tax dollars going towards a university that's supporting those queers!
I will never believe that most Georgians approve of KSU or any of their other universities pressing or encouraging the gay agenda. But universities do it anyhow. It is the way of academia. They ply state legislators for funds and then foster such things as gay politics that neither state legislators nor their constituents approve of. This should cease.
If there's anything positive to take away from Hines' vitriolic rant, it's the comments section that follows his op-ed. The response from readers is almost entirely in opposition to Hines' comments and that gives us hope that this sort of close-minded hate-speech is on the decline, even in the deep South where Hines is inclined to believe it will always thrive as part of the "predominant culture."
What do you think of Hines' piece and the community's response, Instincters?