The last time this ranter quoted one of these homophobic christofascists, I was given a 30-day banning by the right wing homophobic mark zuckerbots.
Zachary Schermele –
The ironic thing here locally is that boot-licking stooge Sherman Smith / “Agnostic” would gladly give a homophobic or racist hateful jackass plenty of time and room to bloviate this sort of hatred. But he would quickly silence and ban any actual GAY person for daring to speak up for ourselves and counter these kinds of hate filled messages. (Sherman considers such rebottles to be “Vicious attacks”, but sees absolutely nothing wrong with such loaded homophobic and racist hate speech He excuses it as “Free speech”, because he agrees with it.. Sherman Smith was the “digital editor” for the Topeka Capital Journal who was often mocked and complained about by his fellow employees for the way he spent his days at the office obsessively hovering over the papers ‘Readers Reaction Forums” where he encouraged the cops, and their wives to harass and abuse people who dared to speak up while Sherman / “Agnostic” (His pet online character) provided them with other users personal private identifying information, and even posted it publicly in the forums as a means to chill and intimidate especially LGBTQ people from speaking up on our own behalf. It is amusing though, that I have lived rent free in “Agnostics” head for all these years.
A man was recorded on video Tuesday night saying LGBTQ people “deserve death” during a school board meeting in Arkansas where several anti-LGBTQ policies were passed.
Man says LGBTQ people ‘deserve death’ at school board meeting in Arkansas© Provided by NBC News
“God gave them over to a depraved mind so that they do what they should not be doing,” says a man whom a district spokesperson identified as Cal Paulson, who is referred to as a local preacher in an article by the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper of Conway, the city in which the school district is located. The video was recorded by a person attending the meeting and verified by NBC News.
“They invent ways of doing evil,” he continues, “but let me remind you that those who do such things deserve death.”
The video racked up thousands of views on TikTok and prompted swift condemnation online. In an emailed statement, Heather Kendrick, a spokesperson for Conway Public Schools, said the district, which teaches about 10,000 students, does not endorse the man’s comments.
“In an attempt to allow public voices to be heard, the Conway Public Schools Board of Education allows patrons to speak for a specified amount of time to comment on current agenda items,” Kendrick wrote. “While the Conway School Board appreciates the insight and perspectives given in these comments, the personal narratives of individual patrons do not represent the school district or school board’s feelings or stances on issues.”
The school board approved anti-transgender policies and bans on two books with LGBTQ themes at the meeting. One of the anti-transgender policies requires every school in the district to reserve multiple-occupancy restrooms or changing areas for the “exclusive use” of male or female students according to the sex listed on their birth certificates. The policy also requires that schools provide what is referred to as “reasonable accommodation” in the form of a single-occupancy restroom or changing room to any student who asks for it.
The other policy approved by the board requires hotel rooms for student trips to be divided only among male and female students according to their sex assigned at birth. Similar to the new bathroom rule, the policy says students who ask for their own hotel rooms because the students cannot comply with the rule should receive them at the district’s expense.
Board members also voted to remove two LGBTQ books from libraries — “Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out” and “Felix Ever After,” a love story with a transgender main character. Minutes from a meeting last month show at least one board member agreed with challenges to remove the books. The challenges prompted reviews from a district committee, which recommended that the books stay on the shelves.
KTHV-TV of Little Rock reported that hundreds of people expressed their opinions about the policies, which were previewed in September amid outcry from community members, leading up to the board’s votes. One of the proponents was Jason Rapert, a Republican state senator who talked about “horror stories” he claimed were related to the “transgender political movement.”
“God made males and females, and we appreciate and recognize the differences between the two sexes,” he said.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas unequivocally condemned the new rules.
“Tonight the Conway School Board voted to ban books — and worse — to single out students for unfair treatment,” the group tweeted. “These policies are not original but they are dangerous.”
After the vote, a parent with a trans child said the family plans to leave the state, KTHV reported.
This article was originally published on NBCNews.com