Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NC school board rethinking pepper spray issue, member apologizes for HB2 comment

No pepper spray for NC students

It's wonderful what a little attention will do to change the minds of the ignorant.

From Buzzfeed:

A school board in North Carolina, which voted to adopt a policy allowing pepper sprays in high schools, is now “rethinking” its decision after feedback from the community, a board member told BuzzFeed News Wednesday.The Rowan-Salisbury Board voted Monday to amend its policy prohibiting high school students from carrying pepper sprays on campus, the Salisbury Post first reported. However, Chuck Hughes, a board member who voted in favor of the policy, told BuzzFeed News he will personally vote against it in the next session on May 23, after he realized that the “cons far outweighed the pros.” He also said that “many board members” he had talked to “will think this over again.” 

Hughes also apologized for linking this issue to the controversial HB2 and the transgender community:

During Monday’s session, Hughes was reported to come out in favor of allowing sprays citing HB2 concerns. According to the Salisbury Post, he said, “Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in.”Hughes backtracked Wednesday, telling BuzzFeed News that his comments were “inappropriate” and that they had nothing do with the LGBT community.

“I was not thinking about the LGBT issue,” Hughes said. “Perverts and pedophiles taking advantage of this law in bathrooms was my major concern.” 

Have it your way, as long as you apologized. Score one for the side of decency and common sense. Now if Gov. McCrory would get his head out of his tookis, we can really have a victory.

'NC school board member suggests pepper spray to harm transgender kids in bathrooms' & other Wed. midday news briefs

Such is the way of hysteria.

N.C. School Board Member Encourages Students to Pepper Spray Trans Classmates - No fudging about it. He said this regarding the nonsense about fearing transgender folks using the bathrooms. 

 Anti-transgender law cited in allowing NC high schoolers to carry Mace, pepper spray on campus - More info about the situation.

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 Gov. McCrory's HB2 Will Cost North Carolina $5 Billion a Year, New Study Finds - Siiigh! Some people have to learn fairness the HARD WAY.  

Major Counseling Organization Protests Tennessee’s Anti-LGBT Counseling Law - Meanwhile . . .

Pat Robertson - proof that the world is slowly leaving homophobes behind

I'm only posting this sad tirade by Pat Robertson as a reminder. Remember when statements like his were the norm? Granted, the lgbt community has a long way to go, but just watching this withered old man spout this nonsense in a croaky voice reminds me just how far we have come. We may not be where we want to be, but thank God we aren't where we once were:


 The truth is, from what we understand in history, there hasn’t been one nation in the history of the world that has openly embraced homosexual lifestyle and begun to practice the homosexual lifestyle that has endured. Every one of them has gone down. Every single one of them. Once rampant homosexuality takes place, then people don’t take care of their children, they aren’t concerned about the next generation, they’re concerned about physical pleasure and the activities surrounding this lifestyle, they aren’t planning for the future and the country goes to pot. Right now it it’s kind of in the balance, it’s kind of interesting, but the fact that the European Union and the U.S. is trying to impose this lifestyle on a little country like Georgia that wants to stay orthodox is incredible. You look at the Book of Revelation and it says, ‘Mystery Mother of Harlots, you have made the world drunk with the wine of your fornication.’ And you say, who is that ‘mystery woman?’ Well, more and more, this great nation of ours, the U.S. of A, is becoming — to take on that role. I don’t know if we intend to but that’s what’s happening. We’re making the nations drunk with the wine of our fornication and God brings judgment on a country that does that.