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11/27/2007

More grown adults misuse words 'protect' and 'children'

by Jeremy Hooper

If you knew nothing about the "culture war" that exists here in American and you saw lots of sweet-looking individuals holding signs like these...

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...what would you think this elderly mob of Jefferson County, Kentucky residents is encouraging via their calls for child protection? A measure that would help keep all people free from harassment, perhaps? Or maybe some sort of a bubble in which America's precious children would be shrouded so as to keep them from harm? Or what about condom distribution so that any of those teens who chose to have sex would do so in the safest manner possible?

All are possibilities in a world where "child protection" really and truly means "child protection." However, in the code word-happy waters in which this nation's "pro-family" movement swims, "protect the children" instead means opposing a measure that help would keep gay, lesbian, and bisexual adults free from harassment and discrimination. Yet despite their valiant sign-wielding, the school board of Jefferson County, KY still voted 4-3 last night to offer such protections to their LGB employees:

Louisville public schools approves bias protection for gay, lesbian workers [Courier-Journal]

Sadly, however, the board fell short of also protecting employees on the basis of gender identity. But if and when that idea does make it to the board, we hear the mob is already ready:

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Check out the comments section of that article, and be amazed at the kind of people who are able to operate computers.

Posted by: DCN | Nov 27, 2007 7:23:13 PM

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