Thursday, August 03, 2006

Georgia Republican compares gay teens to pedophiles

As unbelievable as it sounds, from The Advocate:

...Republican candidate for Georgia attorney general Perry McGuire said that allowing gay clubs to meet in schools is "much like allowing a pedophile club or a gambling club to meet at school." McGuire was responding to a question about a recent federal court ruling allowing a gay-straight alliance to meet at White County High School in Georgia.
In that ruling U.S. district court judge William C. O'Kelley said that the school had violated the Federal Equal Access Act by barring the student group, called PRIDE, from meeting on campus while allowing other noncurricular clubs to do so.
In the interview McGuire described the GSA as a "gay sex" club. "I think the problem here, and I think where the court substantially erred, is that the intent of the act was never to allow organizations that advocate illegal activity [to have campus access]," he told Agape Press. "And in Georgia, sex between minors is illegal; statutory rape laws apply.
"Homosexual activist clubs in schools are detrimental to students and to the moral well-being of society," he continued.
Good As You has more details with a grip and grin picture of the homophobe with George W. Bush .

What kind of message does McGuire send to Georgia's youth? Wanna bet that LGBT-bashing and bullying at schools goes up in the state if this obviously ignorant and bigoted Republican gets elected? In Georgia, anything is possible. I mean this guy wants to be Georgia's top law official! And he doesn't know the difference between a child molester and a gay/lesbian. Gawd! I've got to write the Grand Dame of the South, the illustrious Cynthia Tucker, at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Now! I wonder what Georgia mental health professionals would say. Hmmm. Time to make some phone calls.