Young Gay Student Challenges Local School Board on Gay Issues — Reminds that Howell was Once a Base for the KKK

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This is a pretty amazing, articulate, important plea by a young student to a local school board defending his teacher Jay McDowell, disciplined for actions he took to prevent anti-gay bullying at Howell High School in Howell, Michigan.
The “content of character” of this young man is off the charts. Let’s hope that the Howell School Board has the same degree of character that this young man showed and which is unfortunately so rare.
— Steve Clemons

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15 comments on “Young Gay Student Challenges Local School Board on Gay Issues — Reminds that Howell was Once a Base for the KKK

  1. DakotabornKansan says:

    Life is short

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  2. DakotabornKansan says:

    POA, you are in rare form today! You must have lessened your daily dosage of Prozac. Continue!

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  3. DakotabornKansan says:

    Paul Newman and John McCain
    Pondering John McCain

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  4. PissedOffAmerican says:

    And uh, BTW, Linda, is Rontzki still the “Chief IDF Rabbi”?
    Seems the IDF actually does have a certain dosage of homophobia, eh? But thats alright, at least he hates Palestinians more than he hates gays, hmmmm?

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  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “I really don’t see how the Israel-Palestine situation has any relevance to this topic;
    Well, let me explain it to you, Linda.
    We tend to only compliment and reward people of character here in the United States when their “character” and good deeds fit our own agendas.
    Couldn’t it be argued that this is a thread about character and activism?
    Emily sacrificed an eye while putting her fine character to use. Durgan sacrificed his life. Anderson sacrificed his physical mobility. Where is the praise for these three heroes of good character?
    Its certainly wonderful knowing the IDF allows gays to serve openly. What fine upstanding Israeli homosexual Jew wouldn’t jump at the chance to fry Palestinian women and children in white phosphorous? Why heck, with any luck, they might even get to shoot an American in the head with a tear gas canister!!!!

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  6. Linda says:

    I really don’t see how the Israel-Palestine situation has any relevance to this topic; however, for many years homosexuals have been allowed to serve openly in the Israeli Army.

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  7. DakotabornKansan says:

    Prejudices are the real robbers

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  8. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Comical. Over at Taylor Marsh’s site I posted three separate topics on Israel, and this latest Clinton fuckin’ over of the Palestinians. One was a thread about Emily Henochowicz, one was about the Palestinian’s reaction to to this joke of a deal, and one was a link to Zogby’s opinion of this latest Clinton sell-out. In all three I expressed an opinion critical of Clinton. I also opined that Clinton would slavor praise on Netanyahu, and that this was a tactic to take eyes OFF of Netanyahu’s continued expansion in East Jerusalem, and cast the “spoiler role” onto the Palestinian’s when they reject an “offer” they’d be crazy not to reject. I see these two logical and common-sensical prophecies are coming true today.
    How’d Marsh react?? She deleted all three threads, and, once again, banned me from posting. Now, mind you, I was NOT uncivil or rude in these postings.
    I guess she was just paranoid I would stifle the amount of drool that oozes off of the keyboards of the Marshmellow Clan in their unquestioning loyalty to Her Majesty Hillary Clinton. What a pathetic bunch of clowns she has as a following. Not one of them commented on whole topic lines being removed.
    Can you imagine Steve pulling topics off the blog without explanation? One minute they’re there, and the next moment they’re not? Damned near every person in this comment section would be posting strong inquiries as to WTF was going on.
    I see the numbers of people commenting at her blog has greatly diminished. No wonder.
    Heres the way a typical thread unfolds over there. (Note, I (posting as “Delupa”) posted a rebuttal to “Wonk the Votes” last comment. Taylor deleted my rebuttal, giving the impression I didn’t respond. That woman is truly a snake)…..
    http://www.taylormarsh.com/2010/11/13/my-0-02-this-saturday-in-shero-news/

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  9. nick says:

    theres no need for this situation to be happening with gays

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  10. samuelburke says:

    this is not to be missed…epic.
    come on Steve don’t let the disenfranchised down.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=wElyrFOnKPk&feature=player_embedded#!

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  11. samuelburke says:

    poa, steve obviously knows which issues to put forward and
    which not to, he is too much of an insider not to be aware.
    emily, tristan, rachel corrie and furkan do not count as much in
    the eyes of the zionist suckups, not if they want to keep their
    day jobs at least.
    israeli crimes are not subjects that washington allows to be put
    forward thus showing the hypocrisy in the character of many if
    not most of washington government sycophants and their
    sponsoring seats of financial power.
    hypocrisy, your middle name is elitism.

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  12. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Yes, the young man obviously has character.
    A real shame that the character of Americans like Tristan Anderson, Furkan Durgan, and Emily Henochowicz don’t garner as much attention, isn’t it? Maybe if they did, the taxpayers wouldn’t be so complacent about this witch Clinton pissing away another three billion dollars.

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  13. Linda says:

    First and foremost, this young man is more reasonable and articulate than many members of Congress on prejudice against GL people, and that’s the important thing.
    Howell, MI is county seat of Livingston County–very typical rural/suburban middle America—a town of around 10,000, 96% of whom are Caucasian.
    And he actually might not even be wrong in his statistics because nobody really knows how many gay and lesbian people are in U.S. or any population–as a lot of them are not “out.” So often it is estimated that 10% of the population are GL–so with U.S. population of 310 million, that’s 31 million. So it doesn’t seem like such a stretch to me to say that 20% of GL population has contemplated suicide.
    We all just should be thankful that somebody helped and supported him si that he lived to stand up so bravely for himself and others. “Politician” has become a perjorative word lately (perhaps for good reason given how most of them are acting these days), but I’d like to think that someday this young man could be a very fine openly gay elected politician.

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  14. samuelburke says:

    Very impressive to hear this young man make his plea to justice
    for himself and all other who suffer the injustice of prejudice.
    the six million remark made him sound like a politician, it
    detracted from the strength of his argument in my eyes.
    thanks for your forum steve, it is informative in varied ways.

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