I know it shouldn’t but it’s baffling to me how some people can get elected. Do they really represent the opinions and wishes of their constituents or are they simply expressing their own prejudice; attitudes born of an ignorance going back hundreds of years?
Take Tennessee’s Representative Stacey Campfield of Knoxville for instance. He filed legislation in January which if passed will prevent “any instruction or materials discussing sexual orientation other than heterosexuality” within public elementary and middle schools.
Claiming that this was in response to a resolution by the National Education Association that suggests schools provide information on diversity of sexual orientation and gender identification in sex-education classes, Campfield stated that schools “should stick to the basics: reading, writing and arithmetic.” He goes on to say, “It confuses a lot of children that are already in a difficult part of life, and it’s a very complex issue.”
Extracted from Queerty.com: Hey, ya know [what] makes that “difficult part of life” even more difficult? Not being able to speak openly about your sexuality. Or, let’s say, gay writer Tennessee Williams, who last we checked still counted as an important part of America’s education.