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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Tom Prichard: Holy Bully

Spotty at the Cucking Stool makes the case that Tom Prichard is a holy bully, and fisks his arguments opposing the anti-bullying bill in the state legislature. It's a post well worth reading.

One “link” you might want to follow is titled “Oppose "Anti-Bullying" Bill SF 971/HF 1198.” This one will take you to MFC’s polemic against amending the law. Spot will note just a couple of paragraphs in Pritchard’s Bull:

Unnecessary. Current state anti-bullying law requires all school boards to adopt policies addressing bullying in all its forms. Chapter 121A.0695

If the bill is merely redundant, what’s the fuss, Tom? Ah, but even the Holy Bully doesn’t think it’s redundant. Here’s the next paragraph:

Gives preferential treatment and status to homosexuals, bisexuals, cross dressers, transvestites and transsexuals – persons who have sex change operations – by singling out sexual orientation for protection. Rather than addressing all forms of bullying against all persons, homosexual activists will use it as "leverage" to promote acceptance and normalization of homosexuality, homosexual marriage and unhealthy sexual behaviors. One of its supporters, cited in a recent news story, said the legislation would give homosexual activists "leverage" with school districts.

****snipped image of language in bill*****

Contrary to the Holy Bully’s statement that the bill would “single out” the GLBT community, it’s only one listed for protection against bullying. In fact, you would think that the MFC would like the change.

Why is that, Spotty?

Because under the new language — that includes marital status — you can’t bully the sixteen year-old girl who went all wobbly on her Purity Pledge in the back of her boyfriend’s Ford. She had a shotgun wedding and is now back in high school. Without the new language, she could be taunted and reminded that she should be stoned on Daddy’s doorstep:

But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: - Deuteronomy 22:20

Wow, that’s a helluva thing to taunt anybody about.

Watch your tongue, grasshopper, but yes, it is.

In spite of the bilious Holy Bully’s strenuous — and no doubt remunerative — efforts, we still live in a civil society, and that society does not have to put up with it when the antediluvians want to get their jollies by making fun of other kids.

Go read the whole thing.


Anonymous said...

I try not to go out and read his evil, it gives me a physical stomach wrenching reaction. I knew though his head would be swirling, and he would be speaking in tongues over this one, not to mention the exciting civil justice moment in Iowa. As a stay at home, straight mom, I am embarrased by his statements regularly. If I have to read, or hear one more time, his statement of normalization, and the use of religion, in his bigotry I will hurl. I am hoping that the nation, will read, understand, history, and see that he is doing exactly what people did against people of color. Using his Relgion for an excuse for bigotry. I hope I can resist now again, from looking for the trainwrecks which is Tom Prichard view this Tom, and tell me what you think!