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Michael (Not-Really-A-Reagan) Reagan Spreads His Anti-Gay Hate Over CA Textbooks

In his screed over at that bastion of critical thinking townhall.com, Michael Reagan goes on a meandering and hate filled diatribe about the evils of teaching LGBT history in California schools. The mental-midget launches straight in by comparing being adopted to being gay, because we all know that being adopted is something that we’re born with, right?

When I was a youngster I was teased and bullied for being an adopted child. In view of my personal experiences, should we add the contributions of adoptees to the legislation? How about adding the contributions of skinny kids, or kids with red hair, or extra-long legs or eyeglasses?


He doesn’t stop there of course. He rambles on and on, continually not making one ounce of sense until…ba-da-boom, he finally compares being gay to being a serial killer, an embezzler, and a thief.

Should the state require textbooks used in its schools to provide play-by-play descriptions of the behavior they sanction? Just where does this stop? Should not the “contributions” of convicted thieves be celebrated? Or those of serial killers? Or embezzlers?

The matter of the content of school textbooks has long been a controversial subject, but until now it has never reached the point where specific parts of the population are singled out for preferential treatment, especially when the segment of the population is distinguished solely by their sexual preferences.

There you have it. This is the intellect on the right we are dealing with. Remember, Michael Reagan is the one who advocated shoving a grenade up the butts of Palestinian babies.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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