Certainly our Lord and Savior has a special place in His heart for the rowdy youngsters who enjoy passing recess yelling vicious slurs at their gay school fellows, so Senate Republicans in the Michigan legislature have likewise carved out a special spot in the state’s new anti-bullying law to exempt kids with a “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction” from the rules, so they might continue to freely remind the gay kids that American Jesus thinks they are losers.
From the Detroit News:
“Matt’s Safe School Law” passed 26-11 with all Democrats voting against it. The bill is named for Matt Eppling, an East Lansing 14-year-old who committed suicide after being bullied by classmates in 2002.
The law includes a section noting it doesn’t abridge First Amendment free speech rights or prohibit expression of religious or moral viewpoints — a provision Democrats fear could be used to justify harassment of gay, lesbian or transgender students.
“I am ashamed that this could be Michigan’s bill on anti-bullying when in fact it is a ‘bullying is OK in Michigan law,'” Kevin Eppling, Matt’s father, whose letter was read by Sen. Glenn Anderson during Wednesday’s session.
Blah blah, the closet cases at the AFA approve of this useless bill, because God loves a dead gay teenager almost as much as He loves a drone strike on a mud hut full of toddlers in Afghanistan, nuclear war, shitty country music, etc. [Detroit News]