What a sad week. There was no shortage of bigots to be found. I need to thank friend and fellow blogger, True Confessions of a Female Motorcyclist, for inspiring me to write about this week’s BWA. Apparently, the LGBT community is far more powerful than I even knew. I shall have to write the President of the Gay Agenda and let him know of our super powers.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin has now created a youtube video blaming gays for the earthquake on the east coast this week. Apparently, we have also used our super powers to cause hurricane Irene. His statements scapegoating gays certainly earns him the BWA. The Bigot Levin was quoted as saying: “You have shaken your male member in a place where it doesn’t belong. I too will shake the earth.” Is it me, or does he seem obsessed with what men are doing with our “members?” While I hate to direct anyone to his youtube viedo, here it is if you feel compelled to witness his hate speech.
Because his comments are not only bigoted but completely insane, I am not even going to dignify them with a direct response. My hope is that he and Mark Bachmann find each other and one day celebrate their love openly.
I also feel compelled to offer a dishonorable mention to this week’s BWA. Thank you to my friend Jen Lockett for inspiring me to share this. Unfortunately, the homophobic bigot, Jerry Buell from Florida, was reinstated after posting hateful anti-gay comments on Facebook. While I certainly support his right to Free Speech and “will defend to the death to protect it,” I do not believe he should be in a classroom around students who would be guided by his views. He is in a position of power and he is abusing that power. His syllabus says:
I teach God’s truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, ’cause I ain’t changing!
Buell has also said that his classroom is his “mission field.” I think it is safe to say he will not be protecting LGBT students from bullying at his school. As someone who was an educator for over 20 years, all I can say is that I’m disgusted with Buell and the Superintendent for reinstating him–I would not feel my child was safe near this bigot.