Thank you to my friend Bonnie for this week’s nomination for BWA. Wow! What a whopper of a Bigot Award this week! Crowe is one of those true monsters that will do anything and everything to keep white heterosexual Christian men in power. Crowe’s recent bill, which is now law allows charter schools to refuse to admit gay students. Gee, does this sound like discrimination to anyone else? Crowe defended his bill of HATE by saying:
…the bill is designed to ensure that executive branch agencies and local governments stop including bans on discrimination against characteristics not listed in state law as a condition for private companies to do business with their agencies.
How lovely, you amazing bigot. The new law also allows the schools to deny students on their ability to speak English–Racist much?
The ever enlightened (cough, cough, cough) Gov. Bobby Jindal responded: “We’re against discrimination, but we don’t believe in special protections or rights.” Special rights? Did he really just say that? What special rights? I worry most about the impact this will have around LGBT youth–they are clearly not safe in the state of Louisiana.
And we have a dishonorable mention this week going to another Southern Republican Governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina. She seems to have accepted the role of apologist for her party’s attacks on women, as demonstrated by her appearance on The View this week. Making a confusing argument against the government interfering with contraception choices (which is EXACTLY what her party is trying to do), she is the latest in a series of self-loathing minorities trotted out by the GOP. Obviously, Haley is a modeling herself off the Stepford Wives!