Valarie Hodges: I Love Seeing White Heterosexual Christian Faces

15 Jul

So nice to see so many white faces.

Thank you to my friend Never Contrary for inspiring me to write this article.  TSM readers might remember Never Contrary’s story on Gutting Public Schools.  In response to Louisiana’s Republican Governor Bobby Jindal pushing for a voucher system, thus gutting the Public School system, Republican Valarie Hodges was very supportive.  To Hodges’ great astonishment (a big word for her, I fear) she realized that meant money would not only go to Christian schools, but would also go to Muslim schools:

I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools…Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion. We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.

The Charm Free Bigot, Hodges seems in desperate need of a history lesson regarding our Founding Fathers and the issue of religion. She also seems to need a lesson on Freedom of religion meaning all religions, not just Christianity. Of course I would like to ask Hodges, why do you get to decide? Why do people who don’t fit your idea of being human need your approval? Talk about white privilege!  You and Jindal are sad commentaries for the state of Louisiana!  Our Muslim brothers and sisters have every right to education as you do, Ms. Hodges.  How sad that you, Ms. Hodges, are on the wrong side of history and you are a white bully with power.

16 Responses to “Valarie Hodges: I Love Seeing White Heterosexual Christian Faces”

  1. Christine Noble July 15, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    They become more brazen every year. When I was in high school they at least tried to use code words.

  2. Tom McCollin July 15, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    If they can’t convince people they are right (which they so seldom are). They scare them into doing what they want and believing what they want.

  3. Facetious Firecracker July 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s amazing how proud some people are to be racist. My facebook is full of people bragging about how they’re true Americans and they believe in doing things the way the fore fathers intended and so on. They don’t seem to grasp that America’s history is full of stuff that we’ve swept under the rug. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to be associated with some of my friends and family.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Exceedingly good point! I grow ever weary of the sweeping under the American Rug of the ugliness that can be very American. You, and many of us are trying the best we can create equality and equity for all.

      • Rocky R. July 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

        sweeping it under the rug might work the first couple of times, but if you keep doing it you soon start to notice a rather large lump.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

        I for one do not like big lumps under my rug!🙂

  4. nevercontrary July 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Further proof that I in fact need to move one. Two, everyone should have an undergraduate degree in history. And a couple courses on statistics and religions of the world.

  5. Tom McCollin July 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I think politicians should be tested on their history knowledge, so it can help them not repeat it.

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