The dipshittery never stops.

I found this while perusin’ the news this morning:

Sorrell, who had been an English and journalism instructor at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, was placed on paid leave March 19, two months after an editorial advocating tolerance of homosexuals ran in Woodlan’s student newspaper, The Tomahawk. Sorrell had been the newspaper’s adviser.

School officials in the conservative northern Indiana community about 10 miles east of Fort Wayne said Sorrell did not comply with an agreement to alert the principal about controversial articles.

The agreement she signed includes a written reprimand that says she neglected her duties as a teacher and was insubordinate in refusing to obey school officials’ orders

I see two things as being wrong here, big time. First of all, how was this editorial “controversial?” America has been on a gay rights kick for a while now. If you’re an actor, and you say “faggot” in a private conversation with no microphones around, you have to go to therapy. If you are a moron, like Tim whatziznutz, and say “I hate gay people” INTO a microphone, you’re persona non grata for quite a spell. Yet a teacher faces dismission because one of her journalism students writes an editorial about not being bigoted against gays? How is being against bigotry “controversial” in the 21st century? Or even the last three decades of the 20th? I know this is Indiana, but what century are these people in, anyway?

The other thing that’s wrong is, obviously, the school’s concept of teaching journalism. I know that children aren’t always allotted the same constitutional rights as adults, and that one of the most frequntly denied rights is the right of free speech.  However, just how do you teach journalism without the 1st Amendment? That’s like teaching urology on a “Ken” doll.

If the principal in question truly feels that this message of tolerance and acceptance is controversial, then this principal is obviously a bigot and a homophobe, and possibly a bedwetter as well, I don’t know.  I do know that this principal is nowhere near what I would consider a role model, or an educator. I think the wrong person is leaving this school, and whatever “journalism” program this “school” has will no doubt suffer for it.

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11 Comments

  1. Tolerance is controversial? LOL! I love your Ken doll line.

  2. I can’t get past the urology on the Ken doll.

    On second thought, more fucking lunacy. Seriously sad.

  3. wow, sounds like indiana is even more “bumfuck nowhere” than my area when it comes to its stone age way of thinking. or maybe not. I can actually totally see that happening here.

  4. Congratulations – The Ken doll quip goes in the 207 keeper bin.

  5. Dammit, that’s 2007.

  6. I thought you just had a lot of keeper bins stacking up………

  7. “If you are a moron, like Anfernee whatziznutz, and say “I hate gay people” INTO a microphone, you’re persona non grata for quite a spell.”

    It wasn’t Anfernee, it was Tim Hardaway. I know you’re not a sports fan and all, but there’s a big difference there. The two have the same last name, but Anfernee (aka Penny) is a class act who had nothing to do with Tim Hardaway’s remarks.

  8. I’m glad you understand why I made that error, Koz. I couldn’t remember the last name, obviously. That said, I’d guess his parents weren’t valedectorians. “Anfernee?” WTF? 🙂

  9. I’m dying over the Ken doll line, too.

    And, having done time in Indiana, yes, Dawn, it is even more bumfuck nowhere than your part of PA. And they have nothing fun to do there besides watch cars go in circles or play basketball, so their main pastime is firing teachers for having opinions. Oh, and keeping the land nice and flat.

  10. In Michigan, we send all of our really stupid people there to live…

  11. I’d like to see what goes on inside the minds of those who decided this. Their brains are probably full of cobwebs.


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