southbeach1500 said...What's more alarming is that there are people like you (and many RJ members) who actually believe that the Federal government would pass a law that prohibits gays and unmarried women from being teachers.
Who says this concern need be limited to the Federal Government? Another typical example of your morphing the thread and trying to revise the topic to your right-wing advantage. Truth is, local governments also try these anti-gay attacks, encouraged by statements from a Federal official like DeMint.
Contained right in the OP article is a reference & link to the Briggs Initiative, just one example of how conservative right-wingers tried to ban GLBT teachers from the classroom. It failed at the polls, but when we read statements like DeMint's you know it will be tried again & again, at whatever level of US government the homophobes think will be successful.California Proposition 6 was an initiative on the California State ballot on November 7, 1978, and was more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative. Sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, the failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools. The Briggs Initiative was the first failure in a movement that started with the successful campaign headed by Anita Bryant and her organization Save Our Children in Dade County, Florida to repeal a local gay rights ordinance.
I might additionally note that the effort championed by Anita Bryant in Florida resulted in gays & lesbians being barred from adopting children in this State. A ban which is still in effect, despite some local judges ruling against it.
So your precious Republicans said GLBT can't adopt children -- and you think they really wouldn't prevent us from being teachers, either, if they could manage it, based on the same "moral Christian" grounds?