Public Enemies

Karen England Is Scared of a Little Frank Talk About Anti-Gay Harrassment


Capitol Resource Institute is the insanely homophobic group that appears to taunt gays just ’cause they can issue press releases. But executive director Karen England (a wannabe Maggie Gallagher if we’ve ever come across one) has already made clear her position on gays in the military. So what did you expect from her when Friday’s GLSEN-organized Day of Silence came rolling into school districts? She’s recommending parents keep their children home on Friday, when teachers will actually engage students on the tres risque topic of sexuality and the bullying GLBT students endure — unless the fine folks who hate gay people get a chance to have their voices heard, too.

Cheerily labeling Day of Silence as “Pro-Homosexuality Day,” England and her ilk charge the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network with forming a total of 16 days (which includes No Name-Calling Week and TransAction!) they expect taxpayer-paid teachers to stop instruction on academics and open the classroom up to — SCARY! — social issues that might, ya know, help one or two kids questioning their sexuality. But enough about the children being our future, and let’s return to repressive education. BECAUSE THAT WORKS SO WELL.

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  • sam

    Who would ever want to miss a microsecond of American Public Education? Just look at how well it works!

  • Storm Christopher

    Send Ms England some teabags. The teabag parties look fun, but if anyone’s being treated unfairly, it’s gay people. We pay the same taxes as straight people, but we don’t have the same rights. Let’s take this tactic and turn it against our foes. I’m going to co-opt this teabag idea, and I urge other gay people to do the same. Pencil in some pink triangles on your tea bags and write in “Equal Rights Now” or the message of your choice. Send these teabags to the right-wing homophobes standing in our way, be they politicians or religionists or jerks like England.

  • Aaron

    Let’s just say that if I found her dying of thirst in a desert, I wouldn’t give her water. Instead, I’d spit in her mouth and force her to say, “Thank You” ;)

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