Monday, September 12, 2011


I am astounded by some people's ability to make the worst decisions possible.

Mike Harmon, for instance!

The Kentucky House Committee has overwhelmingly approved HB 370, a bill which would prohibit any and all bullying on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or religion.  That's great, right?

Not everyone thinks so.  Harmon, a religious Republican lawmaker in that state, wants to amend the bill before it is brought to a vote making provisions that allow children to condemn another student's sexual orientation as sinful in order to protect Christian students' right to be true to their religion.  In essence, he wants Christian kids to be able to bully, thus invalidating the entire scope of the bill.

 Not only would he want to allow continued bullying against gay students, but he also wants an amendment permitting the carrying of concealed firearms on school campuses.  What could go wrong?

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