Shepherd-Express - Issue of the Week: "Jerk of the Week
State Sen. Glenn Grothman
While the Obama administration is attempting to overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexual servicemen and servicewomen—a plan endorsed by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said that “allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do”—state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) bemoaned a new law that would prohibit Wisconsin schools from promoting “bias against pupils of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or cultural background or against sexually active pupils or pupils with disabilities.” He prefers a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay students and their educators.
In an interview with a reporter from The Cap Times, Grothman fondly recalled the good old days at his Mequon high school in the 1970s, when “homosexuality was not on anybody’s radar. And that’s a good thing.” (He did admit that there were “a few guys who would make fun of a few effeminate boys” back then, but that doesn’t count, apparently.) As for today’s more enlightened sex educators, Grothman claims that some of them “would like it if more kids became homosexuals.”"