02 March 2010

Glenn Grothman: loves the closet

Some Glenncritique from the Isthmus.

Emily's Post: Campaign turkeys, Glenn Grothman loves the closet and animal research debate

Apparently the bit about not discriminating against gay students is what really got Grothman’s goat:

Back when he went to high school in Mequon, he recalled, the issue never, ever came up. "Did people even know what homosexuality was in high school in 1975? I don't remember any discussion about that at the time. There were a few guys who would make fun of a few effeminate boys," he said, "but that's a different thing than homosexuality."

"Homosexuality," Grothman remembered, "was not on anybody's radar. And that's a good thing."

That's also how it should be today, he said. Grothman has long insisted that sexual orientation is a choice, not a matter of genetics. "Why sit down with 7th graders and say to some you will be heterosexual, some homosexual? Part of that agenda which is left unsaid is that some of those who throw it out as an option would like it if more kids became homosexuals," he said.

Putting aside the breathtaking ignorance inherent in his claim that no one knew what homosexuality was back in ’75 (um…disco anyone?), there is so much wrong with this guy’s attitude and ideas that I hardly know where to start.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Should we be sorting out "gay" vs. "non-gay" babies to insure one of the groups gets special rights?

I've always been fascinated by the genetic (vs. life choice) argument.

How can one tell if a baby is gay or straight when its born?

What if the baby eventually choses to be celibate?