Without the choicest profanity then…even judges in Utah and Kentucky have figured out that the federal Equal Access Act requires schools who allow any extra-curricular clubs to meet must allow all such clubs to meet. Not only does this dickweed ignore the law, he compounds his disgusting actions by slanderously labelling a bunch of innocent teenagers as “obscene.” May he be beaten in the head with his own gavel until some sense gets knocked into it.
Still, I do wish I had all the nice profanity from my first attempt…
qts, just because a policy exists doesn’t mean nobody’s rights are being violated when it’s followed. A public school could have a “no being an atheist” policy, and that certainly wouldn’t be proper. I’m not sure what you mean by the reference to Muslim schools, since Lubbock High School appears to be a public school, from all I can tell. If you can find some evidence to the contrary, please let us know.
Anyway, I wish we had more information here - specifically, which policies the GSA was actually in violation of.
qts, just what is your point? That we should use discriminatory rules to determine who may or may not meet on public school property because someone else does it? Please tell me I’ve misread your post…
As I understand the school district’s position, their refusal is hinged on the idea that the GSA’s purpose would be to promote illegal activites: specifically, homosexual activities between minors, which is illegal in Texas.
No expert I on Gay Student Alliance type clubs, but I cannot remotely imagine they are a hotbed of sexual activity. While I certainly grant that students may join the club in an effort to get laid, that underlying motivation is likely present at most every single high school function to one degree or another, teenagers being who they are. So I don’t buy that reason.
It’s a question of fact. The court seems to have entered summary judgement, which means they have arrived at agreeing with the reasoning of the school system without a trial. Even if I’m wrong, and the purpose of the GSA is sex, sex, and more sex, I can’t believe that it isn’t at least disputed, and thus a material fact for trial. So I don’t see how we get to a summary judgement.
If I’m wrong about the school system’s argument, please let me know.
It’s a Gay Straight Alliance, not a GLBSU chapter or a gay solidarity group. The inference being that there are or would be heterosexual members. Clearly, the purpose cannot be to promote homosexual activities between minors.
I really don’t know what to say about Mr. Jack Clemmons.
I guess it would be crossing that line to say that he’s too stupid to live, so I’ll have to content myself with saying that he’s far, far too stupid to be a fucking School Superintendent. He shouldn’t even be working for the district in a janitorial capacity.
What I initially thought was it was like the guy whose team gets the good calls all year long and walks around smiling about it, and then when the ref makes a call and his team loses the game he blames the refs.
Of course, you could be right. I didn’t see it that way. shrug
This is why my original OP was so much better. It had this whole section about assholes who scream about activist judges, like the fucks in the Senate who even as this ruling was being issued were holding a hearing on those evil activist (Republican-appointed for the most part) judges who recognized equal marriage rights. So yeah, the title was meant to send up the whole activist judge canard.
And again, my OP had all that great profanity…
And qts, your stupidity is of such magnitude that it cries out to God in Heaven and makes Him weep. The Equal Access Act was passed to ensure that Christian student groups would be allowed to meet on public school grounds. It has the effect of requiring public schools to allow all student groups to meet if it allows any. The number of Christian groups meeting at private Muslim schools is irrelevant to the legal requirements on public schools.
YOu obviously haven’t been reading your Jack Chick tracts, dearie – the whole purpose of such “clubs” is to convert good, wholesome, normal students to the evil perversions of the Gay Agenda. :rolleyes:
Uhm…what other purpose would it serve? Not that I’m saying it’s evil…but…isn’t that the purpose of ANY club or organization, to promote their ideas, etc.? Whether it’s the English club, or the Spanish club, or the Chess club, or the Bible club, or the…
…well, you get the idea.
I see a moral neutrality in promoting the discussion of French languae and literature or the playing of chess. I see a support of American values in the promotion of fair and equal treatment for any subset of the American people. I see an educational benefit in enabling people to dispell their own ignorance by learning how other people see things. (Say, what was the purpose of this website, anyway? :rolleyes: )
The point I was making was that ETF’s comment was mundane and redundant…he skewed it by taking a stab at Jack Chick (who probably deserves it), but that doesn’t change the fact that the organization is there to promote a particular agenda and/or educate people about themselves, their lifestyle, etc. I never implied that there was no redeeming value to the group or its goals.