So… Now a county in Tennessee wants to ban gays. not gay marriages…. but ban homosexuals. words can’t describe the unrepentant absurdity.

DAYTON, Tennessee (AP) — The county that was the site of the Scopes “Monkey Trial” over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.

The Rhea County commissioners approved the request 8-0 Tuesday.

Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.

“We need to keep them out of here,” Fugate said.

The vote was denounced by Matt Nevels, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

“That is the most farfetched idea put forth by any kind of public official,” Nevels said. “I’m outraged.”

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas’ sodomy laws as a violation of adults’ privacy.

Rhea County is one of the most conservative counties in Tennessee. It holds an annual festival commemorating the 1925 trial at which John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution. The verdict was thrown out on a technicality. The trial became the subject of the play and movie “Inherit the Wind.”

In 2002, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the teaching of a Bible class in the public schools.
I like how they tossed in that stab at the end about the festival they hold every year for the commemoration of the scopes trial. I can so tell that the author was itching to put “these same idiots…” instead of “It” in the second sentance of the penultimate paragraph.



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  1. March 18th, 2004 at 11:33 | #1

    A few thousand years of tradition and history are being altered in the world of homosexual relations/rights/public image in the past few years. A few hold outs will fight it tooth and nail.

  2. March 18th, 2004 at 18:10 | #2

    Wow. I’m glad American contains such progressive thought. :shakes head:

    I guess there are still racists, so there will still be people that hate homosexuals for no apparent reason, other than it is “unnatural”.


  3. March 19th, 2004 at 21:15 | #3

    I need my fix IggDawg

    What’s up with NABISCO? I can’t stop shivering, and my skin’s on fire. If you don’t get me som OT right now I swear I’ll cut this bish!

    DjB (bruticus)

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