Y‘all know what a waste I consider these completely unnecessary Kulturkampf battles to be; we’ve got about a gazillion more important things to be spending our political energies on. So imagine my dismay, and my lack of interest in getting involved, when the latest craziness struck so close to home.
But there was just one thing in the "Irmo High Gay/Straight club" story that I could not allow to pass without commenting. It was this:
âThis group is forming to provide support for the gay and lesbian students,â said C. Ray Drew, director of the South Carolina Equality Coalition, a gay rights advocacy group. âIt provides a reprieve of the often hostile environment gay students often encounter. This club is no more sexual than the chess club.â
The chess club? Oh, come on… it’s a little more sexual than the chess club, isn’t it? It would have to be,
unless chess has changed a lot since I was in high school.
Maybe there’s something going on between the queen and the knight that I’ve missed. Or between the knight and the knight, given our context here. And don’t even get started on the bishops; Randy and I are Catholics, and we will take offense…