I’ve received a few emails on this theme. This was just the most eloquent:
Here is the comment I posted to the story in the Tribune about the Milwaukie teacher.
“This bogus story plays to the worst stereotypes of male teachers…That they cannot be trusted around children.
Oh wait, correction, around female children.
He should have been fooling around with boys, he’d be mayor of Milwaukie now instead of in jail.
How is this guy any different than our Mayor?
One gets to be mayor, the other gets jail?
That doesn’t make any sense. Either throw Sam Adams in jail or set this man free.
That is, of course, unless you have a double standard that says gays can abuse children but heterosexuals cannot.”
I phoned every commissioner this morning and asked them if they’d be issuing a statement of solidarity with the jailed teacher or if they thought it was okay that he was in jail for making the same “mistake” that Sam made. I was actually hung up on by Saltzman’s lackey.
I reminded them of the “soft bigotry of low expectations” they were displaying towards gays. It is in fact bigoted to expect and condone bad behavior by gays. They didn’t like being called bigots.
Yours as Always,