November 19, 2004

Playing Dress Up Is Akin to Doing Drugs.... Who Knew?

I'll borrow a headline from a regular feature in Sports Illustrated:
"This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse".

From Reuters.com, 'Cross-Dressing' Out, Camouflage In:

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Camouflage was in and cross-dressing was out at a rural East Texas school district after a Christian legal group complained a long-standing school tradition of reversing social roles for a day would promote homosexuality.

Students in Spurger, Texas were encouraged by school officials to wear camouflage hunting gear to class on Wednesday after they called off their annual "TWIRP Day" in which boys dressed as girls and vice versa.

... Delana Davies, who has two children in the Spurger school, complained this year that the tradition could promote homosexuality and got the Liberty Legal Institute, a right-wing Christian legal group, to take up the cause.

"It might be fun today to dress up like a little girl -- kids think it's cute and things like that. And you start playing around with it and, like drugs, you do a little here and there (and) eventually it gets you," Davies told reporters.


WTF is wrong with people? Do they also believe if their children spend too much time swimming they'll turn into fish?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess it's like going to church.
Initially its a bit of fun and maybe you are looking for answers to difficult questions - but you do it once or twice and before you know it you have turned into an unquestioning fundamentalist with extreme right wing views.

Eyes for Lies said...

Is this the dark ages? Wholly crap these are ignorant people. I thought Wisconsin was bad. Whew! Thank god I don't live in Texas (no offense your Texan rellies)!!

Unknown said...

This deserves a big helping of WTF. So I guess my grandma was right! Wearing boy's jeans did turn me gay! Remind me to dress all my daughters in boys clothes to create more dykes!!!

Jack the blogger said...

I wear tennis shoes all the time and still can't play worth a lick.

trisha said...

OMFG! I seriously cannot, I CANNOT, understand this.

I CANNOT.

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The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm beginning to believe that 59,000,000 million people are that stupid.

Where in the hell did they get that idea..I say they send Eddie Izzard down there to scare the pants and skirts off of em.

He can wear that sexy black skirt that was slit up to the waist

And ....aw...nevermind...people that stupid can never learn.