Perry McGuire, the Republican nominee for Georgia Attorney General, says that allowing gay-straight alliances in public schools is the same as "allowing a pedophile club or a gambling club to meet at school."
The politician made the comments to the Agape Press, the fundamentalist Christian news service distributed by Focus on the Family. This was in response to a July 14 court ruling involving a Georgia school that was sued by gay students. US District Court Judge William C. O'Kelley ruled White County High School must allow students in the gay-straight alliance club to meet on campus. The judge ruled administrators violated the Federal Equal Access Act by preventing that group from meeting on campus and allowing other, extra-curricular clubs to do so.
In a quantum leap of logic, McGuire called he alliance was a sex club. "The intent of the Act was never to allow organizations that advocate illegal activity," he said. "In Georgia, sex between minors is illegal; statutory rape laws apply."
Not sure which is more disturbing. (1) A candidate seeking to be the state's top law enforcement officer who doesn't know the definition of a pedophile—and two teens having sex do not qualify. Or (2), a politician who publicly states that being gay is all about sex.
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