National anti-LGBT hate groups have stepped into the fight against a gay-straight alliance started by two gay teens who wanted to combat homophobia in their bible-belt school district in Winchester, Tennessee.
The Franklin County School Board is set to discuss their student organization policies tonight, and they’re exploring banning them altogether in an attempt to get rid of the GSA. Two hate groups are jumping on board to pressure the district.
As The New Civil Rights Movement reported, MassResistance said they’d been contacted by local parents and will send a representative to the meeting. They then contacted Liberty Counsel, who will provide legal information and assistance to local officials opposed to the GSA. Both groups are identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as anti-LGBT hate groups.
“With a good legal group now backing them, a decision has been made to take a vote at the School Board’s upcoming meeting this Monday, March 14. If the Board does the right thing, listens to their outraged constituents, and votes to disband the GSA club in the face of the LGBT movement, it will be a great show of pro-family strength. And it could be the start of a larger counter-revolution in other places!”
However, one local citizen journalist is disputing the MassResistance version of events, and said they contacted locals in order to get involved in the fight against the GSA.
Once again, we’d like to point out the utter hypocrisy in so-called “small government” conservatives who send national organizations to meddle in local matters, but we digress.
Both supporters and opponents will be at the meeting tonight. To give you an idea of exactly what these hate groups are fighting against, check out the interview these teens did with the Franklin County Buzz when they first launched the GSA below.