In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a new city ordinance targeting public homosexuality is hitting libraries. "When in History have the ones banning books been the good guys," says local activist.
Does anyone else find it incredibly ironic that Lauren Boebert was recently observed petting the genitals of her date in a public theater during a live performance? She would definitely run afoul of this legislation with a public display of what this law would deem "sexual conduct". Where's my eye roll emoji?!?!?!
These people will never stop. They will pass their hatred and fear to their children. The cycle never ends!
This shit makes me want to go super-Saiyan. Thank you for all your advocacy and your journalism, Erin. I think you're saving lives.
The people enacting these laws are angry and mean-spirited and bigoted, but they're also scared. Support for same-sex marriage is above 50% in every state except Mississippi, where same-sex marriage still has plurality support. Support among 18–29-year-olds is at 79% nationally. They've lost the battle of public opinion, and that's not going to change. These days pretty much everyone knows *someone* who is gay, and they've discovered that we're normal, good people, just like every other human. Shocking, I know.
Support for trans rights is still not where it should be, but it's trending upward over the long term, and it's only going to continue to increase as more of us are out and proud.
The only way they're going to force us all back into the closet is at gunpoint.
While I don't live in Murfreesboro these days, I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). MTSU started as a teacher's college and now has over 20,000 students with some great programs. I first went there when it had 3,000 + students. My dad lived in Murfreesboro during his high school years, mid 1920's, and his mother and another woman started the first PTA there. Her father was at one time a President of West Virginia University at Morgantown and a State Representative. This was during the years in the late 1800's when they were letting women into universities. Very Progressive. Very Liberal. All of this anti-book, anti-learning, is sad and depressing for me, personally. Conservatism is primitive.
Tennessee has lately been home to some of the worst anti-LGBTQ and anti-trans legislation in the country - perhaps second only to Florida in that regard - so I suppose this news should surprise no one. Disgust, loathing, disappointment -all yes, but sadly not surprised.
The Bible is indecent exposure. I am beyond sick of such an ungrateful and ignorant nation. How many poor young men and women sat bleeding out on battlefields near and far for the promise of free speech, to include books.
When will Americans see that 9/11 (tragedy) should also have been a wake up call that this nation has very bloody hands. Much like President Obama this week mentioned about Israel and Palestine. “Nobodies hands are clean” sums up the U.S. pretty well and meanwhile Trump is campaigning while charged with a crime that allows for public hanging as a punishment. The founding fathers wouldn’t even fathom Benedict Arnold having a political following or a cult but here we are in an apartheid shit hole banning books.
The ship is beyond sinking and waiting for the corrupt judicial and legislative systems has removed what patience I have with this country.
And so hatred and homophobia are passed from generation to generation. Well done, Murfreesboro- keeping AmeriKKKa safe for White Conservative Christian Cisgender Heterosexuals. 😡 🤬 🤯
Please consider #Omelas on what was once Twitter. It can only help.
The GOP loses just a few percent, and they lose so big in 2024, they will stop letting SoCons set the agenda.
My ex-BF and i went to a location in that area, together.