By The Right Scoop


See, it’s not OK to disagree with SSM in liberal circles. Now make it the law of the land and then watch what happens:

FOX NEWS – A Michigan high school canceled a speech by former Sen. Rick Santorum after teachers became outraged over his opposition to gay marriage and threatened to stage protests and a possible work stoppage.

Santorum had been invited to deliver a upcoming speech on leadership by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Gross Pointe South High School. But the speech was canceled on Monday after the school district’s superintendent heard from angry teachers.

Adam Tragone, a spokesman for Young America’s Foundation, told Fox News they were very disappointed in the decision to cancel Santorum’s address.

“Most of the teachers were outraged by some of the senator’s statements about marriage,” he said. “The superintendent took these concerns very seriously and said he found Mr. Santorum’s stances on marriage very divisive and extreme.”

Thomas Harwood, superintendent of the Gross Pointe Public School System, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

Langston Bowens, 18, the president of the YAF chapter, told Fox News that he’s not surprised by the campus outrage.

“They flooded my principal’s office and complained about how this bigoted, racist homophobic speaker was going to come to our school,” he said. “They were very offended. They threatened protests. They threatened not to show up to work – because he’s a conservative.”

Bowens said the young conservative student worked hard to raise the money to bring Santorum to campus and the school’s principal actually signed off on the address.

It was the superintendent, he said, that pulled the plug.

“Our school is liberal and not very conservative-friendly,” the teenager told Fox News. “We’re called bigoted, racist and stupid because we are conservatives.”

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Rick Santorum released his own statement chastising the school for it’s refusal to let him speak:

“It’s a sad day when liberal educators are allowed to influence young minds – extending free speech rights only to those who share their liberal views. I support traditional marriage; I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I’m not sure what the administrators in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are afraid of, but these students deserve the respect to form their own opinion on this important issue.

“Furthermore, anyone who has ever seen me speak knows I rarely use prepared text. In the case of Grosse Pointe High School – I was never asked for a copy of a speech, nor did I send one. This has nothing to do with the content of a speech, but rather the context of my convictions.”

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  • M_J_S

    This is, of course, demonstrating the tolerance liberals so magnificently epitomise

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      M_J_S sorry M_J_S   I didn’t mean to speak your mind. ;-)

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    Gee, I love the tolerance and love of the left.

  • Rshill7

    “We’re called bigoted, racist and stupid because we are conservatives.”
    Sounds like an apt description of the left though.

  • sDee

    normal is now divisive and extreme. The walls of America grow.

  • virginiagentleman1

    So, free speech is allowable in America provided it is only from the socialist left?  
    We have gotten to the point that only one side of an argument has validity?
    Am I have a nightmare or is this an example of the New Socialist Utopian AmeriKa when the socialists are fully in control of all government apparatus?

    • sDee

      the nightmare is real

  • yazz55

    So much for freedom of speech and tolerance.

  • PhillyCon

    It’s pretty sad when believing that marriage is between one woman and one man is considered radical and bigoted.

    • http://nation.foxnews.com/ americalsgt

      PhillyCon The worst part of that issue for me is that you can’t go with “I don’t care”, which I don’t.  What they do is their own business, though I wish they would use different names such as Ellened for the girls and Eltoned for the boys.  Marriage is a man woman thing.  But you can’t say I don’t care.  You have to say you are in total agreement which I’m not.  For a specie to survive, you have to reproduce, and I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t work and that’s the not normal part for me.

  • PhillyCon

    I hope our Libertarian friends will staunchly defend Santorum’s free speech rights, as loudly as they defend those to have SSM.
    Will they flood this thread in support?

    • JohnBohler

      PhillyCon Nah, they’ll either stay silent or go into Santorum bashing mode again. As usual.

  • jdbaird

    Progressives can’t tolerate opposing view points, because when it comes down to a war of ideas, we win. It’s just like how Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pot, Castro etc. had anyone who disagreed with them or was a threat to them killed. No leftist would say it out loud but that’s their dream, they don’t want to argue ideas, they want to force their will just like dictators from the past did.

    • Las1

      jdbaird  UH… yes they have said it out loud…

      • jdbaird

        Wow, that’s the first time I’ve heard that clip, it’s not surprising though. All the more reason we have to keep our guns at all costs.

  • Rshill7

    Could I come on out and speak on behalf of my neighbor’s dog who wants to marry 17 of these complaining teachers simultaneously?
    “Hey Rs, you’re equating a dog marrying 17 complaining teachers to homosexual marriage?”
    No, I just to speak for that dog,. Dr. Doolittle style. They can Pushme and Pullyou all they want.

  • sDee

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/14835214436658839836calls this umbrella shift in America “Communitariaism” (as in “community”)

    “All our businesses and our schools promote communitarian ideology like
    volunteerism, sacrifice, social equity, responsibility, service, Quality
    of Life, Sustainable Development, Livability, Stewardship,
    Environmental Ethics and Cultural Diversity. The hottest new field,
    where all the big grant money flows, is climate change “research: and
    Sustainable Development. If you’re not studying how to micro-manage
    people and willing to sell out their freedom to secure your own
    financial sucess, you’re just not a very nice person.””
    Update on the Communitarian’s Progress in the USA
    How Far We’ve Come!
    http://nikiraapana.blogspot.com/2013/03/update-on-communitarians-progress-in-usa.html

    • Laurel A

      sDee Take note of the root word in ‘communitarian’.

    • Las1

      sDee  Quote from the opening in their handbook:   “I believe in giving back to the community”
      Encapsulated in that quote is the biggest lie with the biggest pretense justifying a call to action.  The lie is that some guilty party has taken, and that some guilty white liberal (usually) has to give back. 
      It’s the manipulation of language to create a straw man upon which to build a movement.  We are so dumbed down, we fail to ask the right questions to out and out lies.

    • Watchman74

      sDee Collectivism at it’s finest.

  • Las1

    “… teachers were outraged by some of the senator’s statements
    about marriage,” he said. “The superintendent took these concerns very
    seriously ”
    Of course he did… he’s a liberal… he wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Laurel A

    Because truth is painful.

  • DawgfanInFL

    What isn’t divisive or extreme these days under Obama’s administration.

  • YoJoe

    I guess THEY can’t handle the truth!

    Facts  Facts   Facts

  • Laurel A

    ” “Most of the teachers were outraged by some of the senator’s statements
    about marriage,” he said. “The superintendent took these concerns very
    seriously and said he found Mr. Santorum’s stances on marriage very
    divisive and extreme.””
    When stances for marriage are considered divisive and extreme then it is over for this country. The sheer lack of intelligence that labels traditional marriage extreme is what is teaching your children people!!!!! Manage the decline because that is all that can be done.

    Lunatics are running the asylum and they have set it on fire. Make sure you aren’t trapped in it.

  • stage9

    Did you ever believe that you’d live to see the day when you are shunned because you stand for TRADITIONAL marriage rather than a perverted counterfeit of it?
    —-
    Writing in Out Magazine, regular contributor Michelangelo Signorile (quoted supra) has described a strategy in which homosexuals
    “fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely…to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution….The most subversive action lesbians and gays can undertake-and one that would perhaps benefit all of society-is to transform the notion of ‘family’ entirely.”
    And it’s the traditional marriage crowd who is a threat?

  • stage9

    Plea Agreement For No Jail Blows Up; Glastonbury [GAY] Couple Accused Of Abusing Boys Headed To Trial http://www.ctnow.com/news/connecticut/hartford/hc-glastonbury-harasz-wirth-sentencing-0406-20130405,0,1350267.story

  • brjohnson

    What Santorum should do now is rent a space off campus and give a speech on leadership with an open invite to those students who want to hear what he has to say. That being said these liberal teachers are showing the students just how intolerant the liberal left is and show themselves to be the true haters in this country. It is not just their point of view on gay marriage or for that matter any social issue that counts, we all have our ideas of wrong and right and the attempt by one side to strangle the other side like this (especially in a public school) should never be allowed.

  • fiznart

    First they took God out of our conversation, then they said morals – who’s morals, then they said you have to be PC so no one gets offended, then the bullies come out of the woods to bully all Christians who do not want immorality displayed publicly. All the bullies are after is to be able to do whatever they want with out any consequences for their actions. It’s time to stand up for principles and values. God does exist, morals are important, marriage means a coming together to create life and only one man and one woman can be married. A rose by any other name is still a rose. People can call ssm a marriage but it doesn’t make it a marriage.

  • stage9

    Dude, you have to see this:
    Obama: Put Nation’s 4-Year-Olds in ‘Public Preschool;’ Will Save on ‘Child-Care Costs’
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-put-nations-4-year-olds-public-preschool-will-save-child-care-costs
    On the heels of an MSNBC host’s assertion that Americans need to “break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents”, President Obama, in a message accompanying his budget, claimed that in order to “equip our citizens with the skills and training” they need and to ensure children are “better prepared for the demands of the global economy” to fill jobs in manufacturing, energy and infrastructure, he said that children as young as 4 should start public schooling “at the earliest possible age.”
    He also claimed that such a move would: “save hard-working families thousands of dollars each year in child care costs.”
    Now HERE’s the clincher….out of curiosity I looked up Soviet era education on Wikipedia, and this is what it says:
     “The Soviet system provided for nearly universal primary (nursery, age 1 to 3) and kindergarten (age 3 to 7) service in urban areas, relieving working mothers from daytime child care needs.”(WIKI,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Russia#Pre-school_education)

    • http://famous.wolf@frontier.com famouswolf

      When I saw the headliner, the first thing that popped into my head was ‘Red China’.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    I would have thought the Michigan drop out factory canceled due to the lack of students at the high school?

  • crosshr

    Mr. Santorum, please don’t waste you good energy and your valuable time & energy, shake the dust off your shoes.

    About time for American country lover folks to figure out who to put in the hill as next potus with conservative christian moral value. Department of Education has got to be erased and throw those pervs. back where they come from.

  • mcgurn

    What is a dirty shame is that these conservative kids are being held hostage in these liberal Godless schools. They are minors so they have no choice. Remember,what is taught in schools today will be the norm in government & society in a decade or less. I’m kinda glad I don’t have alot of years left so see the fruitation of all that is being implemented today. It seems to me that everything has gone totally “off the wall”. from when I grew up, I cannot & will not accept this trash and if bath house barry thinks he’s gonna brainwash this ‘ol boy he’s smokin’ more then crack!

    • stage9

      “I want to raise a generation of young people, imperious, relentless, and cruel.” With these words, Adolf Hitler spilled the blood of millions of people, his own as well as others, when he set himself as a god in the minds of his people.” — The Lamb and the Fuhrer: Jesus Talks with Hitler
      “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.” — Vladimir Lenin
      “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” — Joseph Stalin
      17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. — Communist Goals of 1963

  • tinlizzieowner

    Hasn’t everybody figured out by now that ‘Free Speech’ only exists when a liberal is speaking?
    ;-) ;-)

  • wodiej

    politicians nor anyone else should be going to schools preaching about morals.  Kids need to learn that at home and I even question the ability of many parents to do that.

  • AAOncRN

    I was also outrage this morning when I saw the news. Rick Santorum is an inspiring speaker and I felt the students had been ripped off. This came out this afternoon….
    4/10/2013 3:38:16 PM Posted by Adam Tragone
    Young America’s Foundation has released this statement in regard to the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s decision to allow Senator Rick Santorum to speak at Grosse Pointe South High School:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 10, 2013
    Grosse Pointe Public School System Reverses Santorum Decision
    HERNDON, VA – After pressure from students, parents, and local community leaders, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has decided to reverse their decision and allow Senator Rick Santorum to speak to the students of Grosse Pointe South High School.
    “We are pleased that the school district has reversed their decision. Senator Santorum is a two-term United States Senator, someone who ran for President of the United States, and remains a driving force in the public policy realm. It would be a great disservice to the students to keep them from hearing him,” Young America’s Foundation Vice President Patrick X. Coyle said.
    The event will take place as scheduled on April 24.

    • chatterbox365

      AAOncRN That’s good, but this should have never happened in the first place.

      • AAOncRN

        chatterbox365 AAOncRN I totally agree. However, it is a good thing that there was public outcry and the school reversed their decision. We need to keep speaking out – it makes a difference!

  • chatterbox365

    This school should lose tax payer funding for trying to pull this sh*t.  And where was the RNC Rinos on this one???

  • ajroo

    Gotta love that liberal tolerance.  If you dont agree with us, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK!  If that isnt the most vile, dim witted, way to handle an opposing viewpoint, im not sure what is…
    Those poor kids in YAF….

  • LoJoFo

    How, in the United States of America, can a public school be either liberal or conservative?  I taught school for 20 years, and we were always told to stay out of politics and not to use school time to engage in politics.  This is a rhetorical question, by the way.

  • LoJoFo

    Are conservatives going to have to follow liberals’ lead and discuss every piddly issue that comes up, while the U.S. burns?  Perhaps so.  Some of you may have seen the video clip of Margaret Thatcher’s demolition of a man who said something like, “The gap between the richest 10% and the poorest 10% of the population is greater than it was when you took office in 1979.  Surely we cannot allow this.”  She answered, “Mr. Speaker, ALL levels of income are better off than they were in 1979.  What the honorable member is saying is that he would rather the poor were poorer, provided the rich were less rich.”  Devastating!  The clip is here:  http://www.therightscoop.com/britains-former-prime-minister-margaret-thatcher-dies-at-87/  I believe that this is what has to be done:  If possible, win them over one person at a time and with these tactics:  1)  good manners, 2) devastating logic, and 3) using the topics they bring up, if necessary.  What conservatives must avoid, at all costs, is accepting liberals’ premises.  Conservatives must be unwavering in their adherence to conservative principles and thought.

  • The Sentinel

    So “teachers” rule the land now?
    Screw ‘em.

  • oldvsnew

    Am I missing something?  This new form of tolerance promotes a public education curriculum that encourages relationships which segregate by gender.  How is this different from schools that segregated by race?  Separate but equal is never equal.
    In our local high school, the discussion of bullying focuses around gay bashing. There was a request to start a “straight” club to promote the benefits of opposite sex relationships and discourage bullying of students that had learning disabilities, social challenges, etc.  The group was considered “intolerant”.
    I am still trying to understand how segregating by gender promotes equality, but by race promotes inequality.  In traditional marriage, limiting women to the home and men to the field created inequality.  The right to vote given only to men limited the voice of women.  
    How does a single gender relationship expand equality for both genders?  It didn’t work for racial equality?  Maybe a look into how “tolerant” this inclusive group of civil rights pioneers are to one another would shed some light of the consequences of supporting any changes.