Someone could have scooped my brain right out of my skull, tossed it into a blender, hit high speed puree, poured it back into my skull, and maybe, just maybe then this next story would make sense to me.
About 100 students at an Oregon high school walked out of classes last week in support of the LGBTQ community after they said a series of events made students feel unsafe, including the presence of a Chick-fil-A food truck at home football games.
The West Linn High School students, organized by the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, walked out of school Friday to protest what they say is rising anti-LGBTQ sentiment on campus. GSA President Susie Walters, who organized the protest, told a local NBC affiliate that LGBTQ students have increasingly been the target of harassment and bullying at the school.
Two recent incidents sparked the protest, including a transgender senior’s car being vandalized with the word “queer” on it and Chick-fil-A being invited as this season’s food vendor for home football games.
Wait what. What the hell does one have to do with another? Do they think you go get a crispy chicken sandwich and they pump it full of transphobic drug serum? Good Lord, this generation is gonna be embarrassingly stupid.
“We walked out to show our student pride,” Billie Henderson, the student whose car was vandalized, told Oregon Public Broadcasting. “To show that despite everything we’ve been through, we are still proud of who we are, and we won’t back down and we won’t make exceptions for anyone.”
A group of counterprotesters also walked out of classes wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and waving American flags and Chick-fil-A bags, Breitbart News reported.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE. The school didn’t even know about these supposedly transpobic incidents:
Andrew Kilstrom, the school’s public information officer, said the school was unaware of any acts of harassment against its students.
“The West Linn-Wilsonville School District takes all matters of school safety seriously, and diligently investigates and addresses all potential safety concerns,” he said, OPB reported. “That includes bullying or cyberbullying.”
WHAT. Did they just go straight to the march without reporting the damn incidents?! What the heck?!
The school said the Chick-fil-A food truck will remain at the football games throughout the season, but it will reconsider its vetting process moving forward.
Brain-numbingly stupid. But that’s where we’re at these days. Wow.