Bad Wurds


Eugene Volokh notes the (now much-linked) story of a child disciplined for telling another child that his mother is gay, and even explaining (gasp) that "gay" means "a girl likes another girl." The ACLU has posted the complaint forms sent home by the teacher. While these make it clear that the teacher objected to the mere use of the word "gay," and expected the 7-year-old child to be ashamed of his parents, the school's superintendent is displaying a gift for spin worthy of Ari Fleischer and a level of cowardice… well, that one would expect from a bureaucrat. But it's still repulsive.