Parents in London, Ontario are protesting the extension of a safe schools program that would protect gay and lesbian students. In doing so, they prepared a pamphlet which, without irony, included a photo from a story from The Onion, the premier online satirical site.
“We knew it was a gay paper and we hold that even as a joke, the gay community is proud of their advancements into the safe schools program in the U.S.,” she said. “We don’t think homosexuality in schools is a joke.”
Asked whether she believed it was a real photo, Ashworth said the caption included the teacher’s name, city, state and grade. “We researched in depth and that was one of the things we found,” she said, noting the group spent seven weeks accumulating research.
The Onion is a gay paper? But I’ve been reading it for years and haven’t been converted yet. As a further reflection of the idiocy of this parents’ group, their organization is called STOP, Simply Truths Our Priority. Bit of a grammatical error there, eh?
UPDATE: Just ignore this. Blogarama