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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MDJ columnist chats with lib'rul friend 'Gay Blade,' makes us cringe

Dick Yarbrough, metro Atlanta's favorite syndicated columnist and curmudgeon, today recounts a recent conversation with a left-leaning pal he calls "Gay Blade, the world's flaming liberal" about California's new law that requires students to learn LGBT history. He says the chances such a measure would pass in Georgia are slim. Yes, starving writers, this is a column that is being published by local newspapers. Via the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb County's leading policy publication:

I told Gay that our legislators were more worried these days about paying their taxes promptly and strengthening our already-world class ethics laws and about somebody — I’m not sure who — micro-chipping our body parts without our permission than they were about teaching bisexual history in our schools.

Besides, we have a lot of pride in Georgia’s history and the last thing we need to know is that some guy we named a county for used to run around at night in hoop skirts.

With all due respect to California, I don’t think our kids could handle that kind of stuff. They are going to be bummed enough as it is when they find out about James Buchanan and William R. King.

The Georgia Voice's Laura Douglas-Brown, who first spotted the column, says a local gay public relations consultant is urging action against Yarbrough.

You'll recall Yarbrough once wrote that Marietta could curb gay sex in parks by using dogs trained to bite people in the "fanny" and "chase them off to Atlanta where they belong." He later (kind of) apologized.

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