Joke-lahoman (aka Oklahoman) Editorial:
(OKLAHOMA CITY) Recently an Oklahoma County judge found in favor of Joe Quigley, a teacher in the Oklahoma City public schools, concluding that the School Board was unable to prove its case that Quigley is an incompetent teacher of high school English.
This Joke-lahoman editorial states quite clearly that to be an out gay man, to advocate for the protection of school children, and to be a good teacher are three incompatible aspects of being human.
Unlike power-hungry, narrow-minded, straight newspapers editors, gay men and women can be very talented at holding more than one idea and maintaining one ideal at a time. Also, we can read and discern the meaning of words written in a judicial opinion; this one uses plain English, no Latin worth mentioning, and no obtuse legal footnotes and references.
Only when court decisions go against the Joke-lahoman's perceived order of labor kow-towing to management, does it find the rule of law to be inconvenient and flawed.
As an observer to the dismissive School Board meeting, I was reminded that this country has an adversarial system of justice allowing for levels of appeal and the exercise of other view points.
As just a casual reference of not much importance, I'd like to point out that Judge Barbara Swinton is Republican with children in a public school, so, having found in Joe Quigley's favor, under the judicial robe she "must" be a wild-eyed activist judge.
You read, you decide---
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