The county that was the site of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.
The Rhea County commissioners approved the request 8-0 Tuesday.
Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.
"We need to keep them out of here," Fugate said.
Rhea County is one of the most conservative counties in Tennessee. It holds an annual festival commemorating the 1925 trial at which John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution.
I have no idea at all what to say about that story. I don't want to believe it's even real. I'm just so tired of the hatred. Why why why why do some "adults" think they can/should control what other adults do? If everyone involved is of-age and consents, then what business is it of yours? If people want to have sex with each other, with a lamp, or with no one, it's their choice. So long as they don't force someone who doesn't agree, then why do you care?
I would equate gay marriages to interracial marriages... but I bet if today Rhea County held a vote on interracial marriages, it would probably be voted out of existence.
I get so scared of this stuff sometimes.