Michael Brown, the author of A Queer Thing Happened To America, dedicated his Monday radio show to equating the child abuse scandal at Penn State University to SB 48, the California law that ensures that history textbooks include the contributions of prominent LGBT figures. He said that while people are outraged over the crimes allegedly committed by Jerry Sandusky, “it is equally outrageous that gay activists want us to celebrate, in history, men who are known for similar acts in their own lives, be they consensual, or other.”
Remember that SB 48, mandating the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history in all California schools for all children in all grades is now law. The outrage over the alleged pedophile acts of Sandusky is only matched by the gay silence over the pedophile acts of Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman and others. Why the extreme outrage, the absolutely rightful outrage, the absolutely correct outrage over the alleged acts of Jerry Sandusky, and yet this teaching about people who had similar interests, you’re gonna now celebrate them in our children’s schools, this is outrageous.
I want to make clear, that while there is outrage, rightful outrage, absolutely rightful outrage, sickeningly grievous outrage over the reports of the alleged acts of Jerry Sandusky on boys and young men, it is equally outrageous that gay activists want us to celebrate, in history, men who are known for similar acts in their own lives, be they consensual, or other.