Ed Team

Clark Loses His Seat at the (Round)Table

Filed By Ed Team | August 08, 2005 5:44 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media

It was always interesting to me that with a record of hostility to the rights of gay and Lesbian families in Indiana, an important constituency of the Democratic Party, Micah Clark was nevertheless quietly appointed first by Governor O'Bannon in 2001 and then by Governor Kernan to the Indiana Education Roundtable, where school policy making is discussed.

According to Micah's own posting to the website of the American Family Association of Indiana, new names have been released for the Panel, appointed by Governor Daniels; Micah's name is longer among them. This turn of events should come as no surprise; Clark has been waging a war against the Governor's office for its nondiscrimination policy, a policy consistent with the Governor's public campaign position and with the sentiments of the vast majority of Hoosiers and with Fortune 500 companies.

This is good news. The Roundtable should play no host to anyone who would subvert the welfare of youth in Indiana with a program of intolerance. It is time that no such important platform be given to what the vast majority of Hoosiers agree is simple bigotry.

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AUTHOR: bilerico

DATE: 8/08/2005 11:10:41 PM

This is excellent news. Micah pushed hard for abstinence only sex education from his perch on the roundtable. Giving the religious right control of our education standards is the height of lunacy. Gov Daniels made a wise decision.