Are you ready to award the douchebag of the week prize so early on a Monday? I think we've got a clear winner already!
Corpus Cristi, Texas's Flour Bluff Intermediate School District Superintendent, Julie Carbajal, has decreed that all extracurricular clubs on campus will be shut down to prevent the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance group. Student Bianca "Nikki" Peet was blocked from creating the club and after a national outcry, the school decided to handle the issue not by creating an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance, but by discriminating against all students.
By canceling all extra curricular clubs on campus, Flour Bluff ISD hopes to avoid the Equal Access Act -- a federal law, passed in 1984, that requires schools receiving federal funding to offer "fair opportunities for students to form student-led extracurricular groups, regardless of their religious, political and philosophical leanings." The district still maintains that they do not have to follow the Equal Access Law.
Superintendent Carbajal claimed, "We need to be fair and equitable to all," but that is not how supporters of "Nikki" Peet see it.
As LGBT teen suicides have skyrocketed lately, do you think Carbajal will feel the least bit of remorse if one of their students gets her clear message that they're not worthy of respect and takes their own life? Somehow, I doubt it.