Surprise, surprise. A “pro-family” organization in Florida (a state I will always associate with one of the last century’s finest singers and humanitarians) doesn’t like the current iteration of the Degrassi franchise. Why? There are queers afoot.
Heaven help me, I found the following quote wonderfully hilarious:
“How many high schools have a gay first-string quarterback who becomes lovers with someone else on the team? This relationship is extremely unlikely and they shouldn’t open this to dialogue,” Canton — once applauded by American Family Association president Don Wildmon as the “quarterback” of the pro-family movement — said. “And I think that it is statistically improbable that you will have a female-to-male transgender who is in love with a lesbian or bisexual in a school setting.”
This just makes me laugh and laugh and laugh. Gays — we’re not just deviant and immoral, we’re statistically improbable! One wonders if Canton, who for consistency’s sake must hate sorcerers with the same passion as homosexuals, stands outside of movie theaters protesting the scientific implausibility of Harry Potter movies.
I don’t really know how many female-to-male transsexuals in love with women there are out there, but I’m willing to wager that there are a few of them. (Some of them may not even be related to Cher, who is otherwise responsible for everything wrong with today’s American family.) Probably enough that the storyline is no more crazy than, say, an unwed teenage mother standing on the stage at the Republican National Convention with her boyfriend, who will later go on to model for Playgirl. (Who could make that up?) And while there probably aren’t a whole pile of gay first-string high school quarterbacks out there, it’s not as though no gay person has ever made a decent football player. It could happen, right?
Anyway, I look forward to this becoming the new tactic in the fight against LGBT equality. Gays — the math doesn’t add up!