October 23, 2013 by gabnormal
Representative Kevin Elmer was at an elementary school book fair when he saw some high school students working the event wearing gay-straight alliance shirts.
The shirts apparently had pictures of different types of couples, illustrated through those male/female figures used on bathroom doors, and underneath it said “Harmony.”
Elmer was thoroughly creepy when he took a picture of just a girls torso and posted it to twitter with a tweet that said “Nixa Schools failure. HS students working elementary school book fair in gay [T]-shirts.” The tweet has since been deleted.
Elmer said that he didn’t have a problem with the shirts in and of themselves, he had a problem with the fact that the students were wearing them around young children – one of Elmer’s kids is in the third grade – and he said that the shirts were infringing on his ability to parent his kids on controversial issues.
Read: He was mad that older students, who his kids could relate to while also look up as role models, were wearing shirts that praise homosexuality, gay marriage, and alliances between gay and straight people, because conservatism.
LGBT advocacy groups have been firing back since Elmer made his feelings on the shirts public, saying that they are trying to promote equality and that although Elmer is entitled to his opinion, it’s not okay to break people down.