Link and video.
The rant was written in response to the decision of a local school board to fire a lesbian teacher after the teacher accused the school board of trying to force students to drive her out. But the letter doesn't begin and end with lesbians; oh, no:
On the one hand, this sort of speech is obviously contemptible. On the other, I'm grateful to the Lincoln Journal for giving it the light of day. Only sunlight fumigates such bigotry.WCHS-TV reported on Wednesday that the Lincoln Journal had come under fire for printing a transcript of a reader’s voice mail comments in the “Gripe and Gratitudes” section of the paper.
The reader referenced a recent report about how the Lincoln County Board of Education had terminated lesbian teacher Kelli Burns from her job at Guyan Valley Middle School teacher after she accused board officials of forcing students to write complaints that she had tried to “turn them gay.”
“We were really glad to hear that School Board is getting rid of them queers,” the voice mail said. “The next thing is we need to get rid of all the n****rs, the sp*cs, the k*k*s and the w*ps.”
“You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters,” the reader continued. “We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations.”
“We’ll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you.”
As for myself, I'm sad to see this occurred in West Virginia. I've always had a soft spot for the State; it rejected the Confederacy for the Union, after all, and it saddens me to see that old Virginia is far more enlightened today than its spin-off State.