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Michigan legislator: If a child gets an STD, punish the school that told them it’s okay to be gay

“If some young person hears at school that it’s OK to be gay and then comes down with a fatal disease as a result, school officials should be held legally liable.”

Rep. Gary Glenn, Credit - Facebook

Rep. Gary Glenn – Credit: Facebook

— Michigan state Rep. Gary Glenn (R), speaking in Light wins: How to overcome the Criminalization of Christianity. The film also includes interviews with Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee, both candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. It asks Christians to fight the “homosexual agenda.”

According to Right Wing Watch, Glenn stated school officials should be held liable “individually and in their official capacities, financially and maybe even criminally.” He reiterated his comments Thursday.

“If the school environment is teaching children that homosexual behavior is normal and healthy,” he said, according to MLive, “and children, in reliance on what they’re taught from authority figures, decide to experiment or engage in such behavior and suffer negative health consequences, somebody ought to be held accountable.”

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