An Alabama high school coach and teacher has been suspended from coaching football for 10 days and from teaching his psychology class for the rest of the year, because he was recorded by a student ranting against the first lady and homosexuals.
Mr. Grisham, Lauderdale County High School’s head football coach, expressed his disdain for “Fat Butt Michelle Obama,” who blamed her for the kids’ “600-calorie lunches.” Another student even chimed in, calling her a “big fat gorilla.”
The coach went on to say that the country “is going in the wrong direction.”
“You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her,” Mr. Grisham said according to a transcript provided by Times Daily. “I don’t believe in queers, I don’t like queers. I don’t … I don’t hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it’s an abomination against God. I don’t like being around queers.”
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention