Concerned mom: “Governor’s School turned my son gay”


NC Governors School LogoHa Ha…. many of you may remember when I posted about the anti-gay mom who was, to say the least, pissed over a seminar on gay teens at the NC Governors School-West (Winston-Salem, NC).

Now Mrs. Concerned Mom (her real name is Beverly Burrows of Candler, NC) can be seen in an article published by The New Bern Sun Journal. In the article she talks about the gay-friendly seminar and how she thinks it was inappropriate for her child and other teens.

And, although she admits her and her son disagree on the appropriateness of the seminar, she argues that the seminar “confused” him:

Burrows said she objects to tax dollars being used to pay for such programs and that her son came back from Governor’s School a changed person.

“He was extremely confused about his gender identity,” she said. “He was confused about his religious beliefs.”

She added that her son doesn’t share her views about the inappropriateness of the seminar.

Just a heads up to little Miss Bigot… if your son was “confused” about his sexual orientation, gender-identity or religion, he was probably confused WAY before taking part in that seminar.

Sorry to tell ya Mrs. Burrows, but the NC Governors School seminar didn’t make your son gay or bi or questioning or whatever he may be. Maybe you are just in denial and you are angry. That is completely understandable…. for God’s sake, who would want a gay son? Oh No!

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12 Responses to “Concerned mom: “Governor’s School turned my son gay””
  1. Cara Michele says:

    Matt,

    You forgot this part:

    She said that during seminars her son attended, “They pretty much put down any religious training they had,” including telling him that the Bible wasn’t true.

    I would agree that if her son came home confused about his sexuality, the confusion was probably already present, and could well have been the reason that he signed up for the “New Gay Teenager” seminar in the first place.

    However, the mom states her objection to using tax dollars to pay for the program which tells her child his religion is false, and I agree with her. It is not the state’s business to support or condemn any religion, period.

    Suppose her child had gone to a science seminar and been told that Creation was a lie because “the Bible wasn’t true.” Same thing. (It doesn’t matter what you think about evolution or Creation, the point is, people have a right to their faith and the state is not allowed to condemn that. Welcome to America.)

    Suppose her child had practiced another religion and been told his holy book (whatever it was) wasn’t true?

    Look at the whole picture. The state has no right to sponsor any seminar which tells a student that his or faith or belief system is a lie. Off limits. Illegal. Wrong. (Whether you agree or disagee with her faith.)

    Matt, you know this. Come on.

    Peace, CM

  2. Matt says:

    I’m pretty sure that the State would not stand there and tell the boy that “the Bible isn’t true”. Notice that that part of her statement isn’t in quotes.

    People like Mrs. Burrows interpret statements such as “being gay is okay and acceptable” as being the same thing as “the Bible isn’t true”.

    Sorry… I think Mrs. Burrows is wrong, on all parts.

  3. Cara Michele says:

    I’m pretty sure that the State would not stand there and tell the boy that “the Bible isn’t true”.

    No? But one of its representatives might. It’s happened before. I speak from personal experience. It’s annoying and it’s wrong, but it happens. And if Ms. Burrows’ child was told during a state-sponsored seminar that the Bible isn’t true, then that’s both illegal and uncool.

    PS – Your new site looks really nice. Good job. 🙂

  4. Matt says:

    You do have a point, and I will cede… but not completely:Â If the State did nothing but say LGBT people are people too and deserve our respect then Mrs. Burrows has no reason to complain.

    Thanks for the compliment on the site too!!! I really, really, really, really (did I say it enough, yet) like it 🙂 !!!!!!

  5. Cara Michele says:

    If the State did nothing but say LGBT people are people too and deserve our respect then Mrs. Burrows has no reason to complain.

    Agreed. Let’s hug. 😉

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