Bob Grisham Opened His Mouth


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This is one of those stories that makes me wonder why Alabama is so backwards.  Lauderdale County High School coach Bob Grisham is being investigated after an anonymous source provided a tape of him allegedly using racial slurs.  Some of the slurs Bob Grisham said included “Fat butt Michelle Obama, Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”  and “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.”  Here is audio from The Times Daily.

What really bothers me is some of the students also said some very rude comments.  One student talked about Michelle Obama as a “big fat gorilla.”  Another student talked about America and he said “It’s going straight to hell.”  It all started when the coach started to talk about who is behind the 600-calorie school lunches.  And it quickly turned into a conversation against President Obama and people who are homosexual.  I wish I could say this is an isolated case but in Alabama, this is the norm.

Many people in Alabama are Christian and goes to church every Sunday.  Many Christian people views homosexuality as an abomination to God and are against people who are gay.  Also, many people in Alabama are against President Obama.  The biggest reasons is because he is a Democrat and he is proposing things like gun control which is driving people bonkers.  But another reason is because he is “black.”  There are some people in Alabama who are still racist.  They only view white people as the perfect humans and anyone who is black, Hispanic, Asian, or other races does not belong in society.  Why would Alabama pass that harsh immigration law if people were not racist?

Grisham said, “Y’all, our country is, is, is going in the wrong direction.  Things won’t get better until there’s a change in some areas and stuff.”  And he is right!  Things will not get better until people quit hating on people who are different.  Alabama has a huge problem with people being haters.  If you are homosexual, black, non-Christian, Muslim, disabled, Democrat, have Autism or Asperger’s, animal lover, or don’t attend church.  You are viewed by many people in Alabama as a person to be hated and ignored.  There have been stories of people attacked in Alabama because they are different.

I support the rights of people who are Homosexual.  I am an animal lover.  I have Asperger’s Syndrome.  And I don’t attend church on Sundays.  I guess I am a person who needs to be hated in Alabama.  This is a big reason why I have been unemployed for 19 months!  People in Alabama who likes to hate needs to grow up!  People who are different are not an “abomination to God.”  We just view society as a place where everyone gets along no matter what their views are.  Being bullied by people in Alabama often drives the bullied people to harm other people or commit suicide.

As for Coach Grisham; No action has been taken against Grisham by the district’s administration or the school board.  In my opinion, this coach needs to be fired!
School is no place for prejudice or hate speech.  Children are impressional and the job as “Educator” is all to often taken lightly as children are being insulted and debased by a Teacher!  This type of talk is never OK!  Hate Speech like this should be punished by immediate dismissal.  Is it coincidence that Alabama is one of the most poorly educated states in the nation?  I think not.

To sign a petition asking the Lauderdale County School Board to fire Bob Grisham.  Click on the link: http://signon.org/sign/terminate-lauderdale.

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6 thoughts on “Bob Grisham Opened His Mouth

  1. If you do not like Alabama, move your a## out. There are 49!, repeat 49 other states in which you can reside! After all, it is a free country and no one is holding you back.

  2. Now why would I do that? Most of my family and people I know live in Alabama. Plus there is plenty of big news stories to talk about. If I moved I would not have any support if something bad happened. So for now, I am not moving!

  3. I invite you to read this article I wrote during the Young’s Blog days.
    http://geekalabama.com/2011/10/25/alabama-immigration-issue/

    I said “I think the moral of this story is things have gotten worse since the law took effect. Jobs are disappearing, families are being split apart, animals are being abandoned, it takes forever to do business in state gov., people are being arrested for simply forgetting to carry a license, and some people don’t care. It is just a shame Alabama looks like is going back to the 60′s. And we are being laughed at again.”

  4. I remember going to visit my grandparents in Alabama when George Wallace was governor. There was a big sign at the state line that said “Welcome to Alabama, George Wallace, Governor” and I remember being embarrassed to be in that state that had a proud racist as governor. It’s sad to me that nothing much has changed in the past 50+ years. When will proud residents of Alabama, like yourself, ever be able to stop this constant cycle of racism and biogtry?

  5. The good news is there are people in Alabama who are not racist and cares for other people. It’s going to be a long process to change things in Alabama. Sadly; there are still people in Alabama who things George Wallace was a Godsend.

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