Anyone watching the debate in the General Assembly knows that House Minority Leader Paul "Skip" Stam (R-Wake) just can't stop lying about the School Violence Prevention Act, but this morning he outdid his usual unhinged ravings.
It's hard to fathom that any sane member of the bar (Skippy's a lawyer dontcha know) chosen to serve as leader of his party, can stand up with a straight face and say that same-sex parents are more dangerous than second-hand smoke.
This mind-numbingly idiotic and hateful remark was not made as part of a private joke in some dark hallway in the Legislative Building on Jones Street, but spoken aloud in the House Judiciary I Committee as Senator Julia Boseman stood there explaining the bullying bill - not a marriage or foster care or adoption bill - just a bullying bill.
Did I mention Senator Boseman's son was in the audience as Rep. Stam uttered his hateful inanity? Just so you can see that kids can be directly impacted by politicians' hateful rhetoric, take a look.
The merits of the bullying bill have been discussed on this blog before. In my still ripe anger at Rep. Stam's actions, I choose not to address the merits of the much-needed bill now. Perhaps later in the day.
Don't let the hateful bullies like Rep. Stam win.