Osseo schools got hit with a king-size legal bill -- $460,143 -- in its fight to keep a Maple Grove High School student-run gay-rights group from having the same privileges as other, officially approved, school clubs.
Reading the comments attached to this story, I wonder if all those people who "canceled their subscriptions" because of liberal bias are the only ones still reading the paper. Angry, intolerant sorts certainly seem to make up a disproportionate number of commenters.
Here's one of my favorites:
Gay activist trash - Quit demanding public santion of your perversion! I'm tired of Gays shoving their perversion down societies throat! Demanding we "approve" of their lifestyle. Nobody is stopping you from practicing your immorality, so quit acting like your being discriminated against. Bunch of trouble making whiny brats, now trying to bankrupt struggling schools unless they allow them to preach their perversion over the school PA system..... posted by bob0001 on Mar. 26, 09 at 10:24 PM
Many of those outraged have trouble connecting the election of a moralistic school board with wasting money on lawsuits that other school districts have managed to avoid. No, it's the gays' fault because they want to sit around and talk about sex. No matter that the student organization is Straights and Gays for Equity (SAGE).
Maybe the answer is an all-gay charter school.
Then there was the commenter who cites this as one more reason he "left the state and never looked back" — except, perhaps, to read the old hometown paper looking for something that will offend his sensibilities from afar.