An Alabama high school teacher, Bob Grisham, was recorded telling his students that what “queers” do, “it’s an abomination against God.” Lauderdale County, Alabama High School teacher Bob Grisham also attacked First Lady Michelle Obama, and told his students in a two-way conversation that “it ain’t gone get no better until things change.” One of the students called Michelle Obama a “big fat gorilla,” and Grisham called her, “fat butt Michelle Obama.” Bob Grisham is the football team’s head coach who also serves as a driver’s ed and psychology teacher. He is now under investigation but it sounds like the school board is taking its time.
“No action has been taken against Grisham by the district’s administration or the school board,” the TimesDaily reports:
He was not at school Wednesday, and [Superintendent Jennifer] Gray said he has family obligations that were expected to keep him out of school the rest of the week.
“Before we do anything, we’ll investigate this thoroughly and gather information from other people,” Gray said. “Whatever we do in response to this situation will be dictated by board policy.”
The board’s attorney, James Irby, said Wednesday he’d not heard the audiotape, but had attempted to find it on You Tube. He said it was removed before he could listen to it.
Irby said the board will deal with the situation, “sooner rather than later,” but did not have a date for the board to act.
“The board’s range is to recommend doing nothing to termination,” Irby said. “And, of course, they have everything in between, such as suspension with or without pay or merely a warning.”
“I misspoke in a debate-type situation,” Grisham told the TimesDaily. “I have no hatred toward anyone or any group. People that know my heart, they know that.”
Here’s the transcript:
Grisham: Like those lunches – you get 600-calorie lunches – you know who’s behind that?
Different voice: Michelle Obama
Grisham: Fat butt Michelle Obama
(Giggling in background)
Grisham: And look … look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.
Different voice: Big fat gorilla
Grisham: I’m serious. Y’all, our country is, is, is going in the wrong direction.
Different voice: It’s going straight to hell.
Grisham: You’d better be aware of it. And people running around like, oh it’ll get better, it’ll get better. No, it ain’t gone get no better until things change. I can give you example after example of that, but I don’t want to use any local names to give you examples. Things won’t get better until there’s a change in some areas and stuff. And you know what his platform was? Change. We’re gone change. We’re all … aw it’s OK …. for … and … y’all can get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. 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.
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