Before I get to her latest bit of bullshit, a little background on this theocratic nitwit.
Ronda R. Storms (born Ronda Rehnell Newcomb on September 5, 1965) is a Republican Party member of the Senate of the U.S. state of Florida, representing the 10th District since 2006.
Storms had an eight-year tenure on the Hillsborough County Commission (1998-2006), for which she is well known, and pushed a number of controversial issues. These issues included a fight against establishing the proposed Florida A&M University School of Law in Tampa, a campaign in favor of the sterilization of men and women convicted of child abuse, eliminating county-appropriated money for Planned Parenthood, and perhaps most publicized, her crusade for the county to officially abstain from recognizing gay and lesbian events held inside county lines, which was passed in June 2005 despite vocal opposition, most notably from openly gay topless dance club proprietor Joe Redner. She is also recognized by her quick tongue and often scathing sarcastic remarks, many of which she does not retract, stating “I am not apologizing for who I am.”
Well, given who you are, you probably should spend the rest of your life apologizing.
I suppose it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s currently shilling for the Discovery Institute, the Christian Supremicist No-Think Tank from Seattle behind the Intelligent Design Creationism Hoax that currently spends its time pretending to a scientific institution yet does nothing more scientific than post long whiny press releases and conspire to get their fundamentalist Christian mythology taught as science in high school classrooms.
From the Miami Herald, we find that Senator Psycho is quite possibly as demented as she is dishonest.
It’s called the ”Academic Freedom” bill and it’s supposed to give teachers the freedom to teach the ”full range of scientific views” about evolution.
But should teachers have the freedom to teach the ”full range of scientific views” about sexual education?
Republican Sen. Ronda Storms said that Democratic proposal went too far and had it voted down on the Senate floor Thursday, saying the sex-ed measure not only didn’t belong on her evolution bill but that it could lead to “prematurely deflowering kindergartners and first- and second-graders.”
Seriously? People actually take this nutjob seriously? Apparently, there are enough flakes in Florida to elect her and others like her to the State Senate.
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