And for one brief second we felt sad for Brian Camenker. Oh it's not like you think. We felt sad for him like we feel sad for the "reality TV stars" who are in the media for one brief shining moment then pushed to the dustbin of mediocrity. Brian Camenker is like Brett Somers, a has been that never was. He's like the child jumping up and down in the back of the room screaming for attention while the teacher moves on, or in this case, Massachusetts moves on. Oh, he's called upon to make the occasional weird comment in some obscure newspaper but for the most part his 13 minutes of fame is gone (personally I think he peaked on Comedy Central).
Today they complained (for a good part of the hour) about the two new principals hired by the Newton School System because they are openly gay. The thought that these two individuals were qualified never entered the conversation.
Talk about real sadness.
Dr. King dreamed of a day when people would be judged by the content of their character; and not the color of their skin. I believe his late wife, a civil rights leader in her own right and a champion of GLBT equality and dignity, would have added "and who you choose to love" as part of Dr. King's dream. Cheers to the Newton School system that seeks to hire the best and brightest without regard to color, creed, or sexual orientation; and jeers to those still stuck in the past.
Has beens that never were indeed.