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Topic: PPS cancels speaker who calls homosexuality ....
Posted By: OoDles O
Subject: PPS cancels speaker who calls homosexuality ....
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:00pm
PPS cancels speaker who calls homosexuality a 'mental illness'

He touts himself as an educator, psychologist, political scientist and "pan-Africanist."

Those credentials were apparently enough to get  http://www.drumarjohnson.com/" rel="nofollow - Umar Johnson  invited to speak at two Portland schools. But now, the district is rescinding the invitation and is calling his words "unacceptable."

Johnson was supposed to speak Thursday about educational issues in the African-American community at the  http://www.selfenhancement.org/" rel="nofollow - Self Enhancement, Inc. Academy  that contracts with the district, and at  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/jefferson/" rel="nofollow - Jefferson High School.

One day earlier, the http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/01/portland_public_schools_cancel_2.html#incart_m-rpt-2" rel="nofollow -  "I see homosexuality as a mental illness just like drug addiction or anything else. I believe in treatment. I never advocate extermination," Johnson said in  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGH3fG_qYg" rel="nofollow - a video posted to You Tube.

In another video he asks, "How in the hell do you prepare for a war with white supremacy when most of your men want to have sex with the man who he is supposed to be fighting?".

After watching the videos, the district's chief equity and diversity officer canceled Johnson's appearances.

"I was so appalled and offended by it because it clearly doesn't reflect the position of this district," Lolenzo Poe said.

We asked why Poe's office, which approved the speaker, didn't know about Johnson's views, which are easily found through a basic web search.

"We will take full responsibility, I will for my office, in not vetting it as well as we should have so that we got to this place," Poe said.

Late Wednesday night, Umar Johnson landed in Portland and spoke to KGW on the phone. He called the district's decision "unfortunate" adding that he wanted to provide "critical information as to how they can improve education and academic outlooks for African-American children in general, our boys in particular."

KGW asked if Johnson still believes gay people have a mental illness, one of the reasons the Portland school district said it canceled the speeches. Johnson said he could not provide a yes or no answer.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:03pm
Lollllll.
It is, tho.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:04pm
This thread has potential Oodles.Evil Smile

*sips tea*


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:05pm

a mental illnessDead


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:06pm

i just hope he knows they gone be comin for him now


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:10pm
hey at least he doesn't advocate extermination...
he just believes in treatment like Michelle Bachmanns Husband.Wacko


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:11pm
Sooo who is going to speak to the children now???


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by OoDles O OoDles O wrote:


In another video he asks, "How in the hell do you prepare for a war with white supremacy when most of your men want to have sex with the man who he is supposed to be fighting?".



yep he definitely finna get itLOL


Posted By: OrriannaRose
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:14pm
Welp.


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:22pm

I think he needs to check his own crazy .



Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:22pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Sooo who is going to speak to the children now???

Big gay Al and Mrs. Garrison


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 8:23pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by OoDles O OoDles O wrote:


In another video he asks, "How in the hell do you prepare for a war with white supremacy when most of your men want to have sex with the man who he is supposed to be fighting?".



yep he definitely finna get itLOL

yeah, that quote is unintentionally hilarious 


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 9:01pm
Dr. Umar I'm sure is used to this. Most likely ain't the first place to cancel because they ain't like what he said. For what he talks about I'm sure what he said about gays ain't the only issue.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 9:02pm
Did they not research before booking him?
It's not like his stances are secrets.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 9:02pm
And furthermore they ain't research Dr Umar and what he stands for.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Jan 17 2014 at 9:18pm
And I do think he has some valid points on why some (I said some) folks are gay. Some were indeed made.







I said "some".



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