A conservative Tennessee official has taken to Facebook to comment about a gay high school student who was prevented from bringing a date to the homecoming dance. Clark Plunk said that gay people shouldn’t be called “gay” because it makes them “sound happy.”

Plunk is a town commissioner in Lakeland, Tennessee and an outspoken conservative bigot who supports the discrimination of gay people. He’s probably racist, too. He applauded the Christian Brothers High School in Memphis for denying Lance Sanderson from bringing a date. The school also suspended Sanderson for bringing the school “unwanted media attention.”

Here’s a sample of Plunk’s comments, which has many typos. Most notably, he said that:

It’s a Christian school so i you don’t like the rules don’t go there. As usual you have one person trying to change the rules just for himself. I’m told by the alumni the gay kid is looking for publicity. I hate the term gay. It makes them sound like they are happy and ‘Gay’ And they want to call people that criticize them homophobes to make them sound mean. As a whole, gays are mean, cruel spiteful people with an axe to grind.

The kids love the school a hate their school is in the limelight over a gay kid and his gay boyfriend….This is not about a homo and his rights it’s about a school that is loved by thousands and their memories and their right to keep their history and Christian values intact.

I would say let the little homo sue all he wants. The alumni of CBHS will meet him dollar for dollar and lawyer for lawyer. This is a threat to our values, our Christian values. Everyone shudders when the homosexuals say the word sue. They are vicious spiteful people.

Ring of Fire went to Plunk’s personal Facebook page, but he has probably since made his profile private. Here’s the link to his profile. It’s filled with lots of conservative hate.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced