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GOP Rep. Gives Profane Speech To High Schoolers On Bull Sex And Suicide
ByCATHERINE THOMPSONPublishedOCTOBER 22, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT3845 Views
It's safe to say that students at a Wasilla, Alaska high school weren't expecting their congressman to talk to them about bull sex at an assembly Tuesday morning.
The Alaska Dispatch News reported that students and staff at Wasilla High School said U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) "acted in a disrespectful and sometimes offensive manner to some students, used profanity and started talking about bull sex when confronted with a question about same-sex marriage" during his 60-minute appearance.
When one student asked Young why he thought same-sex marriage was so bad, the congressman responded: “You can’t have marriage with two men. What do you get with two bulls?” according to Wasilla Principal Amy Spargo.
Witnesses told the Dispatch News that Young's comments on suicide also stunned the assembly, as students and staff were mourning the loss of a Wasilla student who took his own life last week. Young mentioned alcohol and depression and said that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family, according to the witnesses.
"When I heard 'a lack of support from family' and I heard 'a lack of support from friends,' I felt the oxygen go out of the room, but I gasped as well," Spargo told the newspaper. "It just isn't true in these situations. It's just such a hurtful thing to say."
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He's gonna get re-elected, too.