Trust me — if you’re looking for excitement, Guilford County Board of Education meetings are not the place to be.
However, the N&R’s print version of Inside Scoop reports there were some fireworks when two board members walked out as fellow board member Paul Daniels expressed his support for Amendment One:
Daniels read a lengthy statement about his reasons for favoring a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
..Kris Cooke interrupted him and walked out with fellow member Jeff Belton.
“I’m sorry,” she said. “I don’t think this is the place for political speech. This is against everything I believe.”
Daniels chafed, saying he would never interrupt other members during their comments.
“It’s funny how the open-minded folks tend to be the most close-minded, tend to be the most intolerant,” he said.
Seems like every other local government body feels compelled to weigh in on Amendment One, so what’s wrong with a school board member doing so, especially considering the fact that fellow board member Deena Hayes has waxed philosophical at will on issues than may or may not related to education.
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