Today’s Idiot: James Corbett

It’s been a while since I last provided you guys with an idiot, and I’ve resisted the urge to feature a certain pair of Mizzou student staff, but I’ve still got a doozy.


James Corbett is a high school teacher at a government school in California. A federal lawsuit has been filed demanding he be fired for making remarks during class that were decidedly anti-Christian.

Corbett told his students that “Jesus glasses” obscure the truth and suggested that Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder.

He went on to put forth this beauty:

“What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!”

First off, I’m not entirely surprised that Mr. Corbett doesn’t know that the Confederates lost the Civil War, and therefore the South isn’t a separate country. The South is in the same country as The California.His entire rant was caught on a handheld tape recorder by a student.

As a Christian, I’m surprisingly not offended by this man. I’m not surprised that he’s employed by a government school, and I’m not surprised he’s so liberal and ignorant. If this had come from a well-respected and intelligent source, then I’d be somewhat offended. But since it came from some worthless piece of crap, I’m okay.What is a little disturbing is that the student’s original complaint was dismissed by the school district, requiring him to take his case to federal court. What gets me here is that whenever a minority is offended, some human right group or another is all over the incident, demanding sensitivity and retribution for the offended party. And the government schools demand it. But when it’s a white, Christian male that’s offended, the school district dismisses the complaint. If the offended party in this case was of another religion, the teacher would be considered a discriminatory racist. However, according to the teacher’s attorney and school district, Mr. Corbett was “not trying to offend anyone but to inspire his students to think.”

There’s something in there that reeks of double standard. It’s this type of occurrence that makes it difficult for me to feel sympathy when a minority case comes up. I fully understand that government schools can’t be counted on to hire competent or socially functional employees, so I can pass off Corbett’s actions as utter nonsense. But dismissing a student’s complaint, especially when they take the cause for lesser offenses against different groups is idiotic.The media will have us believe that it’s impossible for the majority to be wronged or offended. Not true, not true at all. The minorities simply don’t care about what the majority thinks.

The offended student says that if the school agrees to put Corbett through sensitivity training and requires him to apologize to the students he offended, then the family would consider dropping their lawsuit. That’s right kid, give ’em a taste of their own medicine.


Posted on April 3, 2008, in Today's Idiot. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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