Anyone who knows Arizona politics won’t be surprised by another dumb proposal being put forward by Thayer Verschoor and Karen Johnson. Both are Republicans. Both have problems with evolution – Verschoor turned up at an Answers in Genesis fundraiser a few years back. Both supported a measure that would have forced instructors to provide alternative material when the material being taught went against the worldview of students. In short, both are
culture warriors idiots, pure and simple.
And if only to prove their idiocy, they are now proposing a bill (SB 1214) that would exempt concealed-carry permit holders from a Arizona law that bars individuals from knowingly carrying deadly weapons onto school property. Yeah, that makes sense. Let’s allow the students carry guns. That should make things more comfortable for the teachers as they fail the little snowflakes. Let’s allow the teachers carry. That should make things better next time they feel threatened by the dumb students contesting their grades.
Johnson is a member of Gun Owners of America, Arizona Right to Life, Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Americans for Decency and the NRA. Her "issues of concern" include:
protecting the rights of parents to determine how and where their children are educated; standing firm for the precious right to life of the unborn, the elderly, and the handicapped; fighting to keep harden [sic] criminals behind bars, working to swiftly implement the death penalty when called for, and supporting the victims right to restitution; eradicating pornography; standing resolutely against the homosexual agenda; eliminating the oppressive Vehicle license tax
Vershchoor doesn’t give any details of his memberships or his "issues of concern." Probably just as well – he has accepted gifts from the Church of Scientiology.