NH lawmaker claims children ‘subjected’ to anal sex lessons in school

By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:03 EDT
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New Hampshire State Representative Nancy Elliott just became a blog superstar for all the wrong reasons.

Elliott, a Republican and member of the state’s judiciary committee, thinks that because New Hampshire allows gay marriage, children in schools are now being “subjected” to lessons on how best to penetrate members of the same sex.

She even went so far as to level such an allegation during a recent hearing on a bill to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, much to the confusion of school officials who vehemently denied her claims.

“I heard yesterday from a mother that in fifth grade in Nashua, they were given as part of their classroom instruction naked pictures of two men showing a presentation of anal sex,” she said during a recent session, according to New Hampshire newspaper The Nashua Telegraph.

“This is directly to the bill,” she continued. “Because we have made a marriage of same sex, they are now teaching it in public school. They are showing our fifth-graders how they can actually perform this kind of sex and they are condoning, they are saying this is normal and this is something that you may want to try.”

“We don’t have any information that this has occurred,” school superintendent Mark Conrad told the Telegraph.

In a video lighting up blogs nation-wide, Elliott provides a graphic description of anal sex, then warns, “that could happen to you.”

Her full quote went like this:

And so, you know I started thinking, and we’re talking about taking the penis of one man and putting into the rectum of another man, and wiggling it around in excrement. And I have to think, I’m not sure, would I allow that to be done to me? All of us, that could happen to you. Would you let the happen to you?”

Watch (this video was published to YouTube by user impolitical on Feb. 9, 2010:

But that wasn’t the end of her anti-gay tirade. According to blog Pam’s House Blend, she continued, even suggesting that anal sex is something kids are being “subjected” to.

“I see it as a real problem in our society,” she said. “I see it as a real affront to our citizens that their children are subjected to this. And so I think that it is important that we revisit what we did. We made a mistake, we should repeal [gay marriage].”

Even celebrity blogger Perez Hilton couldn’t resist commenting on Elliott’s rant.

“Your ignorance is infuriating!” he jeered. “Seriously New Hampshire, it’s time to start shopping for a new state rep. She thinks you all made a mistake allowing same-sex marriage in your state.”

“We’re not sure how this has come to Rep. Elliott’s attention,” the school superintendent added. “As a state representative, if she became aware of a concern from a parent about inappropriate subject matter, I would think she would have a responsibility to call us. To my knowledge, she hasn’t done that.”

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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