Chartrand denies homophobic remarks. Tampa Times stand by story
I wonder if anybody asked him, if he still beats his wife too?
From the Miami Herald: In the midst of a good explanatory piece, the Tampa Bay Times wrote this State Board Chairman Gary Chartrand recommended that reading lists for students be screened to avoid potentially upsetting subjects such as socialism and homosexuality. Later, his group suggested that instructional materials be "aligned with Florida's values and culture."
But Chartrand is adamant: He never said this.
Instead, Chartrand said, he was explaining to the group why some others oppose aspects of Common Core.
"Some people are anti-Common Core, and particularly on the far right, because they object to some of the reading materials that would reference such things as homosexuality or socialism or some contentious issues," said Chartrand, recalling his comments. "That’s all I said. That was my comment."