Signs of the times

I didn’t hear the story myself, so apologies if I get some small detail wrong — but NPR had a bit this morning on a small town high school in Texas, which has apparently had a wacky tradition for Homecoming (or some similar Big Game) day, on which the boys dress as girls and girls dress as boys. Well, as you can imagine, this outraged the local conservative Christians, who saw it as promoting homosexuality. So after a hue and cry is raised, the tradition is scrapped and replaced with —

— wait for it —

Camo Day, on which the boys and girls come to school dressed as soldiers.

here’s the story.

Davies, whose 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter attend Spurger Elementary, said she viewed the day not a silly Homecoming Week activity, but as an effort to push a homosexual agenda in a public school.

“It’s like experimenting with drugs,” said Davies, who also has a 2-year-old daughter. “You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. … If it’s OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?”