Mostly ignorance, and pardonable ignorance at that. While I've see cruelty, malice and spite, more often I've seen decent level-headed people who once they're made aware of the facts, have quite different views.
From WoodTV.com :
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Some Mona Shores High School students say administrators stole the homecoming king throne from the rightful winner -- a transgender senior.He Wuz Robbed. Nothing too unusual there, though the fact that his classmates stood up for him is rare, and extremely gratifying.
The controversy is playing out in the school's hallways, and on Facebook.
Some classmates believe the crown belongs to Oakleigh Reed -- who was born as Oakleigh Marie, but who now goes as Oakleigh Marshall, or Oak for short.
In fact, friends have started a Facebook page, titled, "Oak is My King."
"It's the senior class that votes for their representative," Reed said. "What they did was taking away the voice of the senior class."
Assistant Superintendent Todd Geerlings said the issue is simple: The ballots gave two choices -- vote for a boy for king and a girl for queen.
And, in school records, he said, Oakleigh is still listed as a female.
I think there's 11 pages of comments now. But you can see people's opinions changing, as they get more and more credible data about it.
There's still a mountain; and I still am working one teaspoonfull at a time. But I can see visible progress now.
One more thing - about the previous post on Monday - I got the complete set when RightWingGirl uttered the stock phrase "God doesn't make mistakes". It's all so farnarckling predictable... and really quite funny too.