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HS coach suspended for calling Michelle Obama 'fat butt,' gays an abomination

A high school football coach in Alabama has been suspended for 10 days without pay for comments he made about First Lady Michelle Obama and calling gays "an abomination."

HS coach suspended for calling Michelle Obama 'fat butt,' gays an abomination

This combo image shows first lady Michelle Obama as she arrives at the Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 21, 2009, left, and Jan. 21, 2013, right. Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inaugural balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press. (AP Photos/Jacquelyn Martin, Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This combo image shows first lady Michelle Obama as she arrives at the Inaugural Ball in Washington on Jan. 21, 2009, left, and Jan. 21, 2013, right. Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inaugural balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press. (AP Photos/Jacquelyn Martin, Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ASSOCIATED PRESS

A high school football coach in Alabama has been suspended for 10 days without pay for comments he made about First Lady Michelle Obama and calling gays "an abomination." During a psychology class at Lauderdale County High School, Bob Grisham called the First Lady of the United States "fat butt Michell Obama." He suggested that she weigheds between 185-190 pounds and that she's overweight. Then, Grisham went on a tangent about the direction America is heading. He called gays "an abomination against God."

You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. I don't believe in queers, I don't like queers. I don't … I don't hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it's an abomination against God. I don't like being around queers.

Amid calls for Grisham's termination, the school board instead elected to suspend the coach and prohibit him from teaching psychology. [CBS Atlanta]

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