2009-06-05

you'd have a hell lot more nuns running around

JOHN BRIGGS
You know, Mr. Milk, we don't allow people who practice bestiality to teach our children, and - excuse me - and the reason we don't is because it's illegal. It is not illegal to be a homosexual in California.

HARVEY MILK
And your law goes even further. It read's: Any school employee who even supports a gay person will be fired.

JOHN BRIGGS
Well that's true. But, gay people don't have any children of their own. And if they don't recruit our children, they'd all just die away. You know, and that's why they're all so interested in becoming teachers, because they want to encourage our children to join them.

HARVEY MILK
And how do you teach homosexuality? Like French? I was born of heterosexual parents, taught by heterosexual teachers in a fiercely heterosexual society. So why then am I homosexual? And, no offense meant, but if it were true that children mimicked their teachers, you'd have a hell lot more nuns running around.

Milk (2008) Gus Van Sant