Bob Grisham, the head football coach at
Lauderdale County High School in Alabama, doesn't care much for First
Lady Michelle Obama or "queers."
Audio of Grisham expressing his
distaste for queers and calling Obama “fat butt Michelle Obama”
was released on the Internet earlier this week.
In the audio, Grisham is heard blaming
Obama for the school's 600-calorie lunches.
“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” Grisham
told his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or
190. She's overweight.”
Another voice is heard calling the
first lady a “big fat gorilla.”
“Our country is going in the wrong
direction, you'd better be aware of it. And people running around
like, oh it'll get better, it'll get better. No, it ain't gone get
no better until things change.”
Grisham also prodded the students to
“call the superintendent and tell her” that “I don't like
“I don't hate them as a person but
what they do is wrong, it's an abomination against God,” he said.
“I don't like being around queers.”
Grisham told the Times
Daily that he “misspoke in a debate-type situation.”
“I have no hatred toward anyone or
any group. People that know my heart, they know that.”
Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed
that district officials are investigating the incident.
“Before we do anything, we'll
investigate this thoroughly and gather information from other
people,” she said. “Whatever we do in response to this situation
will be dictated by board policy.”
Grisham, who also teaches psychology
and driver's ed, recently was named “Coach of the Year” by the