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Tennessee Principal Tells Gay Students They're 'Going to Hell': VIDEO


A Tennessee school principal who "has a habit of pushing the envelope" according to ABC24, is under fire for pointing at gay students at Haywood High School and telling them they're going to hell:

BondDorothy Bond (right) is the principal at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee. She's accused of making insensitive remarks during a meeting with students. Parents are hot under the collar and the comments could drive a wedge between people living there.

“At first she was talking about PDA and she turned around and she directly pointed to the gay people and said if you're gay you're going to hell and if you're pregnant, you're life is over,” Amber Whittiemore said.

Whittiemore wasn't there to hear those words but her friend, who is gay, was. She called Amber in tears.

“When I heard about it, I was outraged,” said Haywood High School parent Tony Snipes.

Snipes said it's not the first time that Bond has made anti-gay remarks: “A couple of years ago when she was principal over at Sunny Hill one of my children had his hair in braids. At an assembly she told the young men if they're sitting between the legs of a girl getting their hair braided for a few hours, that they must be gay...If you're pregnant or homosexual, you're not welcome to Haywood County High School.”

Snipes also said Bond rebuffed him when he called her to complain. Said Bond, according to Snipes: ‘I'm sorry if I offended you but my view is still the same you're not welcome here."


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  1. Fire her.

    Posted by: Jon Lee Hart | Mar 1, 2012 9:03:55 AM

  2. This woman needs to lose her job. She has absolutely no business administering a public school if she's telling students that they're not welcome there.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Mar 1, 2012 9:05:07 AM

  3. Just your typical Christian nutjob

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 1, 2012 9:05:26 AM

  4. Throw her ass out. Homophobes should start their own country so the rest of us can blow it to bits without hurting good people.

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 1, 2012 9:07:41 AM

  5. Why isn't she ad(ministering) in a Xtian Taliban setting?-oh that's right because she is the wrong color in TN---
    Don't look for the Volunteer state to do ANYTHING about this unless forced to by the federal government or a lawsuit. Hit 'em where it hurts- take the fascists to court.

    Posted by: Nick | Mar 1, 2012 9:19:53 AM

  6. So much for "Don't Say Gay" in Tennessee!

    Watch, the people pushing this bill will be the first to jump to this woman's defense.

    Posted by: TampaZekex | Mar 1, 2012 9:20:23 AM

  7. As a southern black woman, you'd think she'd be... oh forget it.

    Posted by: Eddie | Mar 1, 2012 9:27:28 AM

  8. Wow, remember a time when bigots would tell black people "You're not welcome here." ?

    I bet she does, but she conveniently forgot.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 1, 2012 9:30:07 AM

  9. Jeff Hooper doesn't have the slightest idea on what "love" is.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Mar 1, 2012 9:30:52 AM

  10. She has demonstrated her failure to understand what her job is and how to do it. She is free to be a "Christian" but she is not free to pass final judgement on others while she is acting in her capacity as a public school principal. She needs to resign and if she refuses, she should be fired.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 1, 2012 9:33:58 AM

  11. Oh my God ... Why is it that so many of the ignorant assholes we see in the news are from Tennessee?

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvationsTo | Mar 1, 2012 9:37:55 AM

  12. I hope she was consistent in her belief, and told all the Jewish kids they're going to hell too. That's what evangelicals believe, but they love to gloss over that part. It needs to be brought up.

    Posted by: Tikihead | Mar 1, 2012 9:38:02 AM

  13. "Not welcome here." News flash dumb ass, you teach at a public school, it's not your decision who and who is not welcome. This woman should lose her job ASAP. This is not her home, she doesn't get to make those kinds of decisions. Those kinds of comments are what leads to young people ending their lives or living scarred for years. It's bad enough she's such an ignorant woman. 100 times worse being so ignorant and in charge of young children.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Mar 1, 2012 9:39:53 AM

  14. A Principal should be doing her job and not cast judgements that are religious in nature.

    She needs to be fired and then tied to a tree and burned.

    Posted by: Robert Cadalso | Mar 1, 2012 9:47:52 AM

  15. Another example of a person in power using their religion to hurt others. Also another example of hating and not wanting gays around regardless of looks or where they fall on the scale. Just over all dislike for gay people

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 1, 2012 9:48:49 AM

  16. Tikihead That is not what evangelicals believe. I am a Jew and we have evangelicals in my church, that is not what they belong. And yes your life style is wrong. God made Eve for Adam, Woman for man......It states in black ink in the bible you it is a sin to lay with same sex, Only way to heaven is through Jesus. I believe that is you know he is your Lord and Savior you are going to Heaven. But you and we all do, have much to answer to God for. I am a Christian and I sin, noone is without SIN! ........READ!

    Posted by: awclark0227 | Mar 1, 2012 9:49:08 AM

  17. I just emailed her to tell her how horrible she is..

    Posted by: todd | Mar 1, 2012 9:49:35 AM

  18. Uhm, Dorothy, I think you're going to find that you're not welcome here.

    A principal doesn't get to say who is "welcome" and who isn't. Not her job.

    And being a black woman, I wonder if remarks like that were aimed at students of color, if she would allow those remarks to go unchallenged.

    Time for her to go. This isn't the the 1960s. Someone dealing with students should be living in the present day and have more respect. I'm not interested in her opinion or (ahem, cough, cough) religion. Last I knew a principal of a high school hadn't been coronated.

    Posted by: Bart | Mar 1, 2012 10:00:03 AM

  19. AWCLARK0227? What the hell are you babbling about?

    Posted by: Dan | Mar 1, 2012 10:03:30 AM

  20. Awclark0227
    Useless human / troll
    Go find someone religious to play with

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 1, 2012 10:08:11 AM

  21. Hey, this happened in Tennessee. They'll probably make her Superintendent of Education for the whole state.

    Posted by: Jay | Mar 1, 2012 10:27:29 AM

  22. How nice to see how when given the opportunity, the oppressed can become the oppressor. Nice lesson to teach the kids...

    Posted by: pdxblueyesxblueyespx | Mar 1, 2012 10:34:07 AM

  23. I always find it funny that gays automatically go to "hell" but out of wedlock mothers/fathers do not? From what I've heard from christians, no sin is greater than another. Spread the hate equally stupid cow. Hopefully she wont have a job much longer.

    Posted by: justandra | Mar 1, 2012 11:00:28 AM

  24. no you hatefull asses are going to laws no one can discriminate or take we the peoples freedom or hurt any one because of gender preferance race creed same sex or man and woman. god will get you all for destroying this world he created you hypro crits pretend to be good churh going people you destroy all gods given you.and destroying god ,and religeion discriminating and slaughtering everyone and every thing. god is love for everyone and every thing. it's like you are destroying your family.

    Posted by: Anomanus | Mar 1, 2012 11:01:18 AM

  25. I don't believe one thing in the bible. Sorry.

    Posted by: Tikihead | Mar 1, 2012 11:03:35 AM

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