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Indiana High School Teacher, Students Want 'Traditional Prom' Without Any Gays: VIDEO


A group of students and teachers at Sullivan High School in Indiana want gays banned form the Sullian High School Prom, and if that's not possible want a separate, "traditional prom", WTWO reports:

Students say there are several others from their high school who agree, but are afraid to take a stand.

"If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe," said student Kynon Johnson. And now they want everyone to know where they stand. "We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted," said a local student.

MedleyThe students are getting support from a special education teacher who doesn't believe people are born gay:

Diana Medley is a special education teacher in town. She doesn't believe anyone is born gay.

"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal," said Medley.

"Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them. It's the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason," said Madley.

"'So the same goes for gays? Do you think they have a purpose in life?' No I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't. I don't understand it. A gay person isn't going to come up and make some change unless it's to realize that it was a choice and they're choosing God," said Medley.

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  1. If all the experts in science agree that homosexuality is not a choice and if the American Psychological Association (and others) denounce reparative therapy and toss out members who endorse it, then it is time for "educators" like this to have their teaching license revoked for promoting personal beliefs ahead of science. Same goes the anti-evolution "educators."

    Posted by: QJ201 | Feb 11, 2013 11:07:52 AM

  2. Does their "traditional prom" also involve the traditions of underage drinking, date rape and unprotected sex?

    Posted by: QJ201 | Feb 11, 2013 11:12:20 AM

  3. If God created everyone equal, there wouldn't be a need for "special education" teachers, now would there?

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 11, 2013 11:12:29 AM

  4. This is certainly a church and state issue. This teacher needs to be reprimanded and or fired. The damage she is doing to children is reprehensible! I wonder what witch doctor preacher is responsible for this woman's oss of her career. She is done as an educator.

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 11, 2013 11:13:03 AM

  5. So the kids who are developmentally challenged or have some type of birth deffect like Autism or Down Syndrome CHOSE to be that way too huh? Why would anyone choose to be autistic let alone homosexual? We are all born equal she says? We are all born different, it's these edged up religious people who choose to be assholes

    Posted by: John | Feb 11, 2013 11:15:00 AM

  6. i hope you post when she gets fired

    Posted by: capetom | Feb 11, 2013 11:17:21 AM

  7. Nothing I have to say about these students and their "teacher" would make it past TR's profanity blocking software.

    I'd hope even in Indiana this the swan-song for this stupid c*nt's public education career.

    Oh, and don't like that word? Neither do I really, but this is one of those times when it's both appropriated and well earned.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 11, 2013 11:17:26 AM

  8. How can any parent send their child to be 'educated' by this woman. If enough parents demanded that their children not come in contact with her, the district would have no choice but to let her go.

    Posted by: acorlando | Feb 11, 2013 11:17:48 AM

  9. It sounds like a small group of evangelicals are behind this.

    Radical fringe elements from both the far left and far right have successfully infiltrated America's educational system.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 11, 2013 11:18:29 AM

  10. Well she is proof that some people are born complete morons. It's like the blind leading the blind. Her students don't have a chance.

    Posted by: Not that Rob | Feb 11, 2013 11:21:06 AM

  11. But the teacher is clearly standing in front of a painting of two lesbians and their daughter!

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Feb 11, 2013 11:21:12 AM

  12. Trailer trash attack.

    This is going to be a royal cat fight. Ignorance verses hiss. America's underbelly needs a good shearing.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 11, 2013 11:21:40 AM

  13. Ouch. A special ed teacher - in charge of helping special needs kids to somehow cope with a hostile world is herself hostile to gay teenagers. They have no purpose? Statements like that help prompt gay kids to kill themselves. She should apologize immediately or lose her job.

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 11, 2013 11:22:26 AM

  14. This woman should not be allowed to teach.

    Posted by: Adam | Feb 11, 2013 11:22:39 AM

  15. The moment a public school teacher uses religion to justify bigotry they should be removed. I was a high school teacher for 23 years and saw teachers removed for much less. But its Indiana so she'll probably get a raise. Its hard to believe she is talking about excluding kids from an event that is a milestone in their lives because she doesn't understand what being gay is.

    Posted by: terry | Feb 11, 2013 11:22:54 AM

  16. Lets hope the majority of the school does not show up or support this fringe group and this teacher. She needs to be fired, bringing her religion into a public school is a very big no-no.

    Posted by: KuMiCu | Feb 11, 2013 11:24:01 AM

  17. Black people are so homophobic!!!

    That teacher is unprofessional.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Feb 11, 2013 11:29:02 AM

  18. When I was in school in Mississippi people were still arguing about whether or not black people should be able to come to "our" prom or whether we should have a separate "traditional" one.

    These people don't know it yet but they are securing their place in history books right alongside George Wallace and segregationsists.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 11, 2013 11:33:57 AM

  19. The teacher needs to be removed and we need to put pressure on it. This is how true homphobia looks like and the damage it can do. I cannot imagine having someone so morally and ethically corrupt to be a teacher! Get rid of her ass!

    Posted by: RK | Feb 11, 2013 11:45:27 AM

  20. Maybe they can make it a Christian prom with only white people allowed. Then, the world is a perfect place (for bigots)....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Feb 11, 2013 11:46:49 AM

  21. Some states just need to be nuked for the good of mankind.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 11, 2013 11:47:16 AM

  22. First, Madley shouldn't be allowed to council or even talk to children. But then I question whether any gay students would actually go to a special education teacher for advice.

    Second--are there actually any out gay kids planning to attend the prom with same sex partners? They don't say in the report so I wonder if this is just these people trying to stand up or their bigotry without cause.

    Posted by: db | Feb 11, 2013 11:57:29 AM

  23. Bless that stupid lady and all the brave students that came forward. You gotta take your lumps for being a mean-spirited idiot, better now than later!

    Posted by: Fensox | Feb 11, 2013 12:00:55 PM

  24. I'm shocked and disgusted that a teacher would say those things about gay teens.

    Posted by: Chriso | Feb 11, 2013 12:09:25 PM

  25. This is just sad on so many levels. Do they really have a number of 'out' gay students to feel threatened by? And if so....how could a teacher of all people look at their faces and say those things about them. Sad, scary and unacceptable.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Feb 11, 2013 12:12:04 PM

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