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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.

Watch a WTWO report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Exhibit A as to why evangelical christians are scumbags.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 12, 2013 11:08:58 AM

  2. Excerpt from "Everyone invited to high school prom" by Gina Glaros

    "SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - First Christian Church in Sullivan lent its room to a group of people Sunday.

    A topic of discussion: creating separate proms for straight and gay students.

    "First Christian Church in Sullivan Indiana doesn't promote any political or social agenda. Some individuals of our church have strict convictions which we neither officially oppose of disapprove," First Christian Church Senior Minister Dale Wise said.

    Minister Wise said the phones rang off the hook all day Monday.

    That's because word of the separated proms got national attention.

    Parents supporting the separate proms said gay and lesbian couples shouldn't be able to go to prom together.

    "That's not your business to question whether or not two girls can go to the prom together," Sullivan High School Principal David Springer said.

    That opinion is not shared by Sullivan high school staff members."

    So let the Church provide a 'christian'
    prom for the folks that want a "traditional christian" prom and let the school provide a normal "everyone's invited" public school "leave your religion at the door" prom.

    All of these educators need to leave their "personal religious beliefs" at the door everyday they show up for work. That is what MILLIONS of Americans do everyday when they walk through the doors of their workplaces.

    The "religious" parents need to enroll their children into private christian schools and not into "public" schools and then they can have their "private little angels" go to their own private, religious angels only prom.

    Kudos to Principal David Springer for his statement, now get rid of all of those idiots who don't agree because there are PLENTY of teachers who ARE willing to leave their religious beliefs at the door.

    Posted by: JT | Feb 12, 2013 11:55:41 AM

  3. Good on Sullivan High School for taking the stand for equality. It's a small town in a rural area and it's a really refreshing change to hear THAT bit of good news coming from such a place. Their actions now mean that the views expressed by this minority of students and the very misinformed and ignorant 'Special Ed' teacher are more likely to wither away as kids grow up accepting same sex relationships for what they are - just another part of life.

    I hope the school stands firm and the bigots have to take their business elsewhere. It will do them good to be the ones looking on from the sidelines; they've dished discrimination out for too long and need to learn that enough is definitely enough. Go Sullivan High, the world really is watching and learning not all of small town America is buying what Faux Noise and the Bible bashing televangelist crooks spew out :-)

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 12, 2013 9:35:37 PM

  4. The justification and rationalization of homophobic bigotry takes many forms. Employing religious dogmatic rhetoric on how one should "love the gays" while this narrow minded group of zealots systematically discriminate is a puerile attempt to sugar coat their hate speech. I'd have more respect for them if they were honest about their entrenched homophobia.

    Posted by: Rob Zeleniak | Feb 12, 2013 10:49:36 PM

  5. The solution is simple! Let there be two events: One for the teacher's friends, and one for the Gays and their friends and supporters. I suspect that the Teacher will spend the evening talking to herself.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Feb 13, 2013 11:47:20 AM

  6. The most obvious "purpose in life" for gay people is as caregivers. I assure you that if you sit in the surgical clinic waiting room (pre-op and follow up appointments with surgeons) at Tampa General Hospital you would think that there is something in the water. On any given day, it seems like a third to half of the people bringing their parent (or some old person) to the clinic is gay men or women.

    From primitive society onward, it would make sense that a family or tribe with gay genes would have advantage over one which doesn't have this. Naturally, this is counter to the rudimentary understanding of natural selection that many anit-gay people put forth- but then they aren't geniuses like we are.

    Gay genes in a tribe would mean extra adults to support the breeding pairs, men to assist in the hunt and women to assist in the care of the children and their mothers, or replacing mothers who died in childbirth. Granted, in a really primitive society whether a female is gay or straight doesn't matter as she will be mated with. But the extra males are undoubtedly advantageous.

    Favored tribes would be more numerous and prosperous than those without gay genes. Perhaps the Hebrews didn't have the gay genes, and that explains why they viewed the Babylonian conquerors as sinful homosexuals.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 13, 2013 12:57:34 PM

  7. @David Hearne: It might be worth mentioning that Leviticus was apparently written after the Babylonian exile. Cyrus (from Persia) had just conquered Babylon and then let people who were
    exiled return home. It was a smart move on Cyrus' part as he'd have fewer people to deal with in Babylon and the ones returning home would be very grateful to him. He allowed them to recreate their religious institutions, but wanted a written report on what they intended to do. Supposedly Leviticus was written as that report, hence all the details about religious practices.

    When the exiled religious leaders returned home, they discovered that their former followers were being assimilated and enjoying the customs at the local pagan temples. These included fertility rites were some hot bottoms would dress up as women and perform sex acts for the ostensible purpose of ensuring a good harvest, but more likely because that was just a convenient excuse to have some fun.

    This was pretty stiff competition for the returning priests, who reacted like the Taliban did when they were running Afghanistan - if it is fun, stop it. They didn't want to be priests without portfolio, so they screamed about death penalties for anyone who didn't obey.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 13, 2013 2:31:42 PM

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