Monday, February 11, 2013

A separate "straights only" prom at Sullivan High School in Indiana?

Just when I think that this kind of bigotry is waning, a group of miscreants is claiming that gay kids are not their equal.

A group of students, parents, and a teacher in Sullivan, Indiana (population 4,224), say they want a separate high school prom and no gays allowed.

Members of the group and their supporters met Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church to discuss plans of a separate “traditional” prom, Terre Haute TV station WTWO reported.

“If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe,” said Sullivan High School student Kynon Johnson.
“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 Bonnie McCammon, another student.

Among the supporters is Diana Medley, a special education teacher at a nearby school who does not believe anyone is born gay and is defending the plan for an alternate prom.
I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal. 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.
When asked if she thinks gay people have a purpose in life, Medley said, “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,” Medley told WTWO.

A Facebook page, Support the Sullivan High School Prom for All Students, has been created to promote diversity and inclusiveness. It currently has more than 18,000 likes.
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