Indiana teacher says LGBT people have no ‘purpose

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very angry

Connersville, IN

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Indiana teacher wants straight prom because LGBT people have no ‘purpose’

A special education teacher from Sullivan, Indiana is joining a group of students, parents and other Christians in the community who are calling for a prom that bans LGBT people because she says they have no “purpose in life.”

WTWO-TV reported that the group met at Sullivan First Christian Church on Sunday to discuss creating a prom that only allowed straight students as an alternative to the inclusive prom at Sullivan High School.

“We don’t agree with [homosexuality],” special education teacher Diana Medley told the station.“It’s offensive to us.”

Sullivan High School student Kynon Johnson explained that the group want to “get more people to follow what they believe” by providing a “good prom.”

“We believe what the Bible says, it says that it’s wrong,” student Bonnie McCammon insisted.“And we love the homosexuals, but we do not condone what they’re doing.”

But not everyone agrees. Jim Davis, a Christian who lives in Sullivan, said that Jesus did not condemn anyone, including LGBT people.

“He come here to save the world, not to condemn it,” Davis observed.“Love them as a person, you don’t have to love what they do because they may not, I mean, the gays may not like the bad things you make mistakes at.”

Medley, however, disagreed because she believes homosexuality is a choice for LGBT people.

“I don’t believe they were born that way,” she opined.“I think life circumstances made them choose that. I think God made everybody equal… I have kids come to me because of their sexual preference. And they know I don’t agree with it, but care about you. And the same thing for special needs. God puts those people in our life for special reasons.”

WTWO-TV reporter Paige Preusse asked Medley if she thought “gay people had some sort of purpose in life.”

After taking a deep breath, the teacher replied:“I don’t. I personally don’t. I’m sorry. I just — I don’t understand it… A gay student or adult or person isn’t going to come up isn’t going to come up and make some change, unless it’s because they realize,‘You know what? It was a choice and I’m choosing God.’”

Local pastor Bill Phegley remarked that he supported the straight prom movement because Christians in Sullivan were no longer going to be silent about their opposition to homosexuality.

“Christians have always been prepared for a fight, but Jesus Christ give us armor for the front, not the back,” Phegley said.“We aren’t running no more.”

LGBT columnist Dan Savage on Sunday called for people to contact the school system over Medley’s comments.

“Students with learning disabilities have it hard enough without getting stuck with a mentally challenged special ed teacher,” Savage wrote.“Take a good look at the condescending, hateful smirk that spreads across Medley’s face when she was asked if gay people have a purpose in life… and then imagine you’re a gay kid in special ed in Sullivan and this hateful bigot is your teacher.”

Following publication of Savage’s column, a page supporting the straight prom was removed from Facebook.

By the time of publication of this report, a Change.org petition asking Northeast School Corporation of Sullivan County to fire Medley had almost 800 signatures. A Facebook page supporting diversity at the Sullivan High School prom also had 955 “likes.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/11/indiana...

“ Warrior With A Million Smiles”

Since: Jul 08

God's Country

#2 Feb 11, 2013
“Christians have always been prepared for a fight, but Jesus Christ give us armor for the front, not the back,” Phegley said.“We aren’t running no more.”

I wonder where the pastor went to school?

Our future generations will be appalled at how homosexuals are treated.
NOLGBT

Connersville, IN

#3 Feb 11, 2013
Future generations will have knocked out the gene that causes lgbt and no one will have to worry about them then. I agree with the teacher
teacher needs jailed

Connersville, IN

#4 Feb 11, 2013
NOLGBT wrote:
Future generations will have knocked out the gene that causes lgbt and no one will have to worry about them then. I agree with the teacher
So, as difficult as it is on a good day to be a gay teen, this teacher should be brought up on bullying charges in saying their life has no purpose. What if a kid killed themselves over her statements? She isn't qualified to teach anywhere.
Question

Richmond, IN

#5 Feb 11, 2013
They only problem I have with gays or lesbians is, they feel the need to flaunt their homosexualness. I have been married 26 years and don't kiss my wife or flaunt my marriage in Public places. Why do they feel the need to do this in public? I set at a park with my six year old grandson and watched two guys with beards swap tounge?? REALLY?? That is a hard one to explain to a child!! What you do with your life is fine, Untill you bring others into it and then it becomes all our problems!Please have some respect for others and keep it to yourselves!
Ellen Degenerate

Lafayette, IN

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Sundance Kid wrote:
“Christians have always been prepared for a fight, but Jesus Christ give us armor for the front, not the back,” Phegley said.“We aren’t running no more.”
I wonder where the pastor went to school?
Our future generations will be appalled at how homosexuals are treated.
I'm appalled that they have been accepted so freely it is not moral by any means public or private. It is a sick degenerate act
TheChurchLady

Connersville, IN

#7 Feb 11, 2013
Jesus would be so proud!
SOP-WC

Connersville, IN

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Stated... " We don't agree with it ....It's offensive to us. " WHO IS WE? Does she dare speak for everyone?? WHO IS US! Watch the video.... demostrated ignorance is evident!Judgemental? Absolutely. However; there are exceptions. Does she need to be removed from her teaching position? Is she forcing her belief system on others. I think so. I agree with teacher needs jailed.
humm

Connersville, IN

#9 Feb 11, 2013
TheChurchLady wrote:
Jesus would be so proud!
Oh yes aren't you the ChurchLady that thinks Richard Murdock is just the smartest, wisest man? I bet Jesus would be proud of you too ChurchLady for promoting rape in God's name!

By the way ChurchLady, if heaven only lets people like you and Murdock in heaven, I will be grateful and more than willing to go to Hell! Since you just KNOW Rape is God's will. Just in case I see ya in Hell, don't bother asking me for ice water! I'm sure there will be plenty of God's rapists there to accommodate you. Ha!
TheChurchLady

Connersville, IN

#10 Feb 11, 2013
You are as ignorant as the rest. Rape has nothing to do with the subject matter. The remark was sarcastic, but YOU are the literalist. Are you not? You fundamentalist jerk.
humm wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes aren't you the ChurchLady that thinks Richard Murdock is just the smartest, wisest man? I bet Jesus would be proud of you too ChurchLady for promoting rape in God's name!
By the way ChurchLady, if heaven only lets people like you and Murdock in heaven, I will be grateful and more than willing to go to Hell! Since you just KNOW Rape is God's will. Just in case I see ya in Hell, don't bother asking me for ice water! I'm sure there will be plenty of God's rapists there to accommodate you. Ha!
SOP-WC

Connersville, IN

#11 Feb 11, 2013
Perhaps with a little luck they they will be able to "knock Out" the stupidity gene to benefit future generations as well?
humm wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes aren't you the ChurchLady that thinks Richard Murdock is just the smartest, wisest man? I bet Jesus would be proud of you too ChurchLady for promoting rape in God's name!
By the way ChurchLady, if heaven only lets people like you and Murdock in heaven, I will be grateful and more than willing to go to Hell! Since you just KNOW Rape is God's will. Just in case I see ya in Hell, don't bother asking me for ice water! I'm sure there will be plenty of God's rapists there to accommodate you. Ha!
humm

Connersville, IN

#12 Feb 11, 2013
TheChurchLady wrote:
You are as ignorant as the rest. Rape has nothing to do with the subject matter. The remark was sarcastic, but YOU are the literalist. Are you not? You fundamentalist jerk.
<quoted text>
I will never forget you promoting Richard Murdock and HIS and YOUR God's will of RAPE. I will never forget!
humm

Connersville, IN

#13 Feb 11, 2013
And if some trouble, bullied kid gets hurt I will hope you remember that you said "Jesus would be so proud"! Sleep with that on your half caring conscience.

Tell me what Church you go to so I can picket it!
passion flower

United States

#14 Feb 11, 2013
What productive life does a retarded person offer to society.not only does the government pay for them,they're parents will receive a check to help raise them.though the special Olympics is entertaining,I for one would rather see two gays dance than two freaks of nature.condemn the gays,but not the retards that are disgusting.try abortion when they tell you the fetus is fudged up. Mongolians are just that.Hitler had a good God plan,eliminate.
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Connersville, IN

#15 Feb 12, 2013
Indiana School Prom Should be Equal, Not Separate

February 11, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, Online Content and Marketing Manager

Sullivan, Indiana is making headlines this week after a group of Sullivan High School students and community members banned together to exclude openly LGBT individuals from a "traditional" prom.

One student referred to a prom that would prohibit LGBT youth as a “good” prom, while a special education teacher in the area, Diana Medley, said she believes allowing LGBT kids to attend the high school’s prom is “offensive.”

A counter-protest group, called Support the Sullivan High School Prom for All Students, launched just a few hours ago has grown to over 5,000 likes on Facebook. The group stands in solidarity with their LGBT students, calling for a prom that is inclusive of all.

Last year, HRC released a groundbreaking youth survey that illustrates the obstacles LGBT youth face. The survey found that 42 percent of LGBT youth say they live in a community that isn’t accepting of LGBT people. Nearly one-third of youth say their biggest problems in life include not being accepted by their family, bullying at school and a fear of living openly. And 92 percent of youth say they hear negative messages from others about being LGBT.

HRC is calling on school administrators to deliver a clear statement against this discriminatory “separate but equal” prom movement.

Discrimination of any kind is a violation of school values, and should not be condoned. Take action now by sending a letter to Sullivan School Superindendent Chris Stitzle.

http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/indiana-school-...
well

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Our commander and chief has been reported to have had gay experiences of his own so why would he want to ban same sex marriage? It wouldn't surprise me if mrs obama didn't have a big black strap on to satisfy the pontus. Or maybe she is actually a he.the head man promotes it and will legalize it so what to do?
Call The Governor

Connersville, IN

#24 Feb 12, 2013
I called the Governor's office and they were very friendly. She said she would pass my concerns for the LBGT children in Sullivan, on to the Governor. The more people that call, the more it will help the teen kids there. Here is the number to call. Please do what you can to stop the bigotry and hate in that town.

three one seven two three two four five six seven

“ Warrior With A Million Smiles”

Since: Jul 08

God's Country

#26 Feb 12, 2013
I'm glad this is getting the attention it deserves.
You people make me sick

Lafayette, IN

#27 Feb 12, 2013
Call The Governor wrote:
I called the Governor's office and they were very friendly. She said she would pass my concerns for the LBGT children in Sullivan, on to the Governor. The more people that call, the more it will help the teen kids there. Here is the number to call. Please do what you can to stop the bigotry and hate in that town.
three one seven two three two four five six seven
Bigotry's ass you people annoy me. People who want to cry and talk about responsible parenting when a girl ( or boy ) has underage sex but will promote or support underage gay rights. They are too young to be gay and we should not as a responsible society be supporting gay in our high schools. When they become of age and they want to be gay, that is fine but no public displays of gay in our schools. LBGT children???? what the hell is wrong with this statement..........everything! !!!!!!
Dead Man Walking

Lafayette, IN

#28 Feb 12, 2013
passion flower wrote:
What productive life does a retarded person offer to society.not only does the government pay for them,they're parents will receive a check to help raise them.though the special Olympics is entertaining,I for one would rather see two gays dance than two freaks of nature.condemn the gays,but not the retards that are disgusting.try abortion when they tell you the fetus is fudged up. Mongolians are just that.Hitler had a good God plan,eliminate.
Mongolians are from Mongolia stupid, If it were ever found out who you were posting shit like this I would be the first in line to stomp your f--kin head to bloody mush. Hitler would look like a saint compared to me after I got through with you.

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