High school yearbook article sparks f...

High school yearbook article sparks furor in Lenoir City

There are 228 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from May 2, 2012, titled High school yearbook article sparks furor in Lenoir City. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

An article in the Lenoir City High School yearbook describing the life of a gay student has ignited a storm of controversy that has spilled over onto local blogs and is threatening to disrupt upcoming graduation ceremonies.

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“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#229 May 11, 2012
Fired Up wrote:
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I believe you said there are only two commandments. So you will have to tell me what you believe the second great commandment to be.
Also which of your many gods has given you the second greatest commandment?
I should have known that you did not follow Jesus. I just thought I would ask.

“laugh until your belly hurts”

Since: Dec 06

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#230 May 11, 2012
Fired Up wrote:
God Bless you "Meister" for giving us the Truth of Gods word! I know He will bless you for blessing others! Keep the Faith. Jesus is coming soon!
according to the prophecies he came back before the natural death of all the original apostles. you're too late.

“laugh until your belly hurts”

Since: Dec 06

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#231 May 11, 2012
Fired Up wrote:
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How is it you can be spiritual leader of a Christian Church and not believe He (Jesus Christ) is the one true God?
because he never was called 'god'. he was called 'the son of god', but then again, every jew calls himself the son of god. what jesus called himself was 'the son of man'.

not only that, but not all christian sects are trinitarian.

did you realise that there are over 30,000 different christian churches which have different teachings and doctrines? does that make all of them but yours wrong?
Fired Up

Knoxville, TN

#232 May 12, 2012
So have you picked one that you believe over all others?

University, MS

#233 Sep 9, 2012
Meister wrote:
I have read so many posts concerning this article in support of it. I have no problems with people who want to support anyone's right to free speech. What I do have issues with is the statements many of them made stating that there is nothing in the Bible against homosexuality. Well obviously these folks do not read the same Bible I do. Leviticus 20:13 Clearly states that if a man lies with another man as he would a woman, it is an abomination and both should be put to death. You cannt get much clearer than that. If someone wants to be Gay then that is their choice but according to the Bible it is a sin punishable by death. No I'm not saying we should send Gays to the electric chair but if they want to support their lifestyle with the Bible they are losing that battle. According to the Bible this lifestyle is a choice or it would not be a sin if a person was predestined to be gay.
AH! Good ole Leviticus!!! SO, since you believe Leviticus is still valid, being in the Old Testament and all, pretty much the exact opposite of what most Biblical scholars say since Jesus says that he came to "Fulfill the prophecy" within the New Testament by his birth and death, thereby rendering the Old Testament moot. But, we won't concern ourselves with that right now, since you apparently think it IS valid.....Ok, so go throw out ANY clothing of mixed materials, any bacon/ham/pork products you have in the house, refrain from eating any kind of shellfish at all (yes, this includes shrimp), refrain from cutting the hair around your ears EVER, you MUST NOT even touch any part of a woman's body while she is menstruating....so better ask every woman you come in contact with from now on if she's on her period just to be on the safe side...and any number of other stupid things that are in Leviticus. Seriously, before you "school" people on their knowledge of the Bible, its best to check YOURS first, lest you end up looking like an imbecile like you do here. Please remove the log from your eye first before you tell someone else to remove the splinter from yours. Tah tah!

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#234 Sep 26, 2012
Jason womack wrote:
A high school year book is not the correct forum to discuss or should I say post ones sexual orientation. Topics like this should be discussed in the home, or if one feels the need to express his or her prefrences let them do so on their blog. A high school year book is a way for many people to reflect on a much simpler time in their lives, to recall good times with good friends. Save the controversy for local news papers and media that can be thrown away or turned off but don't put it in a book that every one in your school pays over a hundred dollars for, and then for the rest of their life every time they look at that year book they are forced to recall a former class mates sexual orientation.
I agree. HOW DARE heterosexual students flaunt their sexual orienation in the faces of other students in a school ! I don't mind heterosexuals, but why do they have to flaunt their sexualiy all the time ?!

Since: Mar 11

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#235 Sep 26, 2012
fr Concerned1:

>Any sin. Again different sins have different consequences.<

Being GLBT is NOT a sin. However, being homophobic IS.

Knoxville, TN

#236 Sep 28, 2012
Maybe when these gay kids get to college and join a nice hetrosexual franternity or sorority they can engage in good hetrosexual activities such as butt-chugging.

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