Diana Medley, Teacher Who Said Gays Have No Purpose, Won't Face Disciplinary Action

Feb 14, 2013 Full story: On Top Magazine 210

Medley created a firestorm of controversy when she argued in favor of a gay-free prom at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana, saying that being gay is a choice.

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Wayne

Bronx, NY

#1 Feb 15, 2013
She should stand up for her and the communities beliefs, if people do not like than move

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Feb 15, 2013
Catholics have no purpose in life. Why do these degenerates choose the "Catholic lifestyle" anyway ?! And yes that degenerate lifestyle IS a choice !

And they CAN change if they want to. They COULD lead a decent, moral, God-fearing Protestant lifestyle if they would ONLY turn to the teachings of Martin Luther !

If you do not follow the teachings of Martin Luther as laid out by "St. Martin's Second Reformed German Lutheran Church and Microbrewery", you have NO HOPE of eternal salvation !

I hope you deplorable Catholics TURN from your decadent "Catholic lifestyle", and follow the teachings of Martin Luther so you can lead a God-fearing Protestant lifestyle as God and The Founding Fathers of our great republic intended !

It's up to you !

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Awesomegod1

Bloomington, IN

#3 Feb 15, 2013
Good. She is right. Wtwo just stirred the pot.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#4 Feb 15, 2013
She shouldn't be punished for her unfortunate exercise of her 1st Amendment rights, but the parents of her students should be absolutely appalled that this woman is anywhere near their children and should either demand that she goes or their children go to another teacher.
Jamie

United States

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Wayne wrote:
She should stand up for her and the communities beliefs, if people do not like than move
Its awesome to stand up for what you believe in, but she did it in a cruel way. I am part of the community and I think that Mrs. Medley has the initial issue here and if SHE doesn't like it, SHE can move. Standing up for your beliefs and being downright MEAN when you realize you can't do a darn thing about it are totally different things.
Maybe I should say this....if people in the community don't like fair treatment of everyone here and want to break the law for a few that make them uncomfortable, they can move!
Cletus

Bloomington, IN

#6 Feb 15, 2013
Well I really feel like you shouldn't have any say about what goes on in that highschool, because you probably didn't complete it, considering you can't use the right "then". Idiot.
Here Kitty Kitty

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Feb 15, 2013
Wayne wrote:
She should stand up for her and the communities beliefs, if people do not like than move
This is deja vu all over again
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Her act of anti-american theocratic infiltation was ruled illegal by the United States Supreme court in 1948
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Still standing today we are protected by the 1948 United States Supreme Court McCollum vs Board of Education decision; 'separation means separation; not something less':
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We find that the basic Constitutional principle of absolute Separation was violated when the State of Illinois, speaking through its Supreme Court, sustained the school authorities of Champaign in sponsoring and effectively furthering religious beliefs by its educational arrangement.
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Separation means separation, not something less. Jefferson's metaphor in describing the relation between Church and State speaks of a "wall of separation," not of a fine line easily overstepped. The public school is at once the symbol of our democracy and the most pervasive means for promoting our common destiny. In no activity of the State is it more vital to keep out divisive forces than in its schools, to avoid confusing, not to say fusing, what the Constitution sought to keep strictly apart. "The great American principle of eternal separation" -- Elihu Root's phrase bears repetition -- is one of the vital reliances of our Constitutional system for assuring unities among our people stronger than our diversities. It is the Court's duty to enforce this principle in its full integrity.
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We renew our conviction that:
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"we have staked the very existence of our country on the faith that complete separation between the state and religion is best for the state and best for religion."
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If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, "good fences make good neighbors."
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Feed her to the lions
1st Amendment

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 15, 2013
Freedom of speech! Merica!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Feb 15, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
She shouldn't be punished for her unfortunate exercise of her 1st Amendment rights, but the parents of her students should be absolutely appalled that this woman is anywhere near their children and should either demand that she goes or their children go to another teacher.
I agree. Suppose a teacher said the same thing about black students, Jewish students, or other minority group ? Imagine teh protests ?

Why aren't Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton leading riots there ?!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Speaking of Jesse Jackson, his son is headed to the federal slammer, like so many of Illinois' pols, ya kno. What is wrong with the people of Illinois that they keep electing such bums ?!

Three out of teh last four Illinois governors went to teh federal slammer.

New York's Spitzer certainly should've gone. I was living there at teh time and remember when he quit. And now he's talking about running for office again in New York. The guy's a crook.

Before Spitzer became governor, he was New York's A.G. and was called "The Sheriff Of Wall Street". Amongst those he prosecuted was a dentist for Medicaid fraud. The dentist lost his practice because of the prosecution. The jury found the dentist not guilty of all charges. He sued the A.G.'s office, which Spitzer headed, and just teh other day, he was awarded MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in damages for malicious prosecution (which of course the taxpayers will have to pay for.

Spitzer violated numerous state and federal laws, but wasn't prosecuted they say because people felt that he had suffered enough by being the ONLY New York Governor ever to resign in scandal.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Feb 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Speaking of Jesse Jackson, his son is headed to the federal slammer, like so many of Illinois' pols, ya kno. What is wrong with the people of Illinois that they keep electing such bums ?!
Three out of teh last four Illinois governors went to teh federal slammer.
New York's Spitzer certainly should've gone. I was living there at teh time and remember when he quit. And now he's talking about running for office again in New York. The guy's a crook.
Before Spitzer became governor, he was New York's A.G. and was called "The Sheriff Of Wall Street". Amongst those he prosecuted was a dentist for Medicaid fraud. The dentist lost his practice because of the prosecution. The jury found the dentist not guilty of all charges. He sued the A.G.'s office, which Spitzer headed, and just teh other day, he was awarded MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in damages for malicious prosecution (which of course the taxpayers will have to pay for.
Spitzer violated numerous state and federal laws, but wasn't prosecuted they say because people felt that he had suffered enough by being the ONLY New York Governor ever to resign in scandal.
The gutter quality of persons running for public office is why government is infested with bozos
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We need to require an unusually high level of scholastic achievement (Like Obama) to qualify candidates for public service
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No more babbling morons allowed

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#12 Feb 15, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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The gutter quality of persons running for public office is why government is infested with bozos
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We need to require an unusually high level of scholastic achievement (Like Obama) to qualify candidates for public service
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No more babbling morons allowed
You're not running, huh ?

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DNF

““Be guided by principles..."”

Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#13 Feb 15, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
She shouldn't be punished for her unfortunate exercise of her 1st Amendment rights, but the parents of her students should be absolutely appalled that this woman is anywhere near their children and should either demand that she goes or their children go to another teacher.
I too don't believe she should be fired for what she said. But I do hope people take a close look at what she said and judge her accordingly.

In this particular article they included more quotes from her than I remember seeing. This is where I see her contradicting herself:

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, she added.It's the same thing with my special needs kids. I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.

When asked if the same goes for gays, Medley answered:No I honestly don't [think they have a purpose in life]. 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.

If she truly believes God puts people into her life for a reason then how can she then turn around and claim some of those people serve no purpose? Frankly I get the impression she teaches special Ed not so much for the children but to feed her Self Righteous ego.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Feb 15, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I too don't believe she should be fired for what she said. But I do hope people take a close look at what she said and judge her accordingly.
In this particular article they included more quotes from her than I remember seeing. This is where I see her contradicting herself:
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, she added.It's the same thing with my special needs kids. I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.
When asked if the same goes for gays, Medley answered:No I honestly don't [think they have a purpose in life]. 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.
If she truly believes God puts people into her life for a reason then how can she then turn around and claim some of those people serve no purpose? Frankly I get the impression she teaches special Ed not so much for the children but to feed her Self Righteous ego.
Suppose she said the same thing about black students, Jewish students, or other minority group ?

DNF

““Be guided by principles..."”

Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#16 Feb 15, 2013
Jamie wrote:
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Its awesome to stand up for what you believe in, but she did it in a cruel way. I am part of the community and I think that Mrs. Medley has the initial issue here and if SHE doesn't like it, SHE can move. Standing up for your beliefs and being downright MEAN when you realize you can't do a darn thing about it are totally different things.
Maybe I should say this....if people in the community don't like fair treatment of everyone here and want to break the law for a few that make them uncomfortable, they can move!
Here's what gets me. She isn't even part of the district she wants to interfere with.
For years I've watched conservatives pound away for more local control of districts. The religious conservatives get very touchy if someone from the outside tries to tell them how they should operate their school. Yet listen to the silence from them about her.
I suspect she's loving all this attention and doesn't care one bit about the trouble she's caused the Sullivan High School, the district and the students that go there. In fact I have seen several stories where students of the school are now being harassed because they go to that High School.
Ms Medley can claim she loves all people and make any other claims she wants about how good she is and how she's only thinking of the children. I'm not buying it.
She took the entire population of an entire school hostage in a district she doesn't work for or live in. And she sees nothing wrong in that.

DNF

““Be guided by principles..."”

Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#17 Feb 15, 2013
1st Amendment wrote:
Freedom of speech! Merica!
With freedom comes responsibility.

Do you think she has the right to interfere in a school district she doesn't work for or live in?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 Feb 15, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>With freedom comes responsibility.
Do you think she has the right to interfere in a school district she doesn't work for or live in?
Why not ? Democrats have been doing it for years.

DNF

““Be guided by principles..."”

Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#19 Feb 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Why not ? Democrats have been doing it for years.
so have you dear. In fact all of us here on Topix are trying to do just that. It isn't a Dems vs Repubs situation.

BTW your republican panty lines are showing under your Libertarian sack cloth dress again.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Feb 15, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>so have you dear. In fact all of us here on Topix are trying to do just that. It isn't a Dems vs Repubs situation.
BTW your republican panty lines are showing under your Libertarian sack cloth dress again.
Although I have voted for the Libertarian Party candidate in the past 5 POTUS elections, I have from time to time voted for Republican candidates.

However, since I began voting in 1976, I have NEVER voted for a Democrat. I KNOW if I did somethng like that, that my father, a former Republican committeeman, would be spinning in his grave at 2000 r.p.m.

DNF

““Be guided by principles..."”

Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#21 Feb 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Although I have voted for the Libertarian Party candidate in the past 5 POTUS elections, I have from time to time voted for Republican candidates.
However, since I began voting in 1976, I have NEVER voted for a Democrat. I KNOW if I did somethng like that, that my father, a former Republican committeeman, would be spinning in his grave at 2000 r.p.m.
Those panty lines are still showing.

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