Students Rally Around Homophobic Pri...

Students Rally Around Homophobic Principal in Tennessee

There are 433 comments on the www.womanist-musings.com story from Mar 7, 2012, titled Students Rally Around Homophobic Principal in Tennessee. In it, www.womanist-musings.com reports that:

Dorothy Bond was a principal at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee, who recently received some very strong critique, after she allegedly told students that "if you're gay you're going to hell, and if you're pregnant, you're life is over." She allegedly further went on to threaten gay students who showed any form of affection with expulsion, because they are "not on God's path."

Tony Snipes, a parent of one of the Haywood students alleges that this was not the only incident of intolerance by Bond.

When this incident first occurred, there were parents and students who supported former principal Dorothy Bond. This support recently led to a sit-in, in which 300 students demonstrated their support for Ms. Bond.

The support of the clearly homophobic Bond is disturbing on so many levels. The fact that 300 students decided to demonstrate on her behalf, and a few took this issue to the ACLU, tells me that there is a real problem with homophobia in this community. Nothing Bond said was even remotely acceptable, and the damage was amplified because she chose to make these statements to impressionable youth.

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#434 Apr 4, 2012
Truth wrote:
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That is true.
Wow, that is very interesting!!!!
TN Public School Mom

Monroe, LA

#435 May 1, 2012
Okay, I understand I'm 100% sure I will receive backlash on my opinion, but never the less I'm going to share it.

Here's the wonderful thing about TN that most of you don't have a clue about. We have a huge say-so on what goes on in our children's lives. If you have a problem with something at school, there are many options. You report it to the school board, contact your local rep, home school your children, transfer their school, send them to private school, etc. Most of the parents here in west TN have the same opinions on homosexuality and we teach our kids from an early age the difference between right and wrong.

If you disagree with the words Mrs. Bond said, that's fine. Hopefully you have taken the time with your own children to empower them to make their own decisions on the subject.

I applaud Mrs. Bond and the students who supported her. At least they stood up for something they believe in, and that's a lesson many kids will never learn.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#436 May 1, 2012
TN Public School Mom wrote:
Okay, I understand I'm 100% sure I will receive backlash on my opinion, but never the less I'm going to share it.
Here's the wonderful thing about TN that most of you don't have a clue about. We have a huge say-so on what goes on in our children's lives. If you have a problem with something at school, there are many options. You report it to the school board, contact your local rep, home school your children, transfer their school, send them to private school, etc. Most of the parents here in west TN have the same opinions on homosexuality and we teach our kids from an early age the difference between right and wrong.
If you disagree with the words Mrs. Bond said, that's fine. Hopefully you have taken the time with your own children to empower them to make their own decisions on the subject.
I applaud Mrs. Bond and the students who supported her. At least they stood up for something they believe in, and that's a lesson many kids will never learn.
That's because you all marry your cousins down there so you're all related to one another.

(btw, do people in Tennessee know what "shoes" are yet ?)

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#437 May 1, 2012
TN Public School Mom wrote:
Okay, I understand I'm 100% sure I will receive backlash on my opinion, but never the less I'm going to share it.
Here's the wonderful thing about TN that most of you don't have a clue about. We have a huge say-so on what goes on in our children's lives. If you have a problem with something at school, there are many options. You report it to the school board, contact your local rep, home school your children, transfer their school, send them to private school, etc. Most of the parents here in west TN have the same opinions on homosexuality and we teach our kids from an early age the difference between right and wrong.
If you disagree with the words Mrs. Bond said, that's fine. Hopefully you have taken the time with your own children to empower them to make their own decisions on the subject.
I applaud Mrs. Bond and the students who supported her. At least they stood up for something they believe in, and that's a lesson many kids will never learn.
The wonderful thing about your children in Tennessee is that your son or daughter is usually your niece or nephew also, or on occasion, your sister or brother as well as being your kid! Saves on clothes buying, doesn't it?

Since: Mar 09

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#438 May 1, 2012
TN Public School Mom wrote:
Okay, I understand I'm 100% sure I will receive backlash on my opinion, but never the less I'm going to share it.
Here's the wonderful thing about TN that most of you don't have a clue about. We have a huge say-so on what goes on in our children's lives. If you have a problem with something at school, there are many options. You report it to the school board, contact your local rep, home school your children, transfer their school, send them to private school, etc. Most of the parents here in west TN have the same opinions on homosexuality and we teach our kids from an early age the difference between right and wrong.
If you disagree with the words Mrs. Bond said, that's fine. Hopefully you have taken the time with your own children to empower them to make their own decisions on the subject.
I applaud Mrs. Bond and the students who supported her. At least they stood up for something they believe in, and that's a lesson many kids will never learn.
Do you also applaud the students who stood up for what THEY believe in, "spoke truth to power" and opposed Mrs. Bond?

That TOO is a lesson many kids will never learn.

So, will your uniform be butternut this time, too?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#439 May 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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That's because you all marry your cousins down there so you're all related to one another.
(btw, do people in Tennessee know what "shoes" are yet ?)
Don't know, but they save a fortune in pumpkins at Halloween. They stick a candle into grandma's mouth, for she usually has so few teeth, and an orange complexion, that they all think she's a jack o'lantern.
TN Public School Mom

United States

#440 May 1, 2012
Wow, I also applaud your humorous attempts to get a rise from me. Sorry that I don't really care what you think of TN lifestyles, if it keeps people like you out of our state then its just fine with me :)

OH, I really didn't understand how it could save money on clothes, but then again I'm just a humble ole country girl...

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#441 May 2, 2012
TN Public School Mom wrote:
Wow, I also applaud your humorous attempts to get a rise from me. Sorry that I don't really care what you think of TN lifestyles, if it keeps people like you out of our state then its just fine with me :)
OH, I really didn't understand how it could save money on clothes, but then again I'm just a humble ole country girl...
how nice for you. Why don't you get your cousin/husband to cut the lawn and you may be surprised to find a car or two.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#442 May 2, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>how nice for you. Why don't you get your cousin/husband to cut the lawn and you may be surprised to find a car or two.
Of course, if they did find two cars, the cars woudn't have any wheels because they would all be on their home.

Lilith_SatansWho re

Since: Jul 11

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#443 May 11, 2012
TN Public School Mom wrote:
Okay, I understand I'm 100% sure I will receive backlash on my opinion, but never the less I'm going to share it.
Here's the wonderful thing about TN that most of you don't have a clue about. We have a huge say-so on what goes on in our children's lives. If you have a problem with something at school, there are many options. You report it to the school board, contact your local rep, home school your children, transfer their school, send them to private school, etc. Most of the parents here in west TN have the same opinions on homosexuality and we teach our kids from an early age the difference between right and wrong.
If you disagree with the words Mrs. Bond said, that's fine. Hopefully you have taken the time with your own children to empower them to make their own decisions on the subject.
I applaud Mrs. Bond and the students who supported her. At least they stood up for something they believe in, and that's a lesson many kids will never learn.
and i applaud gay children who are bullied and bring weapons to school and kill christrardo children like yours... sounds good to me

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#444 May 11, 2012
Lilith_SatansWhore wrote:
<quoted text>and i applaud gay children who are bullied and bring weapons to school and kill christrardo children like yours... sounds good to me
Oh, dear, that's a LITTLE harsh, my sweet. Weapons are never a good way to deal with things like that. As much as Chriztian zombie children disgust me, someone innocent might get hurt.

HOWEVER, I do like the proactive way they mom fought back. This finally got some attention to the problem.

Since: Mar 09

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#445 May 11, 2012
Lilith_SatansWhore wrote:
<quoted text>and i applaud gay children who are bullied and bring weapons to school and kill christrardo children like yours... sounds good to me
Whose side are you on? I mean REALLY!

Since: Mar 11

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#446 Oct 13, 2012
Gay Mom wrote:
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No, the bible doesn't say any such thing. It says "He who is without sin cast the first stone"....are you without sin???? I thought Jesus was the only one without sin?
BTW
Your bible has NOTHING to do with public schools OR civil law. Keep your hate IN your church where it belongs.
wow i think you jumped on the wrong person...that person was actually defending you from another fellow christian that was going overboard...maybe you should go back and read the posts

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