Indiana teacher suspended over anti-g...

Indiana teacher suspended over anti-gay remarks

There are 161 comments on the The Republic story from Feb 20, 2013, titled Indiana teacher suspended over anti-gay remarks. In it, The Republic reports that:

An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher's comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspended the woman Wednesday.

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Since: Mar 11

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#1 Feb 20, 2013
GOOD!!! She needs to be fired, though.
David Traversa

Argentina

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
GOOD!!! She needs to be fired, though.
Agreed .. But where would the pathetic moron go ?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#3 Feb 20, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
GOOD!!! She needs to be fired, though.
Oh, but remember....."freedom of speech"! What the most loud need to remember....with speech, comes repercussions. Speak your mind...live with it. I

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#4 Feb 20, 2013
ha ha ha biatch.. your hae speeh caused an unsafe conditon for you... GOOD!!!
Brian

United States

#5 Feb 20, 2013
Some country we live in where a teacher gets suspended for speaking the truth. Sad, very sad.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Feb 20, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
GOOD!!! She needs to be fired, though.
I agree.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#9 Feb 20, 2013
Brian wrote:
Some country we live in where a teacher gets suspended for speaking the truth. Sad, very sad.
It wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings if you decided to abandon this country for a less sad one. It sounds like Iran or Libya might make you happier.

Truth can be proven. Prove that gay people have no purpose in life. The hundreds of families that have received tens of thousands of dollars from Ellen Degeneres might disagree with you. The people who have enjoyed the music of Elton John for decades would probaby disagree. The thousands of children that were abandoned by their straight parents, and adopted by a loving gay family, would disagree.

This woman didn't speak any truth. She only spoke her own narrow-minded, shallow, hateful opinion. Any teacher who tells students that they have no purpose in life SHOULD be suspended. She has no business being a teacher.
David Traversa

Argentina

#10 Feb 20, 2013
Brian wrote:
Some country we live in where a teacher gets suspended for speaking the truth. Sad, very sad.
If that's what you call the truth then .. what has veracity come to mean ? She was challenged to a debate and even the audience was shocked by her stupidity and emptiness .. nothing but big words the meaning of which she was hard pressed to make sense of , let alone explain coherently .. A shameful incident , all too common nowadays ..

Since: Aug 08

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#11 Feb 20, 2013
So was Medley actually the one suspended?

Since: Jul 10

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#14 Feb 21, 2013
I see a lot of outsiders are blowing up TOPIX about Diane Medley's comments and seem to be in shock of how backwards this town is. I would encourage all young people to leave here as quickly as you can and let this town die in the withering wind never to be revived.
TheTroll Stopper

Roanoke, VA

#15 Feb 21, 2013
WarLord wrote:
Homophobes are such vulgar little animals.
There, fixed that for you. You're welcome.
The Outsider

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 21, 2013
bigmatthehobo wrote:
I see a lot of outsiders are blowing up TOPIX about Diane Medley's comments and seem to be in shock of how backwards this town is. I would encourage all young people to leave here as quickly as you can and let this town die in the withering wind never to be revived.
Hey, I am an outsider. Just checking because of the news out of Indy. You think you got it bad, check out the east side of Indiana, Connersville. Now that town is happening.

Since: Mar 09

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#17 Feb 21, 2013
I wish our "friends" would stop giving all of us a bad name by these "aggressive e-mails".
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Feb 21, 2013
Brian wrote:
Some country we live in where a teacher gets suspended for speaking the truth. Sad, very sad.
Teachers are not allowed to bully students

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#19 Feb 21, 2013
There's a lot more to her comments than just the "no purpose in life" bit. Here are the other comments she made, all equally offensive, misguided, and pathetic:

“We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us,” Medley told NBC affiliate WTWO.

“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.”

Ugh. And she teaches special needs students! May her god take her out of the lives of young people.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#20 Feb 21, 2013
WarLord wrote:
Nothing worth repeating.
Lying little cowards who are too afraid to register are below contempt.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#21 Feb 21, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed .. But where would the pathetic moron go ?
Probably quaking in her Payless boots in some double wide trailer. What pisses ME off is that she is still taking home her paycheck, while sitting on her intolerant ass and watching soap operas and eating bon bons.

It's too bad it has come to actual threats on her lame ass person, but now she knows how it feels to be afraid and reviled. How many gay kids have been scared for their lives due to haters? Let her think on it and maybe develop a little human compassion for others. I'm afraid her teaching days are OVER, unless she moves to Uganda or Iran where her bronze age beliefs will be embraced.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#22 Feb 21, 2013
qwerty26 wrote:
There's a lot more to her comments than just the "no purpose in life" bit. Here are the other comments she made, all equally offensive, misguided, and pathetic:
“We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us,” Medley told NBC affiliate WTWO.
“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.”
Ugh. And she teaches special needs students! May her god take her out of the lives of young people.
I wonder if Jesus is going to pay her bills now?

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#23 Feb 21, 2013
WarLord wrote:
Only reason gays adopt little children is so they can lend them out to be molested by their gay friends.
Elton John and Ellen Degeneres are a couple sickos and the only reason rich homosexuals give money to poor people is so they can revel in their own self glorification by having their names announced on television.
Wow, there are some slanderous kooks out there.

Are you their king, or their jester?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#24 Feb 21, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, there are some slanderous kooks out there.
Are you their king, or their jester?
For someone like that hater to even dream up such disturbing scenarios says far more about HIM than us. I cannot even fathom such hate and scary tendencies! I hope he is NOT holding any guns at home, but somehow, anyone that paranoid will be the next mass shooting we must endure in some theater or restaurant or school.

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