Group of students and parents wants to ban gays from Indiana high school prom

Feb 11, 2013 Full story: news.yahoo.com 122

It’s not clear exactly how many gays and lesbians are currently roaming the halls of Sullivan High School in rural Sullivan, Indiana. Nevertheless, a group of students and parents doesn’t want a single one of them at the high school prom this year.

On Sunday, the students and parents met along with a smattering of other community members at the Sullivan First Christian Church, reports WTWO, the NBC affiliate in Terre Haute. They want to raise money for a separate, “traditional” prom that only allows heterosexuals.

Sullivan High School itself presumably would not be involved with a prom that bans certain students from attending. The participating students believe there is a large contingent among the 600 or so students at Sullivan High School who agree with them. They say those students are fearful of speaking out as they now have.

“If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe,” letter jacket-wearing student Kynon Johnson told WTWO. “We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don’t think it’s right nor should it be accepted,” Bonnie McCammon, another student, added.

Diana Medley, a local special education teacher, told the station that many locals are offended by homosexuality. Medley, who believes everyone is born straight, disapproves of homosexuality. “We don’t agree with it and it’s offensive to us,” the straights-only prom advocate said. Medley was asked if she thinks gay people “have a purpose in life.” “No I honestly don’t. Sorry, but I don’t. I don’t understand it,” the special education teacher answered. “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.”

Several local pastors also endorse the movement for a separate prom. Full Story
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Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#1 Feb 11, 2013
So they met at the Sullivan First Christian Church to plan their malice. How nauseatingly appropriate.

Since: Feb 13

London, KY

#2 Feb 11, 2013
I think this is foolish. I am a gay teen myself. If I could change myself to be "Normal" I would. It is a choice hunny.. It's not my fault I like boys. Okay? So.. yea
LILITH Satans who-re

Seattle, WA

#3 Feb 11, 2013
Well you know christians have always been known for their love and acceptance of others

OK I just puked in my mouth on that one

I just hope when I grow up I too can be christian, so I will fully know how to hate
Brian

Houston, TX

#4 Feb 11, 2013
Just another display of how christians have no idea of reality.

Religion surely is the scourge of the planet.
Happy Anniversary 1913

Dalton, MA

#5 Feb 11, 2013
What a brilliant idea. Send them packing to Ashkezar with the rest of those that hijacked Judaism.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Nothing brings out the festivity of prom like exclusion and hate.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#7 Feb 11, 2013
These people need to put their kids in private schools or shut the hell up.

Since: Feb 13

London, KY

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Tony C wrote:
These people need to put their kids in private schools or shut the hell up.
Foreallll

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#9 Feb 11, 2013
Well too bad its a public school ! Get over it. The quote "I am offended by homosexuality and disapprove of it" well lady I am offended by bigots and wholly disapprove it. Thats why they have private schools.

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Kittens13 wrote:
I think this is foolish. I am a gay teen myself. If I could change myself to be "Normal" I would. It is a choice hunny.. It's not my fault I like boys. Okay? So.. yea
Well I am gay I consider myself "normal" It's not a choice. I have no choice in the matter. I love my life I have an abundance of friends and no problems with dating I never had a problem with confrontations you don't like my lifestyle keep walking I may not like yours either.
The Balfour Declaration

Dalton, MA

#11 Feb 11, 2013
Because of the tax code and our special relationship with some far off land and the military industrial complex built to defend them most people cannot afford private schools. Let alone anything else. It's amazing how blissful gays can be.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#12 Feb 11, 2013
The Balfour Declaration wrote:
Because of the tax code and our special relationship with some far off land and the military industrial complex built to defend them most people cannot afford private schools. Let alone anything else. It's amazing how blissful gays can be.
It's not our problem if bigots can't afford private schools. Just like it wasn't our problem if racists couldn't afford it in the 60's.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#13 Feb 11, 2013
When I first heard this, I thought it must be a joke, and I'm still not convinced that this is a true story. It's hard to fathom a group of people who feel so strongly that they would set up a separate prom.

If this is christianity in action, I want nothing to do with it.

I feel particularly sorry for the closeted gay kids that will be attending the "straights only" prom.
Happy Anniversary 1913

Dalton, MA

#14 Feb 11, 2013
God Tony? You really do suck don't you?
Happy Anniversary 1913

Dalton, MA

#15 Feb 11, 2013
qwerty26 wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought it must be a joke, and I'm still not convinced that this is a true story. It's hard to fathom a group of people who feel so strongly that they would set up a separate prom.
If this is christianity in action, I want nothing to do with it.
I feel particularly sorry for the closeted gay kids that will be attending the "straights only" prom.
That's what the democratic party is all about. Stereoyping a group of people from everybody else.
Happy Anniversary 1913

Dalton, MA

#16 Feb 11, 2013
The tax code must go.
David Traversa

La Rioja, Argentina

#17 Feb 11, 2013
Another group of very thoroughly brainwashed people .. Educational systems need to get rid of the ghosts that rule their lives.. There's no excuse ( or use ) for them anymore ..

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#18 Feb 11, 2013
These hater kids are in for one great big surprise in store for them when they head out to the real world. They spout their hate crap to the wrong person and they'll get decked or severely ostracized by their peers.

Love the haters, hate the hate is the new Gay manifesto.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#19 Feb 11, 2013
I hope the Supreme Court is paying attention...

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#20 Feb 11, 2013
While I think this is deplorable, many people here forget that just a few short years, ago, this proposal was not only reasonable, but was common sense to most people.

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