Students, parents and faculty from Sullivan High School in Indiana are campaigning for a separate prom that would bar LGBT students from attending.
Since I can’t possibly explain in words why this would be a good idea, maybe you can decipher some reason from a series of ignorant comments made by the supporters of the so-called “traditional” prom proposal:
“If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe,” said Sullivan High School student Kynon Johnson.
“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,” said Bonnie McCammon, another student.
But students aren’t the only ones spreading bigotry and intolerance!
Among the supporters is Diana Medley, a special education teacher at a nearby school who does not believe anyone is born gay and is defending the plan for an alternate prom.
“I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal,” she said. “Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don’t agree with them, but I care about them. It’s the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”
When asked if she thinks gay people have a purpose in life, Medley said, “No, I honestly don’t. 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,” Medley told WTWO.
This actually makes me feel ill.
Do any of you attend this school or one nearby? Would love to hear from you about what’s going on over there.