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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:04 AM

Sullivan, Indiana, Students Want "Traditional Prom", Gays Banned

Source: WTWO-TV

A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a traditional prom that bans gays.

NBC 2's Paige Preusse reports how Sullivan High School says there's nothing legally they can do to allow it... several students and parents are taking matters into their own hands.

Several parents, students, and others who believe gays should be banned from the Sullivan High School prom met Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church.

... Several local pastors support the seperate prom movement.

Read more: http://mywabashvalley.com/fulltext?nxd_id=292862

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:05 AM

1. I hope this ends up being their gayest prom EVER! n/t

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:07 AM

2. I'm betting blacks would be unable to attend tradition prom as well. Are they also non-traditional?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:57 AM

10. Excellent point. n/t

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:23 AM

11. from a couple of visits to Indiana I thinking that wouldn't be problem

for many of these folks unfortunately, not everyone in Indiana is a homophobic or racist bigot by any means though

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:22 AM

3. Jesus

Just as Indiana was making progress by deep-sixing that Tea-Party nut Richard Sourcock - they elect the doofus Mike Pence as the gubner - and now this.
The good people of Sullivan can expect a visit from the ACLU very soon.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:28 AM

4. I Have a Simple Solution. Cancel Prom Completely. See How Popular these Kids...

and their parents are then. I doubt the school has any obligation to hold a prom.

Let the homophobes have their "Traditional" prom - of course not on any school or public property. I bet they won't be able to cover the cost of renting a hall, sound system, and decorations. At least I hope not so that they won't be able to have their little affair. Of course, some church or wealthy homophobe will probably come through and fund it for them.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:41 AM

5. I love Sullivan County Lake,

but I don't care for this bullshit!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:43 AM

6. Okay, so they're meeting at Sullivan First Christian Church..

then it would seem appropriate for them to review everything Jesus said about homosexuality, and make their decisions accordingly.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:45 AM

7. Better get used to it, bigots: the days where these attitudes are going to be acceptable *anywhere*

are rapidly coming to an end, and good riddance to this hateful rubbish that has so long consigned our LGBT friends, neighbors, and family members to second class citizenship.

It is that simple.

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Response to apocalypsehow (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:33 AM

13. Yep, thankfully these times are a changing ...

And, as you say: It is that simple.

Although, it garners much pain for those who are presently sidelined by the bigotry.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:52 AM

8. Ugh. That special ed teacher needs a talking to.

I hope she doesn't spout her garbage to kids at school. She could damage children terribly.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:20 AM

9. so gays aren't welcome to the drugs, booze, and cheap sex of the hetero prom crowd? nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:26 AM

12. sad really sad not only are they fearful bigots they also

much like other right wingers they try to make themselves out to be victims of some sort

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:44 AM

14. disgusting

The special ed teacher should NOT be counseling anyone

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:58 AM

15. Sullivan isn't exactly a bastion of diversity

The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan,_Indiana

I wonder who else they want banned

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