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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:44 AM

Please Please sign this petition - Separate Prom for "Straights"

http://chn.ge/Y8xQjp - Petition

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students.

As NBC 2/My Wabash Valley is reporting, special education teacher Diana Medley is defending a group of Sullivan High School students who are arguing in favor of the alternate prom.

"Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them," Medley told the news station. "It's the same thing with my special needs kids; I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason."

When asked whether or not gay people have a "purpose" in life, Medley added, "No, I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't ... 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."

http://huff.to/Xy3N2U - Story

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Reply Please Please sign this petition - Separate Prom for "Straights" (Original post)
donheld Feb 2013 OP
Webster Green Feb 2013 #1
patrice Feb 2013 #2
The Second Stone Feb 2013 #3
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #4
Denninmi Feb 2013 #5
Cha Feb 2013 #6
HappyMe Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #8
HappyMe Feb 2013 #9
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #10
HappyMe Feb 2013 #11
donheld Feb 2013 #12

Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:07 AM

1. She is an evil woman.

This story is really disgusting.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:43 AM

2. Done. This really is not good. Teachers above all should NOT promote bigotry!

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:00 AM

3. I have hope for the next generation. Most younger people

know that this bigotry is hurtful and wrong. The sun is rising on a new America. An America that doesn't hate everyone different. And we are all better for it.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:41 AM

4. Done!!!

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:57 AM

5. Do I think bigots have a purpose?

Nope, except maybe as an example if what not to teach our kids.

Scary, this one is teaching kids.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:24 AM

6. Signed, Sealed, and Delivered! I said..

"Bigots have no place in our school system."

Thanks donheld

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:50 AM

7. How is it this woman is teaching kids?

What is she filling the kids' minds with?

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:41 AM

8. Hate and ignorance

 

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:44 AM

9. No doubt.

Makes me wonder how many more bonehead teachers like her are out there.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:16 AM

10. We are condemning the messenger when we should be condemning the message

 

I am not giving this teacher a pass, but is it not fair to say that she is simply expressing the same biblical beliefs we expose millions of children to every week in churches and religious homes?

The problem is not this teacher. The greater problem is that we, as a society, continue to embrace or tolerate Stone Age superstition within our culture. Consider the political conventions of both parties. I doubt that even a single speaker failed to pay homage to this same ignorance and hate. During President Obama's inauguration, he placed his hand upon the bible, thus signifying and affirming the special significance and validity of this evil book and abhorrent system of belief.

We welcome this depravity into our homes, we treat these beliefs with deference and respect in public, and even anti-theists like me tend to treat the peddlers of this garbage as though they were particularly wise and deserving of respect, so why then do we condemn this teacher? She is doing nothing more than voicing one thin flake of the ignorance contained within this system of belief. How DARE she voice an opinion from the book Obama just swore an oath on! How DARE she voice the same beliefs as the man we invited to speak at our convention or inauguration! How DARE she follow the same beliefs as the man preaching to us this last Sunday!

Given this, who is the hypocrite here?

I suggest that we are every bit as guilty as she is if we allow this garbage elsewhere in society without voicing our opposition.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:22 AM

11. I am not going to argue

about religion with you. You seem to have an ax to grind here.

She made the choice to blather her homophobia. It is possible to hold some belief in God and not be homophobic.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:17 PM

12. Needs 3000 more signers.

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