A group of Indiana students, parents and a teacher say they want a separate prom that would ban gay students.
Members of the group and their
A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a separate 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. “We don’t agree with it and it’s offensive to us,” said Diana Medley.
Never mind that we all find Diana Medley offensive for her negative warped views.
Their idea is to create their own separate…traditional prom. Students say there are several others from their high school who agree, but are afraid to take a stand. This is of course not true. Those who hate are not afraid to stand up and shout it. They don’t have enough students at this Sullivan High School in Indiana who hate enough to make a stink about it, not to mention they’d be alienating some of their close friends in the process.
“If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe,” said student Kynon Johnson.
And now they want everyone to know where they stand.
“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, a local student. Is it me or did you notice the contradicting irony of that statement? I love her, but I do not accept who this Bonnie is.
But not all in the community think what they’re doing is right.
“We shouldn’t be condemning people, and that’s what judgement is. Christ came to save the people not to condemn them.”
Local man Jim Davis says we’ve all sinned…so why should gays be treated with less respect?
“Love them as a person. You don’t have to love what they do, because the gays may not love all the mistakes you make,” said Davis. Love what they do? Oh you mean fucking each other right?
is a special education teacher in town. She doesn’t believe anyone is born gay. Notice that Sullivan High School has a dangerously toxic woman running the special education unit there. Whoa!
“I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal,” said Medley. Diana Medley doesn’t specify what kind of life circumstances she is talking about that would propel someone to choose to love someone of the same sex knowing they would be open to ridicule, persecution and harm.
“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,” said Medley. What kind of homosexual students would dare go to a woman like Diana Medley with their problems? She’s the only one available?
“‘So the same goes for gays? Do you think they have a purpose in life?’ 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,” said Medley. Huh?
Several local pastors support the separate prom movement.
“Christians have always been prepared for a fight. Jesus gave us armor for the front, not the back; we’re not running anymore,” said Bill Phegley with Carlisle Church. What Bill Phegley of Carlisle Church doesn’t realize is that Jesus is also backing homosexuals since he created them as well. Bill Phegley unfortunately is a dumb hick in Indiana who don’t know much.
Others, on the other hand, think they’re casting stones… instead of spreading love.
“The feeling of being loved and belonging is universal,” said Davis.