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Indiana high school wants 'straights only' prom

Posted by David Zimmerman  February 12, 2013 09:19 AM

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A group of students, along with some parents and a teacher, at Sullivan High School in Indiana, have started the process to organize their own prom…one that would exclude lgbt classmates.

"We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us," said Diana Medley, a special education teacher at the school. "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. (Yes, apparently the special education teacher at Sullivan high feel that special needs kids and lgbt kids are in the same category)

Medley continued, "I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal. 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." she said.

Apparently there is a group of students who agree with their teacher, including Kynon Johnson. "If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe," said Johnson. Another unnamed student went on to add "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."

At last one local man, also using the church as the basis for his argument, disagrees with the ‘separate prom’ group. "We shouldn't be condemning people, and that's what judgment is. Christ came to save the people not to condemn them." said Jim Davis. "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," he continued.

"The feeling of being loved and belonging is universal," said Davis.


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