Special Ed. Teacher tries to prevent gay students from attending prom

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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.

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.

"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 a local student.

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.

Diana Medley is a special education teacher in town. She doesn't believe anyone is born gay.

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

"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 Madley.

"'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.

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.

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.


This story has been blowing up all over the place and has even made it to sites like Gawker and TIME. What is especially saddening to me is that a teacher is one of the main forces behind this. Fortunately, most of the people in the area are opposed to this movement and have started a real opposition to it, including contacting the school corporation and starting a petition.

(Here's the petition)
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It's funny cuz at prom all the girls pretty much dirty dance with eachother.
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does that special ed teacher think the down syndrome kids she helps chose that lifestyle too?
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Might as well make a "separate but equal" prom for the black kids while you're at it.
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As long as they create a separate but equal prom for the homosexual students I don't see a problem.


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"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.


AMEN!
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Can't they all just get along. And whats a party without gays anyway, aren't they always the life of the party.
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If I read that correctly, the anti-gay people want their own prom that the gays can't go to, but the normal, school sponsored prom is all inclusive?

If that's the case, let the gay-haters throw their own prom. Let them waste their own time and money on it, and watch when no one shows up at it.
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There's nothing gayer than prom, so just let them have their fun.
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bout time somebody stood up to all these librel queers gaying up my america
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"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal," said Medley.

"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 Madley.



So people choose to be disabled or mentally handicapped? Pick your own genetic mutation on the way in.
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Didn't read article, tbh, but I think even I have a problem with this. I mean, can't you go to prom by yourself anyways? So how does something private such as sexual orientation have anything to do with it?
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we love the homosexuals


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THAT is the problem.
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Michigan, always being.. Michigan.
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Pff. As if they're missing anything.


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Michigan, always being.. Michigan.

Being the better but more poor Indiana.
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Being the better but more poor Indiana.

I've never been to Michigan, but I have heard that most of it is really pretty. And has a lot of good spots to fish. I'd love to go fish for pike up there sometime.

Indiana is pretty well off financially, if I remember my news correctly. I think it is, fiscally, the envy of many states.
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I've never been to Michigan, but I have heard that most of it is really pretty. And has a lot of good spots to fish. I'd love to go fish for pike up there sometime.

Indiana is pretty well off financially, if I remember my news correctly. I think it is, fiscally, the envy of many states.

That's because you ****s don't plow your roads in the winter. I would know, I work down there


But yeah, the scenery in MI is gorgeous, and you're never far from a body of water.
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We do not hate anyone, we just don't want them near us. We wouldn't want the queer to rub off.

Edit: Lake Michigan almost killed my brother and I this summer when we were dumb enough to swim too far out on a day with some huge undertow/waves. Lake Indiana never did that to us. So Indiana>Michigan
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That's because you ****s don't plow your roads in the winter. I would know, I work down there


But yeah, the scenery in MI is gorgeous, and you're never far from a body of water.

I'll get the Governor on the phone and tell him to take care of the roads so that MI drivers don't have any more excuses

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Lake Michigan almost killed my brother and I this summer when we were dumb enough to swim too far out on a day with some huge undertow/waves. Lake Indiana never did that to us. So Indiana>Michigan

A solid argument.
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So Indiana>Michigan


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The entire midwest (I think that's where all these obscure states are located) is an abyssal hellscape.

OT, what a sickening woman. Someone like that should not be working with children and teenagers. I can't believe she's using her special ed. students as a platform for her homophobia.
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So we can all agree that the people in OP are dumb and Indiana>Michigan?

You have no right to butt in, your state honestly believes that they look like a hand too.
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I'll get the Governor on the phone and tell him to take care of the roads so that MI drivers don't have any more excuses


A solid argument.

Don't even get me started on IN drivers. Nearly every near accident I have been in, in my own state, is because I was cut off by an Indiana driver. Not to mention your road system is illogical as **** (though that may be the local areas near me and not the state, so that one can slide).
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You have no right to butt in, your state honestly believes that they look like a hand too.

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As long as they create a separate but equal prom for the homosexual students I don't see a problem.


For all you guys taking this quote seriously, it's a reference to Jim Crow laws. It's satire, almost.
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