Today’s example of outright bigotry directed at homosexuals comes from Sullivan, Indiana. Sullivan, Indiana, take a bow!
Remember the good old days? When men were men, women were women, and the sheep were rightfully scared? Back when all the fine, upstanding white youth could attend their high school prom free of interruptions from those juvenile delinquent colored and Hispanic kids? Back when.. Wait a second… Sorry, I was looking a little too far into the past there. How about back when all the fine, upstanding straight youth could attend their high school prom free of interruptions from those sinful gay and lesbian kids? Well the good folks of Sullivan, Indiana remember those days (and probably the other, older days as well) and want to return to them. (And probably to the other, older days as well.) From Dispatches from the Culture Wars:
Fondly remembering the days when they attended whites-only proms, the “good” folks of Sullivan, Indiana would like to create a straights-only prom so they won’t have to put on ugly taffeta dresses and dance to lame music around any gay people.
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 a 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.
Diana Medley is a special education teacher. Read this next bit, think about it, then realize that she is a fucking teacher.
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.
Gays have no purpose in life. Teacher of the year candidate, I am sure.