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Parents at Indiana high school want a "traditional" prom with no gays allowed!

12:28 pm - 02/11/2013
A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a traditional 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 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.

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.

source: Wabash Valley News- has a video at source. Comments are, surprisingly, fairly good.
I like how the news station went with "Their idea is to create a separate...traditional prom." That ellipsis... hahahahaha.
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oumeoumai 11th-Feb-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
And I want a 600 million dollars. Can't always get what you want.
mickeym 11th-Feb-2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
A++
chaya 11th-Feb-2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
"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.

Glad to hear that gay kids and special needs kids are specially put here to be put in non-gay, non-special needs kids' lives.
fenris_lorsrai 11th-Feb-2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
No, read on the full quote, special needs kids are put here for a reason. Gay kids don't have a purpose.

she sounds like a real winner.
mollywobbles867 11th-Feb-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
"'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.

FUCK YOU!!!

"We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us," said Diana Medley.

shortsweetcynic 11th-Feb-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)

"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.




i think you need to re-examine your definition of the word "love".

i can't even comment on the rest of it yet. it's so fucking gross i'm getting through one sentence at a time and having to turn away and watch kittens on youtube.
bleakwinters 11th-Feb-2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, by equal you mean neurotypical and straight? And then we ~choose~? Shut the fuck up, you bigoted piece of shit.
redstar826 11th-Feb-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals

honestly, this is more annoying to me than the homophobia. If you are going to hate me, at least have the backbone to be honest about it.
pleasure_past 11th-Feb-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Pretty much this.

Also, I am sick of my sexuality being treated as something I do rather than something I am. SEXUALITY AND GENDER-IDENTITY DO NOT WORK THAT WAY. You can't "Love the sinner and hate the sin," because the sinner is the sin.

That said, here's hoping that the majority of the school doesn't agree with these assholes, and the queer kids have an awesome time at their bigot-free prom, while the bigots have a shit turn-out and a terrible evening with self-righteous adult busy-bodies hovering around to make sure they're being appropriately Christian. I know that's probably not what will happen, but a girl can dream, can't she?
endlos_schleife 11th-Feb-2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Everyone saying they love homosexuals and then says that they think they are sinning against god just needs to go away. Forever.
kyra_neko_rei 11th-Feb-2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yes.

A, this is not love. B, stop it, if this is how you show love, I don't want any from you.

Argh.
aviv_b 11th-Feb-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, they want a 'traditional' prom, do they?

Oh good, let's make sure at least two attendees pass out drunk, and perhaps we can give bonus points for one case of alcohol poisoning. And while we are at it, let's make sure four young ladies get pregnant, because using birth control would mean they were 'bad' girls.

What? Not traditional enough for you?

Ok, let's not forget some illegal drug use, and some non-consensual sex. And for a grand finale, maybe we can have a driving while intoxicated car crash, and a few dead teens.

Seriously, it's a stupid party for all of the senior class, and that means gay students as well as straight students. And for parents who seem to think that treating all of the class with respect is somehow damaging to their precious little children, all I can say is, you obviously are doing an awesome job raising your kids to be narrow minded bigots. Well done!
shortsweetcynic 12th-Feb-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
a+ comment.
abiding 11th-Feb-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
IDEK where to start commenting with these clusterfuck statements...

angelofdeath275 12th-Feb-2013 04:03 am (UTC)
i kinda hate how i think haythem is attractive
zinnia_rose 11th-Feb-2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, fuck all these people. If you don't want to see gay people at prom, you're the one who should stay home.
moonshaz 12th-Feb-2013 12:37 am (UTC)
Ding ding ding ding.... we have a winner, folks!!!
thecityofdis 11th-Feb-2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
oh, fuck all of these people, seriously. i can't even start because they really should just fucking choke.
tabaqui 11th-Feb-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Jayzus. Joining the chorus of 'fuck everyone'. These people suck.
corbyinoz 11th-Feb-2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
You do know the 'gay' prom is going to be sooooo much better.

You know, every time I think I need to dial down my hatred for Christian attempts to run everyone's lives, something like this happens.
boogans 11th-Feb-2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
"'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."

Yes you're such heroes, kicking those who are already down. Bunch of badasses, ya'll are.

Fucking pathetic pieces of shit.

Edited at 2013-02-11 10:54 pm (UTC)
kyra_neko_rei 11th-Feb-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
Given how often such churches and such Christians turn away from gay people, this is not the most brilliant metaphor, either.
mickeym 11th-Feb-2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
Wow. Diana Medley managed a two-fer with her comment about special needs kids and gay kids. Maybe she should've tried to include PoCs or different (non-Christian) religions, too?

Ugh. Stupid, narrow-minded people raising more stupid, narrow-minded people. It's fucking 2013. Why is any of this still an issue?
eversofar 11th-Feb-2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason

hm, i have yet to find the reason God put homophobes in my life.
vulturoso 12th-Feb-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
I love that these people are basically telling god he's wrong, too.

HEY GOD I KNOW YOU CREATED US IN YOUR IMAGE BUT YOU REALLY FUCKED UP ON THIS BATCH SO WE'RE GOING TO TREAT THEM LIKE MASSIVE SHIT.

He probably wouldn't be too cool with that, IMO.
kyra_neko_rei 11th-Feb-2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
"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.

The definition of hypocrisy in one sentence. This is not what I would call 'love.'

"'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.

What, you need a purpose in life to get into the prom? And here I thought its purpose was to dance and have fun, hopefully with a love interest. In any case, it's not anyone's place to say whether other people have a purpose or not. That's just disgusting.

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.

A sexual orientation is not a religion! There are gay Christians, there are straight non-Christians, and I find myself very curious at what this person would think if a gay Christian chose to become a straight Atheist. Would zie call that better or worse?
moonshaz 12th-Feb-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Her shriveled little brain would probably explode! /would buy a ticket to watch
kyra_neko_rei 11th-Feb-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Also: It's a prom, not a knock-up party.
kittenmommy 11th-Feb-2013 11:37 pm (UTC)

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.

Ah, the IRL version of "The Lurkers Support Me In E mail", I see.

Let them have their own prom elsewhere (and not sponsored/condoned by the school or using school funds/facilities). The non-bigots and the gay kids can all have fun together at the real prom... they'll have more fun without the assholes there anyway!
234_am 11th-Feb-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
i didn't attend prom because of my gay boys. the football playas had problems.
we danced, rode in a limo, and had a fantastic time.

if you can't join 'em, fuck 'em.

NO MADONNA AT YOUR STRAIGHT PARTY
iolarah 11th-Feb-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
"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.

The second half of that statement contradicts the first. JSYK, local student.
vulturoso 12th-Feb-2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Hey I hear Bigoted Asshole High (go fightin' WASPs!) is having a traditional prom - you guys should attend that one.
glamoursnipe 12th-Feb-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
"'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.

But you're just infested with purpose, ain'tcha? If I had as much purpose as you, I'd never leave the house.

Next they'll be wanting to fine or imprison straight parents for having gay kids.
karma_aster 12th-Feb-2013 12:42 am (UTC)
Wow. Way to show Christ-like behavior and true Christian love there, kids.
fm_gatekeeper 12th-Feb-2013 01:08 am (UTC)
I hate it when people like this go on about how much they love "the gays." Like, a) no and b) which gays? We are not some conglomerate you can ~love~ because of the principle of the thing; we're living fucking beings and we're all fucking different.
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