Students Protest To Have Teacher Fired For Banning Gay Couples From Prom
A teacher at an Indiana high school has caused an uproar in her small community. Prom season is approaching and although this particular high school has never before discouraged same-sex couples from attending the prom, the teacher says this year should be different.
via Fox News
A small Indiana community best known for its parks and corn festival has become the center of a national discussion about intolerance over a group’s plans to host a “traditional” prom that bans gay students.
Residents and officials in Sullivan, a city of about 4,200 near the Illinois border, are scrambling to escape the uncomfortable spotlight cast when a teacher supporting the “traditional” prom for Sullivan High School said she believes people choose to be gay and that gays have no purpose in life.
“I just … I don’t understand it,” Diana Medley, referring to gays, told Terre Haute television station WTWO.
The comments by Medley, a special education teacher in a neighboring school district, have gone viral and sparked online campaigns to have her fired. A petition on Change.org calling for her dismissal had generated more than 17,500 signatures from as far away as the United Kingdom as of Thursday, and a Facebook page supporting a prom that includes all students had more than 27,000 likes.
Do you think this teacher should be fired for her comments?
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