Anti-Gay: Students Petition To Have Teacher Fired After She Publicly Speaks Out Against Gay Student Couples Attending Prom – “They Have No Purpose In Life”

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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 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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  • judy young

    Someone needs to give that idiot teacher a calendar as they show her the door while firing her. Its 2013, not 1913. Scary that a teacher whose position should yeild power & sway over young students minds has the mindset of a closeminded bigot. I shutter at the thought of any students she may have poisened already with intolerance. Bravo to the students & every one whose standing up & saying no more.

  • noladebby

    Good for her! Stand up for your convictions and never back down.

  • Teleny

    This woman is inappropriate and seems too ignorant to be a teacher. The people who discriminate against gays usually hate blacks, mixed race couples, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, etc.

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