Meet Diana Medley (pictured), a special needs teacher in Sullivan, Indiana, who doesn’t like gay people. She’s one of a vocal minority of community members and students in Sullivan who are advocating for a gay-free prom. The small group congregated in a local church to hash out how to plan a “traditional plan” free of gay kids, and Medley led the charge.
“I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal,” said Medley, who clearly has a background in biology and genetics. She went on to stress that “homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don’t agree with them, but I care about them.” Who wants to bet that she won’t ever find a gay kid on her doorstep again. She then went on to equate gay people with special needs people, because of course.
Not deep enough in the hole yet, Medley went on to say that gay people have “no purpose” in life. “I don’t think so, I’m sorry, I don’t. I don’t understand it,” she said.
I’m sure it’s already making these kids feel just great about living in a town where adults feel it’s okay to openly protest their sexuality, but never fear, a few of the students also felt the need to show how threatened they are by The Gayness.
Sullivan, Indiana, high school student Bonnie McCammon has a lot of “Christian” feelings towards gay people, and said, “We love the homosexuals, but we do not condone what they’re doing.”
Appalled that a teacher employed by the Sullivan, Indiana, school system proudly and publicly discriminates against gay students? Us too. If you’re particualarly moved, you could contact Diana Medley directly. Or better yet, the principal at her school, Candace Fritz. Or hell, why not the superintendent and the school board? There’s even a Change.org petition you can sign. Every voice counts here, even (sorry Diana) the gay ones. [WTWO]