• Mon, Feb 11 2013

Special Ed Teacher Diana Medley Tries To Create ‘Traditional’ Prom With No Gay Kids

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Straight teens of America! Are you feeling oppressed by all the existing that LGBT kids have been allowed to do lately? Do you feel your heterosexual unions are threatened by the gay love next door? Are you sick and tired of your hoity toity “state” thinking it’s too good to be friends with your very important church? Indiana special ed teacher Diana Medley hears you, and she is taking action.

This molder of young minds has joined with other Christians in her community to call for a “traditional” prom in response to Sullivan high school’s gay inclusive policy for their regular prom. “We don’t agree with it and it’s offensive to us,” she told WTWO News.

She continued:

“I don’t believe they were born that way. I think life circumstances made them choose that. I think God made everybody equal… I have kids come to me because of their sexual preference. And they know I don’t agree with it, but care about you. And the same thing for special needs. God puts those people in our life for special reasons.”

She also thinks gay people have no purpose:

“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.”

Let me get this straight (no pun intended):

1.) Being gay is a naughty, naughty choice.

2.) Just like having special needs.

3.) Diana Medley agrees with neither the gay nor the special needs lifestyles.

4.) God put LGBT kids in our lives for special reasons, even though they have no purpose.

Makes sense to me!

Luckily, there is still a majority of citizens—Christian citizens, even—who think gay kids should be allowed to go to the prom. Says local man Jim Davis, ”We shouldn’t be condemning people, and that’s what judgement is. Christ came to save the people, not to condemn them.” What a godless oppressor!

Others have been less diplomatic. Writes Dan Savage:

“Let’s pause here to grieve for all the special education students in Sullivan, Indiana. Students with learning disabilities have it hard enough without getting stuck with a mentally challenged special ed teacher. You know else has it hard enough? I imagine queer kids growing up in Sullivan, Indiana, population 4,249, have it hard enough without having to watch shit like this on the evening news.”

Strong words. If I were party to those meetings, I might point out the essential hypocrisy of letting LGBT kids go to high school but not to prom. Isn’t that condoning the gay lifestyle and oppressing the straight kids, too? After all, you spend a heck of a lot more time at school than at prom. Do you even know how many gay cooties you could catch during that time?

In the end, the “traditional prom” will probably just serve to filter out all the small minded jerks no one wants at regular prom anyway. But if you are nonetheless aggrieved, you may contact Diana Medley here, or sign the Change.org petition here.

(Via The Frisky)

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  • http://twitter.com/Tobi_Is_Fab Nerdy Lucy

    What a horrid woman.

  • Uppity Woman

    Wow, talk about intolerance! You wanna make everyone like you? You wanna make everyone subject to your ideology? You’ve been so indoctrinated to think that you are right that you are incapable of even a ideological disagreement without character assasination and pure nastiness. When I demonstrated, first for civil rights (yes, I’m THAT old), and then for gay rights (because I’m a proud bisexual woman), it wasn’t with the intention for obedient attack bots who lack basic creative thinking skills to come and condemn people who are different.

    Tolerance does not mean everyone should agree with you and do things your way. It means learning to tolerate the differences between people and celebrate the commonalities. Crack a book young woman. Learn to think. Modern education whips the creativity and subersivness out of people. If you actually want to make the country and the world a better place, grow up and trying thinking outside the standard thought box for a change. You might be surprised and delighted with the you that emerges.

    You can’t force people to like us or to want to hang out with us. If your ideas are more powerful than someone else’s ideas, people will follow them using free will. If not, you’re nothing more than a mob inciter.

  • Lisa

    I’m somewhat (okay, really) horrified that this woman teaches special ed. I work in the developmental disability field, and have to say that she is definitely in the minority with stereotypical characteristics of people who work there. Wow…I don’t even know where to begin with all of the offensiveness.

  • disqus_vIQEpK8Gf6

    This link is an open letter response to this women. It was written by a man, who happens to be a teacher, from a nearby town. It is very well-written and I recommend everyone read it. http://jpatrickredmond.tumblr.com/post/42859468371/an-open-letter-to-diana-medley-of-sullivan-indiana

  • Maggie

    Ugh. I wonder if she realizes that there have probably been LGBT kids at every “traditional” prom in history, but bigots like her forced them to hide in the closet. I feel so sorry for the children she “teaches.”

  • Casey Jimenez

    Im gay i didnt choose to be this way so that teacher is crazy thinking she knoes about gay people she is a very hatefull person who should not be allowed to spread hate like she is doing. We have no purpose this bit*h needs help she is the one who has no purpose spreading hate. If she had said what she said in the uk she would have been sacked straight away so why is she still teaching? Sack her and let it be known to her we arent in the dark ages anymore its the 21st century sack the bi*ch and save those poor kids from her hate

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpatrickredmond J Patrick Redmond