A few ignorant yahoos banded together in Indiana to stop gays from attending a high school prom. Ironically, the anti-gay witch-hunt was led by a witch (the bad kind of witch — wicked-style), Diana Medley, who is a special-education teacher at another area school who claimed allowing gay kids to attend the prom is “offensive to us.” Why she cared what happened at a school where she did not work is a mystery, other than the fact Medley appears to be a busybody with strong opinions on issues she knows virtually nothing about.
In her saccharine way, she played the concerned Christian card, saying she loved gay people, while comparing LGBT students to the special needs children that she teaches. (No offense to special needs kids who are great and don’t need a fool like Medley teaching them)
“It’s the same thing with my special-needs kids,” she said. “I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”
Asked whether gays and lesbians have any “purpose in life,” she replied:
“No, I honestly don’t. Sorry, but I don’t. I don’t understand it.”
So, a teacher on the school district’s payroll believes LGBT students aren’t worth a damn and should be ostracized and shunned from prom? This self-righteous crank needs to get canned as quickly as possible. She is a threat to the mental health and well-being of between 3%-10% of the district’s students. Let’s hope they also take away her pension and donate it to Dan Savage’s It Get’s Better project. There is simply no place for a small-minded, hatemonger who capitalizes on her position of relative power to stigmatize a group of students.
Fortunately, Medley’s crazy crusade isn’t gaining traction. The pastor of the church that hosted the original organizing meeting says the church doesn’t back her effort to throw a straights-only prom.
The movement began after Principal David Springer was asked to clarify whether same-sex couples would be allowed to take part in the traditional grand march before the prom, which is scheduled for April 27.
“Anybody can go to the prom,” Springer told NBC station WTHR of Indianapolis. “Of course, a girl could go out with another girl if they didn’t have a date or that was their choice.”
From Dan Savage: Diana Medley should be fired.