|Sleepy Little Sullivan|
I just looked up Sullivan. Here is the link to the wiki page. A little sleepy town of just over 4,000 people has found a way to put itself on the map. To put Indiana on the map. And not in a positive manner.
Look! You made the Huffington Post! Aren't you proud?
I find it interesting that the motto of this little town is "take time to care."
From the news you've made, you don't seem too caring to me.
Some of you more so than others.
A teacher of special education.
I don't know how anyone could have faith in her as a teacher after the public comments she has made. I am not saying she isn't entitled to her opinion and I do not judge Ms. Medley.
|"I don't agree with it." (Being gay.) "It is offensive to us."|
"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal," said special ed teacher Diana Medley. "Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them. It's the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason."
Asked if she thought gays also "have a purpose in live," Medley responded, "No, I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't."
This type of thinking has no place in our schools and this type of bigot has no place having any sort of influence over our children. She has every right to her bigoted opinion, but taxpayer money (which pays her salary) should not offer her a platform to spread her hate.
Dismiss Ms. Medley immediately.
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Read a letter from someone who has been there and still is...
(yes, similar to mine.)
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One question I have is "How do you define a "traditional" prom? Have you ever heard the saying "off like a prom dress?" Yup, shocking I know, but some students have sex on prom night. They also illegally drink alcohol. I would wager that some of the students attending the "traditional" prom might be about to become teen mommies and daddies. Is that o.k.? Because it is a guy and a girl?
This story out of Sullivan was upsetting to me on a personal level. But it also upset me because of the ignorance of it.
Last night Downton Abbey addressed the issue of being gay. I was a little surprised by that, but pleased with the way they handled it.
Today, I'm not too thrilled with the publicity my state has received. Take note, please: a small, small-minded town does not speak for all of us. And for the record, Ms. Medley, your comments are offensive to me.