I love the smell of bigotry in the morning


A group of bigoted concerned citizens, parents, and students in Sullivan, Indiana are protesting the inclusion of gay students in their high school’s prom festivities by hosting a straight-only prom of their own.

“We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals. But we don’t think it’s right, nor should it be accepted,” said one student. Because, naturally, the best way to demonstrate your love for the homosexuals is to exclude them from your straight party. And then brag about it on the local news.

My reaction would have been a sigh and disappointed shake of my head if it wasn’t for the fact that one of the bigoted concerned citizens is a special needs teacher at the school, Diana Medley. “We don’t agree with it and it’s offensive to us,” she said. “Homosexual students come to me with their problems,” she added, “and I don’t agree with them. But I care about them.”

WTWO news screencap

Offended teacher Diana Medley

I’m sure the homosexual students are really feeling that loving care right about now. Seriously, look at that face. It just reeks of love and stuff. She then went on to say:

“It’s the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”

Reporter Paige Preusse pressed her, asking: “So the same goes for gays? Do you think they have a purpose in life?”

She made the squikky face you see in the photo above then, totally missing the chance to redeem herself, said, “No. I honestly don’t. Sorry, but I don’t.”

It’s important to note that this little storm was set into motion because two girls wanted to go to the prom together. That’s right. This teacher is speaking out publicly, not against a general policy of the school where she currently teaches, but rather against two specific students – whom she cares about – who attend the school. Where she currently teaches. I don’t know about you, but if I were a parent of a student at Sullivan High School, I’d be working hard to see that this bigot was a former teacher, and that right quick.

About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of the novel Waiting For Spring and the co-host of Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran, an internet talk show that features interviews with authors and publishing professionals. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and currently writes, shoots, and edits episodes of the writer-centric YouTube show, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. View all posts by R.J. Keller

4 responses to “I love the smell of bigotry in the morning

  • Pam from the 'Box

    How can she help her students? No one will go to her with a problem now because they know she blabs to everyone. She needs to be fired…maybe she can volunteer her counciling services to a “Christitan” school.

    I would really like to be standing next to her at the Pearly Gates to hear what St. Peter says when they deny her entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven. Priceless!

  • kristentsetsi

    That’s a sorry “leader,” right there. I hate it when kids are forced into a position (as students) that requires them to be influenced by people like her.

  • Bill

    Maybe Sullivan, IN can open “separate but equal” lunch counters? This worked well in the South.

  • test

    Wow Fashion Square are up with the catwalk. Love the actual leather/ denim coat would search well on my chicken doo on the beach with Ibiza times

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