Sullivan County Residents Call For Prom Banning Gays

A group of supporters met over the weekend to plan a separate "traditional prom" for Sullivan High School students that would prohibit gays from attending.

Southwest School Corporation Superintendent Chris Stitzle says the school plans to go on with its April 27 prom as planned.

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Southwest School Corporation Superintendent Chris Stitzle says the school plans to go on with its April 27 prom as planned.

Some parents, students and clergy in Sullivan County want a separate high school prom banning gay and lesbian students.

A group of supporters met over the weekend to plan a separate “traditional prom” for Sullivan High School students that would prohibit gays from attending.

Southwest School Corporation Superintendent Chris Stitzle says the school plans to go on with its April 27 prom as planned.

“We always let all of our kids to attend,” Stitzle says.  “We encourage them to attend. We want them to attend. We‘ve always prided ourselves on treating everyone with pride and dignity and that‘s what we plan to do.”

Stitzle said the school district does not support the group pushing for a separate prom.

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  • ldfrmc

    Very poor reporting. Did “some parents, students and clergy” meet in a church? Did a member of that church say “gays have no purpose?” Did she say “gays should choose God…they were not born that way.”?

    Are the Southwest Schools public or private? It the school a public school or a church?

    Very poor reporting. As bad as the Indiana legislature – they would rather not talk about it this year.

  • http://twitter.com/tedleew ted whitford

    And, these gay people need help, and they have prayer to help them choose the right way. The teacher involved wasn’t even a teacher at Sullivan HS. She teaches Spec. Ed of all things, like the mentally challenged need a hate monger for a teacher, at North Central, (Farmersburg). The Pastor at this so called church said today that he has nothing to do with the boy girl only prom. Two girls want to be introduced together at the Grand March before the prom. That’s it. Nothing more. Some nickle and dime cretin spec ed, holier than thou hater evangelical moron just wants 15 mins of fame. You got it now go crawl back under the rock from which you came.

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