Indiana high school students want gay-free prom

Wed. February 13, 2013 9:28 AM by

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Sullivan, IN - Some students at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana are calling for a prom which excludes gay students.

Parents, students and faculty met on Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church to discuss plans for a separate prom.

"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," one student told NBC affiliate WTWO.

Diana Medley, a special education teacher, backed the plan, saying she believes being gay is a choice.

"We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us," Medley said.

"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal."

"Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them," she added. "It's the same thing with my special needs kids. I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason."

When asked if the same goes for gays, Medley answered: "No I honestly don't [think they have a purpose in life]. 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."

A petition calling on the school district to discipline Medley for her remarks has attracted nearly 14,000 signatures as of Tuesday night.

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