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Y'know, folks... I'm often more than a little slow in the uptake.  My MOS is that, no matter what, I try to allow the furor over an issue to die down a bit before taking up a mantle of outrage, anger or just garden variety pissed-off-ed-ness.

However, this Sullivan High School “Traditional” prom business in Indiana — and specifically Diana Medley's statement to the media — has been bugging me for over a week now.  [It's at: ]

It took that long for me to be sure my gag reflex would not overcome me long enough to watch the video when Ms. Medley expressed in the rigid, unyielding terminology of the Krystyunists stating “sexual preference” and “I believe that it's a choice...” and “I don't agree with it...”  

It was the exasperated look at the reporter and her response when Ms. Medley was asked the disjointed question if she believes that “[the] person... do you consider them... [to] have some sort of purpose...?” that clinched it for me:  “I don't... I personally don't; I'm sorry, I just... I don't understand it.”  The woman began speaking from a superior point-of-view and her condescending attitude toward gay folk should NOT be allowed in the realm of vulnerable teenagers, capping her position with, “I just don't understand it.”  

Well, Shugah... You're NOT going to understand it if you don't even make an attempt to!  And no, you're NOT "sorry" as in making an apology.  In the South, we have another use for the word "sorry," as in "worthless"; this is what you have admitted yourself to be!  Where now, is YOUR "purpose"?  This is also what the Krystyunists do over and over and over:  They shut down all discussion with an “I don't understand it,” while conveniently omitting the rest of that sentence: “...and I'm not even going to try.”  That bugged me the most and will likely continue to bug me for a long time.  It's these Churchees who believe that Krystyun Right is the ONLY Right and “...don't worry, I'm going to teach you what I believe and, if you don't agree with it, you're going to Hell.  I don't care that this is a 'public' school, it's MY way or the HIGHWAY!”   Also, it's their delivery raises pity to an art form.  I wouldn't have known that had I not seen the video.  

Way back when, there was a [Big “C”] Christian, Saint Francis of Assisi, who entreated for God to:

...grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

It's one thing to not Get It... It's a whole 'nother thing to not even try.

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  •  it is this meme from fundamentalist Catholics (6+ / 0-)

    and Protestants alike that marriage is only for the purpose of procreation.  All sex should be in the context of marriage and then to make babies.  No fun allowed.

    Seems like these folks would want fertility tests for marriage licenses or deny marriage licenses for postmenopausal women.  Had a hysterectomy?  No marriage for you; had prostate surgery? Sperm count before you go before the judge.  Matter of fact with sperm counts falling, wonder how long before men would not be able to marry?  Would one lonely little sperm be enough for a license or would it take a couple of million for you to get a license.

    This prohibition on marriage except for procreation was thought up by a bunch of nomadic goatherds (tell your local bigot to look up Onan some, and not the generators) who also had a whole bunch of wives, concubines and slave girls to impregnate (a goatherd's job is never done).

    So does this silly lady, with her idea of being fruitful, mean I get to have concubines or at least a half dozen wives?  

  •  She is apparently on administrative leave (2+ / 0-)
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    chimene, mindara

    And prior to that her superintendant put out a statement

    Northeast superintendent Mark A. Baker published a statement Feb. 14 condemning Medley's views:

    I cannot emphasize enough the extent to which we are dismayed and disappointed with the statements made by a school employee who was expressing her own opinions as she attended a meeting outside of school or a school activity.

    And it should be noted, she is employed in a different district than the one with the high school holding the official open prom that some of the kids are threatening to boycott.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:38:00 PM PST

    •  And this probably doesn't really help (2+ / 0-)
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      Unfortunately, the media made it seem as if the church was behind the meeting and supported it.  And this is simply false.  All the church did was open its doors for the community members to meet
      After all this gay-banning news went viral, Dan Savage (founder of the It Gets Better campaign) got a hold of the information and posted a blog about it.  (He wasn’t that friendly, but I can’t say I don’t agree with the majority of what he said.)  In his expose, he posted the contact information of the church (MY church), assuming the church was in favor with the group.
      My mom’s voice is on the other end of that number
      Along with the phone calls came many other, terrible things.  The fax machine was printing a constant flow of gay pornography, to the point where they decided just to turn it off.  The staff’s inboxes were flooded with thousands of pornographic images and messages.
      Diana Medley didn’t have to deal with these images and messages and calls all day long.  Neither did any of those students who were so “appalled” at gays that they couldn’t stand to see them at their proms.  Nor the narrow-minded parents

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:44:49 PM PST

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