My work is in antibullying and encouraging people to celebrate what they have in common while celebrating their diversity. I promote education, understanding, and respect. Your interview, in my opinion, works against that progress we have made. As a teacher, your job is to promote love, kindness, and to teach tolerance. Your interview only further promotes a position of discrimination and “separate but equal” which just does not work in this country.
While you have the right to your opinion, which is a freedom that we all have thanks to living in the United States, I have to respectfully disagree with you. LGBT men and women are faced with the same challenges that the human experience brings our heterosexual brothers and sisters. We work hard, we contribute to our communities, and we do our very best to live and let live. It is your position, that would leverage the Bible to promote hate rather than love, that causes young men and women all over the world to take their own lives — or worse, it encourages others around them to bring them physical and mental harm.
Being that you work with special needs children, you of all people should know the harmful affects of bullying. It makes me sad that you cannot see the similarities simply because the person being bullied or separated from the rest of the community happens to fall in love with or be attracted to the same sex. This is nothing unique to the human species; if you took a moment to understand nature, you would see that it exists in all of the animal kingdom."
Excerpted from “An Open Letter Regarding the Gay-Banned Prom,” written by the Friend Movement’s Ronnie Kroell and addressed to special education teacher Diana Medley, who says LGBT people have no purpose in life. This is one of many excellent responses to the debate over some Sullivan High School students and parents campaigning for a no-gays-allowed prom. Another is from the school’s principal, David Springer, who has simply said that “anybody can go to the prom.” (via gaywrites)
I actually just had a conversation in my head on my walk back to my room. My argument against a religious man was “God did not write the bible, WE DID. And according to the word of god, all who are born are born with sin. So technically the bible was written by sinners and if that is the case then that book is definitely not accurate or holy in any sense. Does that make any fucking sense? Why does it matter who I love or who you love? It just matters that we love. If you are going to preach the word of god, then preach it with God in mind.” Amen.