Atheism news: The separation of church and state is being directly violated by an Ind. high school faculty member. Special education teacher Diana Medley is reportedly encouraging a group of students at Sullivan High School to discriminate against homosexual peers within their school by using scripture and references to the Christian deity. In fact, they are pushing for a "straights only" prom, which totally thrashes the spirit of equality -- and this is going on in a public school funded by tax dollars! This post (among many others) reported the travesty on Feb. 11, 2013 and since then the story has gone completely viral.
When Medley was asked about whether or not she felt homosexual students had purpose, her words were absolutely despicable of a public school faculty member, and indicative of just how open the discrimination and alienation of homosexuals are treated in public schools where religion is being promoted, unchecked. She said:
"No, I honestly don't (think homosexuals have a purpose in life). Sorry, but I don't. 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."
Notice how this public school teacher refers to her homosexual students as "its" when stating how they need to choose her ideal of "god," -- i.e., the Christian deity. Diana Medley and the parents of some students met at the Sullivan First Christian Church to discuss the banning of gay students from the public high school's prom. This is directly mixing church and state and it is federally illegal.
While supporters of equal rights for homosexuals and straights are paying attention to the hurt being spread by this woman, her group of students and their parents, it's important to not lose sight of the other bold problem with this situation. The problem is the fact that this school teacher is using her time on the government time clock to encourage a group of students to alienate another group of students while citing the Christian religion as a bases for this blatant discriminatory practice.