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Homophobic Mississippi School District Cancels Prom out of Spite

Posted in Observations by Captain Optimistic on March 11, 2010

Straightforward story.  The little  school district that could discriminate but couldn’t handle queer folk at a school prom decided to just cancel it.  Here is the story.  I found the comments section to be rather fun:

I am sick to death of these “special individuals”, with “special needs” keep ruining it for the rest of us who are healthy minded, law abiding individuals.

Just say “NO” to this negative behavior, what is wrong with the truth?

Check out some of the replies!

omg, i totally agree! these special individuals who insist that everyone be *just like them* with their special need of having everyone be *just like them* keep ruining it for the rest of us who are healthy, law abiding INDIVIDUALs who don’t give a flying fudge who wants to date who.

The truth is, no one has the right to force people to live according to their own religious beliefs. If you don’t agree, then move to Iraq and allow yourself to be forced to live according to Islam. Oh wait, as long as it’s YOUR religion it’s okay. I see how you are: Anti-American.

I’m having a hard time trying to figure out if you’re being ironic or not. America is A REPUBLIC not a Democracy precisely because minority rights tend to get trampled in a a direct democracy. The Senate is built around the idea that “special individuals” (i.e. small states) get special treatment (i.e. a louder voice than they would otherwise.)

What “special need” are you talking about? The girl wanted to take her date to the prom. Just like hundreds of other students. Sorry, but the girl was well within her rights as a citizen of this country. Hope the School Board gets sued back to the middle ages it crawled out of.

Its always amusing watching the ignorant and the bigoted lose an argument.

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  1. Moe said, on March 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Ignorance will always be with us, but it’s remarkable the progress this country has made in the last 30 years on gay rights. I remember as a kid a few husbands/fathers in town who committed suicide. We realized later that they were closeted and so deeply unhappy.

    In the 1970’s a gay couple who were friends of mine and my siblings began to be invited to family events. My dad privately complained to my mother that he ‘didn’t want those homosexuals around’. He thought they were a danger to the grandchildren.

    Dad is 97 today. And when Ed and Steve visit him in assisted living, which they do faithfully, he opens his arms and kisses them. He learned and he changed his mind. And he smiled watching them dance with his granddaughters at their weddings.

    That is progress.

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