Stupid (Mississippi) high schools, part XXXV

JISHOU, HUNAN — Remember Constance McMillen, the Mississippi girl who got cheated out of her prom because she was — gasp! — a lesbian? To add insult to injury, the nutjobs from Westboro Baptist Church intend to picket her graduation May 22. Elsewhere in the great state of Mississippi, another high school, fearful that the power of Teh Gay would strike its students blind, expunged a tuxedo-clad lesbian from her yearbook. No photo and no name. Mississippi makes Kentucky look progressive by comparison. Westboro, which I prefer to call Fred Phelps’ Family’s Home Hater Cult, hates gays and lesbians, Catholics, Jews, and probably a lot of other people. Moreover, church members believe that God Himself hates gays and lesbians, Catholics, Jews (who knew?), and probably a lot of other people. Westboro has picketed high schools with gay-lesbian associations, funerals of gay or lesbian soldiers killed in combat, shuls, Catholic churches, and tornado victims, to name just a few of their abominable activities. Here’s what they say about McMillen (left). I am quoting from their website, OK? Don’t dump on me. WBC will picket the graduation of Itawamba Agricultural High School to remind the parents, teachers and students of this nation ...

Stupid high schools, chapter XXXIV 4

JISHOU, HUNAN — It’s time to blog about stupid high schools again. The fruit is hanging low this season, so let’s take a look at Itawamba Agricultural High School (IAHS) in the fine “Christian” community of Fulton, Mississippi. This tiny high school in a tiny town (populated by people with tiny minds) has made international news because it told a lesbian student, Constance McMillen, that she (a) could not bring her female date and (b) could not wear a tux to the senior prom on April 2. After she asked to bring her girlfriend, IAHS school officials told McMillen there were Rules for Senior Prom, which specifically forbid same-sex couples and stipulate that only boys can wear tuxedos. (For girls to wear tuxes apparently would bring on a plague of frogs, or some other Biblical catastrophe.) McMillen and her parents approached the American Civil Liberties Union, which sent a letter of demand in February to the principal of IAHS informing her that the rules violated McMillen’s constitutional rights. So, the school did the honorable chickenshit thing — it withdrew its sponsorship and canceled the prom. Of course, who became the scapegoat? Not the school, which had reneged on its traditional ...

Ohio teen has fun, Xian school suspends him

JISHOU, HUNAN — Findlay, Ohio, teen Tyler Frost stuck to his guns this weekend and flouted his church school’s rules against dancing and listening to rock music. He went to his girlfriend’s prom, and got suspended. Go, Tyler! His local paper, The Courier, printed this photo of Tyler and his sweetheart having some additional non-fundie fun in the parking lot of her school. (Caution: This photo may lead to thoughts of lust and … dancing. I am not responsible for any consequences that may ensue.) To recap this little story of life in Jesusland, Frost is a senior at Heritage Christian School, a conservative Baptist school that forbids dancing, listening to rock music, and other such sinful behavior. Tyler’s girlfriend, Rebecca Smoody, attends Findlay High School, which in addition to having a traditional senior prom also condones dancing and listening to rock music. The couple wanted to attend the prom together. FHS requires guests of its students to get permission from their own schools’ principals to attend the FHS prom. Frost did, but his principal said if he went, Frost would violate HCS behavioral regulations and face suspension. Frost and his family feel the HCS regs should only pertain to ...

What is up with Ohio?

JISHOU, HUNAN — It’s either her prom or your graduation, a Christian high school in Findlay, Ohio, has told Tyler Frost, 17. If Frost goes to his girlfriend’s prom at the worldly Findlay High School, Heritage Christian School will suspend him, thereby depriving Frost of the chance to participate in his graduation ceremony. The boy, bless his little romantic heart, plans to attend his girlfriend’s prom anyway. He’s never been to a dance before. Attaboy, Tyler! Heritage Christian School, a Baptist torture chamber prison camp gulag school, forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing, I guess because Jesus didn’t do that kind of worldly stuff. I have my doubts about that. There’s that whole thing about water into wine… Anyway, Frost followed the rules for Findlay High and got his principal’s permission to attend the bacchanalia orgy Animal House party prom. “I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid,” Frost said. “I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end.” [Heritage Principal Tim] England acknowledged signing the form but warned Frost there would be consequences if he attended the dance. England then took the issue to a school committee ...
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