It's prom time! That time of year when kids get all gussied up and start picking on their gay classmates
for daring to be a little different. Yes, it's happening again. In one
Indiana high school this year, there's even a call for a traditional prom that would outright ban gay kids.
Outraged yet? Let me throw this log onto the fire: the kids who are trying to organize this so-called "traditional" dance at Sullivan High School are being backed by their parents.
Way to prep your kids for the real world, folks!
This particular prom protest
has gone viral because of the blatant homophobia, but the problem isn't
just parents in Indiana letting their kids bully their gay peers. It's
parents everywhere fighting the fight to homogenize high schools so their little snowflakes never have to feel uncomfortable with, gasp, diversity!
It makes high school hell for the kids who are different, who are
caught up in the delusional "perfect" worlds these parents are trying to
build for their kids.
But the real trouble begins when the little darlings graduate from
high school and enter a world where Mommy and Daddy can't make the scary
differences go away. This is why bullying doesn't stop after graduation. This is why there are hate crimes in America!
Because out here, there are gay people and black people and people
with speech impediments and wheelchairs and every difference under the
sun. And we aren't just going to hide away while some narrow-minded prat
throws a dance.
Would you let your kid go to a "traditional prom" that excludes gay kids?
I would hope that my children would purposely NOT want to go, and speak out about it. I'm pretty sure my daughter would say something.
My son already corrected his teacher last year when she told him "Boys don't marry boys that's silly"... he said "No, my mommy says it's love." :) And this broad wrote a note home about the "incident" ... ugh SO glad she no longer works at the school.
Hmmm. Sticky. I will let my daughter decide for herself at that age. Hopefully, because I speak to her guide her and help her develop awesome judgment... she would decide for herself to not attend and perhaps even help to organize something more inclusive.
My daughter is a teen and not far from prom age. She would not go. She once attended a youth bible study with a friend and walked out when the youth pastor made derogatory comments about gay people. She's the type who would organize a different prom for the more tolerant kids.