Thursday, March 11, 2010

No Prom in Itawamba

The Itawamba county school board in northern Mississippi decided to cancel the prom at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School rather than face the issue of a lesbian student that wanted to wear a tuxedo and bring her girl friend.

Well that makes a whole lot of sense now doesn’t it?

The school board didn’t specify the lesbian date issue as the reason but used the phrase “distractions to the educational process caused by recent events.”

In other words they didn’t even have the courage to openly admit what the motivation was behind their action. In the statement canceling the event the school board “hoped” that “private citizens will organize an event for the juniors and seniors.”

Now that smacks of private citizens organizing a prom for whites only doesn’t it?

Prejudice is prejudice whether it’s based upon skin color, national origin, religion or sexual orientation. Why is it so hard to understand that?

You are not being asked to approve of homosexuals, simply to tolerate them. Let’s hear it for the good old southern Christians.

The combination of prejudice and cowardice is typical. Rather than say they’d rather cancel the prom than let a lesbian couple attend, they have to cover things in euphemisms. At least have the courage to admit you’re a bigoted son of a bitch.

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