Students want separate prom: No gays allowed

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  • Students, parents, community create “traditional” prom
  • Advocates claim the prom is taking a stand for God
Students want separate prom: No gays allowed

Students and parents at one Indiana school want to hold a separate prom -- one without gays.

“We believe what the Bible says, that [homosexuality] is wrong,” Sullivan High School student Bonnie McCammon told local affiliate WTWO. "We love the homosexuals, but we do not condone what they are doing."

McCammon and others are trying to drum up support for a straight “traditional prom” and held a meeting over the weekend to gauge support.

Diana Medley teaches special education in the area and said homosexuality is offensive. "A gay student is not going come up and make some change unless they realize it was a choice, and they choose God."

But not everyone agrees. And some say the message flies in the face of the faith. 

“The feeling of wanting to be loved and to belong is universal,” said local resident Jim Davis. "Christ came to save the people not to condemn them."

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