Daily Archives: March 1, 2012
A high school principal in Tennessee had told students during an assembly that gay students would be going to hell. Haywood High School principal Dorothy Bond, is responsible for informing these students that gay students would be going to hell, based on her religious beliefs. A student has said that she singled out both pregnant and gay students:
“At first she was talking about PDA and she turned around and she directly pointed to the gay people and said: if you’re gay you’re going to hell and if you’re pregnant, your life is over.”
Sadly, this isn’t the first time that this authority figure has bashed students at her school. One parent in the district said that years ago she made horrendous remarks as well.
“A couple of years ago… at an assembly she told the young men if they’re sitting between the legs of a girl getting their hair braided for a few hours, that they must be gay.”
This all happened while the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill is gaining recognition, approval and criticism. Obviously, Tennessee needs someone to stand up for the gay people in their community, especially the youth, that all too often fall victim to bullying.
I’m writing to you to express my dismay over recent remarks made by Haywood High School principal Dorothy Bond, in which she reportedly told LGBT students they were going to hell. Haywood’s non-discrimination policy does not, unfortunately, protect LGBT students which is why it’s so important that school leaders do all they can to create safe and welcoming learning environments for all their students.
Unfortunately, Ms. Bond’s remarks do the exact opposite and feed an atmosphere of hostility against students who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Regardless of her personal or religious beliefs, Ms. Bond has a responsibility to protect and nurture all of her students. By singling out LGBT students in such a horrifying way, she has failed in that responsibility.
I urge you to immediately open an investigation into this incident and other allegations of anti-LGBT behavior by Ms. Bond on school grounds in her professional capacity, and take appropriate action.
- NH School Principal Dives In River To Rescue Boy (wellwisher.wordpress.com)
- Freedom of Speech for All Unless You’re a Gay Teen From Tennessee (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Sheriff Paul Babeu Discusses LGBT Issues, Said He’s Talked to Log Cabin and GOProud (towleroad.com)
- Notre Dame Students Demand Adoption of Gay-Straight Alliance, LGBT Non-Discrimination Policy: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- MTV And Logo Tell LGBT Millennials “It Gets Better” In A New Special (ypulse.com)
- Ted Horrell, Germantown High School Principal, Apologizes For Presentation On Race, Test Scores (huffingtonpost.com)
- Elementary school principal arrested for sex with student (abclocal.go.com)
An adoptive father, who is not being named at this time to protect the identity of the children, has been arrested for having sex and allowing other men to have sex with his adopted children. The 39-year-old “father” from Troy, Ohio, was also in the process of adopting a fourth child when all the allegations came to light.
Not only was he an adoptive father, but he was also a junior league basketball coach, who has recently been suspended due to the allegations. He has been charged with three counts of rape and one count of compelling prostitution. The part that makes this story even more disturbing is that he pimped out these children to at least two other men that the authorities are aware of at this time.
The man was apparently talking to an undercover officer online and arranging for him to have sex with the 10-year-old boy. The same detective that was arranging that also talked to two other men who claimed to have already slept with the boy. Sadly, the young boys verified that this was in fact happening.
- Ofsted Plans To Speed Up Adoption Process (news.sky.com)
- Joint call for nation to apologise over forced adoptions (theage.com.au)
- At 30, I learned that my mother was raped by her father…and I was that child (trutherator.wordpress.com)
- Court hearing over baby’s adoption may mark change in fathers’ rights in Utah (fox13now.com)