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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anti-Gay Bigots in Sullivan, Indiana, Put Their Facebook Page Back Up

Posted by on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Shortly after I wrote my first post about efforts in Sullivan, Indiana, to organize a "traditional prom" that excluded LGBT students, the group's Facebook page disappeared. Now it's back up. And the "traditional prom" is now open to "any junior or senior or homeschooler in that grade in all surrounding counties" because it seems that there aren't enough bigoted high school students in Sullivan alone to fill a gym. (And the haters prom isn't open to "any junior or senior," it's open to any straight junior or senior.)

The haters' Facebook page currently has 54 members, down from its pre-media-shitstorm high of 61. The Facebook page backing an inclusive prom—Support the Sullivan High School Prom for All Students—currently has 28,063 members.

 

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ask the hundreds of federal and state legislators who make sure that millions of kids go without enough food, clothes, shelter and medical care every year.
Posted by kwodell on February 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM · Report this
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@7 Handy article. It has one grammatical error, though. Instead of saying, "The Right to Anonymity," I'm pretty sure they meant, "The Loss of Anonymity."

Sooo... Who fed the troll a bowl of Lucky Charms and Pepsi? He be hyper.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on February 21, 2013 at 6:50 PM · Report this
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@23 LOL
Posted by Clayton on February 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
Pick1 23
@22 I hardly think of annoying a pig as a waste of time. It's quite fun, actually!
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM · Report this
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@7, 10, 12, 15, 17:

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
Posted by Clayton on February 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM · Report this
Ophian 21
Wait a minute people! Newsbusters is totally right. Leaders of major religious organizations and/or heads of state face a lot of really harsh treatment and it takes a toll.

Perhaps we could start a project wherein former holders of powerful positions could relate their own experiences and send encouraging messages to current ones so that vulnerable people like Pope Benedict XVI might take heart and have the courage to face such persecution.

I think it'd really take off.
Posted by Ophian on February 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this
the idiot formerly known as kk 20
Dan, in all fairness, in addition to any straight junior or senior, I expect the prom organizers would also welcome ex-gays and closet cases.
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on February 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM · Report this
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the Admin is using Christian rock bands for some "very encourageing" uplifting. They all deserve each other. And of course, being rebuked in the public sphere has only made them into the martyrs they so love to be.
Posted by MinnySota on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Pick1 17
Oooo...ad hominem.

You always know the debate is over when one person says "You just don't understand!"

Let's play again sometime.
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Pick1 15
Sigh...because there are absolutely no consequences to those things. It's not like assholes like yourself constantly belittle them, or call them things like murderers, sluts, and faggots.

Nope. They have 0 consequences from the general public.
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM · Report this
Pick1 12
@11 Freedom in action baby.

Freedom of Speech/Assembly is not Freedom from Consequences. If you had read the article I linked to, it might make a bit more sense.
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Pick1 10
@8 I know going from logical point A to point B is very hard for you, so allow me to put it very, very plainly.

They have the right to assemble anywhere. The FBI is not busting down their doors arresting them for their prom. We, however, have a right to call them stupid and bigoted and hateful. They can respond too!

All of this is what freedom is. If "Danny Boy" had tried to call the cops and report them for some crime, then he would be stomping on their freedom to assemble. He is not, and alluding otherwise makes you look stupid.

That's how it works.
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
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28,088
Posted by Clayton on February 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Pick1 7
@1 I saw this article just yesterday and knew I should save the link for just such an occasion! Peruse it at your leisure and when you actually understand the first amendment, come back and your posts will be less stupid. Hopefully.
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM · Report this
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The quality of the trolling here has really taken a hit. Just saying.

Once again it is proved that sunlight is the best way to scatter roaches and kill mildew. Works for the 2 legged varieties of vermin and slime just as effectively.

Dan, you are the Sun. Keep shining your light on the dark places.
Posted by kwodell on February 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM · Report this
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No is trying to prevent them from associating. They can associate the shit out of each other. We're merely commenting on their association—freedom of association meet freedom of speech.
Posted by Dan Savage on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM · Report this
monkey 3
Hello, Applebee's? I need to reserve a table for 16 people...
Posted by monkey on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM · Report this
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There seems to be a ) missing.
Posted by DRF on February 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM · Report this

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