Teacher who said gays have ‘no purpose in life’ placed on administrative leave


Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem Sr

FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana high school teacher whose comment that she believes gays have no purpose in life has been suspended amid tighter security at her school.
Superintendent Mark Baker of the Northeast School Corp. in western Indiana’s Sullivan County issued a statement Wednesday saying the teacher has been placed on administrative leave and that state and local police are stationing officers at North Central Junior-Senior High School as a precaution because of “aggressive” email messages sent to the school and the teacher.

Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
Baker did not identify the teacher, but special education teacher Diana Medley’s comments were met with widespread criticism amid news coverage of an alternative prom dance at a nearby school that would ban gay students.
In the interview with a local television station, Medley said that gays served no purpose in life, and equated LGBT teens to students with developmental disabilities.
“It’s the same thing with my special-needs kids,” she said. “I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”
Medley also said that the idea of LGBT teens attending a prom was “offensive,” adding that she believes homosexuality is a choice, and that no one is born gay.
Last week, Baker issued a statement that Medley was merely “expressing her First Amendment rights.”

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