Up in Brownsville, Tennessee--where homophobia rules-- Dorothy Bond, principal at Haywood High School, is been under fire for controversial statements about gay students and teen pregnancy.Bond is accused of making insensitive remarks during a meeting with students, and parents are irate that a school official would say such things.
Amber Whittiemore says, “At first [Bond] 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, you're life is over.”
Haywood High School parent Tony Snipes said: “When I heard about it, I was outraged. A couple of years ago when she was principal over at Sunny Hill one of my children had his hair in braids. 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 is a school principal. Of course, it's in Tennessee, so, it's kind of understandable. And, naturally, not everyone is coming down on Haywood's Principal.
Another parent, Jeff Hooper, says, "I'm behind her, I'm behind her 100 percent”
He'd probably tell his gay kids they were going to hell, too. And Hooper continues putting his bigot shoe in his bigot mouth: “Whatever she said, she loves those kids. She taught them from the ground up; she has their best interest at heart.”
No better way to tell a kid you love them than to say they're going to hell, or that their life is over.
Tony Snipes called the superintendent of Haywood County Schools, who said he would talk with the principal, and the next day he was told that Dorothy Bond said, “‘I'm sorry if I offended you but my view is still the same you're not welcome here.’"
Wow. I keep telling myself this is Tennessee, where you can't say 'gay' and shouldn't watch Modern Family, according to many in the state legislature, but having a school principal outright say that gay students aren't welcome.....
When will her ass be handed to her?
When will Dorothy bond be out of a job?
Even if it is Tennessee.
If you'd like, send Dorothy Bond and email [email@example.com]to tell her how you feel. I did.
UPDATE In light of the controversy, and the fact that she is completely idiotic, Dorothy Bond resigned her position as principal.