I've been following the story for a few weeks. A girl in Fulton, Mississippi, Constance McMillan, is gay and wanted to bring her girlfriend to the prom. The school freaked out and instead of dealing with this apparently novel issue (for them) in a mature fashion, canceled the prom. Many outside people stepped up, offering to host a prom for the school, but the school parents set up an alternate prom.
In the meantime, a lawsuit was brought and the judge found that the Constance's civil rights were infringed, but, since an alternate prom was happening, there was no need for any further action. Great. That prom happened last weekend.
It was a fake.
The parents and nearly all the students set up a fake prom which Constance, her date, and only five other students, two of whom were mentally disabled, attended. The school and the parents set up a prom for the undesirables to keep them away from the rest of their classmates. The "real" prom was held in another town and was attended by everyone else.
This is indescribably hateful. It's just plain evil. The people involved should be ashamed and mortified, but of course they'll say they're just good Christians just following their Bible.
Are there NO decent students at the school who would step up to protest? How about teachers and administrators? No parents felt this was wrong and spoke up?
I am outraged and the only consolation is that this is going to unleash a FIRESTORM of criticism on that town and those awful people. In the end, I'm sure they'll wish they had just let Constance attend with her girlfriend like they should have all along.