If you haven’t heard by now, a Fulton, Mississippi high school student who wanted to bring her same-sex date to the high school prom was tricked and ‘invited’ to a ‘special event’:
McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn’t much to keep an eye on.
“They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them,” McMillen says. “The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to.”
Last week McMillen asked one of the students organizing the prom for details about the event, and was directed to the country club. “It hurts my feelings,” McMillen says.
Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. “They had the time of their lives,” McMillen says. “That’s the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn’t have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom].”
“[these kids] didn’t have to worry about people making fun of them” is exactly what this is all about. Pam Spaulding is absolutely right in condemning this mindless hatred:
To think that Fulton not only displayed rank homophobia, it raised the bar of evil by sending learning-disabled students to the fake prom, clearly labeling them “others.”
Let’s say, for sake of argument, that your foul and barbarous sectarian dogma condones hatred of gays and lesbians. And let’s further posit that for some insane reason we should shield this hatred under the aegis of religion. Is there a religion that condones ostracizing the learning-disabled? I’m pretty familiar with the Bible (including the Christian one) and I missed that part. Maybe they believe the learning-disabled are possessed by Satan?
Actually, they seem stupid enough to believe that.
This just shows that these exalted ‘cultural differences’ are nothing more than senseless hatred of the other. There is no ethical foundation whatsoever for these beliefs. Yet, for some reason, these views are still given credence and respect in our political discourse, when it is literally sophomoric cruelty.