Principal Tells Gay Students They’re Going To Hell
BY ON TOP MAGAZINE STAFF
Tennessee high school principal Dorothy Bond is coming under fire for allegedly telling gay students that they’re going to hell.
According to ABC affiliate ABC24, Bond, the principal at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee, is coming under fire for controversial comments she made about gay people and teen pregnancy during a meeting with students.
“At first she 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,” said Amber Whittiemore, who heard about Bond’s comments through a gay friend of hers who attended the meeting.
Outraged parents have called for the district to discipline Bond.
Parent Tony Snipes said Bond was creating an unwelcome environment for pregnant and gay teens.
“That’s not her role. Her role as educator, as principal, is to encourage them regardless of their circumstances or situations,” Snipes said. “With remarks she made I personally believe she does not need to be a principal in Haywood County Schools anymore.”
“Something should happen,” said Brittany Siler, a graduate of Haywood High School. “I don’t say fire her or anything else because she is a very nice lady but she shouldn’t have done it that way.”
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest gay rights advocate, has called on Dr. Marlon D. King, superintendent of Haywood County Schools, to investigate the incident.
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UPDATE: PRINCIPAL WHO CONDEMNED GAY AND PREGNANT STUDENTS RESIGNS | The principal of Tennessee’s Haywood High School, Dorothy Bond, has resigned following various allegations that she has told gay students they are going to Hell and pregnant students that their lives are over. The school district released a statement saying, “The Haywood County Board of Education acknowledges its student body’s right to free speech. Further, the Haywood County Board of Education strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity while maintaining high academic standards.”
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