The ACLU is a no-show if you’re suspended for carrying a Bible in school, but they wouldn’t miss this dance for the world.
An American school is being sued to force it to host a prom it cancelled after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. The federal lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi on behalf of 18-year-old Constance McMillen.
The Itawamba County School District said it wouldn’t host the April 2 prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School after the ACLU demanded McMillen be allowed to escort her girlfriend. District officials said they hoped private citizens would sponsor a prom instead.
The lawsuit seeks a court order for the school to hold the prom. It also asks that McMillen be allowed to escort her girlfriend and wear the tuxedo. Meanwhile, Constance McMillen says she didn’t want to go back the day after the school board’s decision, but her father told her she needed to face her classmates, teachers and school officials.
The school board issued a statement announcing it wouldn’t host the event in Fulton, “due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events.” The statement didn’t mention McMillen or the ACLU. When asked if McMillen’s demand led to the cancellation, school board attorney Michele Floyd said she could only reference the statement.
“I think the community as a whole is probably in support of the school district,” Walker said of the town of about 4000. Itawamba County is a rural area of about 23,000 people in north Mississippi near the Alabama state line. It’s near Pontotoc County, where more than a decade ago school officials were sued in federal court over their practice of student-led intercom prayer and Bible classes.
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Your average SecProg operates in a parallel dimension where hom0sexuality has become normative. In other words, not only does society tolerate it, we ACCEPT it. He assumes his views are the standard default for everybody else too. And why wouldn’t he? After all, it’s a message he’s bombarded with everywhere he looks. It’s on tv, the movies, the news, EVERYWHERE. The cultural elites who run the show– the Deciders– have decreed it so. Well, I’m tired of being told what’s normative by this small cadre of cultural marxists who make up a fraction of a percent of the population. They are a culture-destroying vanguard party leading the rest of us by the nose rings like so much cattle and we are expected simply to fall into line. Frankly I’m glad the folks of Itawamba County are sticking up for themselves.