Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tenn. High School Principal Is Forced to Resign; She Told Gay Students That They Are Going to Hell

The Christian Post website reports today (March 3, 2012) that a Haywood County High School principal in Brownsville, Tennessee has resigned, after she told gay students that they are going to hell, causing outrage among parents as well as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which took action on the students' behalf.

Principal Dorothy Bond tendered her resignation on March 1, after the ACLU sent a letter on behalf of several students and families to Haywood County School Superintendent Marion King.

In addressing the students at a school assembly, Bond allegedly said, "If you're gay, you're going to hell, and if you're pregnant, your life is over."

In accepting Bond's resignation, the school board released a statement, saying, "The Haywood County Board of Education acknowledges its student body's right to free speech... and to an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity."