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Tennessee high school principal: Gay students are ‘going to hell’

Thursday, March 1, 2012
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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — A high school principal in Tennessee school reportedly told students during an assembly that gay students were going to hell.

Dorothy Bond

Dorothy Bond, principal at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn., allegedly singled out LGBT and pregnant students during a meeting with students, reported WPTY-TV in Memphis.

“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, your life is over,” according to student Amber Whittiemore.

This is not the first time Bond has made inflammatory remarks about gays and lesbians.

According to Tony Snipes, one parent in the district, at another assembly several years ago, Bond “told the young men if they’re sitting between the legs of a girl getting their hair braided for a few hours, that they must be gay.”

Snipes said that Bond’s controversial statements boil down to, “If you’re pregnant or homosexual, you’re not welcome to Haywood County High School.”

Watch a report from WPTY-TV:

No one from the Haywood County School District would talk to WPTY-TV on camera, and insisted the principal was simply informing students about the school’s policy on public displays of affection.

A school district spokesman said allegations of Bond’s comments are unfounded.

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