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Teacher who said gays have ‘no purpose in life’ placed on administrative leave

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana high school teacher whose comment that she believes gays have no purpose in life has been suspended amid tighter security at her school.

Superintendent Mark Baker of the Northeast School Corp. in western Indiana’s Sullivan County issued a statement saying the teacher has been placed on administrative leave out of concern “for the safety and security of everyone in our buildings.”

Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)

He added that “as a precaution” the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police “have deemed it necessary to station an officer” at North Central Junior-Senior High School in Farmersburg, about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Baker said the “administration and one school employee in particular” at the school have received “aggressive email messages.”

“We are turning over to law enforcement all such communications,” he said.

Baker did not identify the teacher, but special education teacher Diana Medley’s comments were met with widespread criticism amid news coverage of an alternative prom dance at a nearby school that would ban gay students.

In the interview with a local television station, Medley said that gays served no purpose in life, and equated LGBT teens to students with developmental disabilities.

“It’s the same thing with my special-needs kids,” she said. “I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”

Medley also said that the idea of LGBT teens attending a prom was “offensive,” adding that she believes homosexuality is a choice, and that no one is born gay.

Last week, Baker issued a statement that Medley was merely “expressing her First Amendment rights.”

Medley has no published telephone number and she couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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  1. Makes me ashamed to be from Indiana. Let alone the same region as her.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  2. Needs to be.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  3. Good! She shouldn’t be allowed to teach hatred to children.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  4. unlike her who apparently has the purpose of hate

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  5. Good. Now she should reflect on what she said and how that will impact a child’s life

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  6. Good riddance.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
  7. what a biatch!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  8. She should have been fired a long time ago.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  9. She spreads hate, she has no purpose. Being on “leave” means she is still getting paid.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  10. Good to hear

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  11. I bet she regrets even opening her mouth

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  12. @ Mandy Hayes: It’s not where you come from that makes a person stupid, it’s the direction that they choose to head in. =)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  13. Poor attitude..If she were teaching my kids, Id switch schools!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  14. needs to be fired!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  15. Is that it? She should be fired ON THE SPOT>

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  16. hang that bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  17. Chalk up one fewer a$$hat in the classroom. Thank goodness they usually don’t know when to keep their mouths shut, or they’d never be weeded out.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  18. I love how the LGBT is becoming so influential you gotta think about it twice before you throw your hate speech out there. Kudos!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  19. Thank god. Shes a fukin bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  20. Evil witch!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  21. Boooo Hisss!! Teaching should be about love and respect!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  22. Yes she’s getting paid. She is union as well. They can not fire her..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  23. Administrative leave? Fuck that dude, fire the bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:25pm
  24. no doubt she’s collecting full salary while out – at least she’s not being paid to poison minds, that’s something, I guess

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:25pm
  25. Instead of Administrative leave her butt should be fired, I’m sorry she needs to be more open minded now days because children are a lot different in life and she should be someone a child could talk to without hate or judgment placed upon them

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:25pm
  26. What a dumb bitch ! Lol! I’m sorry but she’s a bitch .

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:25pm
  27. She should have been fired with no pay!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:26pm
  28. What a hateful, ignorant woman. Hope she’s kicked out permanently. She should not be in a place to influence children.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:26pm
  29. She needs to be shot…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:27pm
  30. Fire her!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:27pm
  31. She should be fired, and never allowed to be let near children again

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  32. A teacher should not be making comments like this and should be ashamed. EVERYONE has a purpose….EVERYONE!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  33. you are reason that teens kill them selves every freaking min in the US, you dumb bitch! People are people no matter what, and deserve the same rights as other ppl!!!!!!!!!!!! EQUALITY!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  34. Leave and not fired!?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  35. Cunt

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  36. Good.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  37. It’s people like you bitch that serve no purpose in life, BURN IN HELL YOU FUCKIN WHORING BITCH

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
  38. excuse me, ‘northeast school corp” are we now privatizing our school systems like we have privatized our jails?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:29pm
  39. Looks like she doesn’t have much purpose for a while either.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:29pm
  40. She admits she thinks God made gay people for a reason but says gays have to purpose. Wtf

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:29pm
  41. If she thinks gay people have no purpose, who else does she feel that way about.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:29pm
  42. She is on leave because of emails and letters…..
    Somehow I find this a severe case of injustice, she should be on PERMANENT leave, for expression opinions that are detrimental to the health and well-being of LGBT children. She is entitled to her own opinion, but when you are a teacher and your job includes the welfare of children, you shut the fuck up and do your job.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:29pm
  43. btw, this person is a perfect example of why we need ‘critical thinking’ classes…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
  44. They say that a bout gays but it’s okay for straight people to not have kids wtf

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
  45. good! she is not a teacher!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
  46. Shame on her; should have been fired! No teacher or anyone for that matter, should teach hate! Add her to the list of people who should NOT teach!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:31pm
  47. First step to her being FIRED!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:32pm
  48. She should be Fired and not be able to teach again anywhere!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:32pm
  49. Administrative Leave????? She MUST be fired !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:33pm
  50. Couldn’t have happened to a better asshole.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:34pm
  51. foolish humans. i greatly dislike mushrooms in my food…yet i dont say”they have no purpose”…just cuz she may be straight(&a bitch)doesnt mean she should think we should all be straight…funk nuggets i hate teachers like her

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:34pm
  52. How narrow minded.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:34pm
  53. HA!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:36pm
  54. Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:36pm
  55. Good. Now, fire her.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:36pm
  56. but in all seriousness wow that’s intolerant

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  57. GOOD. Ignorant, hateful thing shouldn’t be anywhere near young minds.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  58. I don’t quite understand one thing. The article said that she stated that gays serve no purpose in life, then went on to equate lgbt students to students with developmental disabilities. So does she mean to say that students with developmental disabilities also serve no purpose?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  59. Guess our purpose now is to run her ass out of her job….see u lata biatch!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  60. If so, she’s a double bitch. :D

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  61. Hmmm how about people, like this woman, who are closed-minded have “no purpose in life”?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:37pm
  62. Keep your thoughts to yourself that are discriminatory while teaching in a public school, Missy!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:38pm
  63. Yay. Next step administrative termination. So long dummy.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:38pm
  64. Bye-Bye, bigot!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:38pm
  65. Maybe she needs to be educated

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:38pm
  66. She is a special needs teacher and teaches her class about intolerance? Nice… Brava! I agree that she has a right to her opinion but it’s not her job to teach her opinion. She needs to go live in a cave.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:39pm
  67. So when people get to old to work what should we do with them ? What an awful way to describe someone. She can’t serve a purpose teaching that’s for sure.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:39pm
  68. wow fire her closet case

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:41pm
  69. I hope she’s suspended / administrative leave with NO PAY

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:42pm
  70. It would be preferable if she were to resign.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:42pm
  71. Let her try to get another job, I hope her new boss is openly gay

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:43pm
  72. She should of been fired!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:44pm
  73. SHE has no purpose in life. What a selfish, horrible way to go through life.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:44pm
  74. In nature, homosexual (i.e. nonreproductive) pairing is often a response to overpopulation

    So, in purely ecological terms, we certainly do have a purpose

    Oh, yeah, and I’m a person!—with Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:44pm
  75. Good she does not belong around children.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:46pm
  76. I hope she loses her job!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:46pm
  77. Good riddance.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:48pm
  78. You know…I know teachers in inner city schools and they have students whose parents are prostitutes, gang members, criminals, etc. These teachers do not approve or like these types of lifestyles, but they don’t go around saying that to the students!! It happens to be their personal opinion. Their role is to educate, mentor and help create a welcoming environment for everyone. Teach kids they have a future and a purpose. This is not just a gay issue, this is about teachers really doing what they’re supposed to do and to keep their personal and religous opinions to themselves.

    I also agree that she should be fired, not placed on paid administrative leave.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:49pm
  79. What a bigoted idiot!! They really hiring stupid people as teachers now fml!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:49pm
  80. But what is she is a very good teacher even though she is a hate filled bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:51pm
  81. I hope she lives in fear

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:51pm
  82. The “with pay” part should have been contingent on her mandatory attendance of meetings supporting marriage equality, PLFAG, and discussions with openly gay and lesbian students.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:51pm
  83. Poor children…..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:51pm
  84. Another brainwashed gay bashing zombie for Jesus.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:53pm
  85. Just like Hitler thought Jews, homosexuals and others served no purpose. Comments like those contribute to bullying, hate crimes and LGBT youth suicide and feelings of low self-esteem. Screw her and the horse she rode in on.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:54pm
  86. I still say that this witch should be treated with the same “traditions” as in old Salem.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:55pm
  87. Many times when a person doesn’t think and issues a statement and everyone defends it as 1st Amendment, be careful of the other part of the Constitution that bans “Inciting a riot”. But she is like any other criminal or religious fundamentalist.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:55pm
  88. I sincerely hope this administrative leave is a prelude to termination.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:55pm
  89. Now she has no purpose in life…… How does it feel? But I suppose we should feel sorrow for someone so facetious!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:55pm
  90. I think that bitch deserves it! Yea we have no purpose in life, yet there are plenty of gay and lesbian doctors, healthcare workers, soldiers, etc. also many people who do great things for the world on a daily basis and we do not over populate the community. I think we’re pretty damn important with a greater purpose than she could ever imagine!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:56pm
  91. Administrative Leave! FUCK HER, She should have been fired on the spot. Those poor kids are going to be just as judgmental and uneducated as she is. Stupid Bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:56pm
  92. Well cool and all but it shouldn’t take a hateful email when the things she said were hateful to begin with

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:57pm
  93. She should be fired!! She has no business teaching!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:59pm
  94. I hope she is drummed out of the profession. I have taught for twenty years and people like this undo the hard work that many of us have done to make positive changes.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:59pm
  95. It’s kind of sad that people have to actually threaten the school in order to take action against her. They shouldn’t have hired her in the first place.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:01pm
  96. bye bye bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:01pm
  97. Ignorant freak!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:02pm
  98. She’s been placed on administrative leave because her safety is allegedly at risk, not for her bigoted and discriminatory comments. Yes, she has a right to her opinions, but not to voice them in her role as an educator. The school officials don’t give a shit about the LGBTQ community, only in covering their collective asses. Yet another example of why Federal legislation similar to The Civil Rights Act, or including the LGBTQ community in the Civil Rights Act, is needed to give the American LGBTQ community their due as full American citizens.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:05pm
  99. YES!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:06pm
  100. Well, for certain she has no purpose in my life, the ignorant fool.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:06pm
  101. finally

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:06pm
  102. Get rid of her

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:07pm
  103. She has no business teaching I have a special needs daughter and that lady I would not allow to teach

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:11pm
  104. Fire the bitch and bar her from teaching! A ignorant person like that has no right to say that.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:11pm
  105. How about the fact , now a days it seems kwel to come out , people seem to be jumping out , but one thing has stayed the same – that would be the inner feeling of hardship , judged , and fear of receiving anger for who one is … Funny how these posting about all NEG. post only draws suicide , self hate , and more fear , why not post more about uplifting post , maybe someone will not feel hurt &afraid , just a thought ….

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:11pm
  106. I hope she loses her job and finds it difficult to get another teaching job

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:13pm
  107. “Administrative leave”?? Whatever happened to “kicked the fuck out of that school for teaching hatred”?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:15pm
  108. Indiana as a political entity is quite conservative, and socially it can be very intolerant,too,so very little may happen to this woman.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:18pm
  109. I want no pay, I want her pension revoked, I want her to be shunned by teaching positions the world over, and she will be forced to work with animals, or inanimate objects–something that can’t listen to her vitrol.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:19pm
  110. should be Fired. and no retirement.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:19pm
  111. Really??? Are people still this stupid???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:21pm
  112. Fired, no pension, can’t work as a teacher or administrator of children ever again. Someone like this does not belong in our children’s classroom or anywhere near a child. That is just pure hatred, and we don’t teach this in school. PERIOD!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:22pm
  113. Hopefully they fire her with no retirement!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:22pm
  114. People like that have no place educating others.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:26pm
  115. she is no positive role model fire her intolerant ass she shouldnt teach anyone.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:33pm
  116. Deserves to be fired!!!! Come on folks, teachers can not be hate mongers

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:35pm
  117. Good. Hopefully she’ll be unemployed in the very near future.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:39pm
  118. She should be fired!!! Period!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:41pm
  119. good, no business teaching our youth with such lies and hatred, go work for Chick-fil A

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:43pm
  120. Fuck this cunt.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:47pm
  121. I don’t think she has any purpose teaching!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:48pm
  122. She should be fired, nobody with that mentality and judgement of people shouldn’t be teaching her hate to students..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:48pm
  123. Sickening!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:53pm
  124. While they do have to respect her “rights” under the law that does not mean it its right to condone or support her harmful and illegal views/actions in the classroom. Especially as those views/actions have the potential to incite harm to a student or even death in some situations. She needs to be removed as a teacher and not be allowed to teach again anywhere in the US.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:02pm
  125. I only hope the media reports the story correct (man am i a dreamer). The firestorm is not because she supports traditional prom, but because she said homosexuals have no purpose.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:18pm
  126. All humans, religions, teachers, etc. who do not accept lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender human beings are enforcing denial, depression, embarrassment, guilt, homophobia, quietness, shame, solitude, withdrawal and even suicide on LGBT human beings. We are as God makes us!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:19pm
  127. Good!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:35pm
  128. Good for them

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:35pm
  129. She’s a shinning example of how our education system needs an overhaul. She’s clearly too stupid to know when to shut up.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:47pm
  130. Wow What A Bitch. Everyone Has a right to live the Life No Matter WHAT Their Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Everyone was put on earth for a reason. and no ever should ever tell anyone how they should live their live and who they can be. or their sexuality can be.. This World Is so Fucked up. No can be who they Are.. Its like everyone has to be told how to live and what their sexuality. is NO ONE I MEAN NO ONE WILL EVER TELL ME WHO I WILL BE AND HOW I WILL LIVE MY LIFE AND WHAT MY SEXUALITY IS. I MY LIFE IF U DONT LIKE IT TO FUCKING BAD AND KISS MY ASS!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:48pm
  131. No business teaching children, cunt out!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:54pm
  132. bioch

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:56pm
  133. Good, she deserves it for what she said.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:56pm
  134. its still not enough..she’s still getting paid!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:16pm
  135. Everyone keeps saying that she was just expressing her first Amendment rights… but I am PRETTY sure that the LGBT community that she says has no purpose also fought to defend that right !! It is one thing to say that at home … but when you are in the schools and it is your JOB to shape and mold young minds your OPINION is not welcome you must maintain professionalism at all times !!!! She deserves to never work again !!!!!! :)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:21pm
  136. There now I feel better that was me exercising my rights to the first amendment !!! :)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:23pm
  137. i vote we treat her as if it wer ancient times and take her into the street and stoner her, not to death just till her common sense is knocked back into place.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:26pm
  138. Lol HILARIOUS !!! I so agree with you John Fields !!! :)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:27pm
  139. She wont be fired.. She will find a job in one of the private “Christian ” schools that allow her to spew her hate in the name of God.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:40pm
  140. Good. Bigots like that who can’t keep their crap to themselves have no business teaching.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:41pm
  141. Those private so-called Christian schools of bigotry and hate should have their tax exemptions revoked. Our country could sure use the income this would generate! These schools are churning out millions of little bigots every day. THAT is how the GOP & Tea Baggers are holding on as much as they are.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:57pm
  142. Offensive

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:08pm
  143. Forget administrative leave, she should be fired.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:17pm
  144. good. eff that b.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:54am
  145. What a BITCH!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:56am
  146. She’s finding out super-quick what its like to “have no purpose in life.” Heartless narrowminded……

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:56am
  147. She shouldn’t be in a position to teach children her hate and judgement. She should be fired.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:57am
  148. she wasn’t suspending for saying it, she was sent on “leave” due to “aggressive emails” received by the school.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:57am
  149. is she ann coulter’s twin sister??

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:05am
  150. What a dumb ass …..gezzz and she’s teaching children ….I hope some kids egg her house …lol

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:06am
  151. EPIC FAIL !!! She needs to be put on the unemployment line.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:07am
  152. Can they put her on mental disability leave?

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:07am
  153. This made me sick to my stomach to be considered from indiana. I have gay friends and honestly nobody can cheer me up when I’m down like they can…. And make me feel attractive… Lol but I think honestly this teacher should lose her license to teach and should have no right to be in charge of young developing minds.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:08am
  154. suspended is suspended all!! She deserves it either way!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:11am
  155. Keep her and her HATER ideas away from students!! She’s just spewing the LIES & INTOLERANCE & BIGOTRY of the extremist, right-wing “religious” HATERS!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:12am
  156. Paid or unpaid? Did they just send her on an extended vacation?

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:13am
  157. YAY!!!! WOOHOO!!!! YEEHAA!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:16am
  158. waiting for her to go to court for violating her students civil rights to exist and study in a hate free school.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:17am
  159. ^ I’m with Tony, hopefully it’s unpaid!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:27am
  160. Good!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:28am
  161. She makes me sick!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:33am
  162. The Superintendent needs to reread the First Amendment. The right to “free speech” is protection to speak out against the government without fear of retribution. The fact that she is influencing the minds of children is sickening.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:34am
  163. Unfortunately this administrative leave is to supposedly “protect” her from some emails she has received…. So it has nothing to do with her actions

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:35am
  164. when will cosed minds finally be opened? how many of our rights can they keep taking what are bigots actually teaching our kids? HATE thats what!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:42am
  165. It appears the “administrative leave” is for her security and the school ,and not for what she said and this is even more disgusting! As a straight mom of wonderful sons, one of which is gay, was BORN THAT WAY, and I wouldn’t want him any other way and seeing my son and others bullied in school (of which I fought back in action) is so nauseated with not only this cruel woman’s ignorant comments and beliefs but the fact the school is still basically really condoning it!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:49am
  166. What a sad ignorant person she is.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:55am
  167. Hmmmmmm…….shame on you teacher.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:57am
  168. Neither do bigots like her.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:52am
  169. for a teacher she sure is ignorant.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:36am
  170. Wow,,,, shocked at her hatred. Wow.

    Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:41am