In news of the totally messed up today, a principal in Tennessee allegedly told a student gathering that gay people are going to hell for being gay, singling out gay students at the school.
Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee’s Dorothy Bond has reportedly not historically been friendly to the gays, but her latest comments have traveled far outside Tennessee and have many questioning her suitability to be in a position of governance over a student body and teachers. The site Towleroad ran what appears to be some second-hand commentary from students about what Bond allegedly said, as well as some of her earlier remarks to gay students.
The student says a gay friend was deeply hurt by the principal’s comments:
“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,” Amber Whittiemore said.
Whittiemore wasn’t there to hear those words but her friend, who is gay, was. She called Amber in tears.
Haywood High School parent Tony Snipes says he was “outraged” by the comments, and says that Bond made similar comments at a previous assembly:
“A couple of years ago when she was principal over at Sunny Hill one of my children had his hair in braids. At an assembly she 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… If you’re pregnant or homosexual, you’re not welcome to Haywood County High School.”
The district has not commented on whether Bond has been spoken to or disciplined regarding the alleged discriminatory remarks.