>A lesbian student who caused a ruckus in the small Mississippi town of Fulton because she wanted to bring her date to the prom said she was sent to a “fake prom,” according to The Advocate.
McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn’t much to keep an eye on. “They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them,” McMillen says. “The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to.”
Last week McMillen asked one of the students organizing the prom for details about the event, and was directed to the country club. “It hurts my feelings,” McMillen says.
Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. “They had the time of their lives,” McMillen says. “That’s the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn’t have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom].”
This March 31 story on CBS’ website confirmed Constance was indeed invited to a private prom at the Itawamba County Country Club. The prom was supposedly held by a student who attends school with McMillen.
Shameful, shameful, shameful. These people who organized this fake prom should be publicly humiliated for the pain and disappointment they brought to Constance. The Itawamba County school district, these parents, these students and any one in this community who’ve denied this girl the opportunity to participate in a rite of passage many teenagers take for granted should be embarrassed at how deep their bigotry runs in their body.
Furthermore, to direct students with learning disabilities to this prom with Constance shows just how these folks view those with special needs when it comes to them having an equal opportunity to enjoy high school just as much as the “regular” teenagers do. Are those who are different from the majority not deserving of a prom just as special as the “normal” teenager do?
For these people to go to great lengths to create a fictional prom to prevent one teenager from enjoying that night with someone she loves and cares about speaks volumes about the deep-seated hatred some people have for anything that contradicts what their Bibles dictate to them.
I hope your Bible has a passage that instructs how Jesus Christ will deal with those who do evil and mean-spirited things.
Anyway, off my soapbox.
The Human Rights Campaign has created a petition entitled Stand With Constance condemning the actions of the aforementioned school district. Please feel free to sign the petition and show these people their hate for Constance and her sexual preference will not be tolerated.