Feb 11, 2013
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Feb 11, 2013
commented on Television Station in Indiana Edits Report In an Apparent Attempt to Make Bigoted Special Ed Teacher Diana "Gays Have No Purpose" Medley Seem Less Hateful
After reading several articles over several days it is my sincere wish that Diane Medley should be relieved of her position at your school. She is clearly not fit to work with special needs children. Her belief that "God created everyone equal [sic]" coupled with her statement that she uses this belief to help "care for" the children she has placed in her charge, makes her unfit for her job.
Everyone is entitled to opinions, beliefs and their own actions as prescribed by these beliefs, but when these actions directly conflict with effectiveness in a position (especially one of authority and nurturing) that person has an obligation to remove themselves from the position so as to do no harm.
Judges do it. A recusal is not just effective, it's the law when there is a conflict of interest.
If that person does not remove themselves, then it is the obligation of the institution that employs them to make a decision that is best for the population it serves. You serve the children of your community.
She needs to be fired. Not because she believes that gays are evil, or that it's a choice or that she believes that "they" have no purpose on this earth, all of those make her a bigot, small minded, oblivious to facts, mean spirited, ignorant, fearful and condescending as well as a bad Christian.
She should be fired because: if you believe that everyone is created equally, and you are on record for stating that "being gay is a choice" while you are in charge of a group of people who are separated from the main stream specifically because they ARE create differently and have SPECIAL NEEDS, you cannot effectively perform your duties as a special Ed teacher.
You can only condescend, create inferiority, suppress creativity and further the lie that if people would only make better choices, they would all end up successful.
This is demonstrably not the case. She is blind to the ONLY fact that allows people to do her job well: children are different.
They are born different from each other. While we all are people and we have more commonalities than we have differences, it is precisely those differences that we must seek to understand, embrace, and use to strengthen each other.
She cannot do this successfully if her belief is that sexuality is a choice, or (by proxy) that autism is a choice or mental retardation, or cerebral palsy etc.
She cannot BOTH believe that God created everyone equally and that He created special needs children differently. These beliefs cannot exist together.
She should be fired for lack of logic, lack of understanding and lack of compassion. She is not the type of person who should be creating future adults. Fire her. For the children. All of them.