Mar 11, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Mar 11, 2010
commented on High School in Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student from Bringing Female Date—and Potentially Incites Violence Against Lesbian Student
This is my letter:
I am taking time out of my busy day as a mother of three and homemaker in Seattle, WA in order to let you know of my outrage over the way you and your school board have chosen to treat your student, Constance McMillen. People with as little human decency and compassion as you and your board have shown, have no business being in the business of educating school children. The actions you have taken in canceling the prom in order to further vilify Ms. McMillen with her classmates is simply disgusting behavior which should not be tolerated ~ not in small town America and not anywhere else. You all have shown yourselves to be hateful bigots and you should know that now that this story has been publicized, an entire nation of people who do not believe in your small minded, cruel ways have seen inside your souls and know what you are. For shame.
I sent it to the superintendent with CCs to all the board members and the principal. I also basically read it as a voice message on to the superintendents voice mail.
I wrote a complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing that I'd be watching the media for their reaction to the controversy and then deciding whether or not I'd do business with them now or in the furture. I also asked that they forward my original letter to Eddie Hood since his Allstate email was no longer working and included it.