Thursday, March 25, 2010

Teen Derrick Martin Thrown out by Parents for Asking a Boy to Prom

     What would Jesus do to a boy, who wanted to bring his boyfriend to prom?  

     Apparently, the all-loving one would throw his own child out on the street.

     On Top Magazine reports:
    The parents of 18-year-old Derrick Martin, the Georgia student who fought to bring his boyfriend to the prom, have kicked him out of the house, the Macon, Georgia-based website reported. Martin requested approval to bring his same-sex date to the April 17 prom dance in January. Bleckley County High School requires approval in advance for bringing a prom date that is not a student enrolled in the county.  The school's decision to allow Martin to bring his boyfriend to the prom and the ensuing media attention resulted in Martin's ouster from his house. He is reportedly staying with a friend.
     Click here to join the Facebook group: "We Support Derrick Martin Taking His Boyfriend to Prom."

     The school board is allowing Martin to attend with his boyfriend, but not because they endorses his "practice" or "lifestyle."  (See embedded video below.)

     I hate that kind of language. I have a life, not a lifestyle.  I don't practice homosexuality, unless every straight person out there "practices" their heterosexuality.  This type of language is homophobic and gaycist.  It carries a demeaning religious subtext and wreaks of outdated and scientifically disproved psychobabble.    

      US District Court judge ruled yesterday that an Itawamba County, Mississippi, school board infringed upon a high school student Constance McMillan's First Amendment rights when it denied her attendance to the prom because she wanted to wear a tuxedo and attend with her girlfriend.

Here's a video of Derrick Martin speaking about his experience.

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