A group of Indiana students are rallying for a separate prom that excludes homosexual students, WTWO reports.
The students, their parents, teachers, and others believe gays should be banned from the Sullivan High School prom next Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church.
"We don't agree with [homosexuality] and it's offensive to us," said Diana Medley, a special education teacher at another school in town.
The students tell WTWO they understand there is nothing legally they can do about gay students attending the high school's traditional prom, which is why they are rallying for a separate prom.
"If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe," said student Kynon Johnson.
Student Bonnie Maccammon adds: "We believe what the Bible says; it says [homosexuality] is wrong. And, we love the homosexuals, but we do not condone what they're doing."
Medley, the special education teacher, says she doesn't believe the gay rights dogma that some children are born gay.
"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal," said Medley.
"Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them. It's the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason," said Medley.
When asked if she believes the gays have a purpose in life, she responded: "No I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't. I don't understand it. A gay person isn't going to come up and make some change unless it's to realize that it was a choice and they're choosing God."
But not al Christians agrees with Medley and the Sullivan High School students.
"We shouldn't be condemning people, and that's what judgement is. Christ came to save the people not to condemn them," said local resident Jim Davis.
"We've all sinned ...so why should gays be treated with less respect?," he said. "Love them as a person. You don't have to love what they do, because the gays may not love all the mistakes you make," said Davis.
But the students believe what they are doing is right.
"We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted," said a local student.
Local pastors are supporting the students' rally as well.
"Christians have always been prepared for a fight. Jesus gave us armor for the front, not the back; we're not running anymore," said Bill Phegley with Carlisle Church.
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