Tennessee high school principal Dorothy
Bond is coming under fire for allegedly telling gay students that
they're going to hell.
According to ABC
affiliate ABC24, Bond, the principal at Haywood High School in
Brownsville, Tennessee, is coming under fire for controversial
comments she made about gay people and teen pregnancy during a
meeting with students.
“At first she was talking about PDA
and she turned around and she directly pointed to the gay people and
said if you're gay you're going to hell and if you're pregnant,
you're life is over,” said Amber Whittiemore, who heard about
Bond's comments through a gay friend of hers who attended the
Outraged parents have called for the
district to discipline Bond.
Parent Tony Snipes said Bond was
creating an unwelcome environment for pregnant and gay teens.
“That's not her role. Her role as
educator, as principal, is to encourage them regardless of their
circumstances or situations,” Snipes said. “With remarks she
made I personally believe she does not need to be a principal in
Haywood County Schools anymore.”
“Something should happen,” said
Brittany Siler, a graduate of Haywood High School. “I don't say
fire her or anything else because she is a very nice lady but she
shouldn't have done it that way.” (A video report is embedded in
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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the
nation's largest gay rights advocate, has called on Dr. Marlon D.
King, superintendent of Haywood County Schools, to investigate the