A group of parents in Winchester,
Tennessee are protesting the formation of a high school Gay-Straight
Alliance (GSA) club.
According to The
Tennessean, parents John Wimley and Chris Ball are
encouraging parents to “stand against” the club meeting at
Franklin County High School.
“If we do not ban together and stop
this B.S. the next thing you know they will have F.I.M.A. (Future
ISIS Members of America) #PutGodInSchoolsPlease,” Wimley
reportedly wrote on Facebook.
A commenter on the page compared gays
to drunk drivers: “We should change the constitution so that drunks
can drive drunk, they were 'BORN THAT WAY' lets don't discriminate
against these poor pathetic people and their life styles.”
The debate is expected to spill over to
the Franklin County School Board's upcoming meeting. Supporters and
opponents of the GSA are planning to rally outside the school
auditorium where the board is scheduled to meet.
Student Allie Faxon told the paper that
the club serves a useful purpose: “We all have common troubles. By
having the club, even more people who aren't out can come and have a
place to be themselves.”