TAYLOR ELLIS IS A HERO [CLICK HERE]
I OBJECT. Taylor Ellis, Arkansas high school student, being excluded from yearbook and being made terrified in his school – by students and administration ALIKE – because he is gay.
A clearly misinformed and ill-equipped for her job administrator, Brenda Haynes, issued a statement rife with ignorance, the same sort of “excuse-my-bigotry-it’s for the greater good” bull that homophobes and haters have been blathering since time began. I think it would be GREAT if everyone in the world went here: http://www.sheridanschools.org/contact.cfm and, with RESPECT, and ask why Taylor Ellis is being treated with less respect and consideration than heterosexual students and what she intends to do to remedy the bigotry and hate she has encouraged and espoused by her actions, letting her know that the next gay-teen-suicide of a child who has heard about her actions is on her conscience, karma, and soul for having encouraged this ostracizing and fear.
But I emphasize – AGAIN – I did it with absolute respect. Hate is never an answer. Hate never begets anything but more hate. Let us all take an example from Matthew Shepard’s mother, Judy, on the recent passing of a famous promulgator of hate; here – which I was made aware of by JOE. MY. GOD. blog [click here] is her statement:
“Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and our desire to erase hate, we’ve decided not to comment further.” – Judy Shepard, in a posting on the Facebook page of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Indeed. And, amen. If only people like Brenda Haynes of the Sheridan School District could be made to understand the effect their hatred and ignorance has on the world, maybe they would change. Stand up for Love. Stand up for Taylor Ellis. Again, I plead with you, click on the link below and make your voice heard: