Fire high school principal who told LGBT students they were hellbound
  • Petitioned Daniel Thornton

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Daniel Thornton
Haywood High School principal
Dorothy Bond
Art Garrett
School Board
Allen Currie

Fire high school principal who told LGBT students they were hellbound

    1. Wayne  Besen
    2. Petition by

      Wayne Besen

      Burlington, VT

This is infuriating and makes my blood boil.

In Brownsville, Tenn., Haywood High School principal Dorothy Bond told gay students that they were "not on God's path."

According to reports, the obnoxious and offensive comments were made at a school assembly last month. Bond allegedly told students that gay people are "ruining their lives," and she said public displays of affection among gay students could result in 60-day suspensions and even expulsion.

The ACLU says that this is not the first time Bond has made homophobic remarks, once telling a lesbian student that she would “go to hell” for being gay. Bond also reportedly has incorporated prayers and proselytizing into school events.

This unconstitutional, anti-gay abuse has no place in America’s public schools. Instead of doing her job by nurturing and protecting all students, Bond is singling out LGBT teenagers for ridicule and acting like a schoolyard bully.

Now is your chance to tell Bond to “Go to hell.”

Please tell the school board that Bond must be immediately fired for her outrageous comments and unprofessional, if not illegal, conduct. Clearly, she is unfit to serve in a neutral environment without forcing her backward views down the throats of vulnerable children.


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    • Trish Henderson REEDSBURG, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      This ignorance has to cease. None of our children deserve these types of scare tactics.

    • Karen Howard PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Dorothy Bond: “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

    • Brian Gay PROVIDENCE, RI
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I'm a Catholic and I know about Heaven and Hell and I assure all the gay children that God DOES NOT send you to Hell for being gay - he actually likes us better because we're the ones who help decorate Heaven! ;)

    • Stuart Hartill RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN
      • over 2 years ago

      Various of my friends had their schooldays ruined by racist, sexist or homophobic teachers. No child should have to put up with this while decent and dedicated teachers are having trouble finding jobs.

    • Beth A. Rose NEW PALTZ, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Homophobes, haters, and ignorant people should not be in the teaching profession. This is hate and intolerance at it's best. Dorothy Bond shouldn't be "pushing" her religious views onto others and she should be fired or resign immediately. Spread your hate somewhere else hillbilly.


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