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  1. A Southern black woman engaging in poisonous bigotry?????

    Some people really are too stupid and ignorant for words?

    1. Hmm I wonder if this school principal is advocating for the the re-introduction of slavery in Tennessee.

      If not then wny not?

      Slavery is, after all, sanctioned and supported as God’s Will in the bible.

      1. Gibby1855 2 Mar 2012, 4:15pm

        It was my white ancestors that freed her and yet she wants me to be a slave to bigotry! How soon she forgets.

    2. September Meadows 2 Mar 2012, 11:08am

      And doing it in the name of a religion that would have ‘probably’ never been hers to hate people with if some other haters hadn’t kidnapped some of her relatives a few hundred years ago and forced them to adopt it. Irony.

      1. Totally agree….I just don’t get intelligent black people who can’t see the comparison of Homophobia V Racism.

        1. Well, there’s also gay people who are transphobic or biphobic. Or racist or sexist, women who are racist or homophobic, POC who are sexist, …

          1. Mr Ripley's Asscrack 2 Mar 2012, 12:36pm

            Yawn. Perhaps it’s more of a personality clash than a trans-/bi-phobic problem. Stop generalising!

          2. @mollydot

            Sure there are gay people who are transphobic, trans people who are racist, bi people who are christophobic etc etc

            But, I think the point Shane was trying to make (correct me if I am werong, Shane ;-) ) is that people who have been discriminated because of how they are born should (at least in theory) be able to empathise with others who are discriminated against because of another trait of birth …

  2. If she is represenatative of the calibre of people going to heaven I will prefer to go to hell.

    silly old cow

    1. Bill (Scotland) 2 Mar 2012, 1:05pm

      LOL – there is no heaven or hell. Concepts such as these are all part of sky fairy fantasies and have no basis in fact, in my opinion of course :)

      1. Mumbo Jumbo 2 Mar 2012, 1:24pm

        There is a Hell. It is being stuck in a lift with Anne Widdecombe, Peter Hitchens, Melanie Phillips, Richard Littlejohn, Paul Dacre, Baroness Warsi and Eric Pickles. Your only hope of salvation would be that the sheer, blubbery mass of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government would cause the cable to snap.

        1. Can we add Ann Leslie, Peter Bone, and David Burrowes to the lift too?

          Oh … and the Archbishop of York …

          1. Mumbo Jumbo 2 Mar 2012, 6:58pm

            Indeed. And how could I forget Jeremy Clarkson.

      2. John Antrobus 2 Mar 2012, 5:41pm

        No need for the qualification, Bill, (in my opinion), they have no basis in fact, full stop!

        1. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:29pm

          …PROVE IT…

          1. Dr Robin Guthrie 2 Mar 2012, 11:38pm

            The onus is on those making the absurd claims to do the proving.

  3. Stupid old flool!

  4. I will never understand religious based homophobia by the African American community….

    1. Strange that they are not so supportive of slavery,

      After all the bible sanctions slavery?

  5. Someone should tell her that Heaven is a gay club in London – that would mess with her head!

    1. I reckon someone should not bother telling her what it is but offer to take her to a real example of heaven on earth and take her in ….

  6. Disgusting. How did this woman reach such a high position in education in the first place?
    I’m afraid it lends force to stereotypes about Tennessee. I can almost hear H L Mencken cackling in unholy (pun intended) glee from his grave.

  7. Lyuba Tereshchenko 2 Mar 2012, 11:17am

    Too many mudaki, not enough fists to punch them with.

    1. FranklyBewildered 3 Mar 2012, 10:17am

      If i knew what a mudaki was, I’d know if i agreed with you or not.

    2. It’s probably a racist term.

      And you’re probably from somewhere in Eastern Europe.

      I won’t even go there.

  8. Yet another example of someone who within living memory would have had grounds for complaining about bigotry and discrimination being at the front of the queue when discriminating against others. Unbelievable!!

    But, perhaps she is just pious and caring eh? Yuck.

    1. The opressed become the opressors. Lets make sure we break the trend

      1. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:27pm

        Well said! Youre on a bit of a roll today! Good for you! :o)

        Its good to read something youve written which is so thoughtful and incisive

  9. Singapore Sam 2 Mar 2012, 11:39am

    Even headmistresses are not omniscient.

    1. Honestly, one doesn’t have to be omniscient to know better than to say things like she said. She’s a representative of the government, licensed by the state.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Mar 2012, 12:04pm

    Blacks, like a lot of orthodox Jews have learned NOTHING from their history. Catholics too in the UK should know better. They too forget what it was like before the Emancipation Act was passed. Are you listening Anne Widdecombe et al? Be careful what you wish for, dearie. It could come back and bite you in the arse, big time. The more these religious bigots rant and rail against us, the more they alienate themselves from the rest of society. Keep it up I say.

    1. I really have a problem when people point out that she is black, then use slavery as an argument as to why she should not be bigoted. This argument would be fine if one used the same argument with say Michelle Bachmann and remind her that she is a woman, who also is and was discriminated against because of gender.

      I find this principal vile. And she was right in resigning.

      1. Thank you Hassia. I could not have put it better myself. It’s pure bigotry from him this site is full of them

        1. Why is it bigotry to inquire whether a christian who uses the bible to justify homophobia; also justifies slavery?

          The bible clearly sanctions slavery after all.

          1. David you are not that stupid. read the comments slowly and take notes if you have to. There is no shame in being slow but ignorance is unforgiveable

          2. But you are the one screaming ‘racism’ whenever a story about non-white people appears. Even when it is blatantly clear there is no racist intent.

            Each and every time.

            This woman’s colour and religion is CLEARLY relevant to this story.

            In this instance a black teacher is using the bible to justify homophobia and discrimination.

            I am merely inquiring if said black woman supports slavery as the bible instructs her.

            And if not then why not.

            All good christians should support slavery!

            After all the buybull is the word of ‘god’, isn’t it?

          3. David.

            can you answer this question with a yes or no

            when bauchman said homophobic things did you say she should know better as a woman who has experienced discrimination?

          4. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:28pm

            Youre (predictably) talking out of your racist arse (as per usual…) (sadly)

      2. The fact that she is black is irrelevant.

        However she is using her christianity and her bible to justify her homophobia.

        The bible clearly sanctions slavery.

        So it is a very reasonable question to ask whether a woman who uses the bible to justify homophobic bigotry; also agrees that the bible justifies racist bigotry.

        1. Dr Robin Guthrie 2 Mar 2012, 6:25pm

          Don’t be silly.

          Didn’t you know that the bibble is multiple choice, or in some cases “Fill in the Blanks”.

        2. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:13pm

          If its ‘irrelevant’ (and it is!) then why do you keep on going on about her race and slavery all the time?!

        3. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:33pm

          Just now you said: “This woman’s colour and religion is CLEARLY relevant to this story” and now youre saying “The fact that she is black is irrelevant.”

          WHICH IS IT?

          (ps I dont expect you to know to be honest because every single thing you write with little exception demonstrates your bigotry and racism…)

          pps if you dont like what I have to say then start writing stuff which DOESNT demonstrate kneejerk bigotry and racism at every turn…

      3. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:12pm

        Well said Hassia!

    2. You’re right Robert, but you could include married – indeed, all – women and non-landowning men too, depending how far back you want to go. The sad truth is that being part of a minority seldom seems to make people sympathetic to other minorities, especially if religion is involved. In fact, it just seems to make people want to seek a minority with even less power to bully.

    3. And using the term Blacks is the same as a homophobe using gays.

      1. She is a christian who uses the bible to justify homophobic bigotry.

        She thinks that the bible is the word of ‘god’.

        Therefore ‘god’ supports slavery. And ‘god’ supports husbands owning their wives.

        Does this woman accept that slavery is jusfifed by her ‘god’.?
        Does she accept that according to her ‘god’ that she is the personal property of her husband.

        You need to stop whining about racist intent. This woman through her stupidity is inviting these very valid and reasonable questions.

      2. Rachel Haytread 2 Mar 2012, 5:12pm

        Hear hear! The correct term is ‘Negro’ isn’t it? Or have I gone and put my foot in it again?

        1. You’re just trying to be a reactionary – call it what you want.

          Rachel H – ignorant, scum bag troll.

          Forget about putting my foot it in – I’ll say it like it is.

          Fool.

      3. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:15pm

        Well said James! (see you CAN do it when you try!)

        Keep up the good work!

    4. I’m bored of these generalisations claiming black people are all homophobic, which makes me chuckle when you have the likes of nut job Widdy, Rick Santorum, Cof E, Melanie Phillips and co sprouting homophobic drivel on a daily basis.
      I mean, referring to black people as ‘blacks’ is blindly ignorant not to mention offensive to me as a black person.

      This site is cl

  11. ‘…The school district said at the time of the reports that it did not condone discrimination of administrators, faculty, or students on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, or national origin…’

    but it seems school district doesn’t mind the discrimination of administrators, faculty, or students on the basis of sexual orientation

  12. Obviously she has one of those Bibles where you can pick and choose which bits to believe in …. didnt see the bit where it said “thou shalt not judge”

  13. Isn’t the existence of Hell a bit of a paradox? If Hell existed then that would mean the Christians’ God had to exist to create it. That would mean their God made it to put people in, which would mean he either wasn’t all knowing or all powerful or all loving/good (because he had to wait until they died before working out if they were evil enough for Hell and couldn’t or wouldn’t stop them being evil in the first place). That would mean he wasn’t their God at all, which would mean their God actually didn’t exist or that no one had any reason to owe allegiance to him. Which means if the Christians are right about their God, then Hell can’t exist and if they’re wrong, it doesn’t exist.

    1. The christian and jewish ‘god’ is a genocidal maniac.

      It cold-bloodedly murdered the 1st born child of every Egyptian.

      ‘God’ is a child-murdering b@st@ard.

      1. Well, yes. But I thought the idea was Jesus comes along and changes it all into love and nice fluffy things? What was the point of him if the Old Testament God, the bearded fellow with the anger management issues, was carrying on regardless?

        I don’t get Christianity.

        1. Dr Robin Guthrie 2 Mar 2012, 6:23pm

          Unfortunately we “get Christianity” in our face every day, whether we are christian or not.

          That is the problem.

          1. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:36pm

            Bollocks do we…lol
            I most certainly dont…

            And the ‘beard thing’ thats a relatively modern invention…

            It might help if people who wanted to pull down religion by using religious books actually READ those books first doncha think…?

            …Don’t you think?

          2. Dr Robin Guthrie 2 Mar 2012, 11:34pm

            And because YOU don’t means no one else does.

            What do you think the majority of the stories are on PN these days.

            They are about bl@@dy christians trying to stop gay rights.

            So it is YOU who should, as you put it. Think……

        2. There is nothing to get. It doesn’t stack up because it’s all made up by people.

  14. Black people are oppressed even today in America and to see them working with the White Christian Agenda to destroy LGBT American is a crime against the very freedoms and rights Americans have been granted in America, yet even the blacks are still denied their rights. So why the blacks go along with their old slave masters, they are still trying to fit into a system that still denies them their equal rights. Yes we have legal documents that say we are free but there are those who still deny those rights to blacks and LGBT people in America. If they worked together to get all of their rights and freedoms they might not be dieing of AIDS in the numbers they are today because the black is being used by the White Christian agenda against the LGBT people today and have no idea they are being used like they have been for hundreds of years and still counting.

    1. soapbubblequeen 2 Mar 2012, 5:31pm

      Very true and very sad Randy.x

  15. At least she had the decency to resign, there is no place for that in the education system.

  16. Its the 21st Century and we are still hearing about teachers going on about old age ways. This school teacher seems to think it wrong for children to have their hair in braids too.

    How narrow minded can you get?

  17. Disgusting. An enquiry should be held as to how such a person came to be appointed to such a position. Better screening is needed to prevent people like this from abusing their positions and damaging children.

  18. And she looks so sweet in the photo. Like most fundamental christians, a wolf in sheeps clothing.

  19. soapbubblequeen 2 Mar 2012, 5:30pm

    Stupid wh8re. Somebody post her a copy of ‘The God Delusion’.

  20. Her “resignation” sounds like they told her to quit or they’d fire her. She deserves to be vilified. To think she actually lied to those children by saying that gay kids could be suspended for physical contact. She’s not merely homophobic, she’s dishonest. I wonder how she’d feel if someone lectured her about the sins of sloth and gluttony?

  21. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:06pm

    Bless her – such a shame because in the photo she looks like she has a good energy. But what was she thinking!?

    I think its right that she is brought to book – and hopefully this will continue even if she has resigned.

  22. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:18pm

    It really pisses me off when so many of the posters on here use the race of someone being homophobic as a cheap excuse to air their own dirty racism in public.

    If what the woman is reported to have said is true then she deserves to be dealt with accordingly.

    This does NOT give you lot the right to make inappropriate comments about her race, about slavery or the fact that she is from the South. This is all COMPLETE bollocks!

    THINK PEOPLE!
    AND PINK NEWS: PLEASE START MODERATING THESE BOARDS PROPERLY SO THAT PEOPLE CANNOT GET AWAY WITH THIS SHAMEFUL DISPLAY OF ILLEGAL RACISM EVERY TIME A BLACK FACE APPEARS ON YOUR PAGES….!

  23. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:21pm

    And for the ignorant among you:

    ‘black’ is an adjective not a noun – it requires a noun after it in order to make sense ie. black PEOPLE, gay PEOPLE

    ‘blacks’ or ‘gays’ or ‘whites’ is just racist or homophobic nonsense and says more than just how ignorant the people using those terms are…

    1. So PFLAG are ignorant, are they?

      1. Staircase2 4 Mar 2012, 10:14pm

        Anyone doing that is doing it out of ignorance (regardless of whatever quality work they may do the point remains…)

  24. Staircase2 2 Mar 2012, 8:24pm

    Just for the record:

    “Oppression fcvks people up. And the more layers of oppression someone has experienced and/or endured, the more multiply fcvked up they’re likely to be”

    While its lovely to believe that belonging to one oppressed minority instantly makes someone a better person or somehow gifts them with empathic insight and compassion for others suffering, one only has to witness the vile (yes I said it – its true) drivel coming out of the fingertips of so many posters on these very comments boards to understand its not true…

    THINK PEOPLE THINK!

    1. But racists are just like homophobes – they don’t think

      1. Exactly, we have a fine example of that on this site.

  25. She resigned! A principal is entitled to her personal point of views, but when she steps into a classroom and accepts a position of authority and starts announcing that gays and pregnant teens will not be tolerated she is condoning discrimination and hate. Appalling!

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/03/tennessee-school-principal-if-youre-gay-youre-going-to-hell/

  26. Singapore Sam 4 Mar 2012, 1:01pm

    One of the best tonics after reading what such people as this bigot says is to go and view Clooney, Pitt and co re-enacting the prop 8 trial, where all these opponents are totally debunked, and even their own expert comes down on our side under cross-examination . It’s very moving.

    We’ve watched it twice in our house, it begins 30 mins into the feed at the moment, just google prop8 Clooney.

  27. Jim Fields 5 Mar 2012, 12:18pm

    ok here we have a “fat” woman telling students that they are going to hell or worst .. so dont she know she is going to hell also for going against GOD’s law ie: Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony\
    I do love it when people such as her pick and choose what to believe ..
    and forgot what they want to

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