Vianet.ca
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: The Lesbian and the Prom

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    2,419

    Default The Lesbian and the Prom

    I disagree with the lifestyle, but this is the most god-awful thing to do to a person.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_525856.html

    "A lesbian teen who successfully sued her Mississippi school for the right to bring her girlfriend to prom was left out and was instead directed to a "fake prom" on Friday, according to The Advocate.

    Constance McMillen, her date and just a handful of others, including two classmates with learning disabilities, attended the dance in Fulton, Mississippi while most of her other classmates from Itawamba Agricultural High School reportedly partied at a separate prom that McMillen was not invited to.

    McMillen made headlines just a few weeks ago when, with the help of the ACLU, she fought the school's decision to cancel prom. The school canceled the dance after McMillen sought to bring her girlfriend and to wear a tuxedo.

    As part of a preliminary ruling, a judge decided that McMillen was allowed to bring a girl as a date. The judge did not order the school to reinstate the prom because it was understood that McMillen would be invited to a prom being held by parents of her Itawamba classmates. Instead, that prom was canceled and was replaced with the sparsely attended country club event.

    Kristy Bennett, the ACLU's legal director for Mississippi, told NEMS360, that she was disappointed.

    "Whatever we find will be brought to the court's attention," Bennett told NEMS. "Whether it is in the damages trial, or whatever. There will still be a trial on the merits. The case didn't end in the preliminary hearing."

    McMillen, 18, said that her feelings were hurt, but that there was at least one good thing about the night. The Advocate:
    Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."

    I hope her lawsuit blows them away!!!
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Probably a bad choice of words there in your last sentence, but agree with the sentiment 100%
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    2,419

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    Probably a bad choice of words there in your last sentence, but agree with the sentiment 100%
    Why don't you explain why that's a poor choice of words, in this context.
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    Why don't you explain why that's a poor choice of words, in this context.
    You know, you rascal!!
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Bluesky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    7,285

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    where and/or how did the expression god-awful come from? I cringe whenever I hear that..
    The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    2,419

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    You know, you rascal!!
    No, sir, I do not. To what exactly are you referring?? I did mention context.
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    where and/or how did the expression god-awful come from? I cringe whenever I hear that..
    First of all, do you want Sock to answer that, or do you want the true story?
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    No, sir, I do not. To what exactly are you referring?? I did mention context.
    Sir, I refuse to take the bait!
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    2,419

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    Sir, I refuse to take the bait!
    Oh, it's so hard to resist a straight line!!!
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    Oh, it's so hard to resist a straight line!!!
    But your worm is so big!!
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Bluesky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    7,285

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    First of all, do you want Sock to answer that, or do you want the true story?
    Whoever has an answer
    The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Sault
    Posts
    8,833

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    I've always taken that expression to mean something that even God would find awful.

    Never saw it as anti-religious indiscretion.

    'That's a god-awful dress'. Just means to me that even God would ask you to go and change, before taking you out to dinner.
    Currently being ignored: The Voice, The Official Cat of Soonet, Barry Morris, and Aristotle.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Bluesky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    7,285

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    hmm, or maybe a shortened form of "God! That's awful!"
    The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,392

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    It uses God as a modifier. Seeing God is the utmost, the ALL, it means if something is "God-awful" nothing can be worse, it is the ultimate awful
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Bluesky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    7,285

    Default Re: The Lesbian and the Prom

    Yeah.. I get that now..
    The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts