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Sullivan High School's Students, Staff Distance Themselves From Anti-Gay Prom Plan Frenzy

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Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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February 13, 2013

Students and staff at an Indiana-based high school are trying to quickly distance themselves from the international media frenzy over one local group's plea for an "traditional" prom that would ban gay teens. In an interview with local NBC affiliate WTWO, Sullivan High School Principal David Springer clarified that officials had no involvement with the group calling for the gay-free prom and that all students will be welcome at the school-officiated event in May. "Anybody can go to the prom," he said. "Of course, a girl could go out with another girl if they didn't have a date or that was their choice." Echoing Springer's sentiments was Dale Wise, senior minister at Sullivan First Christian Church where the anti-gay prom group met. "Our church has no involvement in this whatsoever," he is quoted as saying. "It's a community thing where people have met here."