Here's Your Evidence
|Yesterday's article on the Lenoir City High School's
year book's controversial gay page was to bring attention to just how
important it is to know who is influencing your children eight hours a
day and the dangers your children face when that influence is counter to
what you as parents feel is right for your children.
If you needed any evidence of that importance/danger, here it is. Last night I received these nine emails in about an hour and a half. Most are obviously kids and I suspect they were encouraged by an adult to send the emails.
Read through these and ask yourself where kids learn these kind of views. Now remember these were in response to my article about teacher-child relationships in our schools.
This is pretty scary stuff. Warning some explicit content and some pretty atrocious grammar and spelling.
My name is Courtney
Price. I am editor of the yearbook. Sir, excuse my rudeness, but you do
not have your facts straight. I decided to publish Zach's story. I did
not do this to cause any kind of uproar, or religion target. I am an 18
year old Southern Baptist student who is in a four year relationship
with a man. I am in no way trying to plead a case for homosexuals, and
taking from your stupidity, I can tell you did not read the yearbook.
There are multiple stories about kids who have been bullied because of
their lives (disabled kids, adopted kids, kids with tattoos, etc.) along
with stories about hanging out at church. I would enjoy if you would
stop your slander. Thank you.
If you knew anything
about ANYTHING you would have known the article is not the point. It is
the meaning behind the article. You dumb inconsiderate ass. I am an
allum of LCHS and even though I did not have Mr. Yoakley I will say from
the few times I talked to him he is a great man and teacher and you
should be ashamed of yourself for prejudging people. I hope you do not
have children because God forbid you teach them that this is the correct
way to act. I understand better than anyone that freedom of speech and
oppinions are part of everyday life, but seriously some should just be
kept to yourself. I mean for a "christian" you could do me a favor and
leave it to God to judge everyone.
You are a disgusting
stop your harrassment
Van Shaver, you are not a Christian. My minister growing up reminded us that Christians are those who take Christ's name as their own. In claiming the name, but not following his teachings, you are nothing more than an ignorant thief. Stop your harrassment of the young lady who wrote the "it's ok to be gay" article, stop inflicting your ignorance on the community. You should take everything you own, give it to the poor, and genuinely follow him. Do not bother to reply. Your words are trash.
Dear sir or mam, I've read the gentleman's yearbook page, and Im really having a hard time what it is that you think is so awful? Is it because he came out,
The fact that he came out, the fact he's telling his story about bullies, the fact that he's donating money for charities....oooo yes Mr. Van
Shaver hes an evil being...damn him for promoting love and acceptance.... This twisted world we live in where bigots want to spread
their hatred....and hiding it behind a bible. He sharing so that other teens would have some sort of education to know that being different
is ok what is not ok is being bullied to point of suicide. Education is the Ignorant worse nightmare.
So keep spreading your ignorance, people are only seeing the real you. Hand claps. Have a lovely day.
It IS Okay to be Gay
If your rantings weren't so utterly ridiculous, I would almost be offended by your "article" It's Not Okay.
First of all, if you actually READ the yearbook article, you would know that nothing in that article is " promoting homosexuality in our high schools." And again, if you had bothered to READ the article, you would know that yes, he is, in fact, a student at Lenoir City High School. He is a young man with more courage and conviction than most adults I know.
Are you really so STUPID that you actually believe that "impressionable students" can be "made gay"??? Seriously? Is your IQ 7? I certainly hope you don't have children. The idea that you have a hand in molding another human being's mind is quite disturbing.
You are a narrow-minded, ignorant, bible-thumping, homophobic, IDIOT.
If gay people so offend you, perhaps you should consider moving someplace where there are no homosexuals. Hmmmm, let's see, where might that be? Oh wait, they're EVERYWHERE. Get used to it, you gene pool failure. Unless you build yourself a nice little rocket ship and head to the moon, "the Gays" are here, and I would rather have 10,000 homosexuals in my neighborhood than one of you.
I support James Yoakley!
I was directed to your almost
paranoid website by a facebook group. Your campaign against
James Yoakley and the larger LGBT community is outrageous!