Nick and I knew that since we are live and local in the Wabash Valley we needed to talk about this story. We want you to talk about it too.
Some people in Sullivan met to discuss having two proms...one for straight teens and one for gay teens. I have included the original WTWO story for you to look at.
We are going to open up the forum for you to express your opinions. Let us know what you think.
A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a separate prom that bans gays.
NBC 2's Paige Preusse reports how Sullivan High School says there's nothing legally they can do to allow it... several students and parents are taking matters into their own hands.
Several parents, students, and others who believe gays should be banned from the Sullivan High School prom met Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church.
"We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us," said Diana Medley.
Their idea is to create their own separate...traditional prom. Students say there are several others from their high school who agree, but are afraid to take a stand.
"If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe," said student Kynon Johnson.
And now they want everyone to know where they stand.
"We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted," said a local student.
But not all in the community think what they're doing is right.
"We shouldn't be condemning people, and that's what judgement is. Christ came to save the people not to condemn them."
Local man Jim Davis says we've all sinned...so why should gays be treated with less respect?
"Love them as a person. You don't have to love what they do, because the gays may not love all the mistakes you make," said Davis.
Diana Medley is a special education teacher in town. She doesn't believe anyone is born gay.
"I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal," said Medley.
"Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them. It's the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason," said Madley.
"'So the same goes for gays? Do you think they have a purpose in life?' No I honestly don't. Sorry, but I don't. I don't understand it. A gay person isn't going to come up and make some change unless it's to realize that it was a choice and they're choosing God," said Medley.
Several local pastors support the separate prom movement.
"Christians have always been prepared for a fight. Jesus gave us armor for the front, not the back; we're not running anymore," said Bill Phegley with Carlisle Church.
Others, on the other hand, think they're casting stones... instead of spreading love.
"The feeling of being loved and belonging is universal," said Davis.