Lesbian Couple Barred from Attending Catholic School Promâ€¦ So They Throw Their Own Version
Itâ€™s hard to understand why a school would bar a same-sex couple from attending promâ€¦ maybe because dancing leads to slow dancing and slow dancing leads to not procreating and that goes against all things good and holy.
But thatâ€™s what Lexington Catholic High School in Kentucky did to senior Hope Decker and her date, sophomore Tiffany Wright:
In an email Sunday, Lexington Catholic president Steve Angelucci said, â€œAs a Catholic high school, we uphold every teaching of the Catholic Church. The policies and procedures of our school reflect those teachings.â€
When the couple tried to enter the schoolâ€™s gymnasium, where the prom was held, they were turned awayâ€¦
But the students â€” always smarter than the administrators at these schools â€” got the last laugh:
Armed with several car stereos and a group of supportive friends, the teens hosted their own prom in the school parking lot, complete with a table stacked with snacks. After the nightâ€™s final song under the stars, 108 students signed a letter to the administration criticizing its decision to turn the girls away.
â€œWe had a wonderful night, and we were surrounded by true friends,â€ Wright said. â€œIâ€™ll remember it for the rest of my life.â€