Conservative principal quits over Gay-Straight club in South Carolina school

Posted by JD Uy
May 21, 2008 7:14 PM |

"The formation of this club conflicts with my professional beliefs in that we do not have other clubs at Irmo High school based on sexual orientation, sexual preference, or sexual activity. In fact our sex education curriculum is abstinence based. I feel the formation of a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Irmo High school implies that students joining the club will have chosen to or will choose to engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, opposite sex, or members of both sexes.... My decision to resign is a personal choice based on my professional beliefs and religious convictions. I have prayed about the decision for a period of time and I have a peace about it. I would ask that you respect my choice as I respect your choice to disagree with me on this issue. I bear no malice towards anyone involved."

An exceprt from a resignation letter of Irmo High School Principal, Eddie Walker, who apparently rejects the idea of allowing a gay-supportive club to be formed in his school. (WIS10)

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