Parents upset Durham Catholic school closed Friday, canceled gay speaker

By | September 1, 2019


WE ARE IDENTIFYING THE RAPE VICTIMS IN THIS CASE SINCE THEY CAME FORWARD WITH THEIR ATTORNEY. THIS IS AN INJUSTICE. PARENTS OF A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT UPSET THEY STOP ADD GAY COUNCIL MEMBER FROM SPEAKING TO THE STUDENTS TODAY. LEADERS ALSO CANCELED CLASSES BECAUSE OF THE PLANNED PROTEST BECAUSE OF THE SPEECH. DEREK LEWIS IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE DECISION. Reporter: VERNETTA ALSTON GETS INVITED TO SPEAK AND THEN CLASSES ARE CANCELED THIS. IS HOW IT’S BEEN ALL DAY HERE AT IMMACULATA. THIS IS PERSONAL FOR VERNETTA ALSTON BECAUSE SHE ATTENDED THE SCHOOL HERE. NOW THE MAYOR AND OTHERS WANT ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. SHE WAS PERFECT. Reporter: CORINNE HELPED TO PLAN THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEECH. SCHOOL OFFICIALS UNINVITED HER AND CANCELED CLASSES. ALSTON IDENTIFIED AS GAY. I’M DISPOINTEDDED THAT PEOPLE WHO FELT THEY NEEDED TO SAY SOMETHING DID NEVER APPROACH THE COMMITTEE. Reporter: PROTESTERS DID NOT SHOW UP. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE DON’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYBODY FOR ANY REASON TO. DISCRIMINATE BECAUSE THEY’RE A MEMBER OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY, WE CAN’T HAVE THAT. SHE’S SO GROUNDED AND SO HUMANE AND SHE’S DEALING WITH THIS WITH UNDERSTANDING AND FIRMNESS. Reporter: ALSTON DECLINED AN INTERVIEW. SHE SAID BY DEPRIVEING THE STUDENTS AND CONDEMNING THE LIVES AND RIGHTS OF THE LGT COMMUNITY IS SENDING SAD LIFE ALTERING MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN. SHE IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE DECISION AND MOVE FORWARD. THIS IS A VERY HURTFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL INVOLVED. ARE THEY SAY THE COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING INVITING ALSTON BACK TO TALK TO STUDENTS BUT

3 thoughts on “Parents upset Durham Catholic school closed Friday, canceled gay speaker

  1. IrishGirl Post author

    The church is conforming to the world in order to please people for money (tuition). Private schools are permitted to set their own rules. It should stay that way.

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  2. Judge Dredd Post author

    I don’t think Catholic’s like gays unless they’re the priests spending time with their kids. I’ve been paying attention.

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