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Anti-Gay Column In High School’s Student Newspaper

Suzanne Perez Tobias from The Wichita Eagle reports:

Local gay-rights advocates are calling for Wichita school leaders to “undo the damage and hurt” caused by a student newspaper column that they say promotes violence against homosexuals.

The opinion column, published Feb. 11 in the editorial section of the Messenger, East High School’s student newspaper, says same-sex relationships “just are not normal” and “should be frowned upon.”

Its author, an East High student, also cited a Bible verse that says men who lie with other men have “committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death.”

District officials, the newspaper’s faculty adviser and student editors say the column constitutes free speech and is protected by the First Amendment and the Kansas Student Publications Act.

Read the full article via THE WICHITA EAGLE