Having learned from the recent experience of the national shitstorm caused by the prom-cancellation in Itawamba, a Georgia school decided to let a boy bring another boy to prom. Having not learned that lesson, part of the student body protested. Bizarrely, they explained their reasoning thusly: "they weren’t bothered by Martin being gay or being allowed to attend prom with his partner. But they said the school system’s decision has brought too much attention to their small town." Guess what, kids... I'd never heard of Cochran, Georgia until you opened your big fat mouths. But yes, you've gotten across your point that you "don’t want (Cochran) to be known as a pro gay town.” More's the pity.
But I think it shows something of the psychology of the protesters, something reminiscent of days of yore. They know there are XXX's in their town. Sure, the law says we're all created equal... But if the XXX's would just keep to themselves, know their place, not rock the boat, not call attention to themselves, not be too visible, then everything would be just fine and dandy.
Anyway... awards section:
Yay to the Middle Georgia College counterprotesters. Boo to the school's teacher of the year, who happens to be the father of the boy in question, who has kicked him out of the house.