What is wrong with the world???
Police actually had to be called up to control the crowd of pissed parents and students after it was announced that Cynthia Davis, a popular principal at Paradise Valley High School in AZ, had been fired.
The parents had no idea why the board had voted 5-0 not to renew Davis' contract, but now it's become clear that it had something to do with Ms. Davis' sexual orientation.
Community member Shelly Hickerson, who was on a committee to select a principal when Davis was hired, has come forward with a letter that reveals other board members were hesitant to give her the job in 2008 because they were "concerned about her (Davis’) lifestyle.”
Apparently there have been rumors that Davis had a "gay relationship" with a staff member, and Shelly believes that rumor had a lot to do with the board's decision. Naturally, Davis is srsly broken up over this. She says:
“I have always separated my private and professional lives. The only thing that led to my belief that this may be a factor is the information revealed by a community member today. I never wanted to believe that this could be the issue but I guess I was wrong. I don’t like this. People should be judged on who they are as a person, not their orientation. This has nothing to do with the job I have done as a principal.”"
We feel sorry for Davis, but even more for the students at Paradise Valley.
They're losing a great principal because of ignorance and hate, and they're being taught that it's okay.
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