Friday, December 19, 2008

Myrtle Beach Principal Pulls Student Paper Over Gay Marriage Support

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 2:44 PM

A Myrtle Beach principal has pulled a student newspaper (independently financed by advertising) because of an editorial supporting gay marriage.

The principal of the academy near Carolina Forest, Ronnie Burgess, said that he was concerned that the editorial, which was printed on the front page with a picture of two male students holding hands, would be disruptive to the school.

"I had some concerns about the content of the article and how it might impact students here and what the community concerns might be when the article was distributed," Burgess said. "At the academy we encourage diversity, we don't look to silence student voices, we hope to facilitate their expression."

AFFA has collected the contact information for those looking to let their voices heard on the issue.

Principal: Mr. Ronnie Burgess 843-903-8460 rburgess@horrycountyschools.net

Horry County Schools Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent 843-488-6717 celsberry@horrycountyschools.net

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