Kind of a serious page for the holiday. Uh, Happy Easter?
I can't say I envy anyone in this room right now.
Also, this isn't the first time we're hearing about Mr. Strongwell's plans. It IS the first time we're actually hearing what the plan is though. Rudy probably should have heard him out back then.
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
'Camps to cure homosexuality'? What the-? I very much hope that's just something made up for the story because otherwise, geez! Whoever runs those camps is pulling a big con (and I won't say anything about the parents who would send their children to such a place because this would turn into a rant).
I'm so sad for these guys... I really wish love wasn't like so attacked on.
Sadly, they very much exist. And they're horrible, and they're destructive, and they - surprise, surprise - don't cure a thing because there's nothing to cure.
I'm surprised Maria didn't give him a verbal ass kicking. I remember Rudy got pretty pissed when Brother Arthur asked him to pretend to be straight after he broke up with Rain. But, the difference here is that Maria knows that getting mad could get Chanel in trouble. I admire Maria for putting Chanel's safety above her own instincts.
@SilvergrayDragon: I'm happy she didn't! We haven't seen anything but positive about Brother Arthur and he really seems to recommend things to both Maria and Rudy for their well being.
They obviously can be whoever they want but that's a religious school and they don't have the most free-minded parents OR headmaster. Honestly, keeping a low profile is just the smartest thing there.
@Quinis: Michelle Bachman's husband runs things like that.
@Fairportfan: Uh, who?
@Quinis: Minnesota's congresswoman.
As A Libertarian, my political beliefs revolve solely around individual freedoms. That means, I believe homosexual couples SHOULD be allowed to be married, but only if someone willingly agrees to marry them, either legally or religiously. That means, if someone follows a faith in which they don't feel comfortable with marrying a same-sex couple, they don't have to. In this case, Maria and Chanel are in a privately owned school, and a religious one at that. So, as long as they are in that school, they could technically be expelled for ANY reason at all. I know this might make me sound like an asshole, but you have to remember that when you give rights to one set of people, you must give the same rights to all others. But, that's just the beauty of the American Constitution.
@Quinis: Sadly i hear those are real things
Hmm, seems like he's sort of trying to be an ally... but "because it would draw attention" implies he otherwise would give them detention. I don't know of he'd give a straight couple detention for PDA? And also while he's right to bring up Father Quentin's and Maria's dad's reactions, he should be framing it differently, in a way that makes it clear that it's up to the girls whether or not they want to face off with them and that he wouldn't judge them for their decision even if he doesn't think it's a smart one.
@WingedReaper777: I don't think anyone really cares about your stance on marriage rights tbh.
@Allie: He isn't giving them detention because the headmaster may inquire as to why. A straight couple would get detention all the same though, if PDA's are against school rules.
@Allie: I disagree, actually. If I felt that there was a kid that was in danger of being sent to an an abusive camp that would mentally scar them for life, I would give them zero choice in the matter to stay closeted until the danger had passed. If they have fully developed frontal lobes, it would be different story, but since they don't, then it's the responsibility of the adult to do everything in his or her power to keep them safe from that level of of mental torture. To do anything else would be neglectful in my opinion.
@Lenn: Hmm, mebby I guess
@Guest: Indeed. What I'm wondering is *whether* PDAs are against the rules. That's not clear, and it wouldn't be unusual either for them to be against the rules or for them not to be.
@Lenn: You mispelt "bats**t-crazy-loony-toon-soon-to-be-former congresswoman".
For those who want to be appalled at what the voters can be conned into voting for, Google her.
Spike Milligan once said "Yez can fool some of the people all of the time, an' yez can fool all of the people some of the time, generally just about long enough to be elected President of the United States."
@Allie: I'm sorry. Maybe I should have worded it differently. I'm not trying to make this political. I just brought it up because this page depicts the school staff "unfairly" treating Maria and Chanel because they are lesbians. And thus, the school staff is being made out to be the bad guys. But, (not to sound like a condescending asshole) since I have a clearer visiion of this situation, I thought I would try to make my point known. But take it or leave it, I'm not here to judge or anything.
@WingedReaper777: The personal is political. And the school staff (with the exception of Farah and MAYBE Arthur) are the bad guys here, right now even moreso than the other students. And a detached view isn't the same as a clear view.
I just want to share a little about how wrong headed there "reparative bootcamps" are. When I was 13 i was sent to one in missouri, mainly due to trying to come out as a trans girl. i spent five years locked up there, being bullied, beaten and raped. I had no one to turn to, and it speaks volumes that, if i wasnt sure who i was before, i most certainly was sure i was a woman by the time i got out of there. So yeah, keep those like me in your thoughts. Not all of us lived to be survivors.
Well, they could've seen that coming, running through the school like that.
And yipes, I hope Maria & Rudy's dad doesn't follow through on that. They're both pretty strong, but that kind of thing seems really harsh.
You can't cure homosexuality. Religious people, evil medics and blood mages have tried and failed. Instead of "curing" homosexuality you have to understand it and live with it as part of life.