How does McPherson High School feel about the LGBTQ+

Devon Haden and Tylor Johnson

All around the world the LGBTQ+ community has been discriminated against. No matter where you go you will always find a homophobic person or persons. What most people don’t realize is the suffix “phobia” or “phobic” comes from the greek word “phobos” which is an irrational fear of something. So if you consider yourself homophobic, you’re saying you are scared of a whole community of people.


LGBTQ+ laws vary from state to state. Before June 26 of 2015 when the US Supreme Court legalized gay marrage in all 50 states sexual activities and showing pride was legal but marriage was not in the state of Kansas. It is still to be determined if the LGBTQ+ community will be covered by statewide anti-discrimination laws. With that said let’s go see what the people of McPherson High School has to say about this topic.


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“I think people should be able to do what they want, and shouldn’t be hated and discriminated against for their own beliefs. Unless their beliefs are not sane. I don’t want people going off sacrificing and chopping people up.”

— Wyatt Scheibler

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“It’s a good organization. I like that they’re doing things to make sure people aren’t discriminated against because of their gender or sexuality. I may not personally agree with somebody’s personal beliefs, because of my own. Yet I’m not going to hold it against someone. As I am a christian. I believe what the Bible says. I don’t feel it’s my place to tell people that they can’t be doing something I don’t like, that they’re gonna get in trouble or that they’re going to hell. If someone chooses to live that lifestyle so be it. If your happy, I’m not going to hold it against you, I’m not going to use my personal beliefs to harm somebody or to discriminate against them.”

— School Officer


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“I believe they are very much apart of our community. They deserve a place. Some people treat them with disrespect. When the shouldn’t, because they are people just like anyone else.”

— Pierce Hamma