That would be Sarah Palin’s home town. For a state that pride’s itself on its libertarian spirit, this is pretty neanderthal.
WHS Principal Dwight Probasco reportedly had received complaints from at least one parent that the 1975 hit written by Freddie Mercury wasn’t appropriate for the ceremony simply because Mercury was gay.
“The whole thing was just ridiculous,” senior Rachel Clark said Monday. “They’d played the song on the school intercom and we played it at prom. It’s a great song and the choir was really excited to be singing it. And the senior class felt like it defined them.” Choir member Casey Hight, a junior, was angry enough to contact a gay and lesbian support organization in Anchorage for help. They told her to contact an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.
Once the ACLU got involved, the principal relented.
My prediction: first kid that gets bashed at that school for being/seeming gay is suing the principal for a million bucks for instilling a climate of hate – mark my words.