Gilmer students walkout over Gay/Straight Alliance Club

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GILMER COUNTY, GA – At 10 a.m. on Nov. 14, several Gilmer County High School (GCHS) students stood up and left their classrooms to voice their opinions over the Gay/Straight Alliance Club.

The students gathered around the flag pole and prayed then conversed for about 30 minutes until walking back inside the school.

One student held up a “Jesus wasn’t Gay” sign for Fetch Your News camera to capture.

Another student approached officers onsite, held up another sign, and ask if they were going to hell for being gay.

The sign reads “Jesus wasn’t Gay.”

Earlier in the year, Fannin County Schools also addressed the possible formation of the Gay/Straight Alliance Club and experienced protests.

At this time, it is unclear who organized the walkout or why students felt this was their best option.

Assistant Principal Tiffany Boyette told Fetch Your News that the school system and Superintendent Dr. Downs would be releasing a statement on the matter later in the day.

The student approached officers with a sign and asked “sir, I’m gay, Am I going to hell?”

Fetch Your News will keep you updated as more information becomes available about this story.



  1. trevon cornell November 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    It’s not like they are asking you to participate in the club. Don’t like it don’t go

  2. janie edmondson November 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    actually, it was first the walk out was because of the alliance issue but overall we were there to pray for sadie and luke.

    • Jon November 24, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Most people really weren’t praying until last minute.

  3. Rinns November 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Most of the students went out to pray for Luke and Sadie which are two kids that go to Gilmer that are both in THen hospital bearly holding on to life so y’all need to research a little more before y’all go posting this stuff only like 7 kids where out there because of the gay club

  4. Jon November 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    They should be ashamed.

  5. Sarah November 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I have hung up posters with bible scriptures and they was taken down immediately.

    • Cj November 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Good! The Bible isn’t real

    • TLW November 24, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Do your Bible thumping elsewhere. It doesn’t belong in SCHOOL.

  6. Nickole November 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Yes my son said children were getting in trouble for taking down the gay rights posters but nothing was being done to the children taking down posters about jesus???

    • daniel November 15, 2019 at 1:26 am

      can we get some serration between church and state

      • Jim November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

        The separation of church and state in the Constitution refers to the state not dictating a religion. It’s not to say religion should not be in Government. This is evidenced by the phrase in our money, “In God we trust”. What it doesn’t mean is the Government should separate or be hostile towards religion.

    • Cj November 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      Religion has no place in school. It’s fiction not fact

    • Donnie November 24, 2019 at 11:07 am

      It’s a PUBLIC school. Please send your child to a “christian” school. Maybe she can learn about being a REAL Christian instead of a hateful, ignorant homophobe.
      Jesus wasn’t a bigot, either.

      • Deborah May 30, 2020 at 10:20 pm

        Yes Sir,It Is Very Real!
        The Bible!

  7. Gerry November 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Separation of church and state makes hanging the posters about Jesus illegal. Having a club for like minded individuals is not, it’s no different than the sports teams . Sadly children of hate and intolerance show both of those to children they see at school. The fault should not be lain on the school/club but on the parents of the students tearing down, defacing the clubs posters

    • Jim November 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Gerry, please read the constitution.

  8. Jenelle Bahan November 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Seperation of church is clearfounding fathers did not want church in goverment in god we trust on money is not profe it was added thier in tge early 50s

  9. Anthony Afterwit December 6, 2019 at 9:15 am

    It’s funny how many Constitutional “Scholars” there are, on both sides, that have never read the whole Constitution from Article !, Sec. 1 to the 27th Amendment before.

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