Well, well, well... CNN Video [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+2]Principal quits job over 'gay' alliance[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+1]'We do not have other student clubs focusing on sexual orientation, preference or activity'[/SIZE][/FONT] [SIZE=-1]Posted: May 21, 2008 11:50 pm Eastern [/SIZE] [SIZE=-1] © 2008 WorldNetDaily [/SIZE] The principal of a South Carolina public school announced he plans to resign following a demand to launch a student club to promote homosexuality. "The formation of this club conflicts with my professional beliefs in that we do not have other clubs at Irmo High School based on sexual orientation, sexual preference, or sexual activity," Principal Eddie Walker told the school community in a letter. His letter said he planned to announce his pending departure to students via the intercom today, but school officials told WND that had been delayed as the school dealt with the sudden death of a student. However, school district spokesman Buddy Price issued a statement confirming Walker's decision. "I can confirm that the principal of Irmo High School, Mr. Eddie Walker, has communicated to his staff that he has submitted a letter of resignation effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. He cites personal principles related to a request to establish a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at the school as the reason for his resignation," wrote Price. "While the district respects Mr. Walker's position in this matter, our attorneys have advised us that because Irmo High School has permitted the formation of a number of non-curricular clubs at the school, the federal law known as the Equal Access Act does not permit the school to discriminate against a club based on the club's purpose," he continued. Walker said in his written statement he had planned to remain at the school for two more years. "I am currently in good health, am excited about the future of Irmo High school, am making new friends every day and continuing to learn from my student heroes on a daily basis," he said. However, his letter of resignation was sent to school officials because of orders he allow the homosexual club. "Allowing the formation of this club on our campus conflicts with my professional beliefs and religious convictions. I considered resigning this year but reconsidered because to not fulfill my written contract for the 2008-2009 school year would also conflict with my professional beliefs and religious convictions," he wrote. "I feel the formation of a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Irmo High school implies that students joining the club will have chosen to or will choose to engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, opposite sex or members of both sexes." "My decision to resign is a personal choice based on my professional beliefs and religious convictions. I have prayed about this decision for a period of time, and I have a peace about it. I would ask that you respect my choice as I respect your choice to disagree with me on this issue," he wrote. Price told WND that the person making the request for the club was a student who would not be identified. WND has reported extensively on the nationwide campaign by homosexual clubs to inject homosexuality into public schools. Such clubs typically are cited as the sponsors of the annual "Day of Silence" promotional event for homosexuality.