Epic Student Writes 127 Page Essay on Marriage Equality In Response to Teacher's Homophobic Assignment
The Midwest isn't quite as notorious for religious conservatism as the south... but it probably should be. Cram-pack in a Catholic Private School and you've got the recipe for homophobic class assignments. Now, private schools can be great opportunities for excellent education and since every human is still an individual not everyone is going to agree with some of the more religious classes also offered or expected of students to take and apparently in this particular case the student really bit back. Not everyone is brave enough to stand up to public homophobia so the student we're going to read about today definitely deserves some kudos!
Posting his story on Reddit as user averagesmurf, this student from rural Missouri in the United States decided that he was not having any of his teacher's homophobic assignment. Speaking about the assignment specifically expected from his Morality class, he filled us all in:
The assignment is to write a ‘Summa Theologica’ style paper where you present a ‘moral dilemma,’ which is where you give the objections to church teaching and then the replies from the church. The exact words my teacher said in class were that you have to provide the church teaching to ‘show and prove that the church’s position is right.
"I got to a Catholic high school, and they wanted me to write a paper on why gay marriage is 'wrong and dangerous,' so instead I wrote this 127 page paper."via:Reddit