Friday, December 06, 2019

A teacher told the child of a gay couple that homosexuality is wrong. She’s been fired

It was a few days before Thanksgiving, and the fifth-grade students were sharing what they were thankful for this year. When one of the students replied that he was grateful he was finally being adopted by his two dads, the substitute teacher interjected.

‘‘Why on earth would you be happy about that?’’ she asked, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Then, as the Utah elementary school class looked on, she launched into a 10-minute lecture about the sins of homosexuality. She refused to stop until three girls summoned the principal.

The unidentified teacher has now been fired over her words, which were detailed in a video shared on social media by one of the boy’s fathers, ‘‘Dancing With the Stars’’ alumnus Louis van Amstel. The staffing company that employed her said in an emailed statement that it had ‘‘made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services’’ after conducting an investigation.

The story received widespread attention. In a video uploaded to Instagram on Monday, van Amstel said he had been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, adding, ‘‘Josh and I and our son, we did not expect how many reactions we would get.’’



Bird of Paradise said...

Its the stupid liberal principal who should be fired their indoctrinationg kids with this Rainbow Boys freak stuff

C. S. P. Schofield said...

If the kid has been in the foster system, I can understand his being thankful for being adopted by just about anybody. Yes, a stable heterosexual couple would probably be better for him, but if the options are a Gay couple or nothing, the couple is probably an improvement.