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Homosexual kiss at school assembly prompts student walk-out, parental fury

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Members of the football team stomped out of a Hartford, Connecticut, high school assembly when a pro-homosexual advocacy play featured two boys kissing on stage.

A scene from the play

When the actors locked lips, reports Vanessa de la Torre for the Hartford Courant newspaper, “a piercing clamor rang through the auditorium.

“There were screams and loud voices and a bit of feigned or real disgust. Dozens of students, mostly male and a few in their Owls football jerseys, hurried out of their rows and walked out. A few jumped over seats to leave.”

Principal David Chambers said the students had heard ahead of time that there might be same-sex affection in the play. Some asked to be excused. Chambers considered sending an opt-out letter to parents but decided against it.

In his opinion, he told the Courant, the high schoolers need to develop a “sense of empathy toward gays and lesbians.”

“Our kids are not there yet,” Chambers told the newspaper.

Teachers, administrators and a football coach had to keep the teens who walked out from leaving the school building.

"Straight" football quarterback is accused

“Even though it’s kind of chaotic, kind of wild and crazy, I see it as very successful,” Chambers said. “Our kids never deal with this, they keep it inside, and that’s that nervous energy. That’s why they walked out.”

It apparently did not occur to him that some of the kids had moral issues with the scene — believing that glorifying same-gender romance is wrong. Chambers’ intent was to wear down the students sense of disgust and discomfort with viewing homosexuality on stage.

The star of "Zanna Don't"

Before the afternoon was over, Chambers had at least one angry Christian parent in the Hartford Public High School main office, furious that the school would promote something that their family did not condone. Other parents took their students out of school early. Another school official, Adam Johnson, “said his office phone was ringing. A lot,” reported the Courant.

The homosexual kiss was part of a musical called “Zanna, Don’t!” about a reverse world in which heterosexual people are outcasts and the most popular boy in school is the flamboyant homosexual star of the chess team. At one point in the play, he admits to liking the football captain, who admits to being a “closet heterosexual.”

A romantic scene from the play

The play was brought to the school by members of Leadership Greater Hartford’s Quest, “a program for professionals that develops leadership skills, put forth ‘Zanna’ as an anti-bullying community service project that helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth,” reported the Courant. “In a partnership with the nonprofit True Colors, one Quest team raised $10,000 to show the musical three times at Hartford High this month. The Knox Foundation and the Samuel Roskin Trust at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving gave sponsorship money.”

“It’s not an easy subject to approach, so we’re trying to make it easy for school administrators, local nonprofits, community groups,” said Louise Provenzano, a marketing and strategy consultant in the Quest program. The message for the Hartford teenagers is “diversity, inclusiveness, compassion.”

The Courant reported that the students’ reception to the play was less than positive:

Many settled into their seats and tried to listen to the musical’s dialogue and glittery songs, despite competing chatter in the back. “I like that scarf!” one boy shouted at the chess king.

The Family Institute of Connecticut condemned the incident, and called for a protest of the school’s decision, calling it “an outrageous attack on parental rights.”

The offending kissing scene

A bill introduced earlier this year by Republican State Senator Kevin Witkos would have mandated that parents be allowed to opt out their children from sexuality instruction in schools, however it never made it to the floor for a vote.

“We will fight for it again next year and every year until it is passed,” said the family institute.

After a the incident was described on the LifeSiteNews website, reader response was unanimously critical of school officials.

“This goes beyond tolerance for people with same-sex attraction,” objected a reader identified as Michael L. “This is demanding approval of a homosexual act. I predict this will backfire in the worst way for those responsible.”

“This is one more example of how parents can simply not trust the public schools when it comes to teaching their children about morality and sexuality,” wrote a reader identified as Sunshine. “They knew this would offend Christian students and their parents, but went ahead without notifying parents in advance. This school is encouraging young people to experiment with a lifestyle that is dangerous and immoral. I can’t believe such things are happening in America. When will this nightmare end?”

“Uh, yeah, sure, it was just “nervous energy” that made them walk out. Whatever. You keep telling that to yourself, Mr. Chambers. There is one good thing about this story: if so many walked out, it means those people have a conscience that still works,” wrote Veritas.

“Do you think Mr. Chambers will tell his students that life expectancy for a 20-year-old practicing homosexual is 8 to 20 years shorter than that for non-homosexuals males? I would not bet on it,” wrote Allan D.

“I have a suggestion. Since Chambers thinks “a release of students’ inner conflict about homosexuality” is good, why not make a play educating the public on the destructiveness of the LGBT lifestyle? That will sure elicit that ‘reaction of disgust’ which he thinks is ‘a good sign.’ The play would be nonfiction, too!” wrote “John John.”

“Some effort should be made in that community to methodically (and fairly) hold public hearings and form tribunals,” wrote Raymond Peringer. “Run a public notice in the paper, and get the process started. It may not be possible to actually execute whatever judgment is reached, but it is important to at least keep in the community awareness that the common law of immemorial community standards is a foundational legal principle, while provocative and disruptive behavior does not necessarily have such a status.”

“David Chambers said that he had considered sending an opt-out letter to parents before changing his mind,” wrote Theresa Henderson. “This man is another of those cowards so frightened by homosexual activists he changed his mind about informing parents. It may come as news to this ‘educator’ but the home is the first and most important phase of education. The state has no business in the dining rooms of the nation. The state is there only to collect money for education, to set teaching and examination standards. Sex and family life are out of bounds for public school teachers.”

“I applaud the young men that got up and left the show,” wrote Jacqueline. “It shows courage to stand up for what is right. Instead of sitting by silently and being forced to accept views they do not agree with, they stood up for their on beliefs and convictions. Real men stand with courage for what is right.”



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gina

    Thank goodness there are young people with consciences who will stand up against immorality.Thinking people can never accept that the gay lifestyle is legitimate. In fact, scientific studies show otherwise. Homosexuality is a developed response to negative environmental factors.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sage

    This is the absolute perfect story to come to light on “Spirit Day.” It demonstrates so clearly why there is in fact such a deep need for such a day. Thank you Hartford for demonstrating to all of America why this day is so important and why it is so important.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Laurel

    YES! I think this wonderful. I deeply appreciate the courage and commitment it took for these young people to achieve this. Every person should be free and safe to express who they are in life. Go Hartford!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Parker

    It’s not just a question of people being able to express themselves, it’s that it’s a public school. They’re not allowed to do plays about other religious topics, so why can they do this? They wouldn’t make a pro-choice play or a pro-premarital sex play, because people’s views on that are often determined by religious beliefs. This is the same thing, and it’s awful that they thought they could pull this off. I hope I would have had the courage to walk out of there, too.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Aaron

    After reading this story, I agree 100% with the young men that walked out, and I would have done the same thing. I am currently in a career where we are being forced to accept a policy change that is against my morals and standards. However we have little say in what our superiors do. I do applaud the families and friends of these students. It was wrong of the school principal to decide against informing the family of his decision to host the play. And it was wrong for him to make it mandatory for all students. My opinion? Take his job. If he can’t take into consideration that these students, that are placed under his charge to teach, and mold into educated citizens, he has no business in the post he holds.

  • http://www.reformation2.net Arnie Petro

    Chambers should be fired. When you instruct our children and try to make the abnormal seen like it is the norm, you don’t have the right to hold that position

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Al

    @Laurel and like most homosexual varieties you have proven how wrong ya’ll always are.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Earcat

    Thankfully, there are people who won’t put up with the freaks trying to shove their sick pervervion on normal people. No normal person should ever ever put up with this sickness and that principle should be fired.

  • http://PublicSchools'AimtoIndoctrinate Pearl

    Why do public schools now want to have younger and younger children in schools across the nation? Their aim is to indoctrinate. Last Friday a Christian HAD to show a DVD to HS students about gay tolerance. They want all kids to think it is okay, to tolerate it, not to disagree with it, in fact their parents’ teachings and Biblical objection NEVER comes into play because the Christian view is NOT tolerated by the so-called TOLERANT/Progressives/liberals of society. People need to wake up and take a stand. The principles very own words “we have to wear them down” suggests indoctrination. This world is headed for trouble. Christians will be jailed for their views and it is getting worse under Obama.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment weasel

    if thats what you belief ,,, fine ,,, some Kids have morals….. you cant make somebody belive what you think is right ,,,,,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment BARBARA

    This is nonsense on the schools part.the kids aren’t repressing anything about gays they are telling you it is not right. Gays are imposing themselves in every which way,and it is disgusting. It is not normal and it makes me sick and many others. We don’t hate them but we do hate the way they act!. They have become quite pushy and the heterosexuals stand by and let it happen. If gays want our respect then earn it and this isn’t the way to do it. I know of gays who live close by and keep their relationship to themselves and act as normal as they can. They don’t flaunt themselves they don’t shove their lesbian ways in our faces. They are friendly they work, keep their houses and children and pets clean etc. Why can’t the other gays and lesbians do that? Okay gay and lesbian people you are here now SHUT THE F*** UP!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment BARBARA

    This is great!!! I am so thankful those straight kids pushed back..The gays are quite pushy in their ways and we need to push them back a lot. The gays keep testing us and I am tired of it.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kavita

    I am proud some people still have Morals.The world is getting very very close to the end.The U.S.A. has become a sodom and gomarrah.History repeats however this will be the last days for sure.There will be a great awakening due to sin like this and fornification etc..Be sure your sins will find you out!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jmm

    This is disgusting, immoral, God doesn’t like it and one day the ones responsable for putting this play on won’t like God’s rath when it comes either, but its going to happen. God said, we are to love gays, but we DON”T have to love their lifestyle…there is a difference. I for one am proud of those that got up and left.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Bruce

    Please don’t ask Christians to renounce God’s
    Word (which isn’t flawed- only Man can be flawed) to suit your own personal agenda.
    Christians aren’t homophobes-they only fear
    what God may think of their actions. The LGBT
    community is more than able to practice their own faith and beliefs if they so choose. Its the same as asking the Muslims to renounce the Quran- and by the way, why doesen’t the LGBT community question other faiths about their “homophobia” ? Most Christians hate the sin but love the sinner which is being non judgemental. It seems like most of the judgement is coming from the LGBT community these days. Please don’t assk Christians to renounce the Bible to support ANYBODY’S personal desire or agenda-
    Its not going to happen. God Bless

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Bruce

    Christians love the sinner but hate the sin.
    There is no such thing as homophobia as Christians only fear what God thinks of their actions. The LGBT community is more than free to form their own faith in America if they disagree with the Bible. Why don’t they question other faiths the way they question Christians? Seems to me the shoe is on the foot as most of the judgement and persecution is coming from the LGBT community these days. Feat not though Christians will never compromise God’s Word to suit anybody’s agenda

  • http://UGH quentin riha

    All you have to watch is our screwed up TV programs! They spread this crap!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment snorky

    It’s almost shocking just how narrow minded people choose to cling to yesterdays standards.
    If only they knew just how many in high office, respectable professions and the clergies are homosexuals, I think that they may commit suicide.
    Sorry folks, there are a lot more out there than any of you could possibly imagine!
    and here’s to your happy Halloween guise as well!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ana

    I believe that Principal should get fired. Why did he allow the students to be subjected to a play that is against their beliefs. He should have sent a letter home to their parents. Parents should have been notified of this and give the choice of either allowing their children to watch or not. If give the students consequences for walking out. He’s totally out of control. Why not show a religious play? What do you thing Mr. Chambers. Are you coming out…?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mike L.

    The average Joe and Jane don’t give a rip what two people do in private; but when some insist on thrusting it into their faces, those in power condone it and mandate it, people resent it and say “Enough!” I applaud those who walked out on the play…good be on them.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment mariella brown

    this is terriable -no wonder this country is going to the dogs and hell/where is the bible that these queers believe in?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment rhonda

    I wonder what was this principal thinking. As so many have said this shows how things are going in our our public schools.It was not right that the principal should have given the go ahead on this play. I know things have changed a lot from when I was in school, but I think this went to far.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment TAY

    I totally agree with the Christian parents and football team that walked out of the auditorium. Why should we be subjected to something we do not condone based on biblical standards and our God? It’s funny how people would not even think of presenting this foolishness in a Muslim community. There would be no such play in a Muslim school, but somehow we as Christians are supposed to be docile and accept any and everything. We as Christians must stay in prayer and fight this spiritual war against homosexuality.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment keri smart

    Homosexuality is gross and it is a sin. It offends a lot of Christian’s because they know its wrong.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Vriska

    You all are disgusting people.
    Are you really even Christian? Do you realize how hateful and condescending everything you are all saying is?

    If you truly believe in a Hell and sins and God the way you do, you better believe you’ll be seeing me (a homosexual) downstairs.
    If I were you, I would hope, for your sake, you’re wrong.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment OMA 1

    This is terrible. As a mother and grandmother I would be outraged that the school made this decision without notifying the childs (actually young adults) families. As a CHRISTIAN we teach our children God’s word and you will not allow us to bring it into our schools, but you will allow this kind of sect. Our children grow up knowing morals and are taught to love the person but hate the sin. I have this in my family and I still love this person but I pray for him/her often. They know the word and that makes it even worst. I will pray for not only this school but all other schools because the students and parents are being shut out of the decisions of what our children are being taught. May God bless us all!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ginger Saragosa

    I worked in the public sector for about 17 years in schools. Also, represented public sector employees. Please, homosexual behaviour is not from God. HE IS and HE DOES NOT CONDONE IT! HIS Wrath is waiting for all homosexuals who don’t stop it.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jeff

    “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
    – Martin Luther King Jr.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment S Graham

    It is so sad to hear such intolerance. The God that you believe in is not my God. My God has a great party in heaven, and everyone is invited. God doesn’t make junk–we are all worthy.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary

    All social engineering first begins with verbal engineering. This is the case of a ” sin” is no longer a “sin” it is a lifestyle choice. Same goes for legalized abortion in this country/ world; it’s a “choice.”. In other words- really it is a lie. Twist truth ten degrees and there you go; you have lies.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Anna

    I totally agree that the principal did not follow the protocol. Students should have had given the opportunity to opt out, and parents should have been notified. Sadly this is now the trend in public schools, the gays and lesbians are really indoctrinating our children. School administrators are afraid to stand upon principles because they don’t want to be labeled and lose their jobs.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2011/10/homosexual-kiss-at-school-assembly-prompts-student-walk-out-parental-fury.php#post david

    This is the worst thing a school can do – the Pricipal must be sacked for this .

    Why are the majority not consulted re this stupidity and also an offence against the Christians.

    Christians are are tolerant but in today’s world, there must be a CHRISTIAN UNITED VOICE over such homosexual liberties and the muslims attacks of suicide bombings and all acts of insanities under the disguise of liberties – freedom of the first ammendent – the first ammendent is not against clean open acts of human dignity but it is against acts of terrorism, under cover agenda of freedom to popularise acts of lewy and religious one sidedness of muslims only rules – MY Take and my take only females toilet only muslims canteen – halai food only etc – where are we heading to when this is a CHRISTIAN NATION BUILD ON CHRISTIAN VALUS been eroded by sets of poor cultures of selfishness to the core that is muslims only – I take My Take?? And also the gays of I can and why can’t I Set of poor living style of too much sexual inconsistance of a sex dominated life style of death nothing comes out of this union but filth and death.
    So is a CHRISTIAN NATION HAS TO BE BROUGHT DOWN BY SUCH POOR CULTURES – ???

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment D.

    My word, I can feel the love and forgiveness just radiating from these comments.

    Or is that rage, fear, intolerance, and paranoia? Not a homosexual or know one but good grief people. You’d think that homosexuality was some new disease not something that’s been around way longer than Christ. (That’s fact–look up ancient Greece and Rome and you’ll find same-sex stuff happening back then as well. Of course, that’s not to say all were accepting of it either…)
    I believe in God but, jeez, this is why I shake my head whenever I hear stuff like this. Of course, the Bible doesn’t help with God’s ‘smite ‘em all’ examples in there. Nice body count.
    Then again, I have to wonder what would happen if this was done in a Muslim-dominant school. Students would have been going AT the actors than politely leaving.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Cathy

    To the majority of posters here: You say you love sinners, but you teach your children hate and intolerance, to say they follow Jesus but act like Pharisees. You “Christians” are a bunch of judgmental hypocrites, and your Savior would condemn you if He was here. A true follower of Christ does not judge his neighbors. Repent now and know that God loves all of His children.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment zanna huh?

    Tempest in a teapot.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Bob

    First they came for them but I wasnt one of them..yada yada
    It wasnt long ago that your thought blacks were inferior and the like.
    When will you ever learn?…
    America…you are finished!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Brian

    Are we not the Roman or Aztec Empire? Men kisssing men in a non-fraternal way? If this is not decadence what is? It is a myth anyone is born genetically predisposed to homosexuality. It is our society’s fault that this is happening. Individuals rationalize their bad experiences growing up and the resultant emotional and mental aberations they develop. Society then enables the aberrations. Is it not patently obvious what God intended? Even if you are an atheist…the biological determinism is apparent. Kudos to the walk-outs.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Tired of it all

    It is amazing to me the way people rationalize things. We have a principal saying that it was just nervous feelings, duhh who wants to see boys kissing. Men are suppose to be men. Why are suppose to be teaching our children the right things do not go along with what society says do. God made ADAM and EVE and said be fruitful and mulitply!! Two men cant multiply and neither can two women!! What does that say?? What did he do to SODOM and GOMMORAH? wow people yes God loves us all but he hates the sin. We should not desensitize the children and make them think that it is ok, because most homosexuals were sexual abused as children, and that anything goes in this world. We are raising a group of moral less generations!! GOD HELP US ALL!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Julian

    Thankfully, we live in a society where we are not forced to watch any tawdry displays we don’t want to, so just like this group has the right to put on such a spectacle, the football players, individually and collectively, have the right to walk out if they so desire. And they don’t have any responsibility to anyone to offer their reasons why. In the United States, if you want to walk out, that’s your perogative.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dave

    Do some of you think this is Communist China where those who have opposing views are forced to sit and watch such slimely spectacles if they don’t want? Not bloody likely! Just like in any other venue, citizens of this country are entitled, by virtue of our Constitution, to freely protest, which includes walking out on displays any given person may not like. God bless you, football team players. Don’t let these left wing communists dictate the concept of your ordered liberties to you.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment j

    If you want to teach the children something in public school regarding homosexuality, teach them to love the sinner and hate the sin. This is a life style not a human right!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment t0066jh

    Our educators have “lost it”. High school graduates can’t do the basics of math, can’t write a coherent sentence, or read at a 8th grade level. So educators think it should be a priority to stimulate their raging hormones by in depth instruction in sexuality and alternative sexual life styles. I suppose that’s also where our youth have learned how much they are entitled to from our government. I think it’s time for a radical change in the education system.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment BARBARA

    OH POOH, do we need this kind of thing portrayed in school plays or anywhere else. Puhlease don’t say we do. What the gays do is their own business I agree, but don’t push what they do down our throats. It had to have been some homosexual director who put on that show and his way of pushing homosexuality.The homo’s are horribly pushy anyway..We need to push back. What is right about men sexually kissing other men? Not one thing! Stop this kind of trash NOW!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rev. Dale Shotts

    I believe the school administration was courageous and wanted to address homophobia and bullying or ostracizing those who are considered to be more sinful in their sexuality than those males, football team and all, possibly having multiple female sex partners as a way to express their doubting maleness. It is also possible some of them may also be homosexual but need to keep it under wraps to avoid discrimination.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2011/10/homosexual-kiss-at-school-assembly-prompts-student-walk-out-parental-fury.php#post Gavriella

    I can’t believe this sort of thing goes on in 2011. I don’t mean two men (or women) kissing. I mean the disgust radiating from so many people because of it. I thought – I had hoped – that we were more mature than that, but I see I was wrong. Our society is still turning up their collective noses at those who choose to grow old with others of whom the majority does not approve.

    I saw the picture of that majority pointing fingers at one young man. To that I would declare that those who point a finger should look at the hand with three fingers pointing back.

    America, GROW UP!

    A straight grandmother

  • http://tinyurl.com/3g3b2lb patricia

    I agree with the walking out. Before this gay thing started, any sexual act in public was discouraged especially with children around. Why is it so suddenly thrust upon them? Just to satisfy the needs of a few others who feel they need to rule the world?

  • http://Iunderstand Julia

    I have MANY FRIENDS who are Gay. I don’t have a problem with this. But I have a problem with this lifestyle being SHOVED INTO MY FACE. I WON’T go into a hedrosexuals bedroom if invited and I WONT GO INTO A BI SEXUALS BEDROOM IF INVITED. I am so tired of being FORCED to accept this lifestyle. And bieing told I’m closed minded about this. If this is the lifestyle OR CHIOCE a person lives that’s their decision. MY RIGHTS SHOULDN’T BE VIOLATED because I DON’T WANT TO GO INTO THEIR BEDROOM. STOP TRYING TO FORCE IT ON ME! I CHOOSE TO STAY OUT OF THEIR DECISION AND HEDROSEXUAL HAPPILY. THIS IS MY CHOICE!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Carl Blue

    I know I’m old, and times may have changed since I was up and coming. We had homosexuals in our school who were out and about, and as I recall they were treated with less than equal to the predominate heterosexual student body, not by teachers and staff, but by the students as a whole. Some did graduate. Looking back I believe they should have been treated better. I believe they should be affored the same opportunities as the rest of us. As far as plays are concerned, at the high school level, I don’t recall any kissing or romantic bliss ever being shown in our plays. Again, maybe times have changed. Seeing affection between gays and lesbians today is more prevalent and more open, giving old fuddyduddies like me a chance to change, for which I am grateful. However, excessive kissing and embracing between anyone should be a private matter. Handholding, arms around the waist or shoulder as couples sometimes do, as well as a peck on the lips when departure and separation is occurring should be enjoyed by all. Carl in North Carolina

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Disgusted

    This has gone far enough, are you ready to take control of your family yet? Take your kids out, home school them, when they are in their 20’s they will bless you for it.
    Just say’n.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment This world we live in!

    It is a disgrace that a school would impose a situation that first of all is not appropriate for teenagers to make decisions about. There should have been a letter sent home to the parents. I commend the children that didn’t have anything do with this school program. It is one thing to accept homosexuality as that it is happening but to try to impose it as that it is the “norm” is not cool at all. It isn’t the norm and shouldn’t be treated as such. This is just another way that society is affecting the future generation and causing this world to become more chaotic. I am so disgusted at this. As a parent I feel like I am fighting a losing battle because of the society that we live in today. But I see that this happened in the North because there is no way that it would have been approved through the school system where I live aka the bible belt!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment L. Parker

    No matter your beliefs, you don’t have the right to judge, that is God’s job

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment John

    What else do I have to hear. Banter back and forth. God is Love, Nothing else to be said.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment M. J.

    Is the principal a homosexual or simply a sympathizer? His lack of ethical leadership should cost him his job. We can’t afford to have people like that at the helm of our schools.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Donna

    How sad it is that people equate prejudice and discrimination with Christ’s teachings and Christianity. Those who walk in Christ are known by the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are love, joy, compassion, tolerance, and kindness, to name afew. Those who make cruel judgements in a spirit of hatred are not following Christ’s teachings. I applaud the leadership of this school for its efforts to educate students in the moral teachings of Christ, even though they are a public school.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Janice Hoeschler

    How sad that we have distorted life today. I am a Catholic and I feel very sorry for this mixed up world we are dealing with today. God loves everyone but not always the behavior. It feels almost perverse today. Societal values have been tipped upside down.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment David

    Why does this “educator” fell it is HIS responsibility to develop a “sense of empathy toward gays and lesbians”? His job is merely to educate, not form social mores or impress his own beliefs on those kids.

    In all reality, this guy should lose his job for this move, and his statements following.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jim

    This is the bottom line. Homosexuality is a matter of diversity or equality due to the fact that stating so assumes the equivilant of race,creed,gender which are immuntable characteristics..a black man goes to sleep at night in the morning rises as a black man, a white woman goes to bed at night and rises in the morning as a white woman. The major difference really comes down to sexual behavior, specifically the distinguishable design difference amongst males and females not just for the purpose of procreation which in itself allowed all people to be alive, but the fact that heterosexual behavior and male/female anotomy compliment while homosexual behavior and male/male anatomy create nothing but health/medical disease, shorten lifestyle, and death via HIV/AIDS. Compassion dictates that any organization, acedemia, school or people promoting such behavior will someday be recognized for the blood on their hands for enabling this destruction especially to our children in such an irresponsible way.

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The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial

posted 2:41:26am Oct. 07, 2013 | read full post »

How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the same time. [caption id="attachment_12246" align="alignleft" width="480"] Ant

posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?
What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who d

posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »




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