Nun Allegedly Told Students That They Can Get The Gay If They Have Divorced Parents And Masturbate
At Charlotte Catholic Highschool they invited Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun from Nashville, Tennessee to speak to a student assembly on Mach 21. A few days later, a whole lot of students and their parents started an online petition that called what she said during the assembly “offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.” What was it that the nun said that has so many people upset? According to the Huffington Post:
Then she started talking about how gays [sic] people are gay because they have an absent father figure, and therefore they have not received the masculinity they should have from their father … Also a guy could be gay if he masterbates [sic] and so he thinks he is being turned on by other guys. And then she gave an example of one of her gay ‘friends’ who said he used to go to a shed with his friends and watch porn and thats why he was gay. … Then she talked about the statistic where gay men have had either over 500 or 1000 sexual partners and after that I got up and went to the bathroom because I should not have had to been subject to that extremely offensive talk.
Good for that kid for getting up and leaving! The students who launched the Change.org petition listed reasons why they found this speech so offensive, with the petition stating:
We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic’s speech given on on Friday, March 21st. We found some of ideas expressed to be both offensive and unnecessarily derogatory. We are incensed that you knew the content of this speech and allowed these ideas to be expressed in a school that should be preaching a message of love and acceptance.
And then they added a list of objections including:
We reject the suggestion that homosexuality occurs mainly as a result of a parent’s shortcomings, masturbation or pornography.
The petition has around 3,000 signatures and the school has called a meeting to be held today for parents to list any concerns. I don’t even have a student who attends this school and I have plenty of concerns. I guess the only nice aspect of this story is that not too long ago kids attending Catholic school wouldn’t have even known this sort of logic was something to get upset over, much less have the nerve to speak out about why it is wrong. Here’s hoping that in the future the school vets the speakers they invite to address the student body a little more carefully.
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