If there was a state I would not have expected to fire a substitute teacher over alleged “homophobic” comments, it’s Utah. But here we are. From the Hill:
A substitute teacher in Utah was removed from an elementary school after students complained she called homosexuality “wrong.”
The incident began when a teacher had asked a fifth grade class in Cedar Hills, Utah, what each student was thankful for, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. One student, the son of former “Dancing with the Stars” coach Louis van Amstel, said he was “thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads.”
Students said the teacher responded: “Why on earth would you be happy about that?” before talking for 10 minutes to the class about how “homosexuality is wrong,” and “two men living together is a sin.” She looked at the student who made the comment and said, “That’s nothing to be thankful for,” according to the Tribune.
So now here’s the deal. She probably should not have been removed as a substitute teacher. But, it was not smart to talk about this for ten minutes. Unless it was religion class, or health ed class, subs aren’t really being paid to give out their political or religious opinions. Just like Kaepernick wasn’t paid for that.
More from the Hill:
Three girls reportedly asked for her to stop, and when she did not, they left to tell the principal. As the substitute was escorted from the building, she accused the boy of setting her off.
The school called the student’s fathers after the incident, who told the Tribune they were “livid” that this occurred, especially in a public school.
OK. This just seems out of control. I have been a substitute teacher before. Those little brats are always trying to set you off. Part of your job is to not let them do so.
And it led to this:
Our child was bullied. pic.twitter.com/gZ5yI0Z2F0— Louis van Amstel (@LouisVanAmstel) November 22, 2019
Oh boy. Everyone is traumatized now. Always and forever.
It is just bizarre that people can be fired for saying what Christianity has said for two thousand years. And what most people believed just 20 years ago. Sad!