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  • May 2022
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    Essay Assignment

    At the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky, middle schoolers received a challenging homework assignment, reports LGBTQ Nation.

    Students were told to write a letter to a hypothetical friend of the same gender. "In at least 8 sentences, try to show the friend from the Bible, reason, and your personal friendship that God's design for them is good; that homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction, that you love them even though you don't approve of their lifestyle."

    Presumably the student who writes six sentences on Leviticus, one sentence on human anatomy and one sentence on a friendship dating back to diapers will earn an A.

    The student who writes, "My brother is gay. Get me the hell out of this school," will earn an F and a trip to the principal's office.

  • February 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    This “don’t say gay” bill in Florida is appalling. Punishing teachers for acknowledging gay people exist is archaic.

    If you want to ban an actual offensive word from Florida schools, may I suggest “DeSantis.”

    Steve Hofstetter

    Source: Twitter

  • October 2021
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    Tales out of School

    Campus Pride has released its list of the worst colleges and universities nationwide for LGBT youth.

    It's no surprise that most of the schools on the list are Christian. After all, in his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus famously urged, "Judge often, and judge early, lest someone else get there first."

    Some of the names on the list are predictable, like Liberty University, Bob Jones University and Oral Roberts University. Then there are the smaller Christian schools without a national profile.

    Consider Corban University in Oregon, which in 2014 chose a professor specializing in "unwanted same-sex attractions" to chair the psychology department. At Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri, the employee handbook states, "Misuses of God’s gift will be understood to include, but will not be limited to, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery, fornication, and homosexual acts."

    Always makes my day when sexual assault and homosexuality get equal billing.

    To earn a spot on Campus Pride's list of the worst, these 180 institutions had to demonstrate a history of anti-LGBTQ practices, or have sought a Title IX religious exemption to discriminate against LGBTQ youth.

    In other words, scattershot discrimination isn't sufficient. When it comes to bigotry, these are the schools that have distinguished themselves by giving it the old college try.

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