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After Learning Their Kids’ Teacher Is Gay This Parent Pulls Them Out Of Class, And Teacher’s Response Is Brilliant
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After Learning Their Kids’ Teacher Is Gay This Parent Pulls Them Out Of Class, And Teacher’s Response Is Brilliant

A performing arts teacher in London, England got quite a shock when he received a text message from a parent of a couple of his students, announcing that they would be pulled from his class because of his ‘lifestyle’ choices.

Basically, Michael is gay and the parent, as a Christian, didn’t approve and was worried about his ‘influence’ on the children. Now, how this parent plans to continue their kids’ education in theatre without ever encountering a gay person is a mystery as, as Michael quite eloquently puts it, “theatre without gays is like cooking without spices.” So good luck with that.

Michael’s response to what was no doubt a hurtful announcement; the suggestion that his profession and passion for teaching is somehow effected by his sexuality, was applause-worthy and was widely shared on Twitter. Scroll down to read it all for yourself, and let us know what you think. Was he right to respond in this way? Or does the parent have the right to a refund? Join the discussion!

This is performing arts teacher Michael

He got a quite a shocking message from a parent of his students about his ‘lifestyle’

Here’s how people reacted

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finelaffen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I f**king HATE when these people write that "as a Christian" they can't tolerate this or that. What they should be writing is "as a narrow-minded, self-centered medieval concervative person with a primitive view on religion". As a Christian, I get furious when these kinds of people are allowed to be the ones defining what religion is, making people view religion as something restrictive, downputting and discriminating, when it is in fact the exact opposite.

Carol Emory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Read that a die hard christian girl that was raised to believe gay was a "choice" got a verbal slap in the face when her dormmate's gay friends said "we get physically attacked, verbally abused, discriminated against, denied access to basics and are threatened daily just because of who we love. Why would anyone choose this?" After that, she questioned what her parents had taught her about being a good Christian.

Allison G.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom has always said no one would choose to be gay for those exact reasons.

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Gerry Higgins
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm gay. And I'm glad my son is straight. It's easier for him and no parent want's their kid to have a hard time.

Emily Wilson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gerry Higgins good for you! I am straight so I will never fully understand your position but I fully support everyone with the will to be themselves.

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finelaffen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I f**king HATE when these people write that "as a Christian" they can't tolerate this or that. What they should be writing is "as a narrow-minded, self-centered medieval concervative person with a primitive view on religion". As a Christian, I get furious when these kinds of people are allowed to be the ones defining what religion is, making people view religion as something restrictive, downputting and discriminating, when it is in fact the exact opposite.

Carol Emory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Read that a die hard christian girl that was raised to believe gay was a "choice" got a verbal slap in the face when her dormmate's gay friends said "we get physically attacked, verbally abused, discriminated against, denied access to basics and are threatened daily just because of who we love. Why would anyone choose this?" After that, she questioned what her parents had taught her about being a good Christian.

Allison G.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom has always said no one would choose to be gay for those exact reasons.

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Gerry Higgins
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm gay. And I'm glad my son is straight. It's easier for him and no parent want's their kid to have a hard time.

Emily Wilson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gerry Higgins good for you! I am straight so I will never fully understand your position but I fully support everyone with the will to be themselves.

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