The week before Thanksgiving, a Utah substitute teacher asked her fifth grade class, “What are you thankful for this year?” Some kids replied they were thankful they didn’t have to go to school, for their pets, just typical kid responses. But one fifth grader answered more seriously:
“I’m thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads.”Salt Lake Tribune:
The boy’s response triggered the substitute teacher who then proceeded to lecture the boy on the ‘sins of homosexuality.’
“Why on earth would you be happy about that?”
For the next 10 minutes she lectured the 30 kids in the class about her own views, how “homosexuality is wrong” and “two men living together is a sin.” She looked at the boy, too, and told him: “That’s nothing to be thankful for.”
Three female students asked her to stop but the teacher continued so, they went to get the principal who escorted the teacher out of the classroom. Even as the substitute teacher was escorted from classroom, she continued her rant.
After talking with his son, one of the boy’s dads, Louis van Amstel, said, “She also tried to blame our son and told him that it was his fault that she went off.
The district contracts with Kelly Services and said that particular substitute teacher will never work for the district again.