A substitute teacher in Utah has reportedly been fired after delivering a homophobic lecture to a fifth grade class upon hearing an 11-year-old student give thanks that he would soon be adopted by his two foster fathers, reports Huffpost.
The woman’s outburst at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills reportedly came after she asked the students to share what they were most thankful for ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Salt Lake Tribute reported.
But when it was the boy’s turn to share, the teacher reportedly became unhinged, telling the child: “That’s nothing to be thankful for.”
“Homosexuality is wrong,” the woman told the class, according to the paper. “Two men living together is a sin.”
When the teacher ignored the other students’ requests to stop ranting, three girls left the room and got the principal, who then escorted the woman out of the building, according to one of the boy’s fathers, Louis Van Amstel, who used to work as a dancer and choreographer for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, reports Huffpost.
He added that the entire situation scarred his son, who worried that it would make his dads no longer want to formally adopt him on December 19.
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