A Catholic high school student from Wentzville, Missouri was asked to write an essay discussing the teachings of the Church—but instead wrote a 127-page paper entitled ‘Gay Marriage is Fabulous’.
“The assignment is to write a ‘Summa Theologica’ style paper where you present a ‘moral dilemma,’ which is where you give the objections to church teaching and then the replies from the church,” the teenager wrote on Reddit.
“The exact words my teacher said in class were that you have to provide the church teaching to ‘show and prove that the church’s position is right’.”
The Year 11 student says he was motivated to write the essay after a discussion with his ‘Morals’ teacher who showed a video to the class that "insinuates that homosexuality is basically a choice or something caused by abuse and 'unhealthy relationships'.
“When you do actually bring up significant arguments against the church, she vehemently steers around the question and avoids the answer,” he continued.
For people who doubted that the high-schooler had actually written 127-pages on the topic of gay marriage, he uploaded the entire document online.
"God created you, and he made no mistakes, God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes,” one paragraph reads.
The teenager wrote on Reddit that he was surprised at the support he received from his classmates after arguing with his teacher.
“In fact, after our 'class discussion', many of them applauded me. “It was amazing to see in a Catholic high school in rural Missouri.”