August 8th, 2005

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Good Christian Bollocks - Give Me The Source!!!!

Right, many of you will have seen the below on friends LJ's. Several of you will have actually posted it on your Live Journals.

I am not asking anyone to repost this. In fact I'm actually asking you to only do so if you can find the source of the story. I think it's fake and no one who has listed it so far can tell me its origins apart from 'I got it from a friends LJ'.

So please, can anyone point me to the news article or source of the below. It feels fake as it lacks a lot of details that a real situation would have (town, county or at least country for starters). I think it is probably aimed at playing on people's dislike of the religious-right and (in my interpretation oof it) especially America's religious-right. Now whilst I am a ardent critic of right-wing America and religous bigotry of all stripes (and right-wing whereevers regardless of geographical location) I like doing it with facts and true stories that can be verified.

So please, if you have ANY information on the below please let me know!!!!

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True Story. A religion teacher assigned her class an essay on what makes a good Christian. One student wrote about praying nightly, say no to abortion, banning gay marriage, and donating money. The other student wrote about talking to God and allowing people to enjoy their lives, and supporting gay marriage. The day the teacher was to hand the papers back, she called up the second student and told him she would pray for him when he went to hell. The student asked why would he be going to hell, and why he got an F on his paper. The teacher told him that Catholisim is against gay marriage. The student looked at her for a minute, then said aloud, "I'm gay." The teacher kicked him out of class as if he had said fuck or worshiped Satan. A girl in the back of class who had a boyfriend and was obviously straight got up and left too.

If you would leave the classroom, repost this. It doesn't matter if you're straight, bi, or gay. It doesn't matter if you're Catholic or not. Everyone is a human being and deserves happiness.
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