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Students at Catholic HS Reject Nun's Offensive Speech About Homosexuality: VIDEO


An assistant theology professor at a Catholic high school in Charlotte, NC has caused a furor among students with a speech about homosexuality. We reported on this back in March but it has since blown up.

The kids aren't having it, and have alerted their parents to the nun's nonsense, USA Today reports:

Administrators at Charlotte Catholic High School met Wednesday with about 900 parents who learned about the March 21 speech from their children, upset at Sister Jane Dominic Laurel's assertion that homosexuality occurs mainly as a result of parents' shortcomings and pornography. Students said the assistant professor of theology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., told them that single and divorced parents caused kids to become gay; that homosexuals cannot live normal, productive lives; and that gays can't be good parents.

About half of the one-hour talk centered on homosexuality, according to a statement from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte's official newspaper.

Some parents at the 1,400-student school say they wanted to know about the topic of the assembly ahead of time and would not have allowed their kids to stay.

Watch the WCNC report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. And look at what a mess her parents raised.

    Posted by: trees | Apr 4, 2014 8:22:27 AM

  2. Who says a Papist college assistant professor-in-a-habit can't be dumber than rocks? Not me! Now, children, make sure your hands are visible on top of your desks at all times during my lecture on the homosexualizing of masturbation.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Apr 4, 2014 8:25:19 AM

  3. Misleading headline.

    PARENTS rejected the speech and were concerned, there is nothing about the students in this article.

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 4, 2014 8:32:22 AM

  4. These parents willfully sent their children to a CATHOLIC school. I have no sympathy for them.

    Posted by: MikeKV | Apr 4, 2014 8:38:46 AM

  5. Why rely on someone who doesn't have sex to talk about sexuality?

    Posted by: bkmn | Apr 4, 2014 8:41:30 AM

  6. They send their kids to a Catholic school.... WTF do they expect??

    Posted by: AdamTh | Apr 4, 2014 8:50:12 AM

  7. Isn't it just wonderful ?
    All the Catholics seem interested in is sex.

    Feed the poor, clothe and house the naked and the homeless.....nah, phuck them. Let's talk about the gays.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 4, 2014 9:01:45 AM

  8. The best way to make someone obsessed about sex is to tell them they can't have it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 4, 2014 9:04:56 AM

  9. You send kids to a catholic school for a catholic education. A catholic education is based on catholic dogma, principals and brainwash.

    Posted by: Manny | Apr 4, 2014 9:05:21 AM


    Posted by: Rick | Apr 4, 2014 9:20:02 AM

  11. The kids are alright!

    Posted by: John P. | Apr 4, 2014 9:20:44 AM

  12. This ridiculous connection between orientation and divorce is not Catholic teaching. Of course, I was forced to listen to a speaker talk about the Satanic messages behind rock music, and play albums backwards, which wasn't official dogma either.

    Posted by: Ronny | Apr 4, 2014 9:22:45 AM

  13. I knew with absolute confidence even when I was 12 years old that such theories about homosexuality were absolute nonsense because they were about ME.

    I had the best parents with a model of a solid marriage, while a huge proportion of everybody else (i.e. straight people) at school was dealing with serious family problems, divorce, absent fathers, etc. (And since those problems are so common, it's not any harder to find them in some gay people's parents than it is among some straight people's parents.)

    I once had a wingnut ask me how I could know I was gay when I was a kid. I said it was always obvious to me. I used the example of being with a bunch of friends who sneaked a Playboy off the shelf to peek at the "naked ladies," while I found those pics not at all interesting unless a handsome man was next to her.
    "Ah-hah! You saw a Playboy magazine? You were exposed to pornography. That's why you're a homosexual," I was told.
    The idiocy of these brainwashed people is astounding.

    Posted by: GregV | Apr 4, 2014 9:47:33 AM

  14. How is this woman, who has led a life of celibacy and has a degree in bronze age mythological beliefs, qualified to give lectures on human sexuality and socialization - the fields of anthropology, psychology and sociology?
    Oh, she works for the RCC. Right.

    Posted by: Rolf | Apr 4, 2014 9:54:22 AM

  15. It's wingnuts like her that do more to wake young people up to the absurdity of religion and belief in imaginary beings than Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens could.

    Keep up the good work sister.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Apr 4, 2014 9:58:43 AM

  16. Parents want their kids to have a Catholic education deserve this. I am Catholic and would not walk across the street to support them.

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 4, 2014 10:13:05 AM

  17. Why do Catholic schools let crazy people speak at student assemblies?

    Because they don't vet speakers. They are lazy. They are big on titles, not substance. How do I know? Been there.

    Posted by: james st. james | Apr 4, 2014 10:14:01 AM

  18. Don't take sex advice from a a nun, because anything she knows, she shouldn't.

    Posted by: Squirt | Apr 4, 2014 10:49:54 AM

  19. Most nuns in the U.S. and Canada would be very uncomfortable with what this woman is saying.
    She is a Nashville Dominican, a reactionary right-wing order that grew at a fast pace under JP2 and Benedict. Conservative bishops appointed by those two popes were wooing these nuns--who represented their viewpoints--to staff schools in their dioceses.
    The order is not part of the mainstream organization of nuns in the U.S., the progressive Leadership Council of Women Religious. The "nuns on the bus" people.
    The Nashville Dominicans are mostly young--much younger than most American nuns--and conservative. They always wear their habits--often in a haughty way to set themselves apart from those bad old nuns.
    I'm sure most nuns are rolling their eyes listening to this video.

    Posted by: woody | Apr 4, 2014 10:51:19 AM

  20. Nobody can be surprised when the morally-bankrupt Catholic Crime Cartel does anything horrific. That is exactly what they do. All those parents who are outraged abut this can be thankful if their child survived another day at school without being sexually assaulted or raped.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Apr 4, 2014 10:52:04 AM

  21. Woody: Thanks for the inside info. There was sooo much damage done to the RCC and Christianity by JPII and Bene16 !!..and your comment is a perceptive alert to beware of the sources and context of those who are lumped under the umbrella of "Catholic". The RCC, as well as the Anglican Church, are having problems with their African clergy -- who are notorious proponents of theology and mores and governance modalities that are not in synch with their confreres in the rest of the world. There is a true schism in Christianity that cuts across all the denominational lines. Sad to say: this is only history repeating itself!

    Posted by: Pierre | Apr 4, 2014 11:24:13 AM

  22. ...and [Woody] your reporting shows how such groups are appearing in North America. The 2 previous popes, and Opus Dei, are institutionalistic more than testaments to a fidelity to the spirit of the Jesus they proclaim to represent.

    Posted by: Pierre | Apr 4, 2014 11:27:24 AM

  23. I wonder how many of these parents were more upset and vocal that she was blaming them, parents, for homosexuality and less upset and angered by her other anti-gay feelings?

    BTW Rick: you are an idiot.

    Posted by: BETTY | Apr 4, 2014 11:59:16 AM

  24. These Christians will make up any lie they can about us and call it their "faith." They lie so outrageously and viciously that they would make Nero blush. They owe him an apology for villainizing him for what they do every day to us.

    Posted by: Frank | Apr 4, 2014 12:34:58 PM

  25. since when are high school teachers called professors?

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 4, 2014 1:09:19 PM

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