On Twitter, Facebook and other social media this theory became something like “I’m gay because my dad was mean” or “I’m gay because I have a single mom” and “my mom’s divorce made me gay.” The kids also fastened onto the Sister’s assertion that gays have an inordinate number of sex partners. Some say she put lifetime gay sex partners at 500-1,000. Either time period with that number is shocking but survey data tends to back her up on this.
When I first read his statement, it seemed to me he was throwing Sister to the wolves. Sister had been to the school last fall and spoken to smaller groups segregated by sex and in the company of parents.
That talk had the gay stuff in it and it was received positively.
One student, who insisted on anonymity because she fears retribution from fellow students and also from teachers, said the students were barely listening to the nun’s talk. There was this nun blabbing on and on and talking really fast.” The student said some students might have perked up during the gay part of the talk and then started tweeting.
The immediate result is that at least some teachers became enraged.
Did that stop the wolf-pack come to pick at his innards and suck on his bones?
The angry parents yelled and screamed and demanded for what was supposed to be an hour and a half but stretched into two and a half hours.
Luke’s and is under the tutelage of a nun there named Sister Veronica who trains laymen to protest Church teaching, even to picket the Bishop.
All of this led to perhaps the most acrimonious part of this story, the intense and vexatious school assembly where Father Matthew Kauth, school chaplain and the one who is blamed for all of this was—in the words of several witnesses—crucified.
One math teacher, Catherine Bischoff, walked out of the talk because she was so upset, and announced that her class would have an open day, no teaching, because she was so angry. The God I believe in wouldn’t say those things about you.” According to my source, the students “were like, yeah!
According to this student, Bischoff told her class, “The God I believe in loves you all. ” The student said the controversy got bigger and bigger and “it became all that anyone talked about” but that “the faculty made it that much worse.
The angry Tweets started before the nun’s talk ended. ” followed by a supportive amen chorus, “We got you, man.” Such was the level of debate that began even before the end of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel’s talk to an all-school assembly at Charlotte Catholic High School last month.