A junior high school in Kentucky asked children doing their homework to discourage fictitious friends from becoming gay.

School classroom with desk, blackboard and bookshelf.

School classroom.MILATAS / Getty Images

  • Homework from the Christian Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, told children to discourage their friends from being gay.

  • The children had to write to a fictional gay friend who said, “Homosexuality will not bring satisfaction to them.”

  • The school told the Courier Journal that the task was given to students in the Bible class.

A junior high school student at the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky received homework instructing a fictional friend to say, “Homosexuality does not bring satisfaction to them.”

Social media users posted a photo of an assignment on Twitter on Friday asking students to write a letter to a gay friend.

“Let’s say you knew this friend from kindergarten, attended the same church, and have been a pretty good friend for years,” said one of the pictures with an explanation of the task. increase. “The purpose of your letter is to tell the truth to the person you are speaking in an innocent way, lovingly and compassionately. Instead, the goodness of God’s design for them. Try to persuade. “

According to the photo, the assignment was scheduled for Thursday.

JP Davis, the social media user who posted the photo Courier Journal A friend with a child attending the Christian Academy in Louisville showed him an assignment. His friend was “angry at the assignment so that he could see and understand it,” Davis said.

“Her child is in the assigned class and both he and she are uncomfortable with it,” he said. “She doesn’t know how to handle it …. and her child is upset.”

The Christian Academy of Louisville School System did not immediately return insider comment requests. However, in a statement to The Courier-Journal, Director Darin Long stated that the task was given in a Bible class.

“It was part of a research unit that discusses’what humans are and where their identities are,'” Long said.

He added that for a long time this assignment was intended to be an example of “how one can discuss homosexuality with friends with compassion and love from a biblical point of view.”

According to The Courier-Journal, “This conversation with a fictitious friend was meant to help students confirm their views on the class discussion and the subject,” Long said. “We will review this issue in the future to clarify its purpose and language.”

Read the original article insider