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Substitute Teacher Fired For Berating A Fifth-Grader With Two Gay Dads

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Substitute Teacher Fired For Berating A Fifth-Grader With Two Gay Dads

Substitute Teacher Fired For Berating A Fifth-Grader With Two Gay Dads

A teacher is now out of a job after being fired for telling a student that being gay is a “sin.” According to Buzzfeed News, a lesson to students before Thanksgiving weekend is what started everything. It was said that the unnamed sub at Deerfield Elementary School in Utah, had asked the students what they were thankful for, according to one of the boy’s fathers, Dancing with the Stars dancer Louis van Amstel.

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“Daniel — and I got choked up when he said it — he is thankful that he is finally being adopted by his two dads,” van Amstel said in a video on social media. However, he was heartbroken to learn that the teacher replied to the 11-year-old boy, “Why on Earth would you be happy about that?” and said, “That’s nothing to be thankful for.” She also told the class “homosexuality is wrong” and “two men living together is a sin.”

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, their soon-to-be-son was too afraid to speak up, but three of his classmates tried to get the teacher to stop berating him, and when she wouldn’t, so they left the room to tell the principal. A spokesperson for the school confirmed to BuzzFeed News “that there was a situation involving a substitute” and the “school took appropriate action that day based upon their investigation.”

Kelly Services, the staffing agency the substitute teacher came through, also spoke out and said the teacher has since fired her over the incident.

“We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate conduct and take these matters very seriously,” a spokesperson said. “We conducted an investigation and made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services.”

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