Friday, 2 January 2009
I want to tell you about some sixth formers (17-18 yr olds) from many years ago. These boys will be getting on for 30 now, these events are well in the past and I will keep details sketchy for obvious reasons.
The first boy was one I had a real soft spot for. He was funny, articulate and perceptive but he’d never get a good grade in my subject. This was partly due to the fact that he could hardly stay awake during the day, he was a brilliant astronomer and night time was when he came alive. I perhaps defended him more than I should, I excused late homeworks, praised mediocre work in the hope better would be forthcoming, in short I kept him coming to class in the hope he could gain even the most meager of grades. Some of my other colleagues wanted him kicked out, they didn’t want the risk of a failure in their subject. For some of my colleagues he was disagreable for another reason; the boy was wrestling with his sexuality and believed himself to be gay. He would talk to me and I would listen. He definitely felt sexual attraction towards men and there did seem to be an older man in his life who exerted a strong influence on him. At the time I treated him like I would a girl who was dating an inappropriate guy. Tell them that they were precious, tell them that promiscuity was wrong and to be wary of flattery. At the same time I’d make it perfectly clear that I personally disapproved of what they were doing but that that didn't stop me supporting them as a teacher.
Once I overheard a colleague tell him he was a waste of space and p***s like him didn’t deserve an education and he deserved to fail. I told the boy I’d heard every word of the exchange and if he wanted me to take it further I would. He declined.
The other boy was a friend of his on a different course but facing a similar struggle. I found him wheezing in a corridor with a panic attack after he’d been ambushed by some boys who’d drenched him in water and called him names relating to his sexuality. I went straight to the headmaster with the names of the attackers and was laughed out of his office and told the boy had better toughen up, it was a harmless prank.
My colleagues will not have changed their views on homosexuality nor their attitudes but in the light of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Agenda they will have to be more devious. Their attitudes can not be endorsed, those colleagues were scum in this respect. The boys needed support that just wasn’t there and drove them further into the welcoming camaraderie of the gay scene.
Today there will be many gay activists with plenty of anti-Catholic propaganda grooming our young people to join their cult, for cult it is. They will say how unreasonable and hateful we are and encourage them to believe their untruths.
We will lose souls unless we all as individuals show our Faith and Love for these young people. I see no contradiction with Catholic teaching in doing so.