A school district in Utah has fired a
substitute teacher who reportedly went on a homophobic rant.
The teacher was working at Deerfield
Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah when the incident happened.
According to The
Salt Lake Tribune, the teacher went on a 10-minute rant after
a fifth-grade boy said that he was grateful that he was being adopted
by his two dads.
“Why on Earth would you be happy
about that?” the teacher asked.
The teacher told the students that
“homosexuality is wrong” and “two men living together is a
Three girls left the classroom and
returned with the principal.
One of the boy's fathers, Louis van
Amstel, said that the teacher tried to blame his son for her
“I'm truly disgusted that the bully
in this situation is a teacher in a public school,” he said.