Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday May 17, 2022
Originally published on May 17, 2022

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

A Kentucky middle school is now tasking children to spread their anti-LGBTQ bigotry.

As reported by Insider, students at Christian Academy of Louisville recently received a homework assignment asking them to explain to an imaginary friend why "homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction."

Pictures of the assignment began circling around social media with outrage.

"Assume that you have known this friend since kindergarten, that you go to the same church and that you have been pretty good friends over the years until now," the assignment reportedly asks. "The aim of your letter should be to lovingly and compassionately speak truth to the person you're talking to in a way that does not approve of any sin. Instead, TRY TO PERSUADE THEM OF THE GOODNESS OF GOD'S DESIGN for them."

According to photos, the assignment was due last Thursday, and there has been no word yet on how the assignment was graded.

According to JP Davis, who is friends with someone who has a child at the Academy, the assignment made the friend "visibly and understandably upset about the assignment."

"Her kid is in the class that was given the assignment, and he and her are both uncomfortable with it," Davis told The Courier-Journal. "She doesn't know how to handle it. ... And her kid's upset."

When asked for comment, Christian Academy of Louisville School System Darin Long told Insider the assignment was given in a Bible class.

The assignment was "part of a unit of study which discusses 'What are humans and where is their identity?' " Long said in a statement.

He added that the assignment was to be an example of "how a person could discuss homosexuality with a friend from a biblical perspective with compassion and love."

"This hypothetical friend conversation was for our students to review the class discussions and their perspectives on the subject," Long said. "Moving forward, we will review this assignment to ensure there is clarity in its purpose and language."

Despite the outrage, Long stressed that all curriculum taught from a biblical worldview.

"We teach all content with a biblical worldview which is defined in our Statement of Faith and Theological Documents which are provided at the time of student applications, during family interviews, and in our school and parent partnership agreements," he said.