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Italian teacher gives students handout that states gay people can be ‘cured’

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  1. Another story – Another religious bonehead who thinks that their insistence on believing in a supernatural creature creates by savage tribesmen who couldn’t explain why the sun rose give them any useful knowledge or insight into anything at all.

    And another one who thinks that sexual orientation – homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual – is a mutable personal characteristic that can be influenced by outside stimulus… Wonder why they think that?

    1. billy wingartenson 29 Jan 2013, 6:57am

      What happened in Holland – the church castrated gay kdis and kids who reported being molested.

      If there was a god, the vatican would long ago have discovered that the hill on which is sits was an active volcano.

      it also raped the kiddies

  2. That There Other David 22 Jan 2013, 6:05pm

    You know, I can’t even be bothered getting angry about this. It’s Italy, we already know it’s stuffed to the rafters with backwards people who believe anything Ratzinger spews.

    Good on the Venetian councillor for pulling Pavenello up on it though. Maybe there is hope after all.

    1. billywingartenson 29 Jan 2013, 6:58am

      RATZInger spews = out of his derriere

  3. ...Paddyswurds 22 Jan 2013, 6:23pm

    So sad that there are people in positions of power over young people who have these beliefs. As this idiot is so convinced that being Gay is a choice, we are rightly led to conclude that he is living a lie and that his true orientation is Gay but he chooses to pretend to be straight…..

  4. Young people in Italy deserve better than
    to have discrimination as official policy from the law, and teachers who teach lies as facts.

    I hope Italy will join France and Spain and adopt marriage equality.

  5. Brett Gibson 22 Jan 2013, 9:15pm

    Doesn’t really surprise me. Italy is MILES behind the rest of Western Europe in regards to respect for gay people. Most likely the Catholic church’s doing.

  6. I hope this homophobe gets sacked. He has nothing to do in a classroom.

  7. Keith Francis Farrell 22 Jan 2013, 9:49pm

    What a coward, after making the doument and handing it out to a group of children, then he admits that being gay is a choice, but then goes on to say “The text given to the students is a summary of various lectures, reviews, articles, that do not express my thinking. My intention was to furnish materials for the students to stimulate a debate regarding a topic that was requested by the students themselves.” this is a coward, now he knows his days teaching his vile hate are numbered

  8. He’s having a good go at damage control. As leaflets don’t “express [his] thinking” perhaps he should tell us what his beliefs are on the matter are.

  9. Anti-gay Christians psychotherapist kill LGBT people with ex gay therapy. Stop anti-gay Christian psychotherapist before they murder another LGBT person.

  10. “The text given to the students is a summary of various lectures, reviews, articles”… really? Did he notate the source materials, the authors, of these lectures, reviews and articles? I’d be curious to know which “authors” and which “publications” should be held accountable for foisting erroneous information out to the public and allowing it to be used to hurt young, impressionable minds.

  11. Stupid person who obviously does not want to work any more and who should resign now before being thrown out.

  12. Well, at least we’re in the Facebook age now, and thanks to an enterprising student the issue has become a national one. After all, not so long ago such ‘education’ would remain unchallenged or, if it were, swept under the carpet by most headteachers.

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