Besides agitation by faculty and students, parents joined in.
Shelley Earnhardt, a divorced mother of a Charlotte Catholic student, sent out an email asking people to write to the Pope, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
” Father twice said yes, but they were talking about two different lectures.
Sister knew in her bones the talk with the gay stuff would not fly in an all-school assembly. He did not back away from the material, only from the venue and he blamed himself.
One math teacher, Catherine Bischoff, walked out of the talk because she was so upset, and announced that her class would have an open day, no teaching, because she was so angry. The God I believe in wouldn’t say those things about you.” According to my source, the students “were like, yeah!
According to this student, Bischoff told her class, “The God I believe in loves you all. ” The student said the controversy got bigger and bigger and “it became all that anyone talked about” but that “the faculty made it that much worse.
This theory is now rejected by the psychological establishment but still held by a stalwart yet rump group of psychologists like Rick Fitzgibbons and Joseph Nicolosi.“In my home, there was outrage, embarrassment, sadness, disbelief, and further reason for my 16 year-old to move as far away from her religion as possible and as soon as she can.” She said, “the overall flavor and tone of the talk was that of overt sexism, the near bullying attitude toward gay men and women, facts and figures thrown out with no scientific basis whatsoever, grossly overstated generalizations regarding both the roles of men and women in relationships and in society, the sad state of children raised in one-parent homes, the perversion of the gay community in general.” One assumes Ms.Earnhardt is fine with her daughter leaving such an unenlightened Church.So quickly did the poison build up in the school—what with teachers fanning the flames, parents in irregular relationships stoking the fire, dissenting nuns and perhaps a few grey-haired priests lending a hand, and all the largely unformed students wanting to be “fair” and “loving” and “non-judgmental”—the diocese decided to have an all-parents meeting to let off some steam.The meeting started with general statements by the diocesan representatives and then a prepared apology from Father Kauth. According to sources close to the situation, when Kauth asked for the talk he heard previously that talk did not have the homosexual part in it.
And this is where the real story of the nun’s lecture comes to light. She was collateral damage for those who wanted the scalp of Father Kauth and even more want to stem encroaching orthodoxy from this otherwise Catholic-light enclave.