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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:39 AM

Mum won’t let gay man teach her children – his response is awesome

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Michael (top) with fellow performing arts teachers Grace Winnitt (left) and Zailee Parmenter (Picture: Michael Neri)

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/20/mum-wont-let-gay-man-teach-her-children-his-response-in-awesome-5514702/#ixzz3t4mdeXHM
When the U.K.-based drama teacher got a homophobic text from one of his students' parents, he was shocked. The parent had texted the founder of the Talking Props Theatre School that their children would no longer attend his class because of his "lifestyle."

"Hi Michael. Following our chat this week I have decided that [redacted] and [redacted] will not be attending class on Monday. You have a strong reputation for performing arts which encouraged me to sign my children up for classes," she wrote. "I have recently learned of your lifestyle and as a Christian I can not allow my children to be influenced by unconventional ideas."

She then explains that she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, and requested a refund.

Though obviously insulted, Neri, 26, didn't back down.

He texted back a response that was classy yet poignant, which he shared on Twitter.




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Reply Mum won’t let gay man teach her children – his response is awesome (Original post)
kpete Dec 2015 OP
riversedge Dec 2015 #1
Initech Dec 2015 #10
oldandhappy Dec 2015 #2
ET Awful Dec 2015 #3
Iggo Dec 2015 #8
NoMoreRepugs Dec 2015 #4
MrMickeysMom Dec 2015 #5
Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #6
alcina Dec 2015 #7
erronis Dec 2015 #9
LanternWaste Dec 2015 #12
Initech Dec 2015 #13
Initech Dec 2015 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:10 AM

1. haha. He donated her deposit to a gay organizaton. I laughed out loud.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:51 AM

10. That is an epic win!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:13 AM

2. perfect!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:13 AM

3. Wait a minute . . . she signed her kids up for performing arts/theater

and expected them to never encounter a gay man?

LOL

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:48 AM

8. "...theatre without gays is like cooking without spices..."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:29 AM

4. I feel sorry for her children

his reply was priceless and caused me to spill a bit of coffee at my desk...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:35 AM

5. How restricted and petty this mother's world must be...

... Not to mention dull as H E double toothpicks!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:39 AM

6. Perfect


K&R!

OS

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:41 AM

7. Maybe Kirk Cameron runs a theatre school

A quick google search does, in fact, show a surprising number of Christian-based theatre companies. Who knew? There's even (at least) one in the UK:

Oddments is a full-time Christian Theatre Company, whose aim is to produce quality drama, which is both entertaining to watch and thought- provoking. Our wide repertoire of both original material and sketches from well- known Christian writers covers a number of issues that are suitable for both outreaches and believers.
Registered Charity No. 107195


http://www.oddments-theatre.co.uk/main/content/gallery-schools

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Response to alcina (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:50 AM

9. I think I'd be worried about the staff in an xian theatre company - just sayin...

Given the preverts that tend to flock to religion.

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Response to erronis (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:55 AM

12. I think I'd be worried about the staff in an American company for the same reason

I think I'd be worried about the staff in an American company, regardless of product, for the same reason...

Sounds a bit absurd, I realize... but six of one and half a dozen of the other often are.

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Response to erronis (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:55 AM

13. Ah like Josh Duggar?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 11:54 AM

11. My response probably would have been a lot less classy.

As I would tell these people where they can shove their "unconventional values".

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