I remember my friend and me concocting plans as to how we were going to prove our teacher was lesbian. Once again, we were idiot children. Throughout the year we discussed evidence we had found and its apparent validity. Along with the detective work, we would make comments about my teacher favoring girl class mates because she had crushes on them. For the third time, we were ignorant, idiotic and mean-hearted kids when it came to homosexuality.
At first, there seemed to be a pressure of getting that done, because of the previous expectations that were left by past classmates. But as roles for my team began to form, the more confident we feel as a unit to achieve our goal. Going into the course, I felt completely overwhelmed. The only thing I knew about the course was the horror stories from my classmates. The fear of a bad group, the fear of a sponsor not cooperating, and the fear of failing expectations is pretty much all I heard last semester from people in the course.
I believe the truth is that most students like her, and most do well in her class. But he doesn't. Maybe if he hadn't told his dad this, and just said that he himself was the one he was describing, his dad might not have felt so surely that Miss Narwin was a bad teacher. Then, the first time Phillip starts humming the Star-Spangled Banner, he tells his dad about Miss Narwin yelling at him to stop (44), omitting the fact that the announcements specifically say to be quiet. She was also not yelling, but rather just speaking in a firm, strict tone of voice.
"I regret putting so much time and emotion into one person, when that one person should have been me." A very common subject of regret was decisions people made concerning academics: "I regret screwing around during my first years of high school because I had to make it up and almost didn't graduate." "I never studied or did all my work in classes, and slacked off when I have the potential of a 4.0 GPA." There's a note at the bottom of this one, it says, "Oh, well, I've got another chance." On a somewhat similar note, behavioral regret made a strong showing among our class: "My biggest regret is waking up and not knowing what I did the night before."
After 15 minutes I was in principals office proving that it was a provocation and his is not the innocent one. But it was unsuccessful, because cameras only showed me punching his face, and teacher trying to stop enraged me. Shortly saying, this stupid action of mine could worth me my diploma. And I was really worried about staying here one more year and was worried what my parents would say about it. At the end, I got suspended for a week.
And we talked and cried that night for three hours, he about how his life would be totally ruined and all his hopes and dreams crushed if he really was gay, and I about how it was probably just a phase he was going through. So I decided to see what happened; to let time run its course and see what results it brought. And although the subject did come up a couple more times throughout our senior year, we never discussed it with as much seriousness as that night. I admit that at that time I was still controlled by the immaturity and superficiality of the high school years and was not as accepting of my friend's revelation as I could have been; as a good friend should have been. Conformity to the adolescent laws of popularity was a must, and it prevented me as well as him from being absolutely clear and aware of our feeling... ... middle of paper ... ...-in-the-dark stars?"
Johnson Nicolosi, believe that conversion therapy is actually effective in changing people’s sexual attraction from the same sex to the opposite sex. They are convinced that homosexual people who aren’t accepting of themselves seek out help to “convert” that. The truth is, someone who is unaccepting just needs time. We live in a world where being different is frowned upon and it’s often that our parents influence our views. In most cases, a homosexual teenager who is raised by religious parents will grow up thinking being gay is a sin, because that’s what the bible says.
For instance, when we go up to our male youth and ask them if they like any girls in their class or when we ask a female if she has a boyfriend, we are contributing to the problem in a subliminal and subconscious manner. We are sending a subliminal message to society; we are trying to tell them who they are supposed to be. It is quite ironic to find that men hate gay men, although, at the same time they love and desire gay women and it is acceptable. Sexual prejudice is very complex, confusing, wrong, misunderstood, and very harmful to society. References 1.
His points are strong, but for almost every point he doesn’t have proof that what he is saying is true. For the rare points that do have support leave the question of “how accurate is the source?” For an example he argues that counselors are reporting that teens are thinking its “cool” to be homosexual, but what are counselors saying this? The statement “counselors report” is an absolute statement and all counselors aren’t agreeing to the statement. Even how he concludes this section on schools isn’t supported; he says schools are to be blamed. He should bring out statistics on the number of homosexual students to the change of sexual education.
But I’m not as stupid as last time. Though I still get hurt by him emotionally but never physically. I knew he was bad for me. My boyfriend made me stop seeing him, I was reluctant as first. I knew that some part of me needed him but my boyfriend’s words had truth in them that can’t be denied.