Here’s what happens when you tell a theater teacher that he’s too gay to teach your kid. (via BuzzFeed)
Hi Michael. Following our chat this week I have decided that ___ and ___ 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. I have recently learned of your lifestyle and as a Christian I cannot allow my children to be influenced by unconventional ideas. It is our belief that a man should marry a woman. I look forward to receiving our deposit which you can post to me via cheque. Regards ___
Hi _____ I would be lying if I said I was disappointed to hear this. I pride my students on the respect and love they have for others and their passion for equality. You would only be infringing on our family. As far as I’m aware, my sexuality doesn’t effect my ability to teach, just like it wouldn’t effect a doctor’s ability to treat one of your children should they become unwell. I’m sure your children’s health would come first should they need emergency treatment, or would you need to check their doctor’s lifestyle prior to their lifesaving operation? I wish you luck in finding an appropriate stage school that meets your needs, however from experience I find that theatre without gays is like cooking without spices (just my opinion). I hear StageCoach are enrolling but their teachers have been known to wear mixed fabrics which I’m sure you are aware is forbidden in the Bible (Leviticus 19:19). Please feel free to come see our musical ‘Happy Days,’ confetti will be used in the finale but please rest assured this is not an attempt to corrupt your Christian lifestyle. We just love glitter. Unfortunately deposits are nonrefundable but don’t worry, your deposit has been donated to Stonewall, an LGBT charity. Regards, Michael.
As always, it was you who raised your hand in order to answer the question of the teacher. Not that you were a know-it-all type or person, but you were just one of the few people in your class who actually liked to learn new things in class and wasn’t fooling around, or playing with their phone, for a change.
Mr. Hammilton, your history teacher, looked around the class patiently, trying to encourage other students to raise their hands. But when the only answers he got were bored stares and even a yawn, he turned back to you with an amused smile on his face.
‘‘Very well than, miss (L/n). What do you think about the outcome of the French Revolution.’‘
Smiling back, you took a breath in order to give your answer. What you didn’t see though, was that from next to you, Dean Winchester was staring at you in amusement. He liked the way you loved to learn, just as he liked your enthusiasm while doing so. He might not have been at this school for very long, but from the moment he saw you, a sudden interest sparked up. You were different than his usual type of girls, and you playing hard to get was not something he was used to. But when the two of you got to know each other better after a few weeks, you saw that Dean wasn’t as bad as you had originally thought. He even agreed to you tutoring him in some subjects he…wasn’t doing great with, even though you did cought him staring at you multiple times.
‘‘I think the outcome wasn’t as big as they might have hoped. After all, the way of ruling didn’t change much - oh!’‘
You suddenly gasped as you felt a hand being placed on your tight. Blushing, you glanced next to you out of the corner from your eye. You couldn’t see him fully, but you were about 200% sure that Dean had a smug grin on his face right now. Gulping, you tried to remember what you were saying, but the feeling of Dean drawing circles on you tigh did not help a lot.
Mister Hammilton, in the meantime, gave you a confused look. He thought you were having a coughing fit of sorts, and was waiting for you to answer.
‘‘Yes, miss (Y/n)?’‘ He asked, his voice patient.
Damn that Winchester!’ You thought as you felt the heat rise to your cheeks once again. But even though you didn’t want to admit it, you secretly liked his teasing.
‘‘The answer is that the way of ruling didn’t chance, which was actually the purpose for the whole revolution. So that is why it isn’t an actual revolution,’‘ You finsihed, trying your hardest not to ramble. Thank god, that was over.
With a nod, Mr. Hammilton told the class your answer was correct, as usual, and turned around to explain more about the subject. Sighting, you threw Dean an angry glare, which he repsoned by chuckling softly.
‘‘What, getting flustered, sweetheart?’‘
You huffed and crossed your arms, hoping he didn’t see your blush.
‘‘In your dreams, jerk.’‘
Dean was silent for a few seconds, which made you hope he wouldn’t bring it up again. Sadly enough, you were wrong.
‘‘Don’t tell me you didn’t like it.’
You blushed furiously as you stuttered: ‘‘Shut up, Winchester!’‘
Dean merely smirked at your reaction, causing you to turn your head away from him, not wanting to give him the satisfaction of seeing you all flustered.
‘‘Just focus on the subject.’‘
‘‘Why would I if there is something much more interesting right in front of me?’‘
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. - Gal. 1:10
Paul spoke these words to the church of Galatia when he found that false teachers were trying to change the gospel. As we see here, Paul was notwas intimidated by the false teachers. The reason is because winning the approval of human beings was not his goal. He was after God’s approval.
3 things to remember:
1. We live in a world FILLED with opportunities to get approval from people. If you get a compliment on your dress, you might start wondering, “Well, are there other people who like my dress too?” If a guy looks at you, you might start to wonder, “how many more guys are looking at me? What kind of guys think I’m cute?” Today, I just want to encourage you to clear your mind of the distractions of human’s approval. It’s not bad to receive approval, but that’s not what we’re after. What we’re after is something that actually lasts…God’s approval.
2. When you become a servant of Christ, you are no longer in the business of people-pleasing, even if it’s well intentioned. This doesn’t mean that we suddenly become mean or arrogant people and stop being nice to people. It’s actually the opposite. When you become a servant of Christ, you are loving others not so that people will like you, but so that people will be pointed to Christ. By you being a servant of Christ, you have the opportunity to bless others and build relationships that all lead to the ultimate relationship, and that is a relationship with Jesus Christ.
3. Whether you’re in a relationship or desire to be in one someday, understand that relationships are about being a serving one another. There is love, patience, gentleness–this is what makes a beautiful, lasting relationship. Not a certain kind of make up, or a certain body type. Not some list of materialistic requirements we make up. Focus on being a servant of Christ, and when God sends you the man you will marry, he’ll be blessed by who you are in HIM!