Former Dancing With The Stars choreographer Louis van Amstel explained that the teacher’s rant was triggered when his son mentioned his two dads during a Thanksgiving lesson on gratitude.
A Utah father is praising his son’s school after the boy and his classmates were forced to endure a 10-minute anti-gay rant from a substitute teacher claiming “homosexuality is wrong.”
Louis van Amstel, a professional choreographer who has appeared on Dancing With the Stars, explained in a Facebook video that the teacher “asked all the kids what they’re thankful for” before the Thanksgiving holiday for a lesson on gratitude.
Van Amstel says his son said “he’s thankful that he’s finally being adopted by his two dads.” He says the substitute teacher gave her “very clear opinion that ‘two men is wrong, homosexuality is wrong.’”
ABC News reports “three students went to notify the school’s principal, according to van Amstel. The three students had asked her to stop multiple times, but she refused, he said.”
The school, Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah, notified van Amstel immediately after the incident, and said they’d removed the teacher from the classroom.
“I am so proud of Daniel’s school,” van Amstel says. “Not only did they let go of the teacher, but they said this woman is never going to teach in this school ever again.”
Alpine School District confirmed to ABC News that the teacher had been fired.
Written by David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement. Image via NCRM.