It would have passed much more quickly except for the faculty and a few students. It was the parents who were so angry.” Emma Winters, daughter of math teacher Joanne Winters, went so far as to put up a petition on Change.org, a laundry list of liberal talking points about homosexuality and parenting that some observers believe had to have been written in part by adults.
When Father asked for a talk, Sister thought he meant that talk.
She went to him twice to ask, “Are you sure you want that talk?
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.
The petition found the “ideas expressed to be both offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.