Before it was taken down altogether it garnered more than 1,000 signatures.The petition found the “ideas expressed to be both offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.
One math teacher, Catherine Bischoff, walked out of the talk because she was so upset, and announced that her class would have an open day, no teaching, because she was so angry. The God I believe in wouldn’t say those things about you.” According to my source, the students “were like, yeah!
The nun’s talked roiled the school, her religious congregation and the college where she teaches for weeks, became an internet sensation and a national scandal, and it appears to have started with students only half listening followed by a cacophony on social media, all the while egged on by faculty and a group of divorced parents.
Using material from the Catholic Medical Association and the prestigious if conservative Linacre Center in Great Britain, Sister Laurel talked about the causes of later homosexuality saying that a distant or absent father can cause a boy to seek masculine affirmation in a sexual attraction to other males.
This theory is now rejected by the psychological establishment but still held by a stalwart yet rump group of psychologists like Rick Fitzgibbons and Joseph Nicolosi.
On Twitter, Facebook and other social media this theory became something like “I’m gay because my dad was mean” or “I’m gay because I have a single mom” and “my mom’s divorce made me gay.” The kids also fastened onto the Sister’s assertion that gays have an inordinate number of sex partners. Some say she put lifetime gay sex partners at 500-1,000. Either time period with that number is shocking but survey data tends to back her up on this.