Thanks, Claire Reilly-Smith !
Ask your teachers and your friends why the Church teaches that we’re depraved and disordered. And don’t take any shit about how the Church teaches that people should “respect” us poor depraved folks.
If your teachers tell you that’s good enough, tell them they’re privileged fucks and that they’re out of their damn minds.
I never cease to be astonished at how some straight/cis people accept religious bigotry and dismiss it as not important. But then, they’re not the ones being called depraved, are they?
No skin off their privileged noses.
Ask them if an openly gay man or lesbian would be allowed to teach at your school.
Ask if a married gay couple would be allowed to worship at the adjoined church as full members of the congregation.
Ask them if their diocese will support the adoption of children by queer people.
Ask them if the local seminary will accept even celibate gay candidates.
When they give you the inevitable answers to these questions, tell them that Francis is a piece of shit and the Catholic Church is a vile, bigoted institution.
Tell them that you for one refuse to tolerate it.
See how they like them apples. ;-)