Shawano, Wisc. —
Shawano (Wisconsin) School District officials are apologizing after the high school's newspaper, "Hawk Post," ran an editorial which called homosexuality a "detestable act" and gay adoptive parents an "abomination."
The Green Bay Press-Gazette
reports that the editorial was part of a "Pro and Con" which ran in the student newspaper last week. The "Pro" side said that a parent's sexuality doesn't matter, as long as they are otherwise a good and loving parent.
However, the "Con" side said: "If one is a practicing Christian, Jesus states in the Bible that homosexuality is (a) detestable act and sin which makes adopting wrong for homosexuals because you would be raising the child in a sin-filled environment. A child adopted into homosexuality will get confused because everyone else will have two different-gendered parents that can give them the correct amount of motherly nurturing and fatherly structure. In a Christian society, allowing homosexual couples to adopt is an abomination."
The school superintendent heard about the editorial from a gay parent who has four kids in the Shawano School District.
"Offensive articles cultivating a negative environment of disrespect are not appropriate or condoned by the Shawano School District," Superintendent Todd Carlson told the newspaper. "We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have offended and are taking steps to prevent items of this nature from happening in the future."