The Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky told students to write letters urging a fictional gay friend to renounce homosexuality. The assignment, which was due on Thursday, came to light after a parent of one of the students shared screenshots of the rubric with a friend, who then posted them online.
The 20-point assignment was apparently part of a elective “Christian Worldview” class for middle school students. It tells kids to imagine someone they’ve known since kindergarten and who attends their church who is “struggling with homosexuality.” Students are told to write a letter to that fictional friend explaining how “God’s design for them is good,” how “homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction,” and that “you love them even though you don’t approve of their lifestyle.”
They are explicitly told not to “approve of any sin.”
An “excellent” score is given to kids who quote from Scripture, communicate “truth lovingly,” and have a “logical argument to persuade.”
Which is to say: Students get top marks if their letter is theoretically convincing enough to turn a gay person straight… even though that’s not how it works in reality.