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Teen turns in 127-page ‘Gay Marriage is Fabulous’ manifesto to defend love – A N I T H
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Teen turns in 127-page ‘Gay Marriage is Fabulous’ manifesto to defend love

Teen turns in 127-page ‘Gay Marriage is Fabulous’ manifesto to defend love


There’s clapping back at a teacher, and then there’s writing a 127-page paper explaining to your teacher, in explicit, heavily sourced detail, why gay marriage is a right. 

Not everyone has the energy, drive, vocabulary, time, or pure, flammable rage to do the second one. 

Basically, not all of us are this 11th grade Catholic high school student from rural Missouri, who was given an assignment to defend the church’s stance on gay marriage, and instead turned in a hefty manifesto called “Gay Marriage is Fabulous.”

For all the skeptics out there, the student posted the paper in its entirety on Reddit under the username averagesmurf.

Averagesmurf said that classmates responded positively: he received applause after a class discussion, which we totally would’ve joined in on.

The paper is, “more or less, a presentation of research done by lots of people and drawing conclusions,” meaning a huge amount of research and reading went into its composition— in fact, averagesmurf started writing it in January, and just finished this week in time to turn in.

Averagesmurf posted out his favorite paragraph in the whole thing, and it serves as a thesis for the paper: “God created you, and he made no mistakes, God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes: ‘For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected’ (1 Tim. 4.4-5). Marriage is not between man and woman, marriage is between love and love. Love is not wrong, love is not a mistake, love is not an abomination, love is just love.”

From the mouths of babes comes… radical empathy, intelligence, and progression, we hope?

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