At issue is the teacher's "vile" act of allowing a student to write a column advocating tolerance of gays. Note that the school system wasn't saying this; the teacher wasn't saying this.
Nope. Just one lonely student in a town of 1,600. This one student had the courage to write these apparently horrifying lines, which the teacher failed to first clear with the principal:
I can only imagine how hard it would be to come out as a homosexual in today's society. I think it is so wrong to look down on these people, or to make fun of them, just because they have a different sexuality than you.That simple and heartfelt sentiment is apparently too frightening for some folks. I kid you not.