Says a colleague to me today, I really need to talk to you about something.
Sure, no problem, what's up?
Well, I was at this potluck last night and was talking to this who girl is in ninth grade at (unnamed) Catholic school...
*** let me interject to say that this colleague is part of an international organization "the optimist club" (or something like that) ***
...and she was telling me about the courses she was taking. Her first period is PE, and she just learned this game in her last PE class called "Smear the Queer".
Exactly, says the colleague, who inquired of this girl what the game was all about.
Apparently this game, which was (according to the girl) taught and named by her PE teacher, involves someone being the "queer" who gets chased and pummeled by the rest of the class with balls. WHAT???
When my colleague asked the girl if she new what the word "queer" was referring to, the girl casually replied "yeah, it's like a gay person or something".
Now we are on a mission to find hard evidence of this, so that we can issue some sort of complaint or warning to this teacher. I can't even believe it. I'm so mad I'm quivering. This school is TEACHING its students to BULLY. ARRRGHHHH!!!!!