After a mere six weeks at St. Andrew’s in Boca Raton, Florida, Dominick Giombetti stepped down after students discovered his homo ways. It all started with that magic word: google, and ended when Giombetti’s role in a gay-themed play came to the surface. The play, however, was not explicit.
While school administrators insisted Giombetti could stay on, their long-term commitment seemed shaky, to say the least:
[Giombetti] says administrators later told him he could return to work and to his theater life, but they also reminded him that his contract would be under review at the end of the school year.
Giombetti took that to mean his contract would not be renewed. He couldn’t shake the words he says he heard from a top administrator:
“She said, ‘The best-case scenario is that you will finish out your contract, and then we’ll part company.’ “
While the school says no ultimatum had been made, Giombetti knew many didn’t approve of his faggotry and felt it best to leave. He left the kids with this kernel: “Don’t be afraid to express who you are. And don’t be afraid to challenge those who question who you are.”
Didn’t he just crumble to identical pressure? Indeed.