TEACHING THE CHILDREN

Teacher Suspended For Playing Gay Marriage Anthem “Same Love” Video In Class

img-macklemore_172021107855Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Same Love” may be burning up the charts but it landed on teacher in some hot water.

“At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum that called for disciplinary action last week,” Associate Superintendent Dr. Jeff Peal said in a statement to the Taylorsville Times.  Peal did not name the teacher but said that the rap lover will be back in school “this week.”

“Same Love” was inspired by Macklemore’s uncle, who is gay, and has been taken up as a sort of unofficial anthem for the marriage equality movement. The video recently won an MTV VMA for “Best Video with a Social Message.”

Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time a teacher’s love of “Same Love” led to disciplinary action. Back in November, middle school teacher Susan Johnson from Detroit was suspended for showing the video in her class after a student complained about it.

Apparently, fairness and equality are not part of some curriculums.