Wow! We completely applaud these students' courage and would like to join them in saying, "Let Dominic speak!"
Classmates at Sacred Heart Academy in Pleasant Hills, Michigan are just as appalled as we are that a man named Dominic Sheahan-Stahl was disinvited from giving a commencement speech at their graduation because he got engaged to a man.
In response to their school's bigotry, the students made a heartfelt YouTube video (above) that encourages America's youth to fight homophobia by not tolerating hate and to #LetDominicSpeak.
School officials reportedly folded to pressure from Bishop Joseph R. Cistone of the Diocese of Saginaw, but Dominic and his 6,000 supporters aren't.
Instead they have organized their own LGBT-friendly graduation ceremony at Central Michigan University, during which Dominic will get his chance to address those that will listen. Thanks to the all the support, the keynote speaker has never been more inspired in his life and said:
“Through the outpouring of love and support that I've received from family, friends, Sacred Heart students and many people I've never even met, I've come to realize that a majority of Catholics support their LGBT brothers and sisters. I was always taught that God is love and I hope that my brother and other students will come away from my speech with the knowledge that all people deserve to be treated equally.”
Right on! EQUALITY FOR ALL!!!
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