A school is apologizing after students were given a homophobic math test.
A math test preaching against same-sex marriage by claiming that “God intended” people to be straight caused concern and outrage at a grammar school in Buckinghamshire, UK.
LBC reports pupils at The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire were shocked to find a question on their maths paper that said:
If in a town 70% of the men are married to 90% of the women (and each marriage is between one man and woman, as God intended when he made humans male and female) what percentage of the adult population are married?
After numerous complaints and attention from the British media, the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe apologized for the offensive and gratuitous preaching.
Speaking to the Bucks Free Press earlier this week, headmaster Philip Wayne said:
I’m sorry on behalf of the whole school community of governors, staff and boys for any offence this has caused.
According to reports, the anti-gay question was part of a test to higher-level math students and written by a former full-time teacher. The retired teacher was “volunteering” at the school when he handed out the test.
About the volunteer instructor, Wayne said:
He [the school volunteer] will not be returning to RGS. Staff are expected to abide by the teachers standards if they’re on the payroll or not.
Bottom line: Math class is no place for preaching homophobia and religious superstition.