The Head teacher of St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk apologised to his pupils after leaflets describing homosexuality as “intrinsically disordered” and “fundamentally dangerous” were found on campus.
The leaflet, “The Church and same sex attraction”, were found by senior students last week. The Roman Catholic school has now removed all copies of the leaflets produced by the Catholic Truth Society and is investigating where they came from.
Describing some gay people as those with “deep-seated tendencies” and gay sex as “acts of grave depravity”, the pamphlet states: “Sometimes people with troubled spirits are urged to ‘adopt a homosexual lifestyle. This can be very harmful. Talking about it with a priest of friend may help….but adopting a homosexual lifestyle will not increase their happiness in the long run.”
Aidan Callahan, a sixth year pupil at St Mungo’s, found the material in the school’s oratory and after reading it, complained to head teacher Stephen Phee.
“Homophobia isn’t an issue at our school, so I was really surprised to see something like this. Mr Phee apologised straight away and said they shouldn’t have been there, and he would investigate how they got there.”