News Brief: School Forces Gay Teen to Watch Anti-LGBT Propaganda Film as Punishment

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News Brief School Forces Gay Teen to Watch Anti-LGBT Propaganda Film as Punishment

News Brief School Forces Gay Teen to Watch Anti-LGBT Propaganda Film as Punishment

News Brief:  School Forces Gay Teen to Watch Anti-LGBT Propaganda Film as Punishment

Lawyers for Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania have admitted that staff members did in fact show a gay student anti-LGBT propaganda as a form of punishment.  Court documents revealed that the school forced at least one student to watch the video, which was created by an ex-gay activist.  This comes after a spokesperson for the school denied the allegations, which they deemed “outrageous,” earlier in the month.

A spokesperson for the school has said that, “the discovery process is ongoing.  Once witnesses are deposed, a full picture will emerge and the credible facts will become clear.”

Adam Dobson, a former student of Milton Hershey, brought a federal court case against the school as he claimed he was subjected to “gay cure” therapy.  He had apparently been caught watching gay pornography as a freshman at the school, which is known to be the richest private school in the US.  His “house parents,” who supervise the students that board, then forced him to watch the homophobic propaganda film, One of the Boys, as punishment.

Dobson has elaborated that in addition to watching the one-hour film, he was barraged with prayer and other methods in a move that he believed was to change his sexuality.

“We would pray together to have God help me from being gay,” he said.

Dobson, who later attempted suicide at the school, was continually bullied and told about “terrible things that happened to other gay people.”