A junior at a Catholic High School in Missouri just schooled everyone on what it means to do a fabulous clapback.
After being given an assignment to defend the Catholic church's stance against gay marriage, a Reddit user churned out a 127-page essay-like manifesto called "Gay Marriage is Fabulous," according to Metro.
The clapback bar has been raised, people.
According to the student's post on Reddit, the assignment was sparked by a class discussion where students were able to anonymously ask questions about moral issues.
Students would have their beliefs "corrected" by the teacher, who would explain the church’s stance on a particular issue.
The teacher then had students write a paper that described a "moral dilemma" and argued why the church's stance on it was correct. The point of the assignment was to "show and prove that the church's position is right."
The student, who goes by averagesmurf on Reddit, turned in a report which cites dozens of bible passages, includes 52 footnotes, and a works-cited page featuring over 150 references. So, basically, way larger than your data plan could probably hold.
The paper, aptly called "Gay Marriage Is Fabulous," ripped his teacher’s arguments apart with quotes from the Bible as well as some other outside sources — and at 127 pages, his shutdown was no joke.
Averagesmurf pointed out his favorite paragraph of the essay, which he believes serves as a thesis for the paper:
"God created you, and he made no mistakes, God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes: 'For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected' (1 Tim. 4.4-5). Marriage is not between man and woman, marriage is between love and love. Love is not wrong, love is not a mistake, love is not an abomination, love is just love."
Word is still out on what grade the paper got. Still, even if averagesmurf gets an F for refusing to drink the communal wine of homophobia, we'll be marking "F" down as "F for Fabulous" in our books.You can read the essay in its entirety in Google Docs.