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Nun tells NC high schoolers: Masturbation and ‘lack of masculinity’ make you gay

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Officials at Charlotte Catholic High School in North Carolina apologized to parents and students on Wednesday following a guest speaker’s remarks condemning homosexuality at a school assembly, WSOC-TV reported.

“The statement she basically made was that homosexuality was something developed from lack of masculinity or a lack of father figures in one life,” one student told WSOC regarding the speech from Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, an assistant professor of theology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Several parents complained that they were not notified about Laurel’s speech, which was originally billed as concerning “gender.”

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Charlotte told WSOC that Laurel “presented some ideas to the students that really kind of rocked their world. These had to do with the origin of homosexuality. This is something that is hotly debated.”

Q Notes reported that 64 students and 86 alumni signed on to a letter to school officials criticizing her remarks. In addition, more than 2,000 signed a petition at Change.org calling for an apology from both the school and its chaplain, Father Matthew Kauth.

“Using outdated or false statistics to tell children and young adults that their LGBTQ friends, family members, and colleagues are the result of their parents’ missteps is damaging. Suggesting that LGBTQ members of the very audience you were addressing owe their sexual identities to pornography and masturbation is abhorrent,” the letter read. “Presenting these false ideas to high school students not only advocates discrimination of LGBTQ students, but also tells those individuals that they are damaged or incomplete.”

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However, Mother Jones reported that Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, president of Acquinas College, released a statement saying Laurel’s lecture “was given with the intention of showing that human sexuality is a great gift to be treasured and that this gift is given by God.”

Watch WSOC’s report, as aired on Wednesday, below.

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The View’s audience boos Mick Mulvaney’s confession — and laughs when he denies video evidence

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The audience on "The View" reacted in anger and then mockery to White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's confession to Ukraine quid pro quo -- and then his denial of what he plainly said on video.

President Donald Trump's chief staffer admitted during a press briefing that the White House held up congressionally approved aid to Ukraine as leverage to get the foreign ally to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory.

"We do that all the time with foreign policy, and I have news for everybody," Mulvaney told reporters. "Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy."

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The View hosts shudder at creepy-crawly accounts of bedbugs at Trump’s club hosting G7

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President Donald Trump awarded a government contract to his struggling Florida resort to host next year's G7 summit, and "The View" co-hosts cringed at accounts of the club's bedbug infestation.

The White House insists the president won't make money off the deal, but whatever free advertising he's getting from the most likely unconstitutional venture is being undercut by reminders of a settlement Trump Organization reached with a guest who was bitten by bedbugs.

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GOP lawmaker hammers Trump for Ukraine server conspiracy theory: ‘Are we trying to exculpate Russia?’

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Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.

During an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president's efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.

Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) comment that "all roads" in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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