My professor of African American History has so many misconceptions about the Church and Christianity in general. First off, he claims that Catholics force their views on others and deny women their “constitutional” rights of aborting their babies. He also claims that the Catholic Church is a sexist and anti-gay organization that is intolerant of any lifestyle that is not a Catholic lifestyle. He says that Catholic hospitals justify their protesting against a woman’s right to abort her baby and use contraception by claiming that it infringes upon their religious freedom. This claim, however, repulsed me the most; he said that Pope Benedict condoned sexual relations between adults and children as long as they were consensual. The whole class sort of all said in unison “ew.” I even heard one kid say that he “can’t believe how messed up Catholics are.”
This man is spewing out lies and misconceptions about the Church, and the students in the class are actually defending his views and buying into them. To what extent should I correct my professor? From past experiences, I know that he sort of holds grudges towards “anti-gay” and “anti-women’s rights” advocates. I also tried to correct him when he said that the Christian gospels were developed in the 4th century AD. I provided historical records and evidence showing that they were authored in the first century and that Jesus did exist. He simply said to me that he is not so sure about my evidence and that he’ll look into it and get back to me. He never got back to me.
How am I supposed to deal with this guy?!