I think others have already answered your question, but hopefully my response is still helpful. I’m not sure if you are in high school or college, but unfortunately almost all Christians these days have to endure people just like your teacher. I’m a law student and daily I hear from one of my professors about how abortion laws are designed to hurt women, the dark ages before everyone had access to the pill, and how the sexual abuse scandal of the Priesthood was an open secret for years. It is easy to get angry when you hear such things, especially about the Holy Father or Holy Mother Church. But, do not be troubled, for “If God is for us, who is against us?”
Remember the words of the enemy in the Garden, “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Today’s moral relativist culture denies natural law and insists that they know good and evil. However, as we Christians know, we are a fallen people in need of the Lord to set us on the right path. The relativists will, however, accept nothing but absolute surrender from us on moral issues.
They love what they perceive Pope Francis to be. Sadly, the Pope has simply said only what we believe, namely that of course God loves homosexuals. When they see he brings the message of our Lord, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way," they love him. However, when they come to understand the Pope also conveys the second part of Christ’s statement, “and from now on do not sin again,” things will change.
Already, the same media that was gushing over the Pope on Thursday is today rushing to bring the world the story of the Pope excommunicating the Australian Priest. The exact same readers of the Huffington Post who were celebrating the Catholic Church’s surrender on morality on Thursday are today bashing the Holy Father with the same awful language they used on Pope Benedict. The article already has 2,000+ comments and comments are growing by the hour.
This switch in mood should be no surprise to us. As Scripture tells us, when the Lord commanded his disciples to Eat His Flesh and Drink His Blood, “Many of his disciples…said, ‘This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?’…After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.”
The world will come to understand Pope Francis is trying to lead them to Christ, not radically change the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, most will not be satisfied with this. They will go on hating the Church.
As you endure your class, remember the word’s of St. Peter.
Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing right you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Hang in there. I will pray for you. I hope you will pray for me as I struggle through my class. For all you must endure from this teacher, God will most likely give you one later that will grow your faith. Below is a great article by one of my former professors that was published today.