Sorry for the long post. Maybe someone can help me?
I’m not Catholic (but still Christian), but my college roommate is (right down to the crucifix on the wall of our dorm room). We’re both freshmen and have spent the last eight weeks enrolled in summer courses (we’re part of an accelerated program that cuts off a year of undergrad studies).
Here’s the problem:
Eight weeks ago, my parents accompanied me to orientation day and helped move me in. My parents are lesbians and I am not ashamed of them. Though I am adopted, I consider them to be my only parents. As soon as she met them, my roommate suddenly became rude and belligerent and referred to them using vulgar terms, while referring to other students’ parents as Mr. or Mrs. So-and-so.
The past eight weeks, my roommate and her friends have made my life miserable. They’ve broken into my desk using a hammer and smashed my laptop. I walked into the room and caught them using a cigarette lighter to burn my homework. They shrugged it off, saying it was what I deserved for having gay parents. Security cameras caught them scratching my car doors with keys and, though I filed a police report, nothing was done and they weren’t not made to pay for the damages.
I’ve talked to the administrators and they’ve told me emphatically several times that I’m stuck with her for the rest of the year, so we “just have to work it out.” The dorms are full and freshman are not only required to live on campus, but are all confined to one dorm. I will not drop out because of her, but I’m afraid of the effect she might have on my mental health and grades.
I know Catholics are against homosexuals, but I don’t think that is enough to warrant the actions of these girls. I’m trying to get to “know” my enemy, so to speak. What can I do?? Any advice??