Simon78928 saidI don't see what the problem/issue is, the student cited references from the bible to make his case of why people view the issue as not normal, he does not say that’s how it should be. Overall I though the column was very good for a high school student, makes simple valid points on either side. Gay-rights activist are just always looking for something to get upset about, if everyone does not accept us with open and loving arms they get upset for some reason. I’m happy to let people have their beliefs and talk to them about why they believe what they do. Not force them to believe one way or another, which is what is trying to be done here.
I understand the point you are trying to make, and I agree with you that people should be able to voice their opinion, even when it's not popular among any particular group. That said, I think the biggest problems with this column is:
A) The timing
. The whole "Gay Suicide" issue and how it has been particularly significant among "Gay Teens" has been brought to the forefront of the American consciousness in recent months. The HS newspaper should have been more sensitive to this, and deemed the column inappropriate due to safety concerns of the students at the HS who may be gay. It was short-sighted at best, regardless of freedom of speech.
B) The publication itself
. A HS newspaper is probably not the appropriate platform for such a topic that specifically targets any particular minority group in a negative way, especially if members of that group exist at the high school. It fuels negative stereotypes and, more importantly, it is (or can be) hurtful to those in the minority group.