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    I was intending to go on a trip to South Africa, however the teacher declined me a place on the trip due to my religion as he said I won't fit in with the conservative christians that live there and I may spurt out into an argument telling them that homosexuality doesn't mean someone goes to hell. I'm not sure what to do since I was really looking forward to go on this trip. SHould I speak to him again and tell him that my beliefs won't affect my presence there or should I just let it be and forget it?
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    The situation you describe would be discrimination, yes, but I find it difficult to believe any teacher would say that (not least because it makes no sense).
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    (Original post by Himtiaz)
    I was intending to go on a trip to South Africa, however the teacher declined me a place on the trip due to my religion as he said I won't fit in with the conservative christians that live there and I may spurt out into an argument telling them that homosexuality doesn't mean someone goes to hell. I'm not sure what to do since I was really looking forward to go on this trip. SHould I speak to him again and tell him that my beliefs won't affect my presence there or should I just let it be and forget it?
    How does your teacher know that you will argue about homosexuality? If you really want to go talk to him again. Otherwise if not, just leave it then.
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    (Original post by Himtiaz)
    I was intending to go on a trip to South Africa, however the teacher declined me a place on the trip due to my religion as he said I won't fit in with the conservative christians that live there and I may spurt out into an argument telling them that homosexuality doesn't mean someone goes to hell. I'm not sure what to do since I was really looking forward to go on this trip. SHould I speak to him again and tell him that my beliefs won't affect my presence there or should I just let it be and forget it?
    Where are you planning to go - into some Christian sect or something. Homosexuality is rife in South Africa - Cape Town is one of the gayest cities on earth and also one of the greatest.

    I suspect you are going to do some volunteer work and your rather strident views will upset the local tribes - in which case your teacher was right. You are invited into their community and have to abide by their customs however distasteful you may find them. Your role is not to convert but to learn and listen
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    What is this thing? It not only sounds like discrimination but outright stupid. However, if it is the case that this is some sort of project possibly charity related, then I guess it is fair for them to look for certain traits in the people they send down.
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    What is your religion, OP?
 
 
 
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