An essay that was purportedly written by a fourth grader and subsequently uploaded to Reddit has captured quite a bit of attention. The short text — one that is said to have come directly from the mind of a child — addresses the controversial subject of gay marriage, telling opponents of legalization to just “get over it.”
Posted by user “rafa3l2,” an individual who claims to be the student’s teacher, the message accompanying the image reads, “One of my 4th grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for a persuasive essay. This is the result. More sense than some adults.”
The short essay, which argues why gays should be allowed to marry, makes the case that everyone should simply be happy for the “big moment” that marriage is in these individuals’ lives.
ABC has more about the intriguing story:
“Why gay people should be able to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it,” the essay reads (spelling and grammar kept in tact). “And you should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies momment.”
The written work concludes by calling for people not to judge others’ lives. Here it is:
While the letter did get some structural and grammatical critique regarding how it was written, many commended the child’s sentiment.
Of course, it’s possible that the copy was written by an individual who isn’t really in fourth grade; it’s even possible that “rafa3l2” isn’t a teacher. Then again, the errors present within the text do seem to add to its authenticity (again, those, too, could be fabricated).
Regardless, the letter is making a splash and, if it truly checks out, it’s adding fodder for those who support same-sex nuptials.
(H/T: ABC News)
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