Dancing With The Stars’ Louis van Amstel furious after teacher tells his son having two dads is ‘a sin’ – The Sun

Louis van Amstel took to Instagram to express his anger after a substitute teacher apparently told his son that homosexuality is a sin.

The Dancing With the Stars pro talked about the incident which happened at his son's school before the Thanksgiving break.

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My husband, @joshua_vanamstel, wrote THE most perfect post about some frequent questions we get about our adoption process. <Please Read!!> – Answers to common questions we’re getting regarding Adoption: 1. Why do you cover his face? Our child is being adopted from foster care and is currently a ward of the state. Until his adoption is finalized we may not post photos of his identity on social media or otherwise. 2. When will the adoption be finalized/when will we have him in our home? These are technically two different questions we don’t have the answers to. We are currently waiting for an ICPC to be approved so he may leave his home state to live in Utah with us… we have no way of knowing how long that will take. Once he DOES live with us, and the ICPC has been approved, we have a period of six months where we are only legally fostering the child until we can adopt him. 3 Why are you not having a baby? Honestly, can you see a baby fitting into our active lifestyle and travel schedule? Not that we aren’t entirely capable of caring for a newborn, but we felt especially drawn to the idea of adopting one of the 500,000+ youth in this country who need loving parents at an older age. 4 And this is a big one…: Please don’t ask us about his trauma or history! He has lived a harder life than any child should and if someday he himself wants to share that with the world that will be by his terms. This past does not make him “broken” and it does not make him “damaged”. It makes him individually and uniquely beautiful like the rest of us and our scars and one day it is our hope that Louis and I can help him see his struggles as triumphs not as his short comings. Life has handed us a beautiful opportunity to complete our family by giving our love to another human who deserves receiving love as much as we want to give it away.

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My husband, @joshua_vanamstel, wrote THE most perfect post about some frequent questions we get about our adoption process. <Please Read!!> – Answers to common questions we’re getting regarding Adoption: 1. Why do you cover his face? Our child is being adopted from foster care and is currently a ward of the state. Until his adoption is finalized we may not post photos of his identity on social media or otherwise. 2. When will the adoption be finalized/when will we have him in our home? These are technically two different questions we don’t have the answers to. We are currently waiting for an ICPC to be approved so he may leave his home state to live in Utah with us… we have no way of knowing how long that will take. Once he DOES live with us, and the ICPC has been approved, we have a period of six months where we are only legally fostering the child until we can adopt him. 3 Why are you not having a baby? Honestly, can you see a baby fitting into our active lifestyle and travel schedule? Not that we aren’t entirely capable of caring for a newborn, but we felt especially drawn to the idea of adopting one of the 500,000+ youth in this country who need loving parents at an older age. 4 And this is a big one…: Please don’t ask us about his trauma or history! He has lived a harder life than any child should and if someday he himself wants to share that with the world that will be by his terms. This past does not make him “broken” and it does not make him “damaged”. It makes him individually and uniquely beautiful like the rest of us and our scars and one day it is our hope that Louis and I can help him see his struggles as triumphs not as his short comings. Life has handed us a beautiful opportunity to complete our family by giving our love to another human who deserves receiving love as much as we want to give it away.

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When a substitute teacher asked the kids what they were thankful for this year, his son Daniel said he was thankful that he was being adopted by his two dads.

The teacher's response shocked everyone.

Louis recounts the story: "The substitute teacher was giving her very clear opinion about two men is wrong; homosexuality is wrong."

"Yeah, so you can imagine that set us off, and we are not letting this go."

Apparently the teacher went on a 10 minute rant about how homosexuality is a sin, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

| PLEASE READ THIS | this story is too important and hits too close to home not to write about. When our son Daniel answered the substitute teachers question ‘What are you thankful for with: I’m thankful for finally being adopted by my two dads’. The teacher went onto sharing her own views on Homosexuality and that it’s wrong. three girls asked her multiple times to stop. When she didn’t they went to the principles office to complain. I’m proud of the three girls and school for standing up for our family against this bully. Im disgusted that the bully is the teacher in a public school #equalrights #allfamilies #allfamiliesmatter

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But it wasn't Daniel who told on the teacher.

Louis told his followers that his 11-year-old son didn't say anything because he didn't want to get the teacher in trouble or for his dads to rethink their decision to adopt him.

Louis told the Salt Lake Tribune: "He was so fearful that this could make us think that we don’t want to adopt him.”

“That’s definitely not going to happen. But this situation really hurt him. This person really hurt us.”

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Happy birthday to the love of my life!

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Happy birthday to the love of my life!

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Three girls from his class told the school principal what happened after they asked the teacher to stop criticizing Daniel's parents.

He wrote alongside the video: "I'm proud of the three girls and [the] school for standing up for our family against this bully."

"I'm disgusted that the bully is the teacher in a public."

Following the shocking incident, the teacher was let go from the school.

He continued: "They said this woman is never going to teach in this school ever again."

And even after she got in trouble, the teacher tried to defend herself and blamed Louis's son for her insensitive rant.

Louis told the Salt Lake Tribune: "She […] told him that it was his fault that she went off.”

I am! Lol…our friend @emmaloo322 gave us these T-shirt’s and they raised quite the reactions while traveling to Texas with our son today surprising @joshua_vanamstel family! #austintexas

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Father’s Day: “Life Elevated” just took on a whole new meaning for my husband @joshua_vanamstel and I. . . . . . . . #adoption #loveislove #samesexparents #lifeelevated #pride #daddypapaandmemake3 #family #utah #homeiswhereyourheartis

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The incident happened in Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah.

Louis married longtime partner, Joshua Lancaster, on January 2017 and is in the process of adopting his 11-year-old son, Daniel.

Louis was a professional dancer in Dancing With the Stars and the last time he was on the show was for season 21.

I’m going through withdrawals. #dwts was way too short #holland #judging @rtl4 Miss everyone already!

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