At St. Andrew Elementary School, a Catholic school in Bucks County, this year’s graduation dance had an Oscar theme, and the invitations to the dance featured this year’s Oscar host, Ellen DeGeneres.
Uh oh. Lesbian say what?
And, realizing what they had done, you know sending out a picture of a lesbian to the parents of their schoolchildren, St. Andrew Elementary School principal, Nancy Matteo, rushed out an apology email and then asked that each and every invitation be returned to the school at once.
So they can be destroyed.
In her email, Matteo told parents it was "completely wrong" to use DeGeneres' picture since Ellen “lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church."
Um, but you picked her. You didn’t know Ellen DeGeneres was a lesbian? Seriously? Perhaps not, because the email never once mentions Ellen’s orientation though she has been out publicly for seventeen years and legally married to Portia de Rossi for six years.
Matteo, to make sure the parents know this was just a slip and she would never ever allow a lesbian’s picture to enter the homes of children in her care, says she was "obviously NOT thinking" when she let the invitation to the June 8 dance be distributed with DeGeneres’ photo.
"Perhaps I was distracted by the Oscar."
Then she calls Ellen a "poor role model” in the email:
"A role model, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is a person who is unusually effective or inspiring in some social role, job, position, etc. This does not describe her at all. We work so hard to be good role models and then I go and do something stupid!"
Apparently, Nancy Matteo, whose head is permanently stuck up her homophobic, out-of-touch, doesn’t know pop culture, ass, won’t speak to the press about her faux pas. But she wants everyone to know that she has demanded that every single invitation be returned to her at once so she can personally destroy them.
After, I’m guessing, she takes them home, tosses them on her bed, and rolls around on them all nekkid and shiz.