Writer Nicholas Sparks said his comments were weaponized and he was not against gay marriage

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‘The Notebook’ author has made quite controversial remarks in a North Carolina court as a part of a long legal battle with an ex-headmaster of the religious school co-founded by the novelist. Sparks’ courtroom defense comes just two months after The Daily Beast obtained emails from 2013, in which the author criticized Benjamin for showing “what some perceive as an agenda that strives to make homosexuality open and accepted”. In another email from that rank he also said that the LGBT-accepting policy went contrary the academic Christian values. Being called out, the writer said that it actually referred only to launching LGBT club, not queer students in general, who are accepted at the school, who have all the needed facilities and who are actively involved in its anti-bullying program. Despite this, Benjamin has insisted that he was forced to resign, and two bisexual teachers were threatened with termination. The trial continues

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