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VCURamFan
09-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Absolutely absurd:


An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.

Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension.

“Dakota is a very well-grounded 14-year-old,” she told Fox News Radio noting that her son is an honors student, plays on the football team and is active in his church youth group. “He’s been in church his whole life and he’s been taught to stand up for what he believes.”

And that’s what got him in trouble.

Dakota was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany (http://www.foxnews.com/topics/germany.htm#r_src=ramp). At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.”

“It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me,” Dakota told Fox. “I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”

Dakota was sentenced to one day in-school suspension – and two days of full suspension. His mother was flabbergasted, noting that her son had a spotless record, was an honor student, volunteered at his church and played on the school football team.

Officials at the high school did not return calls for comment. However, the Fort Worth Independent School District issued a statement that read:

“As a matter of course, Fort Worth ISD does not comment on specific employee or student-related issues. Suffice it to say that we are following district policy in our review of the circumstances and any resolution will likewise be in accordance with district policy.”

After a meeting with Pope and her attorney, the school rescinded the two-day suspension so Dakota would be allowed to play in an upcoming football game.

“They’ve righted all the wrongs,” said Matt Krause, an attorney with the Liberty Counsel. “This should have no lasting effect on his academic or personal record going forward.”

Pope contacted the Liberty Counsel immediately after her son was punished.

“I told the school that he should never have been suspended for exercising his Constitutional rights,” Krause told Fox News Radio. “The principal is sincere in trying to do the right thing and hopefully they will tell the teacher, ‘Do not do that anymore.’ He won’t be pushing his agenda.”

Krause called the incident “mind blowing” and said the teacher had frequently brought homosexuality into ninth grade classroom discussions.

“There has been a history with this teacher in the class regarding homosexual topics,” Krause said. “The teacher had posted a picture of two men kissing on a wall that offended some of the students.”

Krause said the picture was posted on the teacher’s “world wall.”

“He told the students this is happening all over the world and you need to accept the fact that homosexuality is just part of our culture now,” Krause said.

The school district would not comment on why a teacher was discussing homosexuality in a ninth grade German class.

“In German class there should be no talk of being pro-Gay or homosexual topics,” Krause said.

Dakota’s mother said she believes the teacher should apologize.

“He should never have been punished,” Pope said. “He didn’t disrupt the class. He wasn’t threatening. He wasn’t hostile. He made a comment to his friend and the teacher overheard it.”

“My son knows people that are homosexual,” she said. “He’s not saying, ‘I don’t like you.’ He’s saying, ‘I’m a Christian and I believe that being that way is wrong.’”

Krause said school leaders told Dakota that in the future he should be careful when and where he talks about his opposition to homosexuality – suggesting that he talk about such matters in the hallway instead of the classroom.

He said Liberty Counsel will monitor the situation to make sure there is no future retaliation. Meantime, Pope said her son will return to the teacher’s classroom.

“I’ve told him to treat this teacher with respect,” she said. “He is your elder. He is your teacher. What his beliefs are or what they are not – outside the school is none of our business.”


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/22/texas-school-punishes-boy-for-opposing-homosexuality/#ixzz1YmS1KRk3

Neezar
09-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Krause called the incident “mind blowing” and said the teacher had frequently brought homosexuality into ninth grade classroom discussions.

“There has been a history with this teacher in the class regarding homosexual topics,” Krause said. “The teacher had posted a picture of two men kissing on a wall that offended some of the students.”

Krause said the picture was posted on the teacher’s “world wall.”

“He told the students this is happening all over the world and you need to accept the fact that homosexuality is just part of our culture now,” Krause said.

The school district would not comment on why a teacher was discussing homosexuality in a ninth grade German class.

“In German class there should be no talk of being pro-Gay or homosexual topics,” Krause said.

Dakota’s mother said she believes the teacher should apologize.

“He should never have been punished,” Pope said. “He didn’t disrupt the class. He wasn’t threatening. He wasn’t hostile. He made a comment to his friend and the teacher overheard it.”

“My son knows people that are homosexual,” she said. “He’s not saying, ‘I don’t like you.’ He’s saying, ‘I’m a Christian and I believe that being that way is wrong.’”

Krause said school leaders told Dakota that in the future he should be careful when and where he talks about his opposition to homosexuality – suggesting that he talk about such matters in the hallway instead of the classroom.




Seriously? School leaders say he can't talk about it in classroom but the teacher can post a picture of two men kissing?!

Outrageous!

I agree that the boy shouldn't be discussing homosexuality in the classroom. But neither should the teacher!

VCURamFan
09-23-2011, 01:53 PM
Seriously? School leaders say he can't talk about it in classroom but the teacher can post a picture of two men kissing?!

Outrageous!

I agree that the boy shouldn't be discussing homosexuality in the classroom. But neither should the teacher!
The administration make it seem as though the kid stood up on his desk in the middle of a test & announced the he wanted all gays to go to hell. What really happened was that THE TEACHER brought up the topic and forced the kids into the discussion & then the kid voiced his own opinion, and was punished for it.

Dethbob
09-23-2011, 03:00 PM
THE TEACHER brought up the topic and forced the kids into the discussion & then the kid voiced his own opinion, and was punished for it.

That’s what they mean by ‘tolerance’: “You have to tolerate my viewpoint, AND you have to tolerate my suppression of yours.”

flo
09-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Seriously? School leaders say he can't talk about it in classroom but the teacher can post a picture of two men kissing?!

Outrageous!

I agree that the boy shouldn't be discussing homosexuality in the classroom. But neither should the teacher!

The administration make it seem as though the kid stood up on his desk in the middle of a test & announced the he wanted all gays to go to hell. What really happened was that THE TEACHER brought up the topic and forced the kids into the discussion & then the kid voiced his own opinion, and was punished for it.

That’s what they mean by ‘tolerance’: “You have to tolerate my viewpoint, AND you have to tolerate my suppression of yours.”

I couldn't agree with you all more.

Chris F
09-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Good for that kid but yet again it is just more proof why it is better to homeschool your kids then to let liberal indoctrination centers pollute your kids.

Dethbob
09-23-2011, 07:24 PM
Good for that kid but yet again it is just more proof why it is better to homeschool your kids then to let liberal indoctrination centers pollute your kids.

Kids don’t learn to stand up to bullies by staying home.

CAVEMAN
09-29-2011, 07:20 PM
The administration make it seem as though the kid stood up on his desk in the middle of a test & announced the he wanted all gays to go to hell. What really happened was that THE TEACHER brought up the topic and forced the kids into the discussion & then the kid voiced his own opinion, and was punished for it.

In true liberal fashion!:laugh:

Liberals are tolerant until it comes to faith and conservative values!

flo
09-29-2011, 09:51 PM
In true liberal fashion!:laugh:

Liberals are tolerant until it comes to faith and conservative values!

Let's just leave it at liberals are tolerant until it comes to differing opinions.

:rolleyes:

Play The Man
09-29-2011, 10:06 PM
Why is homosexuality being discussed in a German language class? The teacher should be teaching how to conjugate verbs, not posting pictures of men kissing. The teacher should be posting pictures of German food, architecture, historical figures, art, etc. This is pure indoctrination.

Speaking of indoctrination, here is this story in the news today:

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Northern California teacher says he doesn't want to hear a common courtesy in his classroom.

He's even lowering students' grades if they say "bless you" after someone sneezes.

Steve Cuckovich says the practice is disrespectful and disruptive. He's banned saying "bless you" in his high school health class in Vacaville.

He even knocked 25 points from one student's grade for saying the phrase in class.

Cuckovich says the policy has nothing to do with religion, but says the phrase is just a outdated practice and disrupts class time.

"When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body," Cuckovich said. "So they were saying, 'god bless you' for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, I said what you're doing doesn't really make any sense anymore."

After parents complained about students losing points for saying "bless you", Cuckovich says he decided to stop the practice.

However, the teacher says he will just find another way to discipline students for saying "bless you" in class.

County Mike
09-30-2011, 10:57 AM
That teacher is so gay.

NateR
09-30-2011, 11:37 AM
The teacher needs to be fired. Talk about closed-minded intolerance, that teacher is a perfect picture of that.

Tyburn
09-30-2011, 04:38 PM
That teacher is so gay.

I bet your right :ninja:

Tyburn
09-30-2011, 04:40 PM
The teacher needs to be fired. Talk about closed-minded intolerance, that teacher is a perfect picture of that.

The teacher needs to be struck off the teaching register...evidently. Displaying gay porn in the classroom is nigh on breaking the law I would have thought. :mellow:

TENNESSEAN
09-30-2011, 05:06 PM
the school was just rolling the dice on the suspension of the boy. Lets give the kid a small suspension and hope the parents don't get involved, even if they do we would rather battle with christian conservative parents than gay rights activist and the teachers union.

they made the easiest call for the school. the teacher should be fired for the photo and discussion, but that would just be to much trouble.

Cowards

Chris F
09-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Kids don’t learn to stand up to bullies by staying home.

on the contrary that type of education is better suited from home then by teachers or classmates. Most bullies are insecure, unstable sociopath who once confronted typically move onto someone whom they can bully. Public schools teach it takes a village, I teach reliance on God, family, and self. Bullies are everywhere not just in public schools. This could be why home school kids tend to be better adjusted for self sufficient world of adulthood. :) Now if you want the government to educated your kids then you got me there nothing beats a good education in welfare and government dependency. But of course that is what makes this country good is that we can agree to disagree on this topic, whereas in some countries one must take their kids to the schools for socialization. Hitler once said control the schools you control a country (paraphrased)

J.B.
10-01-2011, 12:38 AM
Kids don’t learn to stand up to bullies by staying home.

They learn from the internet

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs3/2159559_o.gif

:laugh:

cheachea
10-01-2011, 09:08 PM
I wish The Lord would rain down Fire and Brimstone like He did on Sodom and Gomorrah.

rockdawg21
10-06-2011, 01:24 PM
That's gay.

rearnakedchoke
10-06-2011, 01:25 PM
I wish The Lord would rain down Fire and Brimstone like He did on Sodom and Gomorrah.

rain it down where exactly?

cheachea
10-06-2011, 09:56 PM
rain it down where exactly?


On the wicked.

Tyburn
10-06-2011, 10:00 PM
On the wicked.

:laugh:

NateR
10-07-2011, 07:55 PM
On the wicked.

Well, then you better get your asbestos umbrella out because that would include all of us. If you think being a Christian makes you less sinful than a non-believer, then I'm not sure if you really understand salvation.

County Mike
10-08-2011, 01:37 AM
I'll be OK.

cheachea
10-08-2011, 04:47 AM
Well, then you better get your asbestos umbrella out because that would include all of us. If you think being a Christian makes you less sinful than a non-believer, then I'm not sure if you really understand salvation.

I know we are all guilty of Sin, but I'm talking about the unrepentant wicked who parade there sin in defiance to The Lord.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
10-08-2011, 06:47 PM
The teacher needs to be fired. Talk about closed-minded intolerance, that teacher is a perfect picture of that.

I agree! And that goes for both Teachers!

rearnakedchoke
10-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Well, then you better get your asbestos umbrella out because that would include all of us. If you think being a Christian makes you less sinful than a non-believer, then I'm not sure if you really understand salvation.

that's what i was really trying to get at ...

Spiritwalker
10-09-2011, 08:00 PM
The teacher needs to be struck off the teaching register...evidently. Displaying gay porn in the classroom is nigh on breaking the law I would have thought. :mellow:


The picture is "hardly' gay porn...

Spiritwalker
10-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Sorry for the "hit-n-run"

Just curious if the teacher in a public school... in a french class, was talking about "X".. and there was a picture of a guy and a girl kissing ....

and the kid said.. "being gay is ok".. and was sent to the principles office...

and the same punishment was handed down... but would everybody be saying the same thing.

Dethbob
10-09-2011, 08:34 PM
Sorry for the "hit-n-run"

Just curious if the teacher in a public school... in a french class, was talking about "X".. and there was a picture of a guy and a girl kissing ....

and the kid said.. "being gay is ok".. and was sent to the principles office...

and the same punishment was handed down... but would everybody be saying the same thing.

Probably not, because that would be a different thing.:tongue0011:

KENTUCKYREDBONE
10-12-2011, 04:47 PM
The Teacher brought the subject up then went crazy cuase the student expressed an opinion he didn't like!