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After a meeting with Pope and her attorney, the school rescinded the two-day suspension so Dakota would be allowed to play in an upcoming football game.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


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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!
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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.
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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.”
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

Liberals are tolerant until it comes to faith and conservative values!
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In true liberal fashion!

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.

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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:

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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.
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