Is one's right to free speech automatically
rescinded when one becomes a teacher? I'm
appalled that a person, who otherwise performs
his duties well, is sacked for expressing an opinion that is held by, probably, 99% of the population.
this PC crap will be the ruination of our civilization! [welcome to the "Spanish inquisition" redux!!]
Florida school suspends 'Teacher of Year' over his support for natural marriage
This kind of flagrant, unconstitutional and unconscionable anti-Christian bigotry must not be allowed to stand.August 22, 2011
Dear AFA Supporter,
A Florida teacher has been suspended and removed from the classroom in Mount Dora, Florida, for comments made on his Facebook page against homosexual "marriage." Liberty Counsel will be representing the teacher in court.
In response to New York's passage of a same-sex marriage bill, Jerry Buell criticized the new law in a pair of Facebook posts. He wrote, "If they want to call it a union, go ahead. But don't insult a man and woman's marriage by throwing it in the same cesspool of whatever. God will not be mocked. When did this sin become acceptable?"
Just minutes later, he added, "I will never accept it because God will never accept it. Romans chapter one."
This reference to Scripture and man-woman marriage has now been labeled as a "code ethics violation" by school officials.
Mr. Buell is currently subject to an Inquisition-type investigation. The school will not let him back into the classroom, says a school official, "until we do all the interviews and do a thorough job of looking at everything - past or previous writings."
Says Mr. Buell, "It was my own personal comment on my own personal time on my own personal computer in my own personal house, exercising what I believed as a social studies teacher to be my First Amendment rights."
It's worth noting that Florida's constitution prohibits recognition of same-sex marriage, the exact view Mr. Buell supports. In essence, he is now being accused of hate speech for expressing a view enshrined in the state constitution.
Send an email today to the Lake County school superintendent and school board, insisting that Jerry Buell be returned to the classroom immediately and that no disciplinary action be taken against him.
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It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
First of all, The Defense Of Marriage Act is still in force, any comments the teacher made seem to support the law. Obama and Justice Department may have (illegally) decided not to defend the law against a lawsuit brought by a small group of people who happen to be part of his support base, That doesn't invalidate the law. DOMA is still the law of the land and the teacher would be justified if he taught students they should support and obey the law. We're entitled to disagree with a law, and fight to get it overturned, but while it's law we have an obligation not only to obey the law, but to teach our children to do likewise..
The entire affair brings into question whether Educators have a legitimate role in teaching kids things that are completely contrary to the Country's Traditions, and very often at odds with what the parents are trying to teach their children.. This is a headline from this mornings Grumpy Daily,,
***********I can't see that making the front page of many MSM news outlets..
The Township is now apologizing, saying "Some of the Language was inappropriate, but hey, we're just trying to get kids to read"
He mentioned language, not topic. What they were trying to get them (them includes Middle School) to read about included homosexual orgies in one and in another a graphic description of a lesbian relationship between a 31 year old woman and a 13 year old girl.
In California Schools teaching Gay History is now mandatory.. There's a blogger out there, I don't always agree with her, her audience is mostly black, occasionally she plays to race. When race isn't part of the conversation, she comes across as just what she is, an average American and concerned mother, who thinks the way most American think.. And an average American with some great communication skills she speaks in a way everyone understands and makes more sense that virtually all the media talking heads..
Over the course of a few weeks we have at least three examples of Gay being pushed into our schools, Here in Florida, we have the Jerry Buell facebook teacher case. In new Jersey, there was the attempt via the "Reading List and in California the legislature pushed it into effect. Homosexuality has long been one of the far left's favorite issues, it seems clear they're using their influence to promote the subject in our schools With the creation of a Nationalized Curriculum under the guise of Common Core Standards, and the ability of bureaucrats to bypass legislation and regulate laws into existence, will it matter what the Rant Chick, or any of the rest of us think?