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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

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Yet another dangerous case of bullying has surfaced, this time in Texas:

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.


I'm confused.  How could a churchgoing young man who is well behaved be suspended by the school simply for standing up for what he believes in?  Isn't this America?  Perhaps it was, but that was before the sexual anarchist crusade reached into our school system:

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.

Once again, reality is a tad bit different than it is represented by the media.  One of the things that I have long contended is that the homosexual lobby that worms its way into schools (whether its GLSEN or other perverted organizations seeking to lead children down a dangerous and destructive path) under the guise of anti-bullying.  What is so astounding about that is that these groups are seeking to bring bullying into the school.


What they attempt to create is an environment where free speech and the rights of free expression or religious conscience are strangled to death if they include anything that isn't totally complicit with the homosexual and transgender lifestyle.  What inevitably happens then is that students who come from Christian homes that teach traditional morality are ostracized or silenced.  They are made to feel like second class citizens, sometimes berated and bullied not just by their peers, but by teachers and administrators.


Praise God for the folks at Liberty Counsel:

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."

It's amazing that the mainstream media and educational establishment are so complicit with this duplicity.  I have said before and I will reiterate, groups like Liberty Counsel and the Alliance Defense Fund are simply irreplaceable and so worthy of your financial support.  They are a bulwark of legal defense for Americans who are being assailed by these radical leftists simply for expressing their First Amendment rights (when their views contradict the leftist agenda, that is).


When their views are in line with the leftist agenda, that's more than fine, of course...even when they are blatantly advocated in an attempt to indoctrinate:

"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.

So left-wing indoctrination is acceptable to be taught as curriculum in the classroom.  Mere freedom of speech expressed from one kid to another that the practice of homosexuality is wrong, however, is hate-filled bullying and must result in out of school suspension.  Got it.


And one more thing...check out Dakota's mom's response to this situation:

"He (Daktoa) 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.'"


"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."

Quick question: who is exhibiting the traits of tolerance, respect and goodwill in this story...and who is exhibiting the traits of bullying, bigotry, and discrimination?  Hmmm.

Posted by: Peter Heck AT 05:08 pm   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
"Dakota was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany." Does the teacher expect the students to not have any personal input into the conversation? And what does that have to do with learning to speak German at all? Maybe the teacher should simply stick to the original intent of the class if he doesn't want to hear what his students have to say.
Posted by Steve on 09/29/2011 09:39:39
I'm sure there is a cultural study component to teaching the course, not that I'm defending this gu at all.
Posted by Michelle on 10/02/2011 08:25:58

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