My faith in humanity is redeemed just a little
This comes right on the wings of a post I was writing about I truly doubted that this women would be fired, yet people are being fired (or at least people are requesting the firing) of people who express their (negative) opinions of homosexuality on their own time.
(If they do it in class or harass a student specifically that’s different entirely, just fyi.)
I’m not saying that this woman should not be fired, I’m not saying that the New Jersey or Florida teachers who criticized homosexuality shouldn’t have been fired, nor that the Arkansas school official shouldn’t have resigned after saying that gay people should all kill themselves.
My remark would be that there is not nearly the same public outcry against a teacher who says anti-Semitic commentary outside the classroom as their is with someone who says anti-gay or, say, reportedly expresses white supremacist views.
What I’m saying is that ANY PERSON who has such a deep and abiding hatred for a racial group or sexual orientation that they say they “need to leave the country” or “need to kill themselves” does not need to be a position of power, of education, over children. A Jewish child would feel as uncomfortable around the women The Conservative New Ager mentioned as a gay student would be around the school official who thinks, essentially, that the only good homosexual is a dead homosexual.
So as I said, this post takes some of the wind out my sails on the original post…so I won’t post it. I just paraphrased my points here. However…let’s wait and see what happens with the situation in the future when she inevitably sues the LAUSD.
Posted on 10/19/2011, in conservatives, democrats, education, gay rights, GLBT, liberals, politics, religion, republicans, The Conservative New Ager and tagged education, Gay rights, GLBT, homophobia, homosexuality, Liberal, the conservative new ager. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.