Skip to comments.15-Year-Old Student Bullied for Supporting Biblical View of Family
Posted on 01/27/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by Raycpa
Shawano, WI Liberty Counsel is representing the Wegner family after school officials at Shawano High School censored and punished Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old, for writing an op-ed article explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption. Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the school demanding it apologize for its unconstitutional and irrational censorship and humiliation of Brandon.
Brandon quoted several verses from the Bible regarding homosexuality. After Brandon wrote this article he was pulled into hours of meetings with school administrators and staff, without his parents knowledge. This caused him to miss exam preparation classes and at least one exam. Brandon was hauled before the superintendent on charges that he had violated the schools bullying policy. Superintendent Todd Carlson told him that the column went against the bullying policy, and asked him if he regretted writing it. When Mr. Wegner stated that he did not regret writing it, and that he stood behind his beliefs, Superintendent Carlson told him that he had got to be one of the most ignorant kids to try to argue with him about this topic, that we have the power to suspend you if we want to and that the column had personally offended me, so I know you offended other people!
Brandons opinion was a part of an editorial page which presented viewpoints both for and against homosexual adoption, each articulated by students. After the school newspaper was published in the local town paper, a homosexual in the community complained to the school. School officials then censored Brandon's article forcing him and his classmates to pull the page out of the newspaper before distribution at the school. In a statement, the school sincerely apologized not for allowing the topic to begin with, but only for the Biblical viewpoint presented by Brandon. The First Amendment protects the opinions of all, including student journalists.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, said The bullying at Shawano High School is by Superintendent Todd Carlson and the school officials, not the student, Brandon Wegner. The school officials have displayed blatant intolerance of a view on homosexuality held by many people. The schools actions are shocking and unjustified. The superintendent should immediately apologize and stop the bullying.
But you see, to the vast majority of libtard idiots, that is OK and not bullying...it’s ridiculing. =.=
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
Suspend those bullies! Call the police! We have a victim here! What, he’s not gay? Never mind.
The new UCLA attitudinal survey of incoming college freshmen reveals that the largest number on record—over 70% of them—now support gay marriage, and an increasing majority also support abortion-on-demand. These topics, of course, are fair game for class discussion, so long as everyone already agrees with the secularist position.
“what is good is evil and what is evil is good”
All victims are equal but some are more equal than others.
Now if the kid had cited the Koran it would be a different story.
On Prayer in the Life of the Holy Family
The Holy Family - held together by Love through all their problems [Ecumenical]
Feast of the Holy Family: The Christian Family is a Domestic Church
Chesterton on "The Human Family and the Holy Family"
Joseph, Mary and Jesus: A Model Family
ADVICE TO PARENTS by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
The Holy Family
St. Joseph as Head of the Holy Family (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
Feast of the Holy Family
Feast of the Holy Family (Dom Guéranger OSB)
The Feast of the Holy Family
The Holy Family vs. The Holy Innocents: A Christmas season reflection [Catholic Caucus]
Vatican creche to place Holy Family in Joseph's carpentry workshop
The Redemption and Protection of the Family [Feast of the Holy Family]
Unraveling Jesus' mystery years in Egypt
Gaudis Church of the Holy Family to be ready for worship in 2008
Imitating the Holy Family; Four Traits that Make It Possible
Lots of Graphics: Post your favorite image of the St. Mary and Child, the Holy Family...
Romans 12:14: “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”
They need to sue the school under the school’s bullying policy.
Superintendent Todd Carlson told him that the column went against the bullying policy, and asked him if he regretted writing it.
Wait until judgement day, he’ll probably find God to be offensive as well.
"We also sent Lut : He said to his people : "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds." Qur'an 7:80-81
"What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males, and leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are forward folk." Qur'an 26:165
Or maybe these from the Haith:
"When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes."
"Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to." (in reference to the active and passive partners in gay sexual intercourse)
There was a related piece on this story a while back. It sickens me that the student is being attacked like this.
Aside from having the right to express his own viewpoint, the kid’s article was cleared to run by the school newspaper. Not one public word of “outrage” from the Supe over the faculty advisor to the newspaper and/or school administrators who surely gave the final okay to run with the story. Meaning he’s likely not only a bully and a petty tyrant, but a stinking hypocrite, too.
I’m not usually one for lawsuits, but I hope this kid’s family has grounds to sue the school system for their antics.
I just finished watching some show called “What would you do” on a major network. They act out certain situations in a public area to catch on hidden camera what people’s reaction will be. The idea is that if something bad is happening-will you step in and stop it.
They showed people (actors) pretend to try and adopt a dog for pit bull fights- to see if people would stop it.
They showed a creepy guy (actor) try and get two teens (actors) to come back to his house for a photo shoot- to see if people would stop it.
For the final “bad” or creepy thing they had two homosexual men kissing at a restaurant and one asked the other to marry him. But the MSM did not consider this to be the bad or creepy thing. Instead they had another actor refuse to take a picture for the homosexual couple. The actor expressed his view that it was not going to be a real marriage and to have two men kissing at the table right next to where he was eating was appropriate.
This was the bad or creepy behavior. Not the two homos kissing and asking others to take pictures...but instead the bad or creepy behavior was supposed to be the man refusing to take the pic and expressing his opinion.
This is the bizarro world we live in. If you think a man having intercourse in another mans anus is wrong-YOU ARE THE WEIRDO.
If you think killing unborn babies is wrong-YOU ARE THE WEIRDO.
Any idiot can put a rainbow homo sticker on his car, that does not take bravery. Say anything..ANYTHING negative about homosexuality-That takes bravery.
“...the kids article was cleared to run by the school newspaper....”
Not only was it cleared, it sounds like it was requested as part of the article on PRO-CON regarding the issue.
“We are looking for an article with the point of view that homosexual adoption is not something that should be allowed.”
“HEY - You can’t write this! I’m going to suspend you if you don’t take it back!!”
don’t forget... those that display the ‘appropriate’ attitude towards progressive ideals get promoted... and isnt just in Hollywood. schools and vc for business practice it as well
And the list goes on: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/Religious_news_clippings.html
One time i took a class in a college and one of the professors was making fun by showing a offensive cartoon clipping degrading republicans. When i spoke up about it,the person made fun of me about it.
Wonder if that super is himself a poofter?
The Levitical verses are edifying, but most people quoting them forget to include the part that puts their scope beyond that of just some supposed “primitive Hebrew tribe.” The text containing the prohibition goes on to mention that other peoples got themselves in trouble that way. That’s the real way to nail the case. It isn’t like the prohibitions on pork, certain fabric blends, etc. that truly are Hebrews-specific.
now that is really lily livered of them.
Freedom of expression is not really encouraged in public schools except in vague theory.
When Liberty Counsel files a lawsuit for this kid, the school district will fold like a cheap suit. Liberty Counsel simply does not lose these type of cases.
Want to bet that the school administration has an exemption from its own bullying policy? The same way Congress exempts itself from its laws.
That victim of a socialist agenda driven school could wind up owning that school.
Stand your ground..... fine young man.
"Bullying" is operationally defined in public schools as failing to endorse The Gay Agenda.
I like them already.
Would anyone know if this wouod be one of those “color of authority” matters involving a civil rights violation? Seems to me if I have it right, this would be a clear-cut case of a federal civil rights lawuit in the making. If we had an objective arbiter of the law in DC, there would be an action taken very quickly for something like this.
see article student wrote
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Yes, it is a sign of the times
Mr Carlson, at that point was attempting to commit extortion, which is a felony under the law. Brandon's parents should have *both* come to Carlson and effected an imnmediate citizen's arrest for same.
The time for "civility", and civil courts is over with. When outright criminal acts are done to further the radical agenda of a minority, then said acts should be treated as the crimes they indeed are...
Deprivation of civil rights "under color of authority" is NOT a civil matter, it is a felony under federal law...
The time for lawsuits where the judgement is paid by the TAXPAYERS over the antics of these two-bit Saddan Hussein wannabes should be OVER WITH. When some officious little petty tyrnat like Carlson actually does "a nickel" in a very real prison for the ciminal acts they are committing, then, and only then, will they come to a screeching halt...
I sent an e-mail to the Psych Perfesser Mz.C. Smith and the
Reprobate Perfesser turned my e-mail over to the Campus Cops.
I got a series of e-mail form the Campus Cop who was “concerned” so I sent a letter to the editor of the Press Gazette assuring them that I never said anything to the Perfesser anybody but a Reprobate would consider a threat —unless of course Truth telling and being a man who is not ashamed to exercise his Constitutional recognized rights while he still can is a threat.The Perfesser made some incredibly STUPID comments somebody had to tell her she was embarrassing herself and her supposed profession.
I sent another e-mail to the Press Gazette after reading an editorial that said the kid had a right to believe whatever he wants—but No right to publish those ideas in a school paper. The editor took the leftist dodge that there are forums
for such discussions-and though he could not name any he knew a school paper was no place for such discussions. And he hoped it would prove a teachable moment where the kid would learn the crackheads mantra - Can’t we all just get along! Perhaps the kid could have made an argument the godless /sic. secular world might have understood. But he stood on what he believes True-and deserves others standing with him.
Soooo, one day the same kids actually smashed into each other with their bikes and I'd grown up a little. First they were angry so I used a hose on them until I realized one had an ankle sorta broken( really brokem in the other guys spokes) and the othjer guy had a broken collar bone. Needless to say I hadn't read "vengeance is mine thus saith the Lord,"yet. Seems they were kinda more hurt as I wrapped a rope around my bike to theirs and sorta pulled them home screaming all the way.
Adding injury to injury the biggest of the dufus patrol I met at Ft bragg where one had to qualify beofre going on to the special forces units. Can you believe after all that time he still had serious anger problems? Sure enough he was in my bunk and just as much an a-hole as when he was a child. I didn't have to do a thing then as the drill sarges and other instuctors put this ghuy in his place and I don't know if anyone saw "the wall, about a forty foot high end over end bunch of logs to the sky. He was scared of heights and mashed himself but good on the other side. This time he broke two vertebraes in his back
I visited him in the infirmry. I gave him a bible that was promptly tossed across the room and near hit a nurse a captain that read him the riot act, no pain meds for him that day. Then about two weeks later as he went back to ordnance ( rec'd orders, he wasn't out yet) he was balling like a baby. Seems he reasd a psalm that broke his heart and had a come to Jesus moment. Then told me his friend who used to blast me so much died wih a needle in his arm
Long story short? We NEED to stand up for this kid. If I lived closer I woulld accept being his body guard or teach( free of course) him martial arts( time consuming though) and help him. He's a brave child and does NOT deserve what all this humanism bunk "freedom from religion instead of "freeedom OF religion as such states in our constiution( as some smarty wrote above. God bless this child. He's too young for the wrath of the hell that will be visited upon America in the next couple years should this religious persecution continue. But it will, possibly like the ME or Nigerias Boku Harem. Let's pray please for more maturity than my endeavor at revenge because soon I fear we'll have to fight to save our way of life, our families, friends and neighbors.
Why isn’t the ACLU coming to his defense? Isn’t that what they’re there for? /sarc
Yes, public school students learn to curtail their expressions, even their movements to conform to the convenience of the administration. So hardly anybody learns through experience how to live in freedom. So, can it really be a mystery why the adult world is the way it is?
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I hope this incident follows these people for the rest of their working lives. Their names are going to be made public if a lawsuit is involved, if they haven’t been made public already.
Joining you in prayer. God can work even through evil to cause good.
Father, we praise You! Use this situation to exert Your Will and enhance Your Plan for this boy. Amen!
Ha yeah I chuckled also, little pri**!
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