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'Teacher of the Year' suspended for calling gay marriage a 'cesspool' on his Facebook page
Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2011 | Thomas Durante

Posted on 08/18/2011 5:29:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A long-time educator recently named his district's 'Teacher of the Year' is under fire after he likened same-sex unions to a 'cesspool' on Facebook.

Jerry Buell, a teacher at Mount Dora High School, said he 'almost threw up' in a post about the legalisation of same-sex unions in New York.

Mr Buell, who teaches social studies, told the Orlando Sentinel: 'It wasn't out of hatred. It was about the way I interpret things.'

A teacher for 25 years, Mr Buell has been at Mount Dora High since 2006. He was named 'Teacher of the Year' for 2010.

His teacher profile page, which has since been cleared out, said his style of teaching is guided by God.

Mr Buell wrote: 'I try to teach and lead my students as if Lake Co. Schools had hired Jesus Christ himself.'

Despite arguing that he made the comments on his own time and on his personal computer, the district has drawn up a policy on how teachers should approach social networking.

Christopher Patton, communications officer for Lake County schools, helped develop the guidelines, which are to be given to teachers when the school year begins on Monday.

Mr Patton said: 'Most teachers or any other employees think [social networking] is personal and it becomes very public very fast.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinklisted; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 08/18/2011 5:29:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy needs a good lawyer, or maybe just an OK one. Hell, even a poor lawyer could gut the school district.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 5:32:33 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he sues, and I hope he breaks the back of the budget of his system.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 5:33:56 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Same here Mr Buell. Many MANY people feel the same.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 5:34:44 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: GenXteacher

“Despite arguing that he made the comments on his own time and on his personal computer, the district has drawn up a policy on how teachers should approach social networking.”

IT’S CALLED FREE SPEECH.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 5:36:43 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well he’s right!!


6 posted on 08/18/2011 5:40:00 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No one should be able to get a job unless they sign a sworn statement that they like gays. That would be fair, open minded and in accordance to the first amendment. /sarc
7 posted on 08/18/2011 5:42:36 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow he is still my Teacher Of The Year here in Mount Dora probably should watch his posts though. God forbid you tell the truth.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 5:47:50 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just another sign of the times as to why this country is in so much trouble.

Flashmobs running wild; ordinary decent people hassled.

9 posted on 08/18/2011 6:01:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, maybe he should call the ACLU.


10 posted on 08/18/2011 6:03:44 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Repent, Recant and Repent Mr. Buell. You have grievously sinnned.

11 posted on 08/18/2011 6:04:53 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GenXteacher

Let him sue and use the $ to start his own school with his own philosophy driving it. It’s sad, tho, for the kids in the public school who benefited from his teaching gifts.


12 posted on 08/18/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: GenXteacher

I agree. I hope he sues and not just to get his job back. Make them hurt financially.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a public school so, unless he threatened someone, there’s absolutely no way they can punish him for something he said or wrote on his own time. This isn’t Canada.


14 posted on 08/18/2011 6:44:29 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THOU SHALT NOT HAVE IMPURE THOUGHTS AGAINST THE LIBERAL AGENDA

Not even in private on your own time


15 posted on 08/18/2011 7:13:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: wagglebee

Moral Absolutes ping


16 posted on 08/18/2011 7:21:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I often think that given the freedom most govt employees would be die hard conservatives and patriots .....


17 posted on 08/18/2011 7:23:05 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What we must see here is a government agency is denying this man his right of free speech. FB is a privately owned entity.

But he should have known better. One of the reasons I cancelled by FB page. Someone is always watching.


18 posted on 08/18/2011 7:25:48 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: GenXteacher

Bingo! This is exactly the tactic that needs to be brought to bear on entrenched leftist bureaucracies like education. Sue them like there was no tomorrow - open with $100 million in damages, suffering and lost wages. If you win, pay off your house and make some worthy charities happy.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 7:30:26 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Free ThinkerNY

People really need to stay off facebook.

Of course this man has the right to state his opinion, but it sure did complicte his life. Facebook has been complicating too many lives. Stay off it for your own good.


20 posted on 08/18/2011 7:34:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

another fine citizen caught in the Gaystapo’s dragnet...


21 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:17 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Venturer

This.

Plus the fact that Facebook is now using phone numbers as a security function,There are some people who hate me and such. Could you think of what would happen if they found private info about me?

I sure hope facebook dies for invading people’s privacy.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 8:50:39 PM PDT by Rockerwolf
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Homosexual marriage is a crime against nature, celebrating disordered acts repugnant to the wholesome imagination. Our forbears believed this for five thousand years of recorded history. Now, because the pink Mafia in Hollywood controls the TV sitcoms and one of our major political parties takes money from the wealthy homosexual lobby, we all have to change our beliefs? Not hardly.
23 posted on 08/18/2011 10:35:47 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Rockerwolf

You realise of course that the anonymity here could be gotten by subpoena , the privacy here is also limited, but in a much tighter way than facebook.

Facebook is entirely too uncontrolled.

The internet can be a dangerous place, places like facebook increase that danger 10 fold.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 4:28:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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