Skip to comments.Teacher put on leave after suspending student for criticizing homosexuality
Posted on 10/01/2011 10:21:24 AM PDT by ReformationFan
FORT WORTH, Texas, September 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The teacher responsible for suspending a student after he expressed opposition to homosexuality has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Last week, Western Hills High School teacher Kristopher Franks retaliated against high school freshman and honors student Dakota Ary after he was overheard telling one other student that he believes homosexuality is wrong because of his Christian faith. The conversation, held during a class discussion on religious beliefs in Germany, arose when one student asked what Germans thought about homosexuality in relation to religion.
Ary says the instructor started yelling upon hearing the boys statement, and charged him with possible bullying before sending him to the principals office for discipline, where he received a two-day in-class suspension. The sentence was reduced to one day after Arys mother confronted the principal.
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In a press release Wednesday, Liberty Counsel attorneys representing Dakota note that the same instructor had displayed a picture of two men kissing and encouraged his students to accept homosexuality. Many of the students were offended by Franks actions and his continually bringing up the topic of homosexuality in a German language class, the lawyers allege.
After attorneys sent a demand letter to the school and then met with school officials, the school district reversed the in-school suspension and placed Franks on administrative leave with pay.
Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver said that his group was pleased with the schools response thus far, although the teacher should apologize publicly to Ary.
It is intolerable for the teacher to ridicule the religious beliefs of students in front of class, said Staver. This teacher should not force his views about homosexuality upon students.
They should take a page out of the liberal playbook and require him to go through ‘sensitivity’ and ‘tolerance’ training to learn to accept the views of others - e.g. Christians and conservatives.
Whys is the adult teacher not being charged with assault against a minor. Is that not the essence of bullying?
What are the odds the “teacher” is a Rump Wrangler?
I agree hew should be fired: not only for publically humiliating and suspending the Christian student, but for repeatedly bringing homosexually-oriented material into the German class via illustraations and verbal advocacy, despite the fact that this created a “hostile environment” for Christian students (and anybody who is sexually-normal). This is, in itself, sexual harrassment.
Responsible parents have to do what Dakota Ary’s mother did: confront public school officials and demand punitive action against a teacher when they blatantly attempt to force student’s acceptance of homosexuality as ‘normal’. In addition, the more publicity this kind of unacceptable brainwashing of students receives, the more vigilant and pro-active other parents will become. This garbage has got to be stopped -now - before simply verbally opposing homosexual behavior on religious grounds becomes a criminal offense. That kind of authoritarianism starts in the schools.
So, he gets a paid vacation? How is that any sort of punishment?
government jobs are the only place in the world where when you screw up you get awarded with a paid vacation.
They never fire union members. They won’t even fire a pedophile union member. There are teachers that for years show up for “work” and just sit in a closed off room on school grounds doing nothing all day because they are too dangerous to be in a classroom with children. But fire them? Oh, no. Can’t do that. Union contracts protect these people. Not only are they not fired, but they continue to draw a salary.
Agree but bullying is the new tool for killing free speech the msm uses it every day.
Things like he/she is a racest,he/she is a tea bagger .....
Cripes, it's like he won a prize or something.
“So, he gets a paid vacation? How is that any sort of punishment?”
And double secret probation.
(None of this crap will end until teachers like this are FIRED and BARRED from working in eduction for at least 10 years.)
*Paid* leave? Another worthless liberal fake apology.
Interesting that the principal who gave the boy the 2 day suspension and then, only under pressure reduced it to 1 day, gets no criticism here. Seems to me he is at least as complicit as the teacher in this fascist intimidation.
Also seems to me that the principal ought to be disciplined also.
If that is the only punishment of a German Language teacher who is pushing the gay agenda in this school district I expect to see many more teachers working hard to get some free vacation days!
You beat me to it. The teacher’s ‘punishment’ is extra vacation time. He’s crying in his beer, I’m sure. Suspending a teacher w’out pay is probably prohibited by the teachers’ unions—even if the teacher committed a felony. First get rid of the unions, then start weeding out the lousy teachers.
Agree. It was a reprehensible bullying attack that Chuckie Gibson and Kattie Couric got away with against Sarah Palin in 2008. We need to build a wall between us and Mexico even if only to have a place to get rid of the MSM traitors.
Already back at work.....
“A Western Hills High School teacher who was accused of sending a student to the office for saying homosexuality is wrong was placed on administrative leave while the matter was investigated but is to return to school today.”
“...the matter had been resolved and that Franks would go back to work...”
Score one for the good guys.
Except in truth, the teacher should be fired for child abuse.
It’s a german class. Shouldn’t the teacher be declining verbs or umlauting vowels or something? How the heck did he drift into homosexual indoctrination?
When a homo rump ranger gets expelled from school for bashing Christian beliefs call me
Can the parents get a court injunction on the bully liberal “teacher” from getting closer than, say, 50 feet of the student?
He may be gone if they can find someone to replace him as a German teacher.
They are sweeping this under the rug.
See Post 19......he is already back at work. They investigated “the matter” and decided “...the matter had been resolved and that Franks would go back to work...”
Why is just the teacher being punished.
It was the principal who actually suspended the student.
The principal should be ‘put on leave’ as well.
Actually, they should both be fired.
And what the hell has homsexuality to do with a German language class? This teacher was pushing and agenda and pushing buttons to intentionally flush out those who disagree with him.
If anyone is a bully it is the teacher.
Homo teacher gets paid vacation for bullying student.
Let's not forget the principal's role in this.
Go rent the movie Waiting For Superman and see how hard it is to fire a teacher no matter what they have done to deserve it.
That’s current events news for ya. By the time something gets printed or even put up on a web site it’s all changed.
Moving closer to this everyday:
Muslim Mob Torches Coptic Church in Egypt
Cairo: October 1, 2011. (AINA) After Friday prayers today, a mob of several thousand Muslims from the village of Elmarinab in Edfu, Aswan province, demolished and torched St. George’s church, which was being renovated? The mob demolished the dome, walls and columns, then went to the church depot where the lumber to be used for construction was stored and torched it. The fire lasted 2 hours but the attack continued until 7 PM.
In an interview on Coptic TV channel, Father Salib of St. George’s Church said “the Imam of one of the village mosques called on the people to take matter in their own hands, he added. Other witnesses named the Imam as Sheikh Sabry.
According to eyewitnesses the Muslims also torched a large depot of electrical goods owned by a Copt, a supermarket and four Coptic homes. Muslims prevented the fire brigade from entering the village. Security forces, which were present, “stood there watching,” said Mr.Michael Ramzy, a social worker at the church.
Old news. The teacher was back in the classroom to assault kids on Friday.
Somebody better sue that sick, fudge-packing teacher Kristopher Franks’ ass off.
With pay? This cockroach defender of faggots gets time off ......... with pay? In my day we called that a vacation.
The teacher is either gay or simply brain-washed. Look at publications like NEA Today. They have been pushing this thing since Bill Clinton was elected in 1992.
But as for the district they are between a rock and a hard-place. The elites even in Fort Worth are gay-friendly. The public is much more conservative, but the politician will please those who pay for their campaigns.
Front page of the NYT? ;_)
That degenerate should be fired.
Kristopher Franks, probably one of Barney’s relatives.
Why isn’t the teacher teaching German in German class?
PS: German isn’t the easiest language.
Teacher do not suspend students. Teacher send students to the office. The principal or a vice-principal suspended this student.
Now maybe the teach lied and the someone in the office suspended the student based on good faith. In that case, the teacher maybe should be fired. If not, then someone should find out exactly who suspended the student.
Don’t forget, the rump-rider teacher is most likely a member of the NEA!
That’s what I was thinking. It was the prinicipal, not the teacher, who doled out the punishment. The principal need to be disciplined as well. Why single out the idiot teacher?
going a step further, christians should be given priority in any advancement opportunities until the 80% white christian balance is reached in any and all employment circumstances.
Also seems to me that the principal ought to be disciplined also.