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Teacher put on leave after suspending student for criticizing homosexuality
LifeSiteNews ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert

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 boy’s statement, and charged him with “possible bullying” before sending him to the principal’s office for discipline, where he received a two-day in-class suspension. The sentence was reduced to one day after Ary’s 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 school’s 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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; libertycouncil; matstaver; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; school; student; teacher
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While I'm glad the school did this much, they should've fired this teacher.
1 posted on 10/01/2011 10:21:29 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

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.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 10:25:05 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: ReformationFan

Whys is the adult teacher not being charged with assault against a minor. Is that not the essence of bullying?


3 posted on 10/01/2011 10:27:18 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ReformationFan

What are the odds the “teacher” is a Rump Wrangler?


4 posted on 10/01/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT by twister881
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To: ReformationFan
That's so gay.
5 posted on 10/01/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: ReformationFan

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.


6 posted on 10/01/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (In theory. there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. -Yogi Berra)
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To: ReformationFan

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.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 10:31:32 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: ReformationFan

So, he gets a paid vacation? How is that any sort of punishment?


8 posted on 10/01/2011 10:33:57 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: ReformationFan

government jobs are the only place in the world where when you screw up you get awarded with a paid vacation.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 10:34:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ReformationFan

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.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 10:35:45 AM PDT by ponygirl (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers; that's not allowed is it?)
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To: King Moonracer

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 .....


11 posted on 10/01/2011 10:36:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ReformationFan
administrative leave with pay.

Cripes, it's like he won a prize or something.

12 posted on 10/01/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: ozaukeemom

“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.)


13 posted on 10/01/2011 10:37:02 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: ReformationFan

*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.


14 posted on 10/01/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ReformationFan
Administrative leave with pay is nothing more than a paid vacation.

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!

15 posted on 10/01/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: ozaukeemom

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.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 10:38:41 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: ReformationFan

Agreed


17 posted on 10/01/2011 10:40:11 AM 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: Vaduz

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.


18 posted on 10/01/2011 10:45:41 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ReformationFan

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...”

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/09/29/3408183/western-hills-teacher-involved.html


19 posted on 10/01/2011 10:47:19 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: ReformationFan

Score one for the good guys.

Except in truth, the teacher should be fired for child abuse.


20 posted on 10/01/2011 10:48:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: ReformationFan

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?


21 posted on 10/01/2011 11:00:20 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (If found, please turn me in to AttackWatch)
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To: ReformationFan
The sentence was reduced to one day after Ary’s mother confronted the principal.
The only way to stop this crap is to sue the teacher, the principal and school district for violating the kid's rights.
Where's the ACLU???????
22 posted on 10/01/2011 11:01:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ReformationFan

When a homo rump ranger gets expelled from school for bashing Christian beliefs call me


23 posted on 10/01/2011 11:22:45 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: oh8eleven

Can the parents get a court injunction on the bully liberal “teacher” from getting closer than, say, 50 feet of the student?


24 posted on 10/01/2011 11:22:52 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: ReformationFan

He may be gone if they can find someone to replace him as a German teacher.


25 posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:06 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: ReformationFan

They are sweeping this under the rug.


26 posted on 10/01/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RobbyS

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...”


27 posted on 10/01/2011 11:35:04 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: ReformationFan

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.


28 posted on 10/01/2011 11:38:47 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: ReformationFan

Homo teacher gets paid vacation for bullying student.


29 posted on 10/01/2011 11:40:03 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Buttenrammenfudgenpackers!


30 posted on 10/01/2011 11:40:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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I agree hew should be fired:...<

Let's not forget the principal's role in this.

31 posted on 10/01/2011 11:40:59 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only option now is mass resistance.)
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Homo teacher gets paid vacation for bullying student.

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.

32 posted on 10/01/2011 11:42:27 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: JoeDetweiler

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.


33 posted on 10/01/2011 11:42:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: ReformationFan

Moving closer to this everyday:

Muslim Mob Torches Coptic Church in Egypt
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=3069

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.


34 posted on 10/01/2011 11:43:37 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: ReformationFan

Old news. The teacher was back in the classroom to assault kids on Friday.


35 posted on 10/01/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: ReformationFan

Somebody better sue that sick, fudge-packing teacher Kristopher Franks’ ass off.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 11:46:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ReformationFan

With pay? This cockroach defender of faggots gets time off ......... with pay? In my day we called that a vacation.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 11:53:02 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Lorianne

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.


38 posted on 10/01/2011 11:56:24 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Lorianne

Front page of the NYT? ;_)


39 posted on 10/01/2011 11:59:38 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: ReformationFan

That degenerate should be fired.


40 posted on 10/01/2011 12:12:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: ReformationFan
hater
41 posted on 10/01/2011 12:14:41 PM PDT by y6162
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To: ReformationFan
feh... paid vacation
42 posted on 10/01/2011 12:28:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: twister881

Kristopher Franks, probably one of Barney’s relatives.


43 posted on 10/01/2011 12:32:08 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: ReformationFan

Why isn’t the teacher teaching German in German class?


44 posted on 10/01/2011 12:36:37 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

PS: German isn’t the easiest language.


45 posted on 10/01/2011 12:39:57 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: ReformationFan

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.


46 posted on 10/01/2011 12:51:17 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Don’t forget, the rump-rider teacher is most likely a member of the NEA!


47 posted on 10/01/2011 12:54:33 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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?


48 posted on 10/01/2011 12:57:14 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

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.


49 posted on 10/01/2011 1:10:29 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: ChildOfThe60s
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.

Totally agree.

50 posted on 10/01/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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