Michigan Student Expelled from Classroom for stating beliefs regarding Homosexuality

Michigan Student Expelled from Classroom for stating beliefs regarding Homosexuality

An economics teacher wears a purple t-shirt to class to show his support for homosexual students, badgers a student for wearing a belt buckle that the teacher didn’t agree with, and then throws another student out of class because the student states that he disagrees with homosexual behavior.  The teacher was suspended and can’t figure out why.  Could it be because he should have kept to teaching economics and not thought it was his job to do indoctrinate his class with his own personal agenda?   Badgering students, refusing to accept their viewpoint, and then screaming at them in front of the rest of the class should probably be on the list too.

The school district in Howell, Michigan, has been the center of a controversy for several weeks.  The teacher, Jay McDowell, has unleashed the teachers union, gay activists, and the media upon the district.  The district recently released written statements from students who were in the classroom at the time in an effort to show, without bias, what occurred in the classroom that day.  You can read more on this story here.

Let’s hope that the school district does not back down on this one.  These students who were expelled by this teacher were not disruptive, they were not bullying; they were simply expressing their view…after the teacher asked.

Dictionary.com gives this definition of a bigot:  “a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.”  Mr. McDowell certainly exemplifies that, all the while he was screaming similar epithets at his students.  Want to talk about a bully.

4 Comments
  • Choice and Accountability
    Posted at 17:38h, 22 November Reply

    The Teachers Union is a pox on our nation’s educational system. Astoundingly disgusting behavior from this teacher. He should have been fired. Period.

  • Robet Fournier
    Posted at 06:55h, 23 November Reply

    Why should we be surprised when we allow bigots to rule our everyday activity, in gouvernments and classrooms? Is it because we put them there?

  • Dr. Vernon Raaflaub
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 November Reply

    It’s sad that some who cry “intolerance” are so intolerant themselves. Unfortunately, this “blindness” affects both sides of issues, Christians and non-Christians alike! In this case, I agree that the school district should NOT back down. The teacher needs to learn to respect the rights and views of all students.
    A RETIRED PROFESSOR

  • Alan
    Posted at 10:52h, 23 November Reply

    First I would ask the teacher why was he getting involved in discussing personal choices or beliefs in an economics class. That niether the time nor the place.
    The teacher was taking a liberty as an educator to promote his own beliefs in the wrong place at the wrong time. Each of us is entitled to have an opinion but we should be able to freely and calmly state such an opinion and in turn be willing to hear others point of view. After all that is sort of what our forefathers left their respective counties to come to North America and start a new life.

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