22 Nov 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.