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Department of Education investigates school over Bible and homosexuality comments

From Christian Post, a story about how far the secular left will go to censor anyone who makes them feel bad.

Excerpt:

A federal investigation has begun in an Alabama school district after a Junior ROTC instructor allegedly expressed his belief that the Bible does not support the homosexual lifestyle during class.

The U.S. Department of Education recently sent a letter to Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski, informing him that the department will be looking into the incident that occurred in April at Grissom High School.

A female student in the class was offended after the instructor, 1st Sgt. Lynn Vanzandt, expressed his beliefs about same-sex relationships. The 15-year-old student and her mother, Mia Gonzales, then contacted a local gay advocacy group, GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services, which complained to the school on the student’s behalf.

“My first thought was, ‘What if there was a gay student in that class that looked up to that instructor?'” Gonzales told AL.com in August. “I’m not arguing with what people believe. But what if this one student would have committed suicide? That was a concern for me.”

[...]In May an attorney from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, also emailed the district’s superintendent to complain about the situation. The email says Vanzandt “bullied” students and “preached” his beliefs to them, and claims at least one student left the class in tears.

It also acknowledges that Vanzandt apologized to students, but says an apology isn’t enough.

Got that? If you disagree with homosexuality, then you are bullying someone who might feel so bad that they commit suicide. Therefore, you need to be intimidated and silenced so that you don’t offend anyone by disagreeing with their view.

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5 Responses

  1. GJ says:

    Wait. He “expressed his belief that the Bible does not support the homosexual lifestyle”?

    Isn’t that the statement true of atheists, as well? They’re pretty emphatic about the fact that the Bible does not support the homosexual lifestyle, and generally incensed about precisely that lack of support.

    So… what’s the problem here, really? It can’t be the fact of his statement, which everyone (Christian, non-Christian, irreligious) seem to agree one. Is it that he didn’t make the point disparagingly and turn it into an anti-Christian tirade?

  2. Mike43 says:

    Facts are tricky things. “The Bible doesn’t support the homosexual lifestyle.” I would consider that a fact, rather than an opinion.

    But then I’m a conservative, white male. So I don’t count.

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