A FORT WORTH SCHOOL SCANDAL
By Lee Duigon
September 29, 2011
You’re a 14-year-old honor student, a Christian, sitting in a German class in a Fort Worth, Texas, high school. On the classroom wall, the “teacher” has hung a poster of two men kissing.
It’s already getting hard to picture this, isn’t it?
The teacher initiates a discussion of “homosexuality and religion in Germany,” and you turn to the kid at the desk behind you and remark that “being a homosexual is wrong.”
Crash! The roof falls in on you. The teacher goes ballistic, yelling at you that men kissing men, etc., is now “the way it is” and “you’d better learn to accept it.” You are a “bully” for believing homosexuality is wrong; but the teacher is allowed to say that Christianity is wrong. Go figure! Next thing you know, you’re in an in-school suspension for the rest of the day, and kicked out of school for the next two days. (Source: “Texas School Punishes Boy for Opposing Homosexuality,” by Todd Starnes, FoxNews.com, Sept. 22)
Officials of the Fort Worth school district have declined to comment on the incident. After the boy’s mother got a lawyer from Liberty Counsel and threatened to sue the district, they rescinded the suspension and erased the “possible bullying” charge—who, exactly, was being bullied here?—from the student’s record. So, all’s well that ends well—right?
Not so fast there, folks.