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“A hate crime is usually defined by state law as one that involves threats, harassment, or physical harm and is motivated by prejudice against someone's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.” - USLegal.com
“Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim.”
A German teacher at a high school in Ft. Worth, Texas, got a Christian student suspended for two days because the student told a classmate, in a private exchange, that he himself was a Christian and that “being a homosexual is wrong.”
As the student’s mother said, “He didn’t disrupt the class. He wasn’t threatening. He wasn’t hostile. He made a comment to his friend and the teacher overheard it.”
According to the student, the teacher overheard his private exchange with the student sitting behind him, and “he started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.” In fact, if you ask yourself the question, “Who is the hater here?” the answer is obvious.
This private exchange happened after the teacher made homosexuality a topic of discussion in his classroom, which he has done on frequent occasions. This teacher has posted a picture of two men kissing on the wall of his classroom, and told his students to accept homosexual behavior without complaint or criticism.
Since truth is now a hate crime in the twisted world view of secular fundamentalists, this honors students was “sentenced” - the reporter’s word, not mine - to an in-school suspension.
That is clearly “harassment” “motivated by prejudice against (this student’s) religion.” This teacher has clearly made his classroom “a hostile environment for the victim.” Hello, hate crime.
Once again we see my claim illustrated, that the chief perpetrators of hate crimes in our culture today are homosexual activists. There is plenty of hate in the debate over homosexuality, but it’s coming from gay activists who are directing their venom against people of sincere Christian faith.
In fact, the student’s mother said, “My son knows people that are homosexual. He’s not saying, ‘I don’t like you.’ He’s saying, “I’m a Christian and I believe that being that way is wrong.’” She has instructed her son, who has been returned to this teacher’s classroom and its hostile environment, to “treat this teacher with respect,” because “he is your elder... (and) your teacher.” Sound like a hatemonger to you?
One can be forgiven for asking what in the world a German teacher is doing talking about homosexuality in his classroom in the first place. Apparently the tenuous link was that the teacher brought up the topic of homosexuality in Germany.
Fine. Does this teacher tell his students that Adolf Hitler was a homosexual, and developed a police record as a homosexual prostitute on the streets of Vienna? Does he tell his students that the Nazi Party started in a homosexual bar in Munich? Does this teacher tell his students that virtually all of the Brownshirts, the Storm Troopers who served as Hitler’s thugs and enforcers, were themselves homosexuals?
Does he tell his students that students in German schools are taught these things because they never want a repeat of the Nazi horror?
Thanks to the intervention of Liberty Counsel and attorney Matt Krause, the school has backed this Gaystapo teacher down and rescinded this Nazi-esque suspension in time for this honors student to play in the school’s next football game.
As a culture, we must come to grips with the simple truth that we are going to have to choose between the homosexual agenda and freedom because we cannot have both. There is no room in the homosexual lobby for freedom of religion, conscience, speech, press or even association.
Quite simply, we must choose between homosexuality and liberty. Let’s be sure we make the right choice.
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