Pope's son suspended for saying "I'm a Christian and I believe being gay is wrong"

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Western Hills student suspended for denouncing homosexuality has punishment reversed

Posted Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011
BY EVA-MARIE AYALA
eayala@star-telegram.com

FORT WORTH -- A Western Hills High School student who was suspended from school for saying homosexuality is wrong has had his punishment reversed, according to the boy's mother and attorney.

Freshman Dakota Ary was in German class Tuesday when the discussion turned to religion, and a student in the back of the class asked about that country's views of homosexuality.

"I told my friend that I'm a Christian and I believe being gay is wrong," said Ary, 14. "But the teacher told me I shouldn't say things like that, and he wrote me an infraction. I was surprised. I wasn't discriminating or being a bully. I was just expressing my beliefs."

The teacher sent Ary to the office, where an assistant principal placed him on three-day in-school suspension.

Ary had a First Amendment right to express those views, said his attorney, Matt Krause.

"He was just expressing his viewpoint, and he did it in a very nonhostile, benign way," Krause said.

Holly Pope, the boy's mother, said she was shocked by the suspension.

"He is not a troublemaker or a bully of any kind," she said. "This was in a discussion about religion. ... I knew this subject had come up in class before because he told me last week that the teacher had a picture of two men kissing on a wall that had pictures from across the world."

Pope said that she met with Principal James Wellman on Wednesday morning and that he reversed the suspension. The suspension will not be on Ary's record, she said, and he will be allowed to make up missed class work.

"Mr. Wellman did a good job of trying to rectify the issue," Pope said. "I think by the time he saw the infraction, he was in awe -- as the rest of us -- over what happened."

School district officials said they could not comment on specific employee or student matters.

"We are following district policy in our review of the circumstances, and any resolution likewise will be in accordance with district policy," spokesman Clint Bond said.

Pope said her son did not return to the class Thursday but will continue to study German.

Ary said he's still surprised by the turn of events.

"If the same situation happened, I would say the same thing because it's what I believe and I have a right to freedom of speech," Ary said.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/09/22/3389839/western-hills-student-suspended.html#ixzz1YoFGoVOk
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tell me how I should feel please

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Nice headline, PC.

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Anybody should be able to say that just like should be able to say

they don't like stepping dogshit
 

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what is a bumpkin?

some sort of ornamental pumpkin?
 
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He's also from Ohio or Indiana whateverthefuck
 

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It's fucked up that someone would suspend a kid just for having an unpopular opinion.
 
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I know right? you get around those great lakes and you just get weird
 

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He's in the 13th grade
I hate to crush your happy because you seem to be getting so much mileage out of that stupid joke, but let me just set you straight.

I'm 44 years old and I'm going to community college because I'm wealthy, retired, and bored. I attend a community college because I want a specific technical degree(Healthcare IT) and I don't want to waste my money on some useless liberal arts degree at a 4 year college... which would cost over 3 times as much per credit hour as a community college.

Dude... you're a dullard. It's obvious that your education halted at somewhere in the vicinity of the 3rd grade. You really have no business mocking anybody enrolled in college... community college or otherwise. As dumb as you are, you're not even justified laughing at a clown college attendee.
 
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I hate to crush your happy because you seem to be getting so much mileage out of that stupid joke, but let me just set you straight.

I'm 44 years old and I'm going to community college because I'm wealthy, retired, and bored. I attend a community college because I want a specific technical degree(Healthcare IT) and I don't want to waste my money on some useless liberal arts degree at a 4 year college... which would cost over 3 times as much per credit hour as a community college.

Dude... you're a dullard. It's obvious that your education halted at somewhere in the vicinity of the 3rd grade. You really have no business mocking anybody enrolled in college... community college or otherwise. As dumb as you are, you're not even justified laughing at a clown college attendee.
Then why aren't you studying?

Wealthy guy?
 
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Meh, anyways

How you been AHC?

Haven't seen you in a while
 

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Then why aren't you studying?
I am studying. I'm studying you. I'm doing field research for a paper I'm writing...

Mental debilitation resulting from paint chip consumption during adolescence.

Wealthy guy?
Yep. Set for life.
 
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I am studying. I'm studying you. I'm doing field research for a paper I'm writing...

Mental debilitation resulting from paint chip consumption during adolescence.



Yep. Set for life.
It's the internet , you can say whatever you want ;) gotcha