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Texas Teen Who Spoke Out Against Homosexuality in Class is NOM's Newest Spokeshater: VIDEO


Dakota Ary, the Texas teen who became a conservative celeb of sorts in September of 2011 after being suspended for an unverified incident in which he reportedly spoke out against homosexuality in class - "I'm a Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong." - appears in a new video for NOM's "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" along with his mom.

Writes Jeremy Hooper:

But regardless of just how anti-gay young Dakota was on that day, the truly ridiculous thing about the National Organization for Marriage now using Dakota in a "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" video comes in the little fact that Texas is about as far away from marriage equality as any one state in this nation. Whatever went down in Dakota's case, it was not about the national conversation surrounding civil marriage rights—it was about basic respect for LGBT people during the public school day! He did what he did in a red state with no legal recognition of same-sex couples. A rejection of the casual peace of mind that all students deserve when they head to school is not supposed to be among NOM's goals.

At least it didn't used to be among NOM's goals.


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  1. I'm an atheist, and to me, being christian is wrong.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Oct 29, 2012 9:30:11 AM

  2. He was sent to detention for FOUR HOURS!?!?! That's horrible! It's almost like he was systematically discriminated against under the guise of religious liberty and freedom of speech, and denied equal protection under the laws, and bullied to the point of suicide.

    Oh, no, wait. That's what he and people like him are doing to us. But they sure as hell play the victim every chance they get.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 29, 2012 9:37:50 AM

  3. Mike beat me to it. Awwwww, poor widdle mouth breather.

    Posted by: ESA | Oct 29, 2012 9:41:36 AM

  4. His freedom of speech was restricted ?

    Ha ha ha , welcome to our world, where a hell of a lot more rights are restricted.
    He wasted four hours when he could he "could have been learning" that's rich ! A pity he didn't learn something about equal rights and civil rights !

    He certainly strikes me as a hater and a bigot and similarly his mother is a closet hater; once again they try to twist their own activist bigotry into self persecution.
    Small wonder the Hate Group, NOM, are parading this fraud before their cameras....

    "Boo hoo, we are being attacked for defending our Christian values and our first amendment rights......we went to see a lawyer"......did you get money , darling ?

    It's bad enough to be a small minded hick and bigoted hypocrite; it's altogether on a different scale to become the poster child for a Hate Group......
    You have now pinned your colours to the mast Dakota.....
    In years to come when Dakota repents or comes out of the closet let's not have the snivelling apologists on this site queuing up to support his Damascus conversion.... a la Melman.
    He has made himself our foe, he is active against our interests; and I , for one, am sick of the newly enlightened coming back from their dark side to seek our approval. Phuck him.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 29, 2012 9:51:50 AM

  5. I am fighting for marriage, my right to marry my fiancé.

    As for fighting for my beliefs: Beliefs are fine. For example, I believe that the boy's mum looks like Jabba the Hutt, but just because you think something doesn't mean you should say it out loud: Someone might find it offensive.

    Posted by: Tristram | Oct 29, 2012 9:52:14 AM

  6. The mom in this video is so disgusting, I'm almost glad she is in it talking about being opposed to marriage equality. Any civilized human being who sees here talking about it, will prolly make up their mind to support marriage equality! Also, great point, MIKE.

    Posted by: Gray | Oct 29, 2012 9:54:47 AM

  7. As is true with so much of bigotry here in GOPer-conservative Texas (via a quote from Forrest Gump's mama): "stupid is as stupid does"! Yes, this state is full of uneducated, un-worldly, overly-Christian, bigoted stupidity.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 29, 2012 9:56:07 AM

  8. LOL. Not the brightest of bulbs on the Tree of Hate, is he? How readily groups like NOM seize upon our youth, seeking to convert them, pervert them, exploit them, abandon them. It's as though they had an agenda...

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Oct 29, 2012 9:56:30 AM

  9. NOM has previously criticized LGBT groups for using children and teenagers in their advertisements, but I guess it is just dandy for them to exploit kids.

    Posted by: homer | Oct 29, 2012 9:59:32 AM

  10. And don't forget to speak up for Cretinism, er, Creationism. Dumb and dumberer. But it sounds like the teacher had a hissy fit instead of turning Bubba's comment into a "teachable moment."

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Oct 29, 2012 10:01:52 AM

  11. idiot

    Posted by: reality | Oct 29, 2012 10:09:50 AM

  12. Not too long ago in America Christians said owning slaves was right and being black was wrong. They had to fight a Civil War so the black slaves could be free from their Christian slave masters who wanted to keep blacks in chains for free labor and sex.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 29, 2012 10:30:49 AM

  13. His name is Dakota and has gayface and a horrible mother. Where do you think he'll he in a few years? I can tell you that it won't be straight hangouts.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 29, 2012 10:32:45 AM

  14. "I'm a Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong."

    And there's the final nail in their "Love the sinner hate the sin" argument they like to use to defend their bigotry. It's not "Having hot gay monkey sex" that's wrong - it's being who and what you were born to be that's wrong.

    And if I'm not mistaken, those marks on his neck are a telltale sign that he's been bitten by a NOMpire.

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Oct 29, 2012 10:47:38 AM

  15. Poor dear is missing a chromosome. I'm reminded of the mouth breathing student in Ferris Bueller who awakens in a pool of his own saliva.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Oct 29, 2012 10:51:17 AM

  16. "Slack-Jawed Congenital Moron Speaks Out Against Marriage Equality"

    Quelle surpise.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 29, 2012 11:08:29 AM

  17. Hey Dakota, your religion is not part of my educational curriculum, but I'm open-minded enough to, at very least, learn about it. This kid and his mom are looking for nothing but a payday. Leaving homosexuality out of a school's curriculum, is like pretending it's not there. Silence=Death.

    Posted by: NoHate8 | Oct 29, 2012 12:03:50 PM

  18. Napoleon Dynamite is right, vote for Pedro.

    Posted by: mshenko | Oct 29, 2012 12:13:10 PM

  19. It has been my experience that the people who scream loudest about gays are fighting the 'mo inside the hardest.

    Posted by: DallasJ | Oct 29, 2012 12:18:02 PM

  20. you're looking at the face of a kid who's never going to get laid. the best he can hope for is to marry one of the westboro lasses.

    and with faces like theirs who needs a vow of chastity?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 29, 2012 1:28:32 PM

  21. This child is lying. He was sent to detention because he and some of his peers repeatedly harassed and insulted their German teacher who they apparently believed was gay.

    He was not punished for his beliefs, he was not punished because he claims to be a Christian, he was not punished for exercising his First Amendment rights. He was punished for being a foul-mouthed, disrespectful punk. And now we can add liar to that description.

    Man, these people are shameless.

    Posted by: Dakota = liar | Oct 29, 2012 1:44:30 PM

  22. I supposed these people also believe that it's appropriate to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater when there is no fire.

    I learned to respect differing opinions in public school, even though I may have been taught at home that some opinions were inappropriate, and sometimes sinful. Everyone called it dealing with reality. There are times to keep one's mouth shut.

    OTOH - I recall a suit was filed when a math teacher posted the Ten Commandments in his classroom. What do the two have to do with each other? If this isn't a class where issues like homosexuality are appropriately discussed, why was that picture posted?

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 29, 2012 2:07:10 PM

  23. @Paul R: you are such a moron, pretending that you can look at the picture of that young boy and pretend to know his sexual orientation. DO ALL GAYS LOOK ALIKE?

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 29, 2012 2:22:41 PM

  24. "You are looking at the face of a kid who's never going to get laid" Typical Little Kiwi destructive comment. He is a kid. He may mature, unlike Kiwi, and change many of his views once he outgrows the strong influence of Sunday school and conservative parents.

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 29, 2012 2:29:01 PM

  25. As we all know, Andrew is a troll and an apologist. He refuses to admit that Republicans don't like him or any other gay people, and that he will never be accepted by them.

    What a sad, pathetic troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Oct 29, 2012 2:41:34 PM

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