1. Mike says

    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.

  2. says

    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”……now 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.

  3. Tristram says

    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.

  4. Gray says

    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.

  5. HadenoughBS says

    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.

  6. Wavin' Dave says

    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…

  7. Onnyjay says

    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.”

  8. Rick says

    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.

  9. Paul R says

    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.

  10. MikeInSanJose says

    “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.

  11. NoHate8 says

    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.

  12. Dakota = liar says

    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.

  13. Diogenes Arktos says

    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?

  14. andrew says

    @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?

  15. andrew says

    “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.

  16. MateoM says

    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.

  17. andrew says

    Remember folks, this boy is a high school freshman. His views will probably change as he gets more education. I taught Social Studies grades 9-12 for 35 years. A boy in a Soph class of mine many years ago was a staunch conservative. He referred to himself as a ditto head, a fan of Rush. Today that boy is a democratic member of the Pa House of Reps and is a member of a small causus that looks to improve the lives of LGBT citizens in Pa. He is straight and represents a district that doesn’t have a significant LGBT population. He changed. Most folks do.

  18. andrew says

    @Matedom: I happen to be a lifelong liberal democrat who has voted only once for a republican (Gerald Ford). I am, however not a demagogue like some who post on this site. I voted for Obama in 2008 and will proudly do so again on Nov 6th. Believe me I do not seek the approval of republicans and even less the approval of intollerant extremists like you.

  19. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Andrew: “Most folks do.” I always hope that people change for the better. I certainly did. I’ve known enough people to know that many stay the same (some I think are still stuck in elementary school) and many get worse (the oft-repeated yarn that people get more conservative as they age). I recognize that you taught for 35 years, but many of us have a different population sample.

  20. Dogenes Arktos says

    I just did something I skipped over doing earlier. I read the links to the prior TR posts. (I usually read them first, but after seeing the video on this post, I thought I had had enough.)

    The student here contradicts the story he gave previously to his lawyer. The teacher’s account and the student’s accounts sound like different incidents. (OK, I’m exaggerating.) Has there been any responsible reporting on this incident that could have been linked to? At this point I can only assume it’s just another Religious Right myth: like the kid who was supposedly thrown out of a cafeteria for saying grace.

    @Andy: I loved the “spokeshater”.

  21. Paul R says

    @Andrew. Yes it’s true. I’m a moron. And yes, all gays look exactly the same. Thank you for reminding me. Also, all cats are gray, but only idiots type comments using CAPITAL LETTERS because it really helps make a point and doesn’t make you seem insane or senile.

    Might I suggest that you and Jason/Rick become close friends?

  22. andrew says

    @Paul R: I will pass on the suggestion from an admitted moron that I become friends with Jason/Rick. Their comments on this site are usually even more moronic than those of yours and Little Kiwi/Mateom, Kyle et al. If you don’t feel bad about the harsh comments that you and some others on this site made about a mistaken young boy, than you have no heart.

  23. Dan B says

    Why is this story just being reported today? I remember seeing this kid’s embittered stare on the news at least a year ago, probably more. This is ancient history.

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