Whenever I see articles like this one about Dakota Ary, a fourteen year-old Texas student who was suspended for reportedly saying in class that, as a Christian, he believes homosexuality is wrong, I am always reminded of the story of Raymond Raines or, more recently, the eight year-old Massachusetts student supposedly suspended for drawing a picture of Jesus.
These absurd stories are almost always generated by the Religious Right legal groups who have been hired to represent the families of the “victims” – does anyone remember Edwin Graning? – and the resulting stories inevitably present only their version, often because school systems have policies of not commenting on specific student-related cases.
And that is exactly what is happening with Ary as he is being represented by Liberty Counsel and every article written about the situation presents only that side of the story as Ary’s school district is refusing to comment.
And so it just serves up a prime opportunity for Bryan Fischer to renew his “gays commit hate crimes” campaign and trot out his “The Nazis were all gay” claims:
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to the intervention of Liberty Counsel and attorney Matt Krause, the school has backed this Gaystapo teacher down and rescinded this Nazi-esque suspension in time for this honors student to play in the school’s next football game.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.