Principal Assaults H.S. Student for Pro-Gay Shirt

Oct 4, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Advocate

A high school student in Madisonville, Tenn., said he was verbally and physically assaulted by his principal last week for wearing a T-shirt supporting the establishment of a gay-straight alliance at Sequoyah High School.

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If Principal did it Principal should be arrested for assaulting a minor.
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If Principal did it Principal should be arrested for assaulting a minor.
THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!

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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
That's your religious views man. People still have to obey that law and not infringe on people's civil rights. You have no right to force your religious beliefs on someone that doesn't want to live by them. I could really care less whether the principal is a Christian. His bigoted attitude towards equality for gay people certainly is not a Christian attitude, at least not the way true Christianity was intended to be. I believe the student. I'm sure everyone that is against homosexuality will agree with the principal whether he lies or not. Let the courts decide on the issue. How is your attitude towards homosexuals any different than those who didn't feel black people should be equal. People in this country are getting sick and tired of bigots trying to tell everyone what to do and using religion as a scapegoat and excuse for their bigotry. The ACLU is going to make things right as they always do. You may not agree with the GSA but they have a constitutional right to have it and the federal Equal Access Act is being violated as well. This has been ruled on many times in may states and most have been in favor of the Gay-Straight Alliance. If they don't get to have a Gay-Straight Alliance then no clubs have a right to form on campus not even Christian clubs. Technically Muslims, Jews, Satanists, and Atheists according to law have just as much right as Christians to form a club on campus. It's freedom of religion man. I respect you have your views but everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and equal human, civil, and constitutional rights. Just because Christianity is the norm in your area does not legally allow tyranny of the majority on a minority. Have a good day!

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If there are allegations of assault then the police and an attorney need to be contacted. I also feel that other organizations should be contacted including the state police and FBI because I'm not so sure that the local authorities can be unbiased towards gay people. It's like it was when whites were favored over blacks. Now it's Christians do no wrong and gay people get thrown under the bus. Being a Christian does not give a free pass to hate and discriminate and oppress.

And if you were any kind of Christian Sqhs student you would responded to "you want fries with that" (the poster above your comment) and told him that his language was uncalled for. You people act like you are such loving Christians but you turn a blind eye and condone violence and name calling towards gay people. Many Christians in this country are hatemongers and no better than terrorists or the mideastern religions that make women wear veils and behead people and crash into buildings.

My God is not a bigot like most of you people. Eventually gay people will have full equality and there is nothing you can do to stop it. They are already protected under the federal hate crime law. You people are no better or different than the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazis.

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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
Mr. Moser was out of line and he's apparently discriminating against the boy because his sexual orientation (that he was born gay). He's a sexual minority and he's being singled out because of such. It's not different or better than racism or sexism or prejudice against someone because they are Jewish or Muslim. What a jerk!

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You guys should really look this other thread about your school. It's another article/thread about this subject on the Gay/Lesbian, ACLU, Monroe County TN Topix forum boards. I welcome ya'll to chat on this thread as well. Believe me you'll find an even amount of people who agree and disagree with you.

ACLU involved with East TN students' fight to start gay-straight alliance

Click here:

http://www.topix.com/news/gay/2011/10/aclu-in...

And these too:

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx...

http://www.wbir.com/video/default.aspx...

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Sqhs student wrote:
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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
You are apparently ignorant of federal law. The federal Equal Access Act REQUIRES the school to allow a GSA if ANY other club is allowed at he school.

Failure to allow a GSA is a violation of federal law, and it may cost the school district millions of dollars in damages and lawyers' fees which the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for.

Also, if the principal did assault the student, for ANY reason, the he should be arrested. Nobody is above the law.

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fr Sqhs student:

>THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!<

If you actually left the room, how do you know for a FACT that the "Christian principal" didn't chest-bump your classmate? From what is being said, the "principal" has quite an anti-gay history.

Oh, and just to let you know, a gsa is NOT a "pure devil", and neither are glbt people. I'm a Christian gay woman, married to my lovely wife. Please have your parents get you anti-homophobic counselling.

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You are apparently ignorant of federal law. The federal Equal Access Act REQUIRES the school to allow a GSA if ANY other club is allowed at he school.
Failure to allow a GSA is a violation of federal law, and it may cost the school district millions of dollars in damages and lawyers' fees which the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for.
Also, if the principal did assault the student, for ANY reason, the he should be arrested. Nobody is above the law.
I'm wondering why more people have demanded the principal not just be fired but put in jail. He should be arrested and then let the court decide his innocence or guilt. If I had a child and it were my child in that school I wouldn't feel safe until I knew of the principal's guilt or innocence. If he is guilty then I feel he may be a danger to children. That is my view on it.

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fr Sqhs student:
>THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!<
If you actually left the room, how do you know for a FACT that the "Christian principal" didn't chest-bump your classmate? From what is being said, the "principal" has quite an anti-gay history.
Oh, and just to let you know, a gsa is NOT a "pure devil", and neither are glbt people. I'm a Christian gay woman, married to my lovely wife. Please have your parents get you anti-homophobic counselling.
His parents probably need the same type of counseling. That is where these students learned the bigotry from. They are isolated in a small, country town where no one ever leaves and generations are brainwashed with religious dogma under the guise of being good Christians. They don't have any influences from other areas and I'm glad they will at least get to see our views since most of us don't live there.

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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
One wonders what cheerleaders waving their hinies in short skirts has to do with education, or dances (teenage mating rituals), or the face sucking and groping in Jimmy-Joe Billy-Bob Frank's truck during lunch, or , or, or.

Ya know, if them darkies had just known to keep their place, maybe they wouldn't have been lynched, right? And even daring to look at a white woman. "pure devil". eh?

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Apparently (according to the article I've given a link to) the police questioned everyone but the witness to the assault. Does it sound like a cover up to be swept under the rug? There is also a petition on this link regarding the investigation.

TN Principal Assaults Student for Wearing Pro-Gay T-Shirt

http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2011/1...

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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
You have it backwards about the GSA and bullying. The reason for needing the GSA is BECAUSE of anti-gay bullying. Gays were bullied before GSA's and still are. Gays are bullied simply because of the way they were born. Bullying is never justified for any reason. Anti-gay bullying is not excusable under any circumstance. Sorry but there is no justification for it.

Bigotry, hatred, and violence are of the devil not two people of the same sex who love each other. Love is not evil. You telling me the guy is a Christian makes me even more suspicious of him. I don't put anything past so called Christians who use that religion to justify violence, hatred, bigotry, harassment, intimidation, discrimination, bullying, and oppression.

Apparently you weren't there to witness the conclusion of the incident. You are just some stupid kid that needs more education.

My interpretation of the bible is not that homosexuality is an abomination. The bible was written by men, not God. Did God say everything listed in the bible? I'm not so sure about that.

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You have it backwards about the GSA and bullying. The reason for needing the GSA is BECAUSE of anti-gay bullying. Gays were bullied before GSA's and still are. Gays are bullied simply because of the way they were born. Bullying is never justified for any reason. Anti-gay bullying is not excusable under any circumstance. Sorry but there is no justification for it.
Bigotry, hatred, and violence are of the devil not two people of the same sex who love each other. Love is not evil. You telling me the guy is a Christian makes me even more suspicious of him. I don't put anything past so called Christians who use that religion to justify violence, hatred, bigotry, harassment, intimidation, discrimination, bullying, and oppression.
Apparently you weren't there to witness the conclusion of the incident. You are just some stupid kid that needs more education.
My interpretation of the bible is not that homosexuality is an abomination. The bible was written by men, not God. Did God say everything listed in the bible? I'm not so sure about that.
Re: "Did God say everything listed in the bible?" NOBODY claims that He did.

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Re: "Did God say everything listed in the bible?" NOBODY claims that He did.
I get tired of these bigots using the bible to justify their homophobia and bigotry. The bible is not a free pass to discriminate, oppress, and infringe upon the people's civil rights/liberties.

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You guys in TN might also want to check out the Gay/Lesbian Topix News and Forum Board and Newswire:

http://www.topix.com/news/gay

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay

http://www.topix.com/wire/news/gay

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THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T DO IT I ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND WAS PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN MR. MOSER TOLD
EVERYONE TO GET OUT. Mr. Moser did not assault him. The kids say they get bullied for being gay, but this GSA crap is what's getting them bullied. The bible says it is an abomination!! N FYI the principal of Sequoyah is a Christian! He would not assault a student. GSA has no part being in school they fm practice it as school n it's not anything to do with education. It's pure devil!!
You say you were told to leave the room then claim you know there was no assault. How is that possible if you weren't in the room?

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Re: "Did God say everything listed in the bible?" NOBODY claims that He did.
On the contrary, the basic hidden premise behind Biblicism, Inerrency and Sola Scriptura is a misreading of a Xian record passage that they use to declare that the entire anthology is magically error-free because it is divinely constructed.

C'mon. You KNOW this. They are always according all parts of the various writings equal authority. In this they are effectively claiming that it all comes from a single source.

Ridiculous.

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On the contrary, the basic hidden premise behind Biblicism, Inerrency and Sola Scriptura is a misreading of a Xian record passage that they use to declare that the entire anthology is magically error-free because it is divinely constructed.
C'mon. You KNOW this. They are always according all parts of the various writings equal authority. In this they are effectively claiming that it all comes from a single source.
Ridiculous.
In my copy of The Jerusalem Bible (admittedly a Roman Catholic Bible), the preface to the Book Of Judith, SPECIFICALLY SAYS that the story told in the book is NOT A TRUE STORY.

I'm just telling you what my bible says.

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In my copy of The Jerusalem Bible (admittedly a Roman Catholic Bible), the preface to the Book Of Judith, SPECIFICALLY SAYS that the story told in the book is NOT A TRUE STORY.
I'm just telling you what my bible says.
"Judith" is one of the "Apocrypha", and not included in the protestant canon, or the RC canon either.

Apocrypha are included, and notated, as historically interesting but doctrinally problematic, just as my sect does with the Sauline writings and the Johanine gospel.

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