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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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High School Principal Goes on Gay Witch-Hunt, pt. 2

This thread replaces the first thread. There was far too much verbal shots on the other board, especially from the previous two days, and it is now closed.



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Obviously you have no qualms about picking on someone with a degenerative neurological disorder.



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without the verbal shots? lol just kidding.
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This thread replaces the first thread. There was far too much verbal shots on the other board, especially from the previous two days, and it is now closed.



So please continue posting on this thread. Thank you all for your contributions.


Thanks for removing all that hateful verbiage.



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If you really want to know what started the original thread, here it is.




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...another example of what happens when legal discrimination is acceptable. This principal is now gone - but how many lives did he harm during his reign of bigotry?





(Ponce de Leon, Florida) A federal judge has accused a Florida high school principal of going on a witch hunt for gays.



In a stinging rebuke, US District Judge Richard Smoak, said in a written ruling that Ponce de Leon High School principal David Davis led a “relentless crusade” against homosexuality at the school.



“Davis embarked on what can only be characterized as a witch hunt,” Smoak’s ruling said. The ruling also said that Davis led “morality assemblies” that ignored the First Amendment.



The written ruling was released two months after student Heather Gillman and the American Civil Liberties Union won a free-speech lawsuit that cost the school district $325,000.



Davis has since been replaced as principal.



During the two-day trial in May, Davis testified that he believed clothing, buttons or stickers featuring rainbows would make students automatically picture gay people having sex.



He went on to admit that while censoring rainbows and gay pride messages, he allowed students to wear other symbols many find controversial, such as the Confederate flag.



Gillman, a 16-year-old junior at Ponce de Leon High School, sued the school with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union after she was told she could not wear buttons, stickers or clothing that supported LGBT civil rights.



The ACLU last November sent a letter to the school board’s attorney on behalf of Gillman, asking for clarification as to whether a variety of symbols and slogans, such as the rainbow flag or “I support my gay friends,” would be allowed at the school.



The school district replied that it would not allow any expressions of support for gay rights at all because such speech would “likely be disruptive.”



The district then said that such symbols and slogans were signs that students were part of a “secret/illegal organization.”



Tensions began in September 2007, when a lesbian student tried to report to school officials that she was being harassed by other students because she is a lesbian. Instead of addressing the harassment, students say the school responded with intimidation, censorship and suspensions.



Prior to the release of his written ruling, Smoak issued an order that forced the school to stop its censorship of students who want to express their support for gay people. The judge also warned the district not to retaliate against students over the lawsuit.
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