High School Teacher Resigns After Letter To Student Paper Saying LGBT People “Deserve To Die” [VIDEO]

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports:

A San Luis Obispo High School teacher has resigned in the face of widespread outrage over a letter he wrote to the school student newspaper that cited a Biblical passage saying those who commit homosexual acts “deserve to die.”

Special education teacher Michael Stack did not show up to work Thursday but sent the school an email at 1:07 p.m., which he also copied to Fox News, tendering his resignation, noting “the community apparently wants me out, so I hereby grant them their desires.”

In his resignation letter, which the district provided to The Tribune, Stack defended his right to free speech, saying, “I exercised my First Amendment rights and submitted my opinion to a public forum.”

“In it I quoted, verbatim, Romans 1: 16-32,” Stack wrote. “Now people are exercising THEIR First Amendment rights by responding to that letter. This is how America is designed to function.”

Before the resignation, the same paper reported this:

His letter was published Tuesday in Expressions, the school’s journalism website, and was in response to Expressions’ May 2017 print edition featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues — including an interview with an LGBTQ couple about their relationship.

Stack wrote that he was compelled to speak out because he “didn’t want to displease God,” saying the Bible is “without error” and its hundreds of predictions are 100 percent accurate. Stack cited an excerpt from the Book of Romans referring to the sinfulness of homosexuality. He wrote that the passage describes “a deception that has happened in the past, and is happening again right now, not only at SLOHS, but throughout the world.”

The passage states that women and men who engage in homosexual acts were abandoned by God and their lives “became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”

“They know God’s justice required that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway,” the passage continues.

Before Stack resigned, the school had declined to discipline him, saying, in part, “we acknowledge the right of our staff to voice their opinions.” The student paper and the letter are online.

  • kcken

    Burn in hell Mo-Fo. Done with this religious shit. It’s 2017.

  • bkmn

    I hope this gets people motivated to replace that school board.

    • Adam King

      It sounds like they were doing the right thing in not renewing his contract, though.

    • BobSF_94117

      Why? A public school cannot punish an employee for speech. If they had, there would be a lawsuit and another “martyr” for the cause. Instead, they said he has a right to say awful things. They accepted his resignation. They’ve made clear his views are not theirs and do not reflect school policy.

      Doing anything else is just feeding the legal trolls at Liberty Counsel.

      • StudioTodd

        A public school absolutely has the authority to act against a teacher for speech which violates his contract. As representatives of the school and state employees, teachers are restricted from speaking publicly on many topics.

        Making disparaging, demoralizing comments about and advocating for the deaths of a segment of the population to which some of his students might belong is certainly one of those topics.

      • bkmn

        An employer has every right to sanction an employee in an official publication. This is not a free speech issue, just as someone needs to remind Robert Reich that Berkeley rescinding Ann Coulter’s speech is not a free speech issue. Institutions of learning have a duty to make the environment for students safe.

        • BobSF_94117

          An employer who happens to be a govt agency has many fewer rights than a private employer. The “official publication” was a newspaper which has independence from the school administration (rightly so). The number one jerk in this story is the teacher. The number two jerk is the school newspaper editor, who had no obligation to print the inflammatory letter at all.

          Berkeley rescinded nothing. Coulter was invited by a group to give a speech in a totally unsuitable venue, by both size and security requirements. As a public university, it could not ban her but it certainly isn’t under any legal obligation to bend over backwards to find a place and time for her. That should have been the duty of the student organization that flubbed the whole thing in the first place. Due to the expected response from local thugs, the school should have — and did — work with the group to identify a secure venue.

          And Robert Reich is sometimes utterly stupid. Fortunately, it’s a rare occurrence.

      • McSwagg

        Sorry, but educator contracts contain “moral turpitude” and “public discredit” clauses. Any educator or staff who speaks or acts in a manner that can be interpreted as “moral turpitude” or that causes “public discredit” to the reputation of the school or district can be terminated for cause. Teachers sign away many of their personal freedoms in exchange for the privilege of working with the children of others. Few people outside the field of education realize or understand this.

        • BobSF_94117

          One assumes that the school district which pointed out he has free speech rights is aware of the contract they have with him and whether this article violates it. They apparently did investigate another “faith based” incident with him. I don’t recall if they reprimanded him.

          Those “moral turpitude” clauses got thousands of gay teachers fired. Not sure I’d want to give them much support.

          • McSwagg

            Those clauses are worded vaguely on purpose so they can be applied selectively at the discretion of the district. Sure, many gay teachers were wrongly hounded out by “moral turpitude” clauses, but they’re also use to terminate teachers who have inappropriate relationships with students, or have DUI incidents, or even have socially unapproved affairs with another adult not their spouse. “Moral turpitude” is a “catch all” category that allows the district to terminate any teacher or staff that fails to live up to the prevailing notion of “good roll model” for the students.

            The “public discredit” clauses cover any action, whether professional or private, that results in discredit or a loss of public opinion or public confidence toward the school or district. It’s an “If you make us look bad, we’ll terminate you” clause. The action by the employee can be legal and private, such as free speech, and still be actionable by the district. I’m not arguing this is right or fair, but rather, that this is how it is.

            The entire history of our public education system is replete with examples of school boards micromanaging the lives of teacher and staff employees in ways that would be intolerable in any other profession. The situation is better than it was a century ago, but there is still a lot of progress to be made.

          • BobSF_94117

            “Moral turpitude” is a “catch all” category that allows the district to
            terminate any teacher or staff that fails to live up to the prevailing
            notion of “good roll model” for the students.

            And that should send chills up your back. That you think it should apply to the expression of an idea in print is terrible.

          • McSwagg

            Nice “cherry picking”.

            I didn’t say I agree with it. I was explaining how it is used in teacher contracts. My third paragraph gives historical context and implies my personal opposition to the practice taken to the extreme.

  • Michael R

    Interesting fact :
    The bible says everyone should be stoned to death for pretty much anything .

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Or nothing.

      • When you stone for anything, you stone for nothing.

      • Michael R

        Vengeful / loving God can’t decide .

        • There’s a third one in there too somewhere, right? It’s so confusing sometimes.

    • mjcc1987

      It’s time to get stoned……… oh wait, that’s not what you meant…………..

      • Christian1234567

        My favorite comment prior to marriage equality is that the Leviticus passage meant legalization of weed AND marriage equality: If a man lies with another man, he should be stoned…

        • CatApostrophe

          I mean, stoned sex does feel pretty great!

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        What? Who’s getting stoned and didn’t call me?

        • Adam King

          But I would not feel so all alone…

        • Sean Taylor

          No one tells me anything either

      • Andymac3

        A stoner interpretation of the bible makes far more sense to me, I’m sticking with it.

        ‘He who is without sin takes the first toke’

        • shivadog

          I had religious friends who were stoners, they always cited the passage about God giving all seed bearing plants for humans to use. Apparently God loves pot.

          • Nowhereman

            Early jews and christians used cannabis extensively in their anointing and healing oils. It was later demonized by the church during the Inquisition.

          • shivadog

            That’s interesting. I didn’t know anyone had a problem with it until the 30s.

          • Nowhereman

            That was phase two, championed by William Randolph Hearst if I’m not mistaken.

    • Boreal

      I’ll be stoned later.

    • Todd20036

      I like how he dragged free speech into it.
      Yup, the feds aren’t going to knock on your door for sending in that letter.
      But the community sent you packing. Enjoy!

    • Mother of Fagons
      • Todd20036

        He’s rather cute, but I’m not sure why

        • JCF

          He’s really, REALLY stupid.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, at their core, the Bible, Koran etc. are all about killing people, not much else.

    • LovesIrony

      Bob Dylan is god

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        You might enjoy my post about the Bob Dylan mural in Minneapolis, above.

    • mikeinftl

      Everyone must get stoned according to Bob Dylan.

    • Goodboy

      I know but I just want to pick out ones for those I hate. Not ones that point back to me.

  • “…we acknowledge the right of our staff to voice their opinions.”

    Sorry, but the role of administration at a school is to control the environment kids are being raised in. This kind of both religious and hateful speech has no place in a safe space like a public school.

    • j.martindale

      Can you imagine being a gay student exposed to this superstitious cretin???!!! Go find a job cleaning sewers or something more fitting to your intellectual capacity, fool! And the school board is full of stupid sh*ts if they don’t recognize the harm he does. Would they permit an emplyee to attack Black students or Jews? Jerks, all of them!

      • Chucktech

        If an employee was so stoopid as to attack blacks and Jews in the student paper, even though it’s his First Amendment right to do so, he wouldn’t be around very long. And he’s finding out that gay people are actually people, just like blacks and Jews are.

    • zhera

      Especially since the hate was printed in the student paper. That’s some vile shit, right there.

      • Adam King

        It sounds like that decision was up to the student editor, not the administration.

        • It’s still implicit support of the content. An official school sponsored publication has no place publishing this kind of stuff.

          • Tallulah

            Perhaps he should have quoted Ezekiel 23:20 instead of Romans.

          • Jerry

            Too explicit for high school…but if donkey-hung men who cum like horses were part of regular bible study, I would re-think my atheism.

        • The_Wretched

          Schools are still 100% responsible for the content of the school newspapers. They rely on that degree of control when they are sued for violating student speech via the school newspapers.

        • Oh’behr in Minnesota

          Though many school papers have an adult supervising the students, don’t they? Some oversight? Why we hear of censorship of some school papers? Or why controversial articles make it into the papers such as this one in San Luis Obispo. I bet they wouldn’t have ran an article attacking Christianity or straight people.

    • Chucktech

      I disagree. If this christian doofus hadn’t submitted his little missive, we wouldn’t know he espoused superstitious bullshit to the degree he apparently does. It’s not like we flushed out a bigot, he flushed himself out. And the appropriate community outrage and disgust forced him to resign. Good.

      • The submission of the essay should’ve been grounds for termination without publishing it. The lack of critical oversight at this school is bizarre.

    • I.Smith

      Yet students dont have free speech in schools and can not speak up for their rights for fear of punishment. If one group of people in a school is denied free speech then all groups should be denied free speech.

  • kcken

    Worried about everyone ELSES sex life. HEY.. LOOK TO THE WHITEHOUSE!!! LOOK TO FOX NEWS!!!

    ** Silence**

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Another twat waffle that thinks Freedom of Speech means freedom from criticism and consequences.

  • Boreal

    Another oppressed xtian™. When can we expect to hear from Matt Staver?

    • TampaZeke

      To be fair, he didn’t claim to be oppressed. He rightfully pointed out that people had a free speech right to be outraged by his free speech letter. I give him credit for that.

      • Boreal

        “To be fair, he didn’t claim to be oppressed.”

        Yet.

        • McSwagg

          He’ll wait until that final paycheck clears the bank.

      • Chucktech

        I’m sure fellow christian travelers will take up the persecution mantle.

  • Steverino

    Funny, I didn’t know San Luis Obispo High School was a religious school…

  • james1200

    I just know the whole “I was a victim of politically correct sodomites” excuse, and a lawsuit, is coming up. These fuckers will never admit they’re wrong.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/fvzmetqiyhjmu0leiewf.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/Ml5RKg5.gif

  • KCMC
    • jo gerardo

      He was more fun before the beard.

  • special education teacher even? I bet he treated every special needs student as one of God’s Rejects.

    • Boreal

      Punishment for their ‘sins’ because a woman ate a magic apple at the behest of a talking snake.

      • FAEN

        Clearly someone was very high when that was written.

    • Snarkaholic

      He probably tells them that their disability is a punishment from God (for vague reasons).

      • FAEN

        ‘If you don’t want to be disabled, don’t be disabled’.

        The GOP

        • Snarkaholic

          “Your legs don’t work because all you do is sit in that wheelchair all day, ya lazy bum!”

          • Todd20036

            Tom Peters won’t stand to be insulted like that!

        • McSwagg

          Or RUN faster so the damn tree doesn’t fall on you. I’m looking at you, Governor “Training Wheels” Abbott of Texas.

    • That’s possibly the most sickening part of all this.

  • kelven

    Yet if certain Pagan sects wrote that “christians” should be put in a Wicker Man and burned to death because reasons there would be much wailing and gnashing of the teeth. “Persecution!” “Blasphemy!”

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    What wonderful news. He is out of the education system and students will no longer be exposed to his “expressions”.

  • Boreal
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    god told him to write a letter to a school paper ?

    • Adam King

      Oh, you know how interested and excited God gets around children and topics of sex.

  • John30013

    While educators do have a *legal* free speech right, ethically and professionally they are called upon to provide equal support and service to *all* their students. By citing such an inflammatory passage, Stack abrogated those responsibilities.

    While I welcome his resignation, it’s also pretty obvious he was looking for publicity by sending a copy of his letter to Fox News.

    • paganguy

      Publicity and a GoFundMe account most likely.

      • Christian1234567

        Most likely. Bigots love to throw money at other bigots for harming the people they choose to hate.

      • Jerry

        Either GoFundMe, or MartyrdomIsUs.com

    • Adam King

      Trying to thumb a ride on the Christian Bigot Grift Wagon.

    • BobSF_94117

      And the very best thing that can happen here is for everyone to be glad he resigned and leave it at that. The school administration should make it very clear his article was wrong and that they’re very happy he’s no longer employed by the district.

      • Chucktech

        And if he had not resigned, I’d have not problem one with him being fired.

  • Steverino

    Bad theology, bad teacher, good riddance.

  • FAEN

    A special education teacher? Really?

    Another cafeteria xtian using his ‘faith’ as a weapon.

  • CanuckDon

    Oh yeah…and the religio-whackos will be screaming holy hellfire that his Christianity was attacked….and sociologists and psychologists will say it’s incidents like this that are causing the backlash against a politically correct, liberal society…yada yada yada

  • Jeffrey

    So that’s what your bible says. Fine. Has zero bearing on reality or my life or my rights or those of any children in a public school.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • Jeffrey

      I’m much more open to penises waved in my face than religion. True story.

    • Blake Jordan

      I would take an unsolicited penis showing over anything religious a hundred percent of the time!!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Now, he can go work at a packing plant and pin his letter up in the break room

    • Adam King

      And get fired for pinning his letter up in the break room. Or, he could set up housekeeping under an overpass somewhere and pin his letter to the side of his makeshift lean-to.

  • Tawreos

    FUCK THIS ASSHOLE!

  • Snarkaholic

    Look at those beady little eyes…I can just imagine what’s hidden behind his filing cabinet.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]
    • Bj Lincoln

      There had been a petition to study that very question of religious zealotry. I do believe if your belief system is causing problems with your job, taking up more of your free time, is all you think about, find yourself feeling frustrated/angry/hateful frequently or causing issues with relationships, then you have a real problem and should get help. This man must be mentally ill to choose his ‘god’ over his job.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Interesting. That’s sounds like the way to determine any type of addiction. Whether it be sex, food, drugs…. or religion. He was obviously not able to maintain balance.

        • jmax

          I once worked with a Pentecostal nutjob who “found Jesus” while in prison for drug dealing. He later quit his job at a university because he was told to stop proselytizing in the residence halls. Last I heard he was in jail for attempted murder.

      • Chucktech

        It’s possible that he was so naive (remember, he’s a bible-believing christian) that he thought he could state his god-infused opinion and there would be no blow back from it.

    • Boreal

      Right below the signature on the involuntary committal form.

  • Friday

    Good riddance, he had no business around children. Watch the Christian Right whine he’s ‘being persecuted for his Christian faith’ …..rather than of course for telling a bunch of students they deserve to be murdered.

  • Adam King

    He’s a Busy Busy Bigot! I’m sure that he imagines his imaginary blood-god rejoices in his holy venom-spewing. How nice for him.

  • ByronK

    Given historical trends, they should be checking his home computer for kiddie porn, stat.

  • TrollopeReader

    If only Trump could do the same : “the community apparently wants me out, so I hereby grant them their desires.”

  • Friday

    Obviously it’s time for another Misfits cover:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IogEFVrXFo

  • Capritaur

    “Now people are exercising THEIR First Amendment rights by responding to that letter. This is how America is designed to function.”

    At least he understood that, instead of accusing people of violating his 1st Amendment Rights because they disagree.

  • TK

    This is a very negative JMG Friday. I hope there are some happy posts soon. Killing my weekend buzz.

    • Friday

      See a couple of posts below, thought some banishing was in order. 🙂

  • He is a teacher of children, some of which are gay from simple law of averages. He then proceeded to voice his opinion that those children should be murdered for existing. Yet, he’s not fired?!?! The parents of all these students should sue them for knowingly putting their children’s lives at risk. What if a teacher said publicly that all black children deserve to die simply for existing? Would they fire him then?! 😡

  • zhera

    Editor of the student paper should be fired!

    I find it interesting how this asshole sent his resignation letter to Fox news as well. aiming for the religious victim status, much?

    • David in Palm Springs

      Yeah, I thought that was rather interesting. I bet he planned a lawsuit and a media tour before he even sent in his religious diatribe.

      • OdieDenCO

        go fund me account coming soon

      • Chucktech

        Well, he’s rilly RILLY stoopid then. He wasn’t fired, he resigned.

    • Chucktech

      If the editor hadn’t OK’d the publication of the letter, this “person” would still be on staff. I say good for the editor and the paper.

  • TampaZeke

    Well, at least he’s a fundamentalist who understands free speech and how it actually works!

    Curious that he didn’t mention the other things for which his “perfect” bible calls for death; like disobedient children, women who are raped, anyone who does anything but REST on Saturdays, anyone who has sex outside of marriage and more.

    • Chucktech

      Nope. Only the homo stuff. Always, only the homo stuff.

    • grada3784

      You forgot a biggie; Barbeque: the ribs of death.

  • Jerry Kott

    In many ways there has been a false sense of security in that there has been the belief that more progress has been made than has. T45 has given tacit permission to reveal what is actually going on inside those who have been silent for some time. This comment was made from the so-called Educated and not the poorly educated ,the real foundation of T45.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    They think more about gay sex than I do.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I’m afraid I don’t believe that.

  • BobSF_94117

    Liberty Counsel trap fizzles…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    WTF! I think the entire Republican Party is heading to prison.

    McConnell Covered Up CIA Reports That Russian Hacks Were Aimed At Electing Trump
    McConnell was willing to let the Russians meddle in the election because his guy was getting the benefit of their work. This is outrageous.

    “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/mitch-mcconnell-squelched-disclosure

    • LawdyB

      Yeah, and I just mentioned this elsewhere, but Claude Taylor–a guy who has had some good sources on things including the Grand Juries–has also indicated there’s information supporting Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell discussing how to make use of Russian funds.

      https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/854068347352346624

      • zhera

        Delicious!!!!

        tRump, Pence, Ryan, McConnell. Could a miracle happen and they’re all put in jail?

        • Rebecca Gardner

          President Orrin Hatch. Out of the frying pan, into the fire?

          • zhera

            By that time, wouldn’t it be natural to have a new election? All the elected leaders are in cahoots with Russia. Rules no longer apply.

          • Mike C

            The order of succession is 17 members deep.

          • Mike C

            And let’s hope what goes down stops at Hatch because the list gets more and more horrifying as it continues. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/32051540a3e650ccc4e8fdd7f5f6ee2dc615216703579d500bbc5ec2dc93a7a5.jpg

          • zhera

            OMG Ben Stabby Carson is on that list.

          • The_Wretched

            Worse than Stabby he’s in full blown dementia.

          • Adam King

            Elections don’t just happen. That situation isn’t anticipated in the structure of the Constitution. That’s why this whole thing is a serious Constitutional crisis–looks like it could be the worst one since the Civil War.

          • Todd20036

            Sure makes what Nixon did seem like small potatoes.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            I never thought I’d see the day when Nixon seemed like small potatoes. (Watergate and more). I was a teenager during Nixon. I’m not being stupid by being succinct. I’m just being succinct as now Nixon’s crimes seemingly pale compared to Trump’s potential list of wrongdoings.

            The problem is Nixon’s crimes are still significant in terms of the damage they caused to the country at that time. He (and more so) Reagan brought about the modern GOP with their southern strategy. Using racism to bring the working class whites and southern whites (Dixiecrats) from the Democrats into the Republican party.

          • Todd20036

            I don’t think Hatch is insane. He may not like LBGTs but he won’t build concentration camps.

            And hey, he is the author of the Hatch Act, something Trump broke.

        • Adam King

          Question is, who would do the putting? Are they going to prosecute themselves?

      • The_Wretched

        I seriously hope that’s true. It’s a crime and a simple one. No foreign funds are allowed in US federal elections.

    • Treant

      I’m sure he’ll just turtle up.

      • ByronK

        His head will retract so hard he’ll shoot out the rear of his shell.

        • Adam King

          He’ll have a snappy comeback.

    • The_Wretched

      McConnell should be jailed for his obstruction of justice and willful destruction of our system of government. He’s personally responsible for the end of the filibuster and other power plays that have hurt the citizens.

    • Ninja0980

      Why should we be shocked?
      McConnell wanted that SCOTUS seat and if meant covering up Russian interference to get it, so be it.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    I am sure there are many “White Jesus” centric schools that will rejoice that such a wholesome candidate for their teaching staff has suddenly become available.

  • Paula Key

    Instead of quoting Paul in Romans – why didn’t he go to the Source and quote Jesus? Love one another. do not judge

  • Natty Enquirer

    Coward.

  • ByronK

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article150105257.html

    The principal and the superintendent need to get their heads out of their asses and put the wellbeing of students ahead of a religious zealot who tried to proselytize to a student. Imagine if he had written similar comments about any other group.

    • Snarkaholic

      Imagine if any other group had written similar comments about Christians.

      • Gigi

        “PERSECUTION!!!!!!”

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Well, as long as it’s backed up by the bible…

  • Funny how their god is now so completely impotent that he can’t even send a single lightning bolt to dispose of all these “sinners” but has to rely on his followers to carry out the wet work.

    • Chucktech

      YOU try wielding lightning bolts when you’re 14.5 billion years old!

      • jmax

        14.5 billion years old? Blasphemy! The bible says god has always been and has no beginning or end.

  • Gigi

    Before Stack resigned, the school had declined to discipline him, saying, in part, “we acknowledge the right of our staff to voice their opinions.”

    If he’d expressed anti-Christian beliefs or was a Holocaust denier the school would have disciplined in record time, but since he merely “quoted the bible”…no biggie.

    • Stubenville

      I hope ALL the parents of LGBTQ kids in this district sue the School Board for every penny they have.

    • Chucktech

      That harks back to the entitlement and privilege and special rights that religion enjoys in this country. That’s why I am so vociferous in my scorn of religion. Until religion in general and christianity in particular is relegated to the same plane in society as astrology, I will mock it with as much scorn and derision as I can muster.

  • KQCA

    The bible does say that its followers will pay a price for their beliefs. It also says they will be richly blessed for it. It instructs its followers to rejoice in that thought.

    So when followers like this man pursue a lawsuit or try to garner sympathy or threaten or whine or publicize their “good deeds,” it becomes quite evident that this is an act of hate framed as “christian duty” or “christian love.”

    No. It is hate and prejudice. Two things Jesus Christ despised in followers.

  • CJakes ™

    “became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”
    Well damn, he just described everything christians do! There’s this passage too, Matthew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

  • Andymac3

    When I throw a tantrum at work, write hate mail and quote the bible, the first thing I do in my resignation letter is to copy in Fox news. Nothing to see here, it’s all normal, la, la, la.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Then free Faux News publicity, followed by a GoFundMe account and finally an infomercial, “You Too Can Retire Early on the Public Dime.” I’m hoping that before all of this happens, whatever illegal sexual activity he is engaging in–thus causing this lady to protest too much–lands him in prison for the rest of his hypocritical life. Of course, he still would be retiring early on the public dime, but I wouldn’t mind that route so much.

      • nocadrummer

        Before prison: ( · )
        During prison: ( ● )
        After prison: ( O )

      • BlindBill

        He will do the government employee “disabled” routine….. he will claim mental issues and stress, and ask for, and get 100% disability …. like winning the lottery. ….. not very Christian, but he will not be so Christian when it comes to bearing false witness for cash.

    • Chucktech

      Has Fox News reported this?

    • KarenAtFOH

      Won’t count unless it’s certified.

  • Michael

    That passage is about idolatry, the most widely condemned sin the Bible, it has nothing to do with homosexuality as we know it. That passage also condemns heterosexual sex acts but we never ever hear that verse.

    • Gigi

      Correct. It says so right here is verses 22-23: “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” Paul (or whoever wrote this) is talking about heterosexual pagans who worshiped idols and had drug-fueled orgies with temple prostitutes (and one another). The men who wrote the bible had no understanding of gay people as we exist today. Homosexual sex acts were forbidden as they didn’t result in a child being procreated. Spilling the “seed” was a big no-no back then. Times have changed, but these Talibangelists didn’t get the memo.

  • Baylee Peach

    And yet the Evangelicals NEVER talk about bacon shrimp appetizers. That’s not one but TWO abominations. Why, Christians, why?!?!?!? Why won’t you speak out against this unholy appetizer? Are you afraid???? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cedf8b3e90f8bccb9171ca651e15d2ab1be3b1f3af25f9c5b55438d08044bfe.jpg

    • Stubenville

      But they’re nummy!

    • Adam King

      I hereby volunteer to destroy those abominations for you. I’ll grind them up, dissolve them in acid, and flush away whatever remains the next day.

      • Chucktech

        LOL! God’s little garbage disposal.

    • djcoastermark

      The only abomination I see, is there is no garnish, not even a sprinkle of chopped parsley. Horrors !

    • JDS

      Because to the stains the Jewish Bible was done away with because of Jeebus. The stain new testament is what they are supposed to be following. Supposed to be.

    • kanehau

      God… I get horny just looking at those delicious crunchy shrimp tails.

      My SO hates it… but I LOVE crunchy shrimp tails.

      Guess I’m going to hell 😉

      • nocadrummer

        I’ll save a seat on the bus for you.
        And all the other JMG readers & participants.

        Hmmm… I’m going to need a bigger bus.

        • TuuxKabin

          I’ll stand, long as there are uh, straps to hold on to.

          • OdieDenCO

            straps, slings, whips and chains. this is the JMG party bus

          • TuuxKabin

            G&T’s with a splash of Alperol anyone?

          • edrex

            the season is upon us!

          • TuuxKabin

            Constantly. Just like dark chocolate. We had a “Juan in Rome” at a local Italian/Mexican bistro. Tequila. Aperlo. Ruby red grapefruit juice. Lime. Glass rimmed with Maya sea salt and turbinado sugar. Just came home with a bottle. A nice change from Pernod or Fernet Brancha. Much lighter.

          • edrex

            sounds delicious. i’ve had your g&t w/ aperol in my head all day. i plan to ask for this at some local watering hole after leaving work today . will be just the right thing before visiting the barber. the “juan in rome” might be perfect for the hetero wedding shower hubs and i are attending tomorrow.

          • TuuxKabin

            Usually I like something like that drink in warmer weather, but since we seem to be in a permanent lock down of cool, down right cold, and damp weather I couldn’t wait. The bottle we brought in is wrapped as a birthday present for a het’ friend’s birthday party in B’klyn, just at the peak of the nor’easter we’re in line for. You too, correct?

            I used to like Angostura Bitters in my G&T’s, but Aperol’s much smoother.

            Enjoy that haircut and drink! Welcome to the weekend.

            We lost a pepper child this afternoon. Newly seedling/sprout, dried up, folded in on itself in despair and distress. But they’re usually forgiving and come back after much drama and guilt trippin’.

          • edrex
          • TuuxKabin

            Be still my heart. Just returned from m.d. check up. Either lay off or cut back on the hootch. But there’s always tomorrow. And the weather’s still chilly enough for hot bourbon toddy. Wonder if Alperol would work in that . . . ?

          • edrex

            what md in their right mind tells people to cut off the hooch? don’t they know who the president is? of course, i’m being facetious. take care of yourself (within reason). nearly hot here today. and this libation really helps. and it steeles me for a trip to the grocery. my plan is mussels, chorizo and pasta (linguini/spagetti/buccatini?). be well.

          • TuuxKabin

            Mejillones, chorizo y pasta, ay, chihuahua you go sir!

            Yes. Close enough. Boccaccini. Little mouth full. Before el HubCapitan became such and was BF in da’ Bronx, Morris Park Avenue, god’s country, mostly Italian heard on the streets, in the shops, I loved going there for the food and his huge kitchen. We’d eat boccaccini straight up, out of the container as soon as we got in the kitchen. Found out. Boccacinni = little mouth full. Best I ever had were from Mo’ Park.

            You can be facetious, we need to be and I need to hear/read it more and more it since we’ve all been taken hostage, sometimes I feel like I’m waiting to be thrown to the lions with my peeps.

            We’ll cut back from bottle of wine every other dinner, more or less to half a bottle. And hydrate a hell of a lot more. Nuttin’ conclusive until tests are in, but toxins, tho I don’t believe alcohol is a toxin, can build up to the neuropathy I’m experiencing. He’ll test me after consuming less. Than again after a fast from it all. I told him, then that will be Holy Thirstday next year at Holy Week, when I go off my Lenten fast from the stuff. He seem agreeable to MY plan. So. We’ll see.

            Meanwhile provecho to you and your dinner mate(s). Just baked tatty, half, je, je, bottle of Tempranillo and beet, Gorgonzola, red onion salad tonight. Lunch was late and filling.

            Nite nite satellite.

            BTW: I have you as being in Cummaquid, Ma, correct? I’ve been cranking out my own post cards and will send you one from time to time. IF that’s you.

            Provecho.

          • edrex

            the mussels were NOT fresh, so i went with shrimp. chorizo enhances all it touches. hubs loved it and it worked well with “master of none” 2 nd season in italy. charming show. let me recommend three tblspoons of ground flax seeds daily to help with “toxins.” supposedly supports liver functioning. i’ve been throwing them in the vitamix w/ my morning smoothie for a year or so now. given the state of US health care i’m turning to nutraceuticals to offset my indulgences. so. i’m not on east coast (sadly). if you look at the map trump displayed of his voters, right in the dead center of the country, in a wide sea of red there is a barely visible spot of blue. that was my vote ( with the rest of my county). boa noite. also milk thistle.

          • TuuxKabin

            Thanks for the chorizo bit. Grew up on it and have finally found the perfect links two blocks away.

            Sorry to confuse you for another commentater tot here. Hell, I’ll just send who I’ve mistaken you for a card or two anyway. IF you feel like you’d like an occasional splash of color, I could do up some food cards – you ve seen the new 1st class postage stamps, sure? Gorgeous plates of food. Anyway, envíame un mensaje a: [email protected].

            Let me know if and when you get this so I can return and edit my address out.

            Yeah. I was just thinking of milk thistle as I was squeezing the lemon into my glass of water. Thanks for the reinforcement. I lost track of the benefits of nutraceuticals. Meeting up with some lunch mates and suggest we all get into it again. All of us tried it to get over some bad humps. Appears those humps have returned to all of us in one form or another.

            Anon.

        • Duck

          And we are all staying at my summer-place, it’s lakefront!

    • TuuxKabin

      Going to oyster bar for lunch now. Thanks for whetting my pants and appetite.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Ramaki is good for you.

  • Bill

    This is why I never let an open and avowed heterosexual anywhere near my children.

  • Stubenville

    Once again with the First Amendment. Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences.

  • Bad Tom

    When I was a little kid I, too, was told that the Bible was without error, and that its hundreds of predictions were 100% accurate.

    But being of scientific mind, even at 10 years old, I figured that “without error” and “100% accurate” were perfectly testable hypotheses.

    So I tested the claims of the Bible by reading the Bible, & looking up various events in history.

    What I found was that the Bible is complete horseshit. It is not even self-consistent. All you have to do is read it. I stopped being a Christian after that.

    Many people grow to adulthood, and never reach this epiphany.

    • Andymac3

      ‘The Art of the Bible’, tell people that it is the word of God and God is infallible enough times and they will believe you.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c95746f466a7e4100972fab3d1d65bccd6b42aeae9ae2a3e16a92af17f53192.jpg

    • Chucktech

      I must admit, it wasn’t until finishing high school that I had that same epiphany.

      • Bad Tom

        It took until I was 22 for me to admit to myself that I was gay.
        Sometimes I’m fast, and sometimes quite slow.

        • Oh’behr in Minnesota

          Similar to coming out, with ending my religion, I had to do it in steps.

          Parts of religion I rejected when I was a kid, took me much later to reject other parts. I still like parts of the window dressing (what can I say, I’m ex-Catholic). Less so the rituals than the places. However, I need to be careful of how I view what through my religious education (coercion of my youth) .

          I recently went to California and went to a Spanish mission there. Very different than white bread Minnesota. Yet I take into account the Spanish missions were then a place of massive suffering for most native and other people. Of cultural obliviation, forced work, not some quaint tourist stop.

          Also at the mission, they had on a clearance rack, some postcards of Jerusalem. I bought a few postcards of some of the places I remembered going to in Jerusalem, when I was younger in my early 20s (I’m now 60). As when I was younger, people were so into the Jesus blah, blah this and that, I was turned off and didn’t take many pictures or buy postcards.

          I’m now not more or less into the history. Yes, then I was aware of Jerusalem being old, old and old. Generations of people before me.

          Now I have more awareness of my own mortality. I’m definitely not into biblical or religious history. Yet it’s interesting that people have fought over the same pieces of rock and turf and over the same Abrahamic god for centuries and millenia. Same thoughts I had in my 20s.

          I fear less that I’m re-converting into Christianity in my older age. More so, I think I’m preparing with the idea of being dust again, being part of what we all are, parts of stars. My Mom wouldn’t be happy, yet I don’t think there is some heaven we all go to, as I fear heaven is also where all these horribly bad despots and dictators end up. Also these born again Christians end up there. So I hope my Mom who isn’t born again doesn’t end up with them either. Ugh. No thank you. It’ll be them, cheap wine, whining and harp music for eternity. Bad place.

          Instead, perhaps I’ll have peace and quiet for millions of years until some future species finds me as a fossil.

          • Bad Tom

            A thoughtful and philosophic view.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            Thanks, I sometimes get carried away with my writing. Thank you for reading and replying.

    • Jerry

      Yes…I was paid by religious grandparents, at age 13 or 14, to read the entire bible, and had always been taught that it was infallible. Two of the gospels start with Jesus’ genealogy, and are quite different. And then you notice that the descent was through HIS FATHER JOSEPH…who supposedly wasn’t his biological father.
      Then, particularly at my age at the time, you really notice that the xmas and crucifixion stories are completely different in the four accounts, and the mythological stories told by ministers, woven by threads from each of the gospels, don’t exist at all.
      That was only scratching the surface of the errors and inconsistencies, and was the beginning of the end of my religion.

    • RoFaWh

      When I was in hospital for a couple of days in February 2016, I got to talking with one of the nurses, a nice young woman from Nicaragua. At one point she stated “I read the bible once and realized it’s nonsense.” (I paraphrase)

      I would have given her the copy of Jerry Coyne’s “Why Evolution is True” I had in my bag, but hospital rules strictly forbade staff from accepting gifts from patients and I didn’t want to endanger her job.

  • The_Wretched

    Schools can and do censer content in the school newspapers. One would hope that suggesting some of the students should be dead is on the list of things that isn’t ok for that limited forum.

    • Chucktech

      They shouldn’t have this time. If they had, he’d still be there. This christian asshole’s downfall was by his own hand.

  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Stack becomes chief correspondent on Fox News and launches investigation into anti-Christian persecution.

  • KnownDonorDad

    “the community apparently wants me out, so I hereby grant them their desires.”

    Wow, what a not-pology.

    “Now people are exercising THEIR First Amendment rights by responding to that letter. This is how America is designed to function.”

    We’ll see if he sticks with that – in which case I have a grudging level of respect for him – or becomes another cake martyr. Don’t let the door hit you with the good Lord split you!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Stack is a passive-aggressive little coward.

      • Chucktech

        Stack is an UNEMPLOYED passive-aggressive little coward. And who’s gonna hire him?

        • Karl Dubhe

          Christian Madrassas. They’re calling themselves ‘Charter Schools’ these days, so I’ve heard.

        • OdieDenCO

          kansas, arkansas, mississippi…

          • Chucktech

            After life in San Louis Obispo? Shit… You just go for it, christian fucker…

          • McSwagg

            I’m sure there are some Oklahomo and Baja Oklahomo (Texas) school districts champing at the bit to hire him.

  • Ninja0980

    There are more folks just like him out there in positions of authority over our LGBT youth.
    Makes me sick.

  • Ninja0980

    Your friendly reminder that there are folks like this on school boards across the country.
    We want to ensure our youth our protected in schools?
    Make sure you vote to ensure folks like this asshole aren’t on the school boards.

    • Cackalaquiano

      All elections matter. No matter how local, now matter how much it doesn’t impact us directly.

  • Gigi

    @1:56 – “Good journalism includes giving a voice to both sides…”

    Wrong. Sometimes the other side is vile and repugnant and shouldn’t be given a voice.

    • OdieDenCO

      40 years ago your gay voice would have been considered vile and repugnant. times change and society remakes it’s self

    • Chucktech

      Sometimes vile and repugnant needs to be showcased to generate public opprobrium, as in this case.

  • ByronK

    He’s not right in the head. And now there’s science to prove it!
    Study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/study-finds-link-between-brain-damage-and-religious-fundamentalism/

    • Finally, we have an answer as to what causes people to cling to fundamentalism. Thank you for that fantastic link.

      • KarenAtFOH

        I wonder if it’s the same thing that cause people to cling to the GOP and Fox News.

        • Jukesgrrl

          That’s plain ol’ brain atrophy in many cases. John W. Dean’s 2006 book (yes, THAT John Dean) Conservatives Without Conscience also goes a long way to explaining why rigid people who fall into line behind authoritative Daddy figures become Republicans.

        • Betcha it is!

    • TuuxKabin

      May explain my niece’s conversion after an aneurysm. Going to be a bit more tolerant with her. Thanks.

      • ByronK

        I found the inclusion of damage from drug and alcohol abuse interesting considering the number of alcoholics I’ve know that sobered up into full-fledged bible-pounders.

        • grada3784

          There’s nothing worse than a reformed anything. I had quite a stretch of that myself. It’s just I’m too much of a screw-up in dealing with people to have maintained it.

        • Jukesgrrl

          Another factor in that is Alcoholics Anonymous. I hate to say that since I was helped greatly by that organization and I am a non-believer. But despite AA’s insistence that the “power greater than ourselves” that helps us get sober can be defined in ANY way (even just the power of the group), people who don’t think very creatively automatically glom on to Jesus. And there are plenty of people at AA meetings who capture those souls in transition, guide them, and feed them pure Christianist beliefs. Alcoholics and addicts trying to get straight are supposed to adopt a sponsor to help them navigate their new-found sobriety and no one group is more enthusiastic about volunteering for the often time-consuming duty of sponsorship as Christianistas are. The newly sober are red meat to them.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Three cheers for Jordan Grafman of Northwestern University. For his next study perhaps he can figure out a reason why so many reasonably educated people refuse to vaccinate their children or believe in other types of fake science.

    • RoFaWh

      Lately I’ve been reading a couple of books on neural plasticity. In light of the article at that link, I now wonder if religious fundamentalism could be cured by appropriate brain exercises. Rewire the brain to get around the damage and voila! no religion. Or at least no fundamentalism.

      • ByronK

        My impression is once they’re sucked in, the don’t want to go back.

  • Michael

    Saying the Bible is “without error” ignores facts. The Corinthians passage used against us was condemning everything from masturbation, pedophilia to pimping depending on what the Church felt they could make the most money out of by spreading their hate.

    • Xuuths

      And he clearly cuts his beard — against the bible!

      • Karl Dubhe

        Tattoos too.

  • LovesIrony

    paul’s words should not carry more weight than jesus’s, but you all love the murderer’s condemnation of others so fucking much you’ve made it the basis of your cult. People that claim to talk for god are sham artists today and 2017 years ago too!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Paul was a real person in history who invented (more likely, syncretized) the figure of the heavenly Anointed Savior. The evidence for the existence of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth is much, much slimmer.

      • RoFaWh

        My cut on the matter is that there really was a Jesus and the gospels are rather garbled accounts of his life and works, enhanced with myths copied from other religions of the day.

        One of the characteristics of early Christianity that distinguished it from those other religions (Roman paganism, Mithraism, the mysteries of Isis, etc) was that you didn’t have to pay to belong.

  • JDS
    • Jon Doh

      Thorns and horns, teabag with extreme caution.

    • Dejerrity Mycron

      Where can I get a copy of this? Just for…ummm….intellectual curiosity, of course.

      • JDS

        I can certainly email you a copy of this. 🙂 It would be my pleasure.

  • Xuuths

    The school administration’s mistake was not disciplining him. What he did was wrong, pure and simple.

  • Hank

    Stack wrote…. saying the Bible is “without error” Which bible??? Which Religion??
    They cannot be ALL Infallible!!! /s

    • grada3784

      The printing that said: Thou shalt commit adultery.

  • Halou

    “…saying the Bible is “without error” and its hundreds of predictions are 100 percent accurate.”

    In that regard he is technically correct, many of the Bible’s prophecies have come true in recent years. Just as they all came true in the time when Jesus was supposed to live, and they will all come true ten thousand years from now, and even beyond that. The key to “good prophecy” is to be so amazingly vague about it that they can be applied to anything, anywhere, anytime.

    • Jon Doh

      Much of what was on Star Trek has come true and it has only been since 1966. Gene Roddenberry must be a god.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Prophet, not god. 🙂

    • Jukesgrrl

      Like Nostradamus.

  • netxtown

    Ok then oh self righteous one. Be gone before we have to drop a house on your ass.

  • TuuxKabin

    Special Ed teacher needs some special Ed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY2TIGC-jVY

  • Nowhereman

    The christian haters always go to the old testament when they want to hate on us. Their hero Jesus didn’t say a damn thing about gay people. He did, however, have a lot to say about liars and haters and hypocrites.

  • Lars Littlefield

    The population of SLO is still pretty much a Republican, conservative, and religious clot of folks 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. It stays that way pretty much the same until 40 miles south of San Jose, jumps over the “Bay Area” and continues up through Santa Rosa. They spray for noxious weeds and insect infestations that threaten the agriculture, too bad they can’t spray something that would fix those who cling to hate and idiocy.

  • I.Smith

    It was ruled that children dont have free speech at schools, so why should teacher be able to say what ever they want in schools if the students cant speak back without fear of punishment.

  • Nic Peterson

    …became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”

    All I got was some gossip and a little bit of the wickedness. Should I ask for a refund?

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      Sorry, all sales are final after 30 Days.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    What is it with Christians obsession with gay people?

    • I know, right? Why aren’t more of them obsessed with things that come up far more frequently in the New Testament like feeding and clothing the poor?

      • grada3784

        Then people could call them on it.

      • -M-

        Or stoning adulterers.

    • RoFaWh

      Repressed homosexual orientation.

      Perhaps that’s a cheap shot, but it is the simplest explanation. William of Ockham would approve.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Idiot wants to be a martyr, but doesn’t want to die doing it.

    Must be a coward for gawd.

  • cleos_mom

    did not show up to work Thursday but sent the school an email at 1:07 p.m., which he also copied to Fox News, tendering his resignation, noting “the community apparently wants me out, so I hereby grant them their desires.”

    What a pissy little whiner.

  • Bonobo

    Resigning was the correct thing to do.

    • AJayne

      See where he goes, what he does from here – most likely self-martyrdom, resulting in excess support from xtianists, financially and otherwise…

  • Roadrash548

    Do these Christianists ever think about what they’re posting before hand? Maybe about what the reaction would be? Maybe about what they might be risking?
    To be sure, it is protected speech, and perhaps this Special Ed. Teacher actually gave it some thought. Maybe not.
    I mean, He did acknowledge that he posted in a “public forum, exercising his 1st Amendment rights.” I am a bit surprised that he didn’t claim Christian persecution from the reaction to his, what literally devolves into hate-speech.
    However, I would now like to address Mr. Stack. Dude…Mikey…You might as well have made the “upside” case for the necessity of Joshua’s slaughtering of every man, women and child of God’s enemies, but saving the young girls that have not yet “lain with a man” for purposes best left unsaid. That would’ve received an equally deserved, and just as vitriolic a reaction, don’t you think?
    What? Do you think you attain Grace, not only by hurting fellow law-abiding, tax-paying, American citizens of the LGBTQ community, especially the young, but by affirming ancient, 1st century, archaic, barbaric, superstitious, tribal-desert-religion morality…In the 21st century?
    Are you trying to attain sympathy from fellow Christianists and affirm an intellectual, religious martyrdom by the scorn you have to have known you would receive from readers far more moral than your Holy book? Not to mention your excellent choice to resign. Trust me, your job environment would probably become no longer fulfilling given how you have forever altered it by your actions.
    Yes, your speech is protected, and perhaps to your credit, you acknowledge the right of those who called you out for your…thoughts, to disagree.
    However, all you’ve really done is once again demonstrated the anachronism, the divisiveness, the immorality, the discouraging of free thought, and the danger of 1st century values, ancient prejudices, and standards that no one can possibly live up to, which is your religion.

    • kareemachan

      ….and hopefully made it quite difficult to get another job.

      “Oh THAT Michael Stack…”

  • Ted.OR

    He claims that he “quoted, verbatim, Romans 1:16-32”. NO, HE DID NOT!!!! Here is a VERBATIM quote of just the first two verses (Romans 1:16-17):

    Οὐ γὰρ ἐπαισχύνομαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, δύναμις γὰρ θεοῦ ἐστιν εἰς σωτηρίαν παντὶ τῷ πιστεύοντι, Ἰουδαίῳ τε πρῶτον καὶ Ελληνι: δικαιοσύνη γὰρ θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ ἀποκαλύπτεται ἐκ πίστεως εἰς πίστιν, καθὼς γέγραπται, Ὁ δὲ δίκαιος ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται.

    What he quoted was a translation. Translations are imperfect. Not only because of the words, but translations do not convey cultural connotations in the original language. The “verbatim” New Testament reflects cultures that are a couple of millenia old.

    • JCF
    • kareemachan

      I pointed this out to a xtian once, and they almost had apoplexy. And think about the OT. How many more times did it get translated from one language to another before it made it to English?

      • Ted.OR

        I did heard of someone once saying, “If English was good enough for Our Lord Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for me”. And of course as we all know, it isn’t really The Bible unless it has “thee” and “thou” and “whither” and “goest” and “sayeth”.

  • Cackalaquiano

    I’m sure he’s completely consistent in letting all the other violators of the various Biblical dictates know just how hell-bound they are too. Including himself.

  • MBear

    “we acknowledge the right of our staff to voice their opinions”

    F*ck you, you f*cking f*cks.
    F*ck you.
    F*ck your families.
    F*ck your parents.
    F*ck your grandparents.
    Build a f*cking time machine, go back in time, and f*ck all your ancestors.

    The RIGHT of your staff to voice their opinions that people need to be *MURDERED*.

    Yeh – f*ck you.

  • JCF

    While there’s no doubt this (thankfully now EX-) teacher mistranslated/misinterprets these (Koine Greek, a dead language) passages to be against “homosexuals/homosexual acts”, it’s disappointing to see the secular media do the same. Context is EVERYTHING. Whatever else these passages refer to, it’s primarily speaking about pagan religious practices (“they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles”). If this ain’t you, then nothing else that follows applies.

    “Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other”: ENTIRELY bullshit translation. When translated from the KG, this passage was interpreted to mean “woman on top” HETEROSEXUAL sex for over 1800 years. ONLY in the 20th c. did Fundamentalist Christians begin saying this was about lesbians.

    Finally, this is from Paul (or “Paul”). Who always had his issues! :-X

    But back to practical matters: of this bigoted Christianist teacher, writing this screed to a mofo STUDENT newspaper?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36b23429b9e4ea39e8d23f60b89f017ba96b2899efeac4016c465ae3cd00f31b.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efece2ed886c6aa92be0e712d185754778b9ce4013746befc09d180babb5f895.jpg

  • DesertSun59

    “Stack wrote that he was compelled to speak out because he “didn’t want
    to displease God,” saying the Bible is “without error” and its hundreds
    of predictions are 100 percent accurate.”

    It always amuses me when people who have never once opened a Bible and done any sort of analysis of it, nor know any of its history prove such to us in a very public way.

  • Kenster999

    For the record, people who quote those verses always seem to start with “Therefore, God gave them over to their impulses…” while overlooking the preceding text, which states that people were worshipping snakes and other animals instead of God. So the claim is that because people were worshipping snakes, God made (let) them to do gay stuff.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I’m not gay because I worshipped snakes.

    • Cackalaquiano

      … not THOSE snakes anyway…

  • Gerry Fisher

    >The passage states that women and men who engage in homosexual acts were
    abandoned by God and their lives “became full of every kind of
    wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception,
    malicious behavior, and gossip.”

    Well…maybe the gossiping. Yep. /snark

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      This list just about sums up human nature.

  • Smile Pedophile!

    What a hate-filled man. This guy has no business working around children, particularly when some of them are LGBT.

  • Au Revoir Les Enfants

    I would be very concerned that this man was working with Special Education students, some of whom not might not be able to articulate when an adult was abusing them–emotionally, physically, and/or sexually.

    I would also be concerned that he was trying to incite a child to respond with violence, which though understandable and justifiable, should not be encouraged.

    And the administration of that school should be disciplined and/or replaced at once for exercising such cowardly response to an emotional predator addressing students so abusively.

  • Ben Trigg

    Publishing this on an official school forum may have been a violation of the California Ed Code.

    It is the policy of the State of California to afford all persons in public schools, regardless of their disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, equal rights and opportunities in the educational institutions of the state.  The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit acts that are contrary to that policy and to provide remedies therefor. – See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/education-code/edc-sect-200.html#sthash.wRE51phT.dpuf

    http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/education-code/edc-sect-200.html

  • -M-

    Christian-ist love.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, I’ll give him this much, he at least acknowledged that people had the right to respond in kind…I know, I’m just too generous sometimes.

    That said, he’s still a vile Christonazi and should be shamed accordingly.

  • baruchzed

    He is free to live according to that old book and everyone else is free NOT to.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Look, if a teacher will call for the deaths of his special education students that are gay, many of whom are not able to defend themselves, how do we know he won’t decide one day to enforce that? Crazy religious nuts believe God tells them to kill people sometimes. When person says they have to do something because God “compels them” to do it, that’s like a warning bell! Who wants to take the chance with this religious nut who’s already called for their deaths?

  • sandollar_man

    Here’s more fun Bible verses:

    “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.” — Numbers 31:17-18

    “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.” — Deuteronomy 23:1 NRSV

    “Whosoever … hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, Or crookback, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken … He shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries.” — Leviticus 21:17-23 KJV

    And don’t forget Numbers 5:11-31, in which the LORD describes in explicit detail how a priest should perform a chemical abortion, if a woman becomes pregnant from an adulterous affair.

  • Bert_Bauer

    And yet they get angry when you refer to them as “the Christian Taliban.”

  • RidingTheLine

    Someone needs to follow up and file a complaint with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, so that the raging homophobe’s California Teaching Credential can be revoked. He has no business teaching in any public school anywhere.

  • Roadrash548

    Do these Christianists ever think about what they’re posting before hand? Maybe about what the reaction would be? Maybe about what they might be risking?
    To be sure, it is protected speech, and perhaps this Special Ed. Teacher actually gave it some thought. Maybe not.
    I mean, He did acknowledge that he posted in a “public forum, exercising his 1st Amendment rights.” Though I am a bit surprised that he didn’t try to claim religious persecution from the reaction to his, what literally devolved into hate-speech.
    However, I would like to address Mr. Stack.
    Dude…Mikey…You might as well have made the “upside” case for the necessity of Joshua’s slaughtering of every man, women and child of God’s enemies, but saving the young girls that have not yet “lain with a man” for purposes best left unsaid. That would’ve received an equally deserved, and just as vitriolic a reaction, don’t you think?
    What? Do you think you attain Grace, not only by hurting fellow law-abiding, tax-paying, American citizens of the LGBTQ community, especially the young, but by affirming ancient, 1st century, archaic, barbaric, superstitious, tribal-desert-religion morality…In the 21st century?
    Are you trying to attain sympathy from fellow Christianists and affirm an intellectual, religious martyrdom by the scorn you have to have known you would receive from readers far more moral than your Holy book? Not to mention your excellent choice to resign. Trust me, your job environment would probably become no longer fulfilling given how you have forever altered it by your actions.
    Yes, your speech is protected, and perhaps to your credit, you acknowledge the right of those who called you out for your…thoughts, to disagree.
    However, all you’ve really done is once again demonstrated the anachronism, the divisiveness, the immorality, the discouraging of free thought, and the danger of 1st century values, ancient prejudices, and standards that no one can possibly live up to, which is your religion.

  • leastyebejudged

    This is the standard with teachers though, I’d rather they out themselves and be removed from contact with kids.