Jack Conkling, Kansas Teacher, Writes On Facebook That Being Gay Is 'The Same As Murder'

  • metta

    Posts: 39138

    May 18, 2012 7:29 PM GMT


    Teacher's online remarks on homosexuality draw fire

    http://hutchnews.com/Todaystop/conkling-and-fb--1

    Jack Conkling, Kansas Teacher, Writes On Facebook That Being Gay Is 'The Same As Murder'

    Someone posted phone number of the school as well in the comments section:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/jack-conkling-teacher-writes-being-gay-just-like-being-a-murderer_n_1527608.html

    You can email him if you want:

    http://www.buhlerschools.org/index.aspx?NID=721
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Clearly a Democrat.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    This was brought to the school's attention because he was facebook friends with some of his students. To most of us it just seems logical that teachers should not do that. It's troubling when a teacher doesn't have enough sense to figure that out.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, There must be a bad connection. Did you say his name is Mr. Cockring? Jack Cockring?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 19, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    I read his Facebook post. It doesn't leave a lot of room for Jews, much less gays, does it?
  • KissTheSky

    Posts: 1981

    May 19, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I'm sure this passes for normal behavior in conservative parts of Kansas.

    I think it's interesting to debate clowns like this. It basically takes one or two questions to establish that they never go to church and have never read the bible. They are simply parroting things they've heard other conservatives say.
    Another couple of questions will reveal a whole host of Biblically-prohibited "sins" they're regularly committing. But in their mind those are somehow okay. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • great_scott

    Posts: 519

    May 21, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    Perfect example of how the Bible's contradictions totally confuse people. Reading this guy's full statement, it sounds as if he actually believes he's helping people. On the other hand, the Bible does say what he said it says. He wasn't lying or exaggerating, so it seems like some of the outrage is a case of "shooting the messenger" IMO. I guess that's part of why they called it "tricky".

    Don't really see what the point of calling or e-mailing him would be. He didn't let these personal ideas off during class. If that's what he believes, he's legally entitled to it.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    Now, THERE is indoctrination of children.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Read the full quote, he doesn't endorse bullying of gay students, just states his position, which is correct for all students.


    The following is the full statement by the teacher:

    "All this talk in the news about gay marriage recently has finally driven me to write. Gay marriage is wrong because homosexuality is wrong. The Bible clearly states it is sin. Now I do not claim it to be a sin any worse than other sins. It ranks in God's eyes the same as murder, lying, stealing, or cheating. His standards are perfect and ALL have sinned and fallen short of His glory. Sin is sin and we all deserve hell. Only those who accept Christ as Lord and daily with the help of the Spirit do their best to turn from sin will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. There aren't multiple ways to get to Heaven. There is one. To many this may seem close minded and antagonistic, but it doesn't make it any less true. Folks I am willing to admit that my depravity is just as great as anyone else's, and without Christ I'd be destined for hell, if not for the undeserved grace of God. I'm not condemning gay marriage because I hate gay people. I am doing it because those who embrace it will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And I desire that for no one."
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    He should be removed because he made his personal views public, which can and will intimidate gay students. If he made a statement about races, he would be removed.
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    May 21, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    OMG.. I know who he is.. I have clients in USD #313 and have several at Prairie Hills, which is on the east side of Hutch and a part of the Buhler school district. I've even sent him retirement plan related information before, but have never had a conversation with the guy.

    How very sad... and I hope he gets alot of heat based on his horrible comment. What a sad thing to have him working with impressionable kids.
    Let me say, the school itself is well thought of and the principal (who I know seems very open and flexible). We'll see what happens... I had not heard this prior.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    flatstate2010 saidRead the full quote, he doesn't endorse bullying of gay students, just states his position, which is correct for all students.


    The following is the full statement by the teacher:

    "All this talk in the news about gay marriage recently has finally driven me to write. Gay marriage is wrong because homosexuality is wrong. The Bible clearly states it is sin. Now I do not claim it to be a sin any worse than other sins. It ranks in God's eyes the same as murder, lying, stealing, or cheating. His standards are perfect and ALL have sinned and fallen short of His glory. Sin is sin and we all deserve hell. Only those who accept Christ as Lord and daily with the help of the Spirit do their best to turn from sin will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. There aren't multiple ways to get to Heaven. There is one. To many this may seem close minded and antagonistic, but it doesn't make it any less true. Folks I am willing to admit that my depravity is just as great as anyone else's, and without Christ I'd be destined for hell, if not for the undeserved grace of God. I'm not condemning gay marriage because I hate gay people. I am doing it because those who embrace it will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And I desire that for no one."


    While he may be constitutionally allowed his religious beliefs, and he is certainly entitled to his own stupidity, he is not entitled to be credentialed as a public school teacher. Anyone who professes such beliefs is ipso facto a bully. He IS close-minded and antagonistic, by his own implied admission, and he is also wrong. Stupid people are entitled to their opinions; however, the intelligent are not to be expected to give them any credence. One just hopes the stupid fade into the background, but when stupidity rears its ugly head, it must be countered.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidHe should be removed because he made his personal views public, which can and will intimidate gay students. If he made a statement about races, he would be removed.
    It's totally ok if he uses scripture to back it up.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_Ham

    /sarcasm icon_wink.gif
  • DR2K

    Posts: 346

    May 21, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Can't tell you how many guys I've shot at with a loaded weapon.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 21, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    DR2K saidCan't tell you how many guys I've shot at with a loaded weapon.
    I rarely miss!icon_wink.gif