'It's The Queers They Should Be Hanging, Not The Flag': Professor Rick Coupland Pens Homophobic Facebook Post

  • metta

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    Jul 22, 2015 3:12 PM GMT
    'It's The Queers They Should Be Hanging, Not The Flag': Professor Pens Homophobic Facebook Post



    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/_it_s_the_queers_they_should_be_hanging_not_the_flag_professor_pens_homophobic_facebook_post


    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/20/rick-coupland-st-lawrence-college-homophobic_n_7836538.html


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    Jul 22, 2015 4:10 PM GMT
    In the right court of law, he could be sentenced for inciting violence.
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    Jul 22, 2015 4:52 PM GMT
    "It's the queers they should be hanging, not the flag ....," Coupland's Facebook post reads, followed by a request for his friends to "pray for me and my job."

    Those prayers were unsuccessful.


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  • tazzari

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    Jul 22, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    Poor guy. Imagine being that hate-filled and frustrated.
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    Jul 22, 2015 11:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes said"It's the queers they should be hanging, not the flag ....," Coupland's Facebook post reads, followed by a request for his friends to "pray for me and my job."

    Those prayers were unsuccessful.


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    Christian Nutjob used Religious Freedom Defense!

    It's not very effective...

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    Jul 23, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    Animus said
    Christian Nutjob used Religious Freedom Defense!

    It's not very effective...

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    But that defense WOULD be effective in the US. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 23, 2015 3:29 AM GMT


    The US bigotry, including some politicians, is bringing them out of the woodwork here in Canada, where this took place. Nothing like a little enabling.
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    Jul 23, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Animus said
    Christian Nutjob used Religious Freedom Defense!

    It's not very effective...

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    But that defense WOULD be effective in the US. icon_sad.gif
    Not at a University. Even in the early 2000's when I was in college, in SW Arkansas of all places, gay acceptance was encouraged by the upper management; and bigotry/hatred was strongly discouraged and punished.
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    Jul 23, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    Anyone this stupid (to not realize that as a college professor, remarks like this would not be tolerated today) shouldn't be teaching in the first place.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Jul 24, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
    metta8 said'It's The Queers They Should Be Hanging, Not The Flag': Professor Pens Homophobic Facebook Post


    It WOULD be a novel experience for a white man to encounter--"just because" (as blacks have for centuries)
  • Apparition

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    Jul 24, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    personally I think what you do on your own time should not affect your career, if you don't behave that way AT work, everything is fine. I mean EVERY bible says the same thing, should ALL professors be fired immediately for being Christian and carrying that book around that says the same thing? I dont see how it is different.
  • metta

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    Jul 24, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    ^
    Teachers and professors have always been held to a higher standard. It is in their contracts and teachers and professors go into it knowing that...when they sign those contracts. I do think these contracts should be limited to a point, like the contracts should not allow them to be fired for being a woman, for being black, for being asian, for being gay, for being transgender, etc.