Social studies teacher reinstated after anti-gay Facebook comments
Sat. August 27, 2011 11:43 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
Buell was removed from his classroom after someone noticed the post, in which he also called gay marriage a "sin" and New York a "cesspool."
An unusual alliance of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the (Christian) Liberty Council pushed for Buell's right to speak his mind.
So this past Thursday, Buell teaching again.
"If I did not stand up for my rights after telling my students to stand up for their rights then I would be a hypocrite. It's been a lesson. It's been a heck of a lesson," he said as he stood with his attorney.
Buell makes no secret of his Christian views and even mentions God on his syllabus: "I teach God's truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, 'cause I ain't changing!"
Buell insists his personal views won't impact the kids in the classroom, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
"I tell all my students: 'I love you guys and I'll give you the best I have.' There's no reason for them to be afraid. They will be protected and looked after," he said.
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