Sunday, August 21, 2011

FL Teacher Opposed to Gay Marriage

Jerry Buell, a teacher of the year from Mount Dora, Florida, posted two comments on his Facebook page. Well someone took exception to his postings. That's right just one person complained.

The first was posted on July 25 at 5:43 p.m. as he was eating dinner and watching the evening news.
“I’m watching the news, eating dinner when the story about New York okaying same-sex unions came on and I almost threw up,” he wrote. “And now they showed two guys kissing after their announcement. If they want to call it a union, go ahead. But don’t insult a man and woman’s marriage by throwing it in the same cesspool of whatever. God will not be mocked. When did this sin become acceptable?”
Three minutes later, Buell posted another comment:
“By the way, if one doesn’t like the most recently posted opinion based on biblical principles and God’s laws, then go ahead and unfriend me. I’ll miss you like I miss my kidney stone from 1994. And I will never accept it because God will never accept it. Romans chapter one.”
It's worth noting that Florida's constitution prohibits recognition of same-sex marriage, the exact view Mr. Buell supports. In essence, he is now being accused of hate speech for expressing a view enshrined in the state constitution. 

Fox News Radio reports, "According to the [Lake County] school system, what Buell wrote on his private account was disturbing. They were especially concerned that gay students at the school might be frightened or intimidated walking into his classroom."

Gay students might be frightened or intimidated? Really?

Gay students should be frightened but not by Mr. Buell. Rather they should be frightened about the short and long term health risks of their behavior. The Man Up report published by the Florida Department of Heath found 70% of male HIV/AIDS cases in our state are due to male sex with males. Is that being taught in our schools? 

According to the National Institute of Health, "MSM [Male Sex with Males] continue[s] to comprise a disproportionate number of new HIV transmissions (Osmond, Pollack, Paul, & Catania, 2007Schwarcz et al., 2007), active HIV/AIDS cases (Hall, Byers, Ling, & Espinoza, 2007Malebranche, 2003), and STI incidence (Palefsky, 2007Samuel et al., 2003).

Or is it that Mount Dora High School and the Lake County School District are opposed to the free exercise of religion and freedom of speech when it comes to the facts about gay men/boys and their behavior?

According to Fox News Radio:
Buell’s attorney strongly disagreed and accused the school system of violating his First Amendment rights. “The school district is being anti-straight, anti-First Amendment and anti-personal liberty,” said Horatio Mihet, an attorney with the Liberty Counsel. The idea that public servants have to whole-heartedly endorse homosexual marriage is repugnant to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” Mihet told Fox News Radio. “All he did was speak out on an issue of national importance and because his comments did not fit a particular mold, he is now being investigated and could possibly lose his job. What have we come to? Buell said he does not know the individual who filed the complaint, but the past week has caused his family “heartache.” “To try and say you could lose your job over speaking about something in the venue that I did in the manner that I did is not just a knee-jerk reaction,” he said. “It’s a violent reaction to one person making a complaint.” [My emphasis]
Time to stop the politically correct madness and attacks on gifted teacher's like Jerry Buell. Time to face the facts. Male sex with males is harmful to the individual, their family, friends, community and society. Men must be held responsible for their actions. 

Mr. Buell is a hero for speaking truth to power - the power of the gay agenda.


  1. His words and choice of hatred slang had absolutely NOTHING to do with HIV. The fact that you're trying to relate that story and segment to your blog and HIV in gay males is low and a poor way to attempt professional journalism. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however in his position of a public school teacher he should know firsthand the dangers of his public irrationality and hate speech.

  2. Thanks for reading this column.

    What Mr. Buell said is enshrined in Florida's constitution. He was not using hate speech. What this column states are is facts. That is not hate speech.

    The Editor

  3. calling gay marriage a cesspool is hardly "fact." I understand it is in the Florida Constitution for freedom of speech, but also according to the definition of the First Amendment, he can be considered a public figure. Opinion against hate speech can be a tricky matter. But regardless of that, your article is completely unrelated to the topic of the story. HIV in gay males is related to the validity of his "opinion" is which way? Facts or not, you're digging for ways to relate a compelling about freedom of speech to your one-sided hatred towards homosexuality.

  4. Mr. Buell has every right to call gay marriage what he wishes. The U.S. Supreme Court says so.

    Merriam Webster defines cesspool as "a filthy, evil, or corrupt place or state." As a teacher he knows his words.

    The Editor