Student Punished for Christian Faith

Fourteen year old Dakota Ary attends Western Hills High School in Fort Worth Texas. He is an honor student, plays football and has never been in trouble at school; that is until earlier this week.

According to Dakota, the topic of homosexuality has been discussed on a number of occasions in his German language class. When the topic came up in class again this week, he told the student behind him that he was a Christian and that he believed being a homosexual was wrong.
His German teacher overheard his comment and started yelling at him and threatened to write him up with an infraction and then sent him to the school’s office. Upon hearing what had taken place and what Dakota had said, the assistant principal gave Dakota a two day suspension from school.

The school called Dakota’s mom, Holly Pope to inform her that her son was in trouble. After Pope expressed her dissatisfaction with the school’s actions, the suspension was reduced from two days down to one day. Pope was still not satisfied that the school insisted on punishing her son for expressing his Christian belief to another student.

Listen to Dakota and his mother:

Matt Krause, an attorney, has picked up the case for Dakota and his mom and has threatened legal action against the school for violating Dakota’s 1st Amendment right of free speech. If necessary, Krause is prepared to take this case all the way to the US Supreme Court.

This is one of the growing number of cases where teachers in public schools are intolerant and abusive to any student who stands up for their Christian faith. We hear reports all the time where science teachers actually target Christians, especially those that believe in biblical creation and openly ridicule them in front of their classmates. Some teachers even tell their Christian students that they are stupid and ignorant. Last year a bus driver called a female student a ‘stupid little bigot’ for telling another kid on the bus that homosexuality was wrong and there was no action taken against the bus driver.

It’s okay to slander, ridicule, defame and blaspheme God, the Bible and Jesus Christ. However let a Christian express their faith, even if only to another student and more and more schools will punish them for it.

Our public school system has become so permeated and corrupted by secular atheistic humanism that everything is tolerated, including sexual perversion, pagan religions and Bible bashing; everything that is except Christianity. This should be a warning to any Christian parent that has a child in the public school system. Sending a Christian child into the secular public schools is no different than sending them to a daycare run by a pedophile. They are placing their children in a dangerous situation that has the sole purpose of destroying their faith.