Last month an anonymous person sent a letter to the principal of Charter Oak High with two pictures of Mitch Stein, the school’s championship-winning water polo coach, suggestively eating a corny dog and posing with drag queens. The letter called Stein “unfit to coach” and threatened to tell the school board unless he was fired immediately. Stein removed the online images but the school principal fired him anyway. Does that mean that Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry would make horrible teachers as well?
The next day the school’s human resources department told Stein that he was specifically “not fired for being gay,” which led him to believe that he was probably fired for being gay. Now he’s filed a discrimination complaint against Charter Oak Unified School District. Several parents have written the school in praise of Stein and condemnation of the school’s overreaction.
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