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Fort Worth Teacher Reinstated After Ejecting Student For Anti-Gay Comment

Kristopher Franks—the Fort Worth teacher who gained nationwide attention after he ousted student Dakota Ary (pictured) from his German class for saying “No gays allowed in Christianity”—has been cleared of all allegations of improper behavior and reinstated as a teacher. Here’s the weird part though: the allegations of improper behavior that the school district just investigated him for had nothing at all to do with situation involving Ary. Franks wouldn’t elaborate—weird.

Nevertheless, Franks will return to school and speak to the district’s world languages supervisor to see if he should continue teaching at Western Hills High or transfer to another school in the district. Since receiving nationwide attention for his incident with Ary, Franks has begun receiving lots of insulting and threatening hate mail and phone calls.

“Now” Franks says, “I just have to figure out how to fix the damage this whole thing has done to my personal life.” He has also hired a personal attorney to consider what possible actions he might take against “those people who have lied and made false allegations against me.”

Meanwhile Ary’s lawyer and parents still want the school to “vindicate Ary and say that he did nothing wrong,” adding, “He should never have been written up for an infraction. He should never have been sent to the office, and he should never have been suspended.”

The school immediately reversed the decision to suspend Ary, though according to Franks, Ary directed his anti-gay comment at him for his perceived homosexuality even though day’s lesson had nothing at all to do with homos.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Sep 30, 2011
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  • 34 Comments
    • Scottie
      Scottie

      People in the “closet” shouldn’t throw stones. I’m looking at you Dakota. And how gay is that name? Dakota Ary? Really

      Sep 30, 2011 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wies
      Wies

      @ Scottie. you’re sounding like a bully when you’re talking like that. So stop it.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 5:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      This punk gets off scot-free + the teacher is being harassed? Disgusting.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 5:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      CLOSET CASE

      Sep 30, 2011 at 8:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Funny how the school IMMEDIATELY reversed their decision as soon as the guys lawyer looked into it.

      That is how these bigots are dealing with things. They don’t say “You’re fired for being gay” they do something like say “You’re being fired because 8 months ago a student saw you in the parking lot smoking pot” And the student just HAPPENS to be the same bigoted student that you AREN’T getting in trouble for punishing.

      Thing is, as soon as a lawyer looks into the case it’s obvious it’s phony.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      So a white kid could keep saying in class “no blacks are allowed in Heaven” and say it directly to a black teacher and this would be OK?

      Sep 30, 2011 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      the kid’s parents are dooming him to failure in life. your kid spoke out of turn and you’re defending it. fucking lame.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @Little Kiwi:

      Agreed. I went to school with a kid just like this douchebag. Let’s just say his adult life isn’t as wonderful as his high school years were.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones:

      He’ll turn out like this guy…

      http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Kenneth_Eng

      Sep 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freedom Rings
      Freedom Rings

      Aside from the many lies and misrepresentations blogged here, FREEDOM RINGS.

      Franks overhead Ary say, “I’m a Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong.”

      According to reports, just one week prior to Ary’s suspension, the German teacher posted a picture of two men kissing on the chalkboard in front of the classroom.

      “He told the students that this was homosexuality and that they needed to accept it,” said Ary’s attorney, Matt Krause. Some students protested and when the teacher left the classroom, one student tore down the poster.

      After Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the school, officials and the school district reversed the in-school suspension, removed the incident from the teen’s record and placed Franks on administrative leave with pay.

      Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: “We are pleased with the school’s response thus far. The teacher clearly crossed the line and should apologize publicly to Dakota.”

      “It is intolerable for the teacher to ridicule the religious beliefs of students in front of class. This teacher should not force his views about homosexuality upon students. Teachers cannot use their position to bully students and humiliate them in front of their peers,” Staver stated.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mk_Ultra_Again
      Mk_Ultra_Again

      @Freedom Rings: the student harassed the teacher and engaged in appropriate behavior for the the classroom.
      Franks is right to take legal action and will probably sue the liar and his family out of their trailer park.
      As for the Liberty Counsel, I’m sure some group like Anonymous will eventually lay all their shit bare, exposing them for the criminals they are. Because,as you know, that’s all people like you and this kid have on their side – liars, cheats, cowards, criminals, and traitors. It really speaks to how valid or legit that serious obsessive complex that you consider an opinion is.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 10 · Freedom Rings posted what seems to be a plagiarized copy of some article found on the web. Naturally there is no link or citation to the original. A google search, however, turned up http://m.christianpost.com/news/teacher-back-to-work-after-suspending-christian-student-for-anti-gay-remark-56937/ and one just might suspect that something calling itself “The Christian Post” is not an unbiased source: it claims “The Christian Post is a member of the Evangelical Press Association, a member of the National Association of Evangelicals, and a global partner of the World Evangelical Alliance.”

      Sep 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      Lawyers from the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) come to Dakota Ary’s defense to protect his freedom of speech and right to religious belief. Who’d of thought?

      Billions of Christian’s worldwide call for the firing of Kristian Franks for persecution and unethical treatment of minors as a teacher in our public schools.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      No. 12 · B – wrong again, here’s the link. You hypocrite, please explain to me why you consider this site and ‘unbiased source’?

      http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/teacher-put-on-leave-after-punishing-student-for-criticizing-homosexuality

      http://www.lifesitenews.com/about

      Sep 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @No. 11 · Mk_Ultra_Again

      You’re venomous statements are nothing more than illogical, disordered, weak, and baseless adhominem attacks. Please provide evidence for following baseless assertions, but before you do, please educate yourself regarding adhominem arguments, also please keep in mind your trying to villanize a 14y.o adolescent minor. Who is really the bully here?

      “the student harassed the teacher and engaged in appropriate behavior for the the classroom.”
      (‘the student’ is a 14y.o. Who’s really the bully here? What a disordered coward you are!)

      “Franks is right to take legal action and will probably sue the liar and his family out of their trailer park.”
      (please provide evidence for the trailer park comment or are you a liar?)

      “As for the Liberty Counsel, – liars, cheats, cowards, criminals, and traitors. It really speaks to how valid or legit that serious obsessive complex that you consider an opinion is.”
      (Really? Where’s the disordered Human Rights Campaign lawyers? Should they be fighting for Dakota Ary’s right to freedom of speech and religious expression, isn’t this is right as a human being?

      I’m looking forward to your responses, because right now your statements make you appear to be nothing more than a cowardly, disordered, untruthful, facist hypocrite. What really say you, Mk_Ultra_Again?

      Sep 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 14 · Justice, showing an inability to read, wrote, “No. 12 · B – wrong again, here’s the link. You hypocrite, please explain to me why you consider this site and ‘unbiased source’?”

      First – I found the exact words “Freedom Rings” wrote without attribution on the site I gave, hence a correct charge of plagiarism. Since web sites often copy from each other. If he actually lifted the text from another site with exactly the same wording, then the only way for you to know which one “Freedom Rings” actually uses is for you and he/she/whatever to be the same person. My guess, however, is that you are having a bad hair day, are in a bad mood, and are simply resorting to trash talk to deal with your emotional problems.

      Second, why the f___ should I explain why this site might be an “unbiased source” when I said (No 12) that it was “not an unbiased source”, pointing out that it as an Evangelical-oriented web site – Evangelicals seem to be the subclass of Christians where the most strident homophobia arises. That should be common knowledge, but then you might have to stay modestly informed to know that.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ No. 16 · B

      Why do you argue that the material cited is from an ‘unbiased news source’? Is Queerty an ‘unbiased news source’? Does making invalid arguments on a ‘biased non-news source’ (Queerty) invalidate the material lifted from an ‘unbiased news source’? Do you really think your argument is valid? By the way, referring to material cited from another source as ‘plagiarism’ doesn’t invalidate the material cited.

      Why do you come up with more adhominem attacks with the hair, mood, trash talk and emotional problem references? These references are counter productive, off topic and nothing more than an attempt to divert attention from your ignorance.

      Queers seem to be the subclass of homosexuals where the most strident Christianophobia arises.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mk_Ultra_Again
      Mk_Ultra_Again

      @Justice: I shouldn’t even bother to lower myself to respond to a nobody troll like you but you make it too easy.
      You’re whole post just justified what I said. “liars, cheats, cowards, criminals, and traitors” and judging by your other posts on this site, seriously unhinged. People like you are the best PR for the gay community. Please, continue to make outrageous, extremist claims so we can show the world how sick you truly are.
      Also “billions of Christians” recognize that you are the fringe element among them- the cancer, the loudmouth, obnoxious, horribly under-educated, unstable extreme fraction that gives the rest a bad name. That’s probably the source of your incredible rage, isn’t it?
      You’re angry because you’re losing. Everyone here see’s it and we get schadenfreude from it.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Mk_Ultra_Again:

      If Sigmund Freud were alive today he would have his hands full with people like Justice.

      Too many psychological issues to even name.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ – No. 19 · Michael

      It’s truly sad that your incapable of anything more than mere hatred, intolerance and adhominem attacks. Are you really going to sink so low as to assert yourself a psychologist? Clearly, your common ignorance is the product of staying immodestly informed.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Justice:

      Listen here mr superior your bs is utterly laughable.YOU are the one with hate not me intolerant little hypocrite. Shouldnt you be off calling someone gay queer or homo again like you seem to do a lot? Hypocrite.Save your delusions of grandeur for someone who cares and signifies you as an actual decent human being.Sorry but there is no decency when it comes to people like you…. you supply that proof everytime you open your mouth much less post another comment.

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ No. 18 · Mk_Ultra_Again

      Billions of Christian worldwide comprise societal pro populo belief. Froth, foam and spew all the invalid lies you like, nothing will change it!

      Sep 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dazzer
      dazzer

      @ No 22 – Justice

      The essential problem with your position is that change is happening all over the world – and for the better, too, because it means gay equality is being accepted. What’s more, it’s happening in a lot of Christian countries. The fact you don’t know or recognise this suggests that you’re pretty ignorant.

      You’re also behind the tide of history. Give my regards to the dinosaurs when you meet them.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 5:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Justice:

      Justices goal is to divert the discussion from the facts of the case.

      He and the other Christians hate the Constitution and hate America. They want a Theocracy like Iran where their religious beliefs are forced on others and cannot stand it when they are called out for their bigotry.

      They are no different than the Islamic clerics in Saudi ARabia. End of story.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      last time i checked a student who speaks out of line in class can be reprimanded and disciplined. unless there’s some magical “i was talking about something Christian” bylaw I aint heard about….

      Oct 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 17 · Justice wrote, “@ No. 16 · B Why do you argue that the material cited is from an ‘unbiased news source’?”

      I said it (The Christian Post) was “not an unbiased news source.” You are lying about what I posted – the first time might have been due to misreading, but you’ve now repeated that lie twice. There’s no point in trying to discuss something with some idiot who continually misquotes what was said.

      As to “Why do you come up with more ad hominem attacks …,” that statement was made by the idiot calling himself “Justice” after he called me a “hypocrite” for comment No. 12, which merely pointed out that another person had copied some text from a web page without attribution (i.e., plagiarized it) and pointed out that the site I found was hardly unbiased (obviously true since that’s site’s “about” page indicated that the site had an “Evangelical” point of view.) It’s simply trash talk and lies from “Justice” – I always cite sources when I quote something – thereby making “Justice” the real hypocrite here.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      “Justice/Freedom Reigns” – you’re not fooling anyone, but continue to waste your own time.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ No. 24 · Cam

      Who’s really the terrorist here? Who is really forcing their belief on whom? Ary Dakota expressed a belief that homosexuality is wrong and people like you attempted to punish and persecute him for it. That, my twisted friend, is no different than the Islamic clerics in Saudi ARabia. End of story.

      Cam you may be a sociopath, here are some of the characteristics:

      The following questionnaire is based on research and experiences of socialised psychopaths. For each trait, decide if it applies to the person you suspect may be a socialised psychopath, fully (2 points), partially (1 point) or not at all (0 points).

      Do they have problems sustaining stable relationships, personally and in business?

      Do they frequently manipulate others to achieve selfish goals, with no consideration of the effects on those manipulated?

      Are they cavalier about the truth, and capable of telling lies to your face?

      Do they have an air of self-importance, regardless of their true standing in society?

      Have they no apparent sense of remorse, shame or guilt?

      Is their charm superficial, and capable of being switched on to suit immediate ends?

      Are they easily bored and demand constant stimulation?

      Are their displays of human emotion unconvincing?

      Do they enjoy taking risks, and acting on reckless impulse?

      Are they quick to blame others for their mistakes?

      As teenagers, did they resent authority, play truant and/or steal?

      Do they have no qualms about sponging off others?

      Are they quick to lose their temper?

      Are they sexually promiscuous?

      Do they have a belligerent, bullying manner?

      Are they unrealistic about their long-term aims?

      Do they lack any ability to empathise with others?

      Would you regard them as essentially irresponsible?

      A score of 25 or above suggests strong psychopathic tendencies. This does not mean the person is a potential mass-murderer: socialised psychopaths are not mad, nor do they have to resort to violence. Even so, a close professional or emotional relationship with a socialised psychopath is likely to prove a damaging experience.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ No. 23 · dazzer ·

      The essential problem of your position is that it is unprovable and unsupportable. Your assertion of the oxymoronic notion of ‘gay equality’ is false. This notion is contrary to pro populo belief, natural order and natural law.

      Oct 2, 2011 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dazzer
      dazzer

      @Justice:

      Oh dear, sweet Justice, don’t be a silly billy. I know that you have a somewhat restricted world view (indeed, I infer you assume it to be flat), however, there are many nations around the world where jurisprudence sees no contradictions between establishing gay equality and natural law.
      Indeed, should you inquire of most zoologists and biologists these days, homosexuality is entirely natural and therefore governed by natural law in just the same way you are.

      As I suspect you only have a fleeting acquaintance with the phrase ‘natural law’ and have done no reading around the actual subject, I can only point to the great number of philosophers who believe the natural state of humankind is equality.

      Justice, I will give you kudos for using the phrase ‘pro populo’, because it’s nice that you picked up something at Mass along with the bigotry.

      That said, this in no way alters my view that you are ignorant. Indeed, in my last post I overestimated your intelligence. I wished you to pass on my kind regards to the dinosaurs. I’m now of the opinion that you probably don’t believe dinosaurs existed.

      When you have obtained a modicum of education, sir or madam, please return to posting at this site. Whatever your educational failings, you are attempting to provide entertainment – and that always has some value.

      Oct 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice
      Justice

      @ No. 29 · dazzer

      I suppose it should be no surprise that when presented with the arguments of natural order and natural law that you immediately compare yourself to animals and reduce yourself to your basest biological impulse with references to ‘most zoologists and biologists’. Not only do you seem to view yourself as an animal but me as well with your reference to dinosaurs.

      @ No. 24 · Cam

      Is it me that hates the Constitution and America or is the truth that Christianophobes like yourself hate the Constitution and hate America? Do I want a Theocracy or is it you who wants a totalitarian dictatorship like Iran where any other belief than their own is not tolerated and forced on others and who cannot stand it when you are called out for your bigotry? Isn’t this the same persecution and bigotry you display for Ary Dakota’s right to religious belief and freedom of speech when he said, “Homosexuality is Wrong”?

      Cam, you are no different than the Islamic clerics in Saudi ARabia. End of story.

      Oct 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vesey
      vesey

      @Scottie:so in other words scotti, this kid popped out of the womb and 3 seconds later demanded that he be named Dakota so that people like you 14 years later would suggest that he is a closet gay……does that about cover it ???

      Oct 3, 2011 at 3:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dazzer
      dazzer

      @Justice:

      Yes Justice. I think you’re an animal. Not a very bright one, though. A marmoset, possibly. Or perhaps a wombat. You have some way to go in beating a squirrel in a debate, but you might take on a gopher with reasonable hopes of success.

      Please accept the implied compliment in that I assume your animal nature is largely mammalian. The more you post, the more one can re-evaluate that estimation of you.

      Oct 3, 2011 at 6:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 28 · Justice wrote, “@ No. 23 · dazzer · The essential problem of your position is that it is unprovable and unsupportable. Your assertion of the oxymoronic notion of ‘gay equality’ is false. This notion is contrary to pro populo belief, natural order and natural law.”

      This one could be fun. I’ll challenge “Justice” to show that ‘gay equality’ is contrary to “natural law”. It’s not like gay rights requires a violation of the law of conservation of momentum.

      For fun, he can start with the Schroedinger equation. With 3 spacial dimensions per electron and two spin states, don’t expect a solution for anything as complicated as a person to come up anytime soon! He can even simplify it considerably and start with genetics, specifically the properties of DNA.

      Oct 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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