High School Teacher Under Investigation For Equating Gay/Straight Alliance To Deer Poaching

The kids are alright. We’ve seen time and time again examples of shifting perceptions on gay and gender issues in young people. That’s not to say they’re golden — suicide, depression and bullying remain huge hurdles. But it feels like the needle is generally moving in the right direction.

1896934_10152258678679185_1094060313_nWe wish we could say the same about their would-be stewards through adolescence. It seems unimaginable that a teacher would go out of his or her way to put down, demean and inflict harm upon their students.

But a teacher at Parkersburg South High School in West Virginia has done just that. Meet David Foggin, our least favorite person of the day.

David finds the idea of a Gay/Straight alliance on campus just preposterous, and posted this message on facebook along with a photo of an alliance flier:


So just to break it down, David, you see gay/straight as polar opposites analogous to drunk/teetotaler and drugged/sober, and you find the notion of the club as ridiculous as a group that would promote street racing or deer poaching.

The post was widely shared among students and faculty, and the school district says it’s “looking into it.”

David, if this post makes it to your inbox, we know this might be a little bit of a stretch for you to grasp, but gay and questioning youth have enough problems to deal with without feeling bullied by their teachers. Keep your opinions to yourself next time, though we’re hoping this ends in you being nowhere around kids ever again.

Oh and lay off the sarcasm, it’s not really working for you.


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  • tricky ricky

    moron doesn’t know how to spell teetotler


    Maybe a deer will shoot him. Seriously, when will people just STOP saying bigoted, stupid things. What was his reason? And a teacher, you’d think he had some education.

  • MikeE

    @tricky ricky: apparently neither do you ;-)

    it’s teetotaler or teetotaller. (the root word is “total”, the initial syllable being an extra “T”… ie: t-totaller)

  • Dakotahgeo

    Another hetero bumpkin whose brains are where his testicles should be. Unfortunately, he has neither of them either. Where on earth do the school boards/Administration yokels find these nematodes, and then hire them?!
    ~From a 50 year retired teacher and minister!

  • Caleb in SC

    His spelling may be atrocious, but there’s only one way to spell “douche.”

  • jckfmsincty

    Are teachers credentialed in West Virginia?

  • Harley

    @jckfmsincty: only the home-schooled ones.

  • Aires the Ram

    I think just two words in the story answer virtually ALL of the questions as to why this happened:
    1. West
    2. Virginia

  • Ms Urethra Johnson

    He looks like the typical self-hating Down-Low type… Begging to lick the smegma off my uncut schlong at a truck stop… Just sayin’

  • brittany261

    Alright a couple of things. First, don’t run your mouths about someone you don’t know. He’s my teacher and I defend him 100%. Second, he never bashed anyone for their sexuality so get over it. Third, none of this has anything to with being from West Virginia , every teacher has credentials so get over yourselves. Thanks.

  • dcscotts

    @brittany261: Brittany, thanks for writing in and supporting your teacher. I’m assuming from your comment that he was attempting a bad joke that really fell flat. I hope, though, that he can understand what gay and questioning kids go through and will be more understanding of how his comments were heard and interpreted. Those of us who had teachers and administrators who made comments like that and meant them really caused a lot of harm. (And I totally agree on West Virginia! It’s a great State.) Best to you.

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