Dakota Ary Vindicated After Wrongful Suspension for Opposing Homosexuality

By TFP Student Action   
October 12, 2011
Dakota Ary
Dakota Ary's record
was fully cleared.
Victory.  VICTORY!

The Fort Worth Independent School District has issued a letter to Liberty Counsel fully vindicating high school freshman Dakota Ary, who was given in-school suspension for telling another student that he believes homosexuality is wrong because of his Christian faith. The letter is in response to Liberty Counsel’s demand letter requesting full vindication and a full retraction of the suspension. The district’s letter will be placed in Dakota’s permanent file to further clear his record.

Shortly after the incident, TFP Student Action launched a petition urging Western Hills High School to completely clear Dakota Ary’s record.  Very soon, over 7,500 people contacted the school with their protest and concern.

The District’s letter apologized for the delay in returning Dakota back to the classroom, and stated that “Dakota has the right to express an opinion in a manner consistent with law and policy.”

Dakota was in Kristopher Franks’ German language class at Western Hills High School when the topic of homosexuality arose. Dakota said to one of his classmates, “I'm a Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong.” Franks overheard the comment, wrote Dakota an infraction, and sent him to the principal’s office.

The discipline referral form says the comment was out of context, even though the lesson for the day was on religious beliefs. Franks charged Dakota with “possible bullying” and indicated, “It is wrong to make such a statement in public school.”

Two weeks prior to this event, Franks displayed a picture of two men kissing on a “World Wall” and told his students that homosexuality is becoming more prevalent in the world and that they should just accept it. Many of the students were offended by Franks’ actions and his continually bringing up the topic of homosexuality in a German language class. Franks was temporarily placed on administrative leave with pay last week.

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: “We are pleased that the school district vindicated Dakota Ary. No public school teacher should use the position of authority to bully students to accept homosexuality. That is what this teacher did, and he got his hand caught in the cookie jar. We want to make sure this never again happens to any student.”

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+19 # TheSaleBoat 2011-10-14 11:44
Amen, that is wonderful! That is so sad that teachers are showing this filth to our children in the classroom. I'm sorry to say it, but the principal should also be administrative leave with pay for the suspension in the first place.
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+18 # maria 2011-10-14 14:39
im so happy that finally a public school teacher was put in their place.they think they are so superior to parents,they only curb themselves when a parent is also a teacher.gay people are very pushy when out at singles clubs they are worse than players they don't understand no and are constantly trying to push that everyone is bisexual or cross gender,now in ours schools with underage children.imagine if this was a priest or religious figure pulling this manipulative behavior im sure they would not be receiving a paycheck
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+15 # Michael Holahan 2011-10-15 06:53
¡Bravísimo! I don't give a hoot how they do things in Texas but as a classroom teacher of Spanish, English, and Social Studies(broad spectrum)35 years, I can guar-on-tee I would have been suspended, not the student in such a case. Even in a "Street Law" course we only touched lightly on "vice"and never on sexuality. The course was for 9th graders, i.e. freshmen.
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+10 # Karl H. Schumaker 2011-10-15 16:34
This teacher should be told that the First Amendment to the constitution covers freedom of speech. He obviously has used his freedom of speech in teaching the Homosexuality must be accepted
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+5 # Patricia 2011-10-18 11:42
And what discipline will the teacher receive?
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+8 # Leticia Velasquez 2011-10-18 12:16
We must continue to put pressure on school districts which allow gay teachers to 'prosteletize' inappropriately while students' innocence is destroyed.
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+5 # Ron 2011-10-18 12:35
You are ALL so right!
The teacher is also lucky that the boy's father didn't go ballistic and come to the school after the teacher.Homosexuality teaching has NO PLACE in the classroom. Lightly touch on the subject and then GET OFF OF IT! If someone is against it, then that is their right to state the fact.I am so happy the Principle (and most likely the Schoolboad,) saw the light. God Bless the boy and his parents for standing up for the right to state his beliefs.One question: Is the Teacher homosexual that he was offended so easily by the boy's remark?
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+7 # Hans-Georg Lundahl 2011-10-18 12:58
Thank God!
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+10 # Mario 2011-10-18 14:28
This excellent news has made my day. I'm really happy that finally the District's letter apologised for the delay in returning Dakota back to the classroom.Furthermore the letter clearly stated that “Dakota has the right to express an opinion in a manner consistent with law and policy."
It is really surprising that the teacher was not sacked.Did he apologise to Dakota?
I find it really worrying why some teachers keep pushing their pro-homosexual agenda filth down students' throats.
Congratulations to TFP Student Action which launched the petition to urge the school to completely clear Dakota's record.
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+12 # Dana Buckman 2011-10-18 14:32
I am so tired of people in authoritative positions influencing our young people. I agree that the principal should be held accountable for allowing the suspension and the teacher should not have a job. Obviously this teacher has an agenda.
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+10 # Lee Gruska 2011-10-18 14:46
What kind of suspension is one where the teacher is on suspension WITH PAY? The teacher gets his pay gets time off from school,and the school has to hire a sub for the suspended teacher. Where is the lesson in that? How is it that the teacher suspended the student rather than the principal doing the suspension? Do all teachers have this responsibility or just those who advocate for homosexuality? Shame on the school, on the principal, and on the teacher.
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+8 # TeeK 2011-10-18 14:57
Praise God that Dakota has been cleared. He should have never been suspended...that was totally wrong in the first place. Teachers should not try to impose their political and religious beliefs on our children, but it is happening everywhere and should not be. This teacher should not be teaching...period. I agree with TheSaleBoat!
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+9 # Sleepy525 2011-10-18 15:10
Very pleased that Dakota was completely cleared of any wrong doing. Hopfully the teacher Franks will be "strongly" disciplined...without pay.
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+11 # jim 2011-10-18 15:39
If he wants sexuality to be taught in schools; as far as I know there are sex classes. However I don't believe any kind of sex should be taught in schools!!!
It is up to the families and people to teach or find out about differences.
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+8 # David 2011-10-18 21:55
My prayers are with Dakota, and this article really gratified me. Keep up the good work!
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+8 # Amelia Buzzell 2011-10-18 22:07
Thank you Jesus, Mother Mary, Eternal Father, and Holy Spirit for watching out for this young man Dakota. Also kudos to St. Michael, the Arch Angel who defends us in battle against Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
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+9 # Christina 2011-10-19 00:51
Way-to-go Dakota! Always, stand-up for what you believe in. Sounds to me that Franks a homosexual, and he's feeling-out the students for their responses. I would remove my student from his class or any other teacher who is a homosexual. They need to go back into the closets.
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+10 # Michelle 2011-10-19 03:57
Great to see the power of protest. Proverbs, in Scripture says, greater harm is done when the good are silent than when the wicked act. Good to see the power of good succeeding. Blaze on!
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+9 # Rosa Caban 2011-10-19 08:54
Glad for this young man who did nothing wrong, just express his belief.

The teacher got rewarded with a PAID VACATION. What a great punishment!

May the Lord save and protect us!
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+8 # Ruy 2011-10-19 11:12
Glad to hear that Dakota has been vindicated.
Sad to see that the bully, pro-homosexual, intolerant "teacher" was rewarded with a week paid vacation
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+7 # Judith L 2011-10-19 11:52
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+7 # SHARON SCHMIDT 2011-10-19 12:25
I thank all who wrote and Dakota for standing up to this bully teacher. The school board needs to fire the teacher.Lawyers were are you? If this was a Priest or Preacher they would be in the courts and papers & all other T.V.
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+4 # Mario 2011-10-19 14:13
To Dakota Ary.I remember reading this quote by Dorothea Brande which I think is appropriate
"Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid".

Thank you for standing up for your beliefs.
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+5 # Anabela 2011-10-20 07:12
I am so glad that our protesting succeeded. It couldn't be possible without God intervening. As for the teacher...what does homosexuality have to with German language class?
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+4 # Lisa 2011-10-20 22:18
I am so glad that Dakota was vindicated! Praise the Lord!!!! :D They are right, why was this Franks character in a German Class "bullying" (Franks words not mine) the classmates in accepting homosexuality? Now who was out of line? What the heck is this Moron getting paid for administrative leave? People question why we're in disarray with the deficit? Holy be Jesus!!!!
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+3 # Mary 2011-10-22 10:11
I am sorry Dakato had to through all this.Dakato should be given extra tutoring by the school for free for the classes he missed by suspension. His teacher should be suspended without pay and or kicked out. The table have turned and the pendulum has swung from gay rights to gay dominion.
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0 # Holly Pope 2012-01-07 11:00
I would like to say Thank You to all of you that supported Dakota. As his Mom I am so proud of him and it helps him to see the positive feedback. I pray that more children are encouraged to stand for their beliefs and not feel bullied while at school.
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