An honor student in Fort Worth, Texas was suspended for saying he believes homosexuality is wrong. In German class, freshman honor student Dakota Ary said, “I’m a Christian, and to me, being homosexual is wrong.”
Teacher Kristopher Franks reported this comment as possible bullying. Ary was punished by serving an in-house suspension for one day.
Ary was also banned from campus for the next two days, however, the school revoked the suspension after first amendment attorney Matthew Krause from the Liberty Counsel argued that a student doesn’t lose his right to free speech when he walks through school doors.
Is stating an opinion now considered an act of bullying instead of a first amendment right?
What about getting a three-day suspension for voicing an opinion—is that bullying?
Question: Would this teacher suspend a student for calling Christianity wrong?