A conservative legal advocacy group has filed suit against a Michigan school district and teacher for their actions against a student who was removed from class and threatened with suspension for expressing his opposition to homosexuality during a classroom discussion. The Thomas More Law Center said that it filed the federal lawsuit against the Howell, Michigan, school district and one of its teachers, Johnson “Jay” McDowell, “for punishment and humiliation” they exhibited toward high school student Daniel Glowacki after he expressed his Christian beliefs regarding homosexuality in response to McDowell’s prompting.
According to the More Law Center, Glowacki, who was a junior at Howell High School (shown during graduation ceremony in photo) at the time of the incident, “was specifically asked by McDowell about his feelings on homosexuals. Daniel responded that as a Catholic he was offended by the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Because of his answer, Daniel was ordered to leave the classroom under threat of suspension.”
As reported by the Livingston, Michigan Daily News, the “lawsuit alleges that McDowell, who was wearing a purple ‘Tyler’s Army’ T-shirt in support of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman who killed himself in 2010 after a roommate streamed an Internet video of Clementi in a ‘sexual encounter’ with a male student, devoted his classes to promoting the homosexual lifestyle.”
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