Gay Issues

High School Teacher Suspended for Badly-Spelled Anti-Gay Rant

| by Michael Allen

High School science teacher David Foggin was recently suspended after writing an angry anti-gay rant on Facebook, which included spelling errors.

Foggin, who teaches at Parkersburg South High School in West Virginia, wrote his comments about a meeting of a gay-straight student club.

According to the Associated Press, Foggin wrote on Facebook:

Club meeting at PSHS!! Rally around them and show ur support. We are also considering a drunks-t totaller [sic] club, drugged/sober club, smokeless tobacco vs smokes club, street racing, and deer poaching clubs. Please donate and support us. Thank u!!! I think I hear the drag already zinging.

Wood County Schools Superintendent Pat Law told the News and Sentinel that Foggin was suspended on Tuesday.

"It will be until Spring Break," Law said. "He's not in the classroom this week."

After Spring Break, the school board will decide whether or not to pay Foggin during his suspension.

In response, Foggin, who intends to run for sheriff in the future, wrote on Facebook:

I love everyone and I promote fairness and equality. I have difficulty with favoritism and bias given any person or group. Love you all. Get a concealed carry permit while u still can. Protect urself [sic] and ur [sic] family. Thank God for every breath he give u!![sic]

"Our main concern here is our students and student rights, but we also have a vested interest in our employee rights," said Wood County Board of Education President Tim Yeater.

Sources: News and Sentinel and Associated Press