‘Hang the queers’ professor sacked

‘Hang the queers’ professor sacked

A ‘conservative Christian’ professor at a Canadian college has been sacked after using Facebook to advocate the hanging of ‘queers’.

According to this report, Rick Coupland, a full-time professor of business at St Lawrence College in Kingston, shared a video of St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman raising a pride flag to start the month-long St Petersburg Pride festival.

Above the video Coupland wrote:

It’s the queers they should be hanging, not the flag …

Later Coupland posted:

I have to get off Facebook for awhile. I’ve been called into work and told to bring a representative re; my comments on FB. Please pray for me and my job ….” (Sic)

Coupland’s Facebook profile has since been deleted.

The posts came within days of SLC Brockville unveiling its new Rainbow Way on July 14, pictured above. An SLC Facebook post said:

Rainbow Way is the newly painted pathway on the Brockville campus that celebrates our LGBT staff and students and is a visual representation of the College’s inclusive community.

It was later reported here that, after college administrators received complaints, they began investigating the matter, then announced on the college’s Facebook page:

Mr Coupland is no longer an employee at St. Lawrence College.

An earlier post had noted that his comment was:

Not a reflection of our college values.

College spokeswoman Kelly Wiley said:

We have several policies that apply to the conduct of our employees. This includes the fact that we adhere to the Ontario Human Rights Code; we also have harassment policies, a policy around outside activities of college employees, and our collective agreement.

The human rights code bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.

9 responses to “‘Hang the queers’ professor sacked”

  1. Broga says:

    What was going on in Coupland’s mind when he wrote that comment? Did he think it was witty with his use of the word “hang.”? Or did he think he was being bold or macho making such a comment? Perhaps, as he seems to believe that prayer works, he thought he would attract admiration from a Christian audience?

    And did his imagination not stretch as far as the distress he, as a professor, would cause to students and others by his comment? Or perhaps he has problems of his own regarding his sexual feelings?

    In his case prayer has not worked. Perhaps his God is sending him a message.

  2. Trevor Blake says:

    Leviticus 20:13 reads “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Hanging is a bloodless form of murder. Maybe that’s the problem? Or is the problem Christianity?

  3. Alan says:

    “Hang the Queers”. Whatever happened to all the ‘love and forgiveness’ that Christians go on about ad nauseam?
    “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned…” Luke 6:37
    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another…” Ephesians 4:32
    “Love your enemies, and do good…” Luke 6:35

  4. Barry Duke says:

    Perhaps Coupland should take up residence in Saudi Arabia, where a school has been fined for painting its facade in rainbow colours:

  5. asquith says:

    Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
    Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
    Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
    And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
    And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
    Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
    Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
    (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    In other words, this “persecuted” twat doesn’t need a job, the lord will provide for him.

    (Incidentally, what are the odds of the lord taking the form of his fellow “persecuted” right-wing twats and them paying him a fortune in donations like they did with the homophobic baker?)

  6. jay says:

    The university had a good reason to do this.

    What bothers me though is that when Brittany Cooper (Rutgers University) espouses similar racist hatred of whites, men and heterosexuals, instead of getting fired she gets to write guest articles in Salon.

  7. John the Drunkard says:

    Pray for his job position to be filled by someone saner, and better qualified.

  8. dennis says:

    @jay, I realize that political correctness is some what amuck. the board rooms of old white guys using the term queer and “N” have gone on for centuries and continues today as Mr Coupland has demonstrated. Ms Copper is a young black female millennium who is voicing the same type of trash talk. our culture seems to be allowing this miss alignment of speech to maybe level the playing field for the race harassed and LGBT members of our world.