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School teacher disappears after saying gays deserve to die

School teacher disappears after saying gays deserve to die

Californian teacher Michael Stack, above, has reportedly vanished after row erupted over a letter he wrote to his school’s student newspaper, saying that those who commit homosexual acts ‘deserve to die’.

The San Luis Obispo High School teacher went missing after he resigned in the face of widespread outrage.

According to this report, Stack did not show up to work last Thursday but sent the school an email which he also copied to Fox News, tendering his resignation. In it he said:

The community apparently wants me out, so I hereby grant them their desires.

Late on Thursday morning, someone reportedly called the school and threatened Stack’s life, according to San Luis Coastal Unified School District Superintendent Eric Prate, who said:

We are concerned for his safety.

Prater and San Luis Obispo High School Principal Leslie O’Connor added that school officials were already concerned about Stack when he didn’t show up to work and they were unable to contact him. They called the police and sent two assistant principals to check on him at his home.

They weren’t able to locate him but spoke to a relative there, who did not know his whereabouts.

On Thursday evening, school officials said they had no direct communication with Stack since he left campus before the end of the school day Wednesday. They don’t believe Stack was aware of Thursday’s death threat.

In his resignation letter Stack defended his right to free speech, saying:

I exercised my First Amendment rights and submitted my opinion to a public forum. In it I quoted, verbatim, Romans 1: 16-32. Now people are exercising THEIR First Amendment rights by responding to that letter. This is how America is designed to function.

Prater said that the district has asked its education attorney, Mike Smith, to determine if Stack – by submitting the letter, had essentially been proselytising.

Officials wanted to know whether he should have been disciplined or whether he would have been protected under the First Amendment.

Their initial position was that his letter fell under First Amendment protections.

Stack’s letter received widespread community criticism that it was inappropriate for a teacher at a public school to bang on about his religious beliefs. But some community members in online forums supported his right to express his views outside of the classroom in the form of a letter.

Stack’s letter was published online last Tuesday in response to the May issue of the student newspaper, Expressions, which contained three articles focusing on LGBTQ issues. The cover photo of that edition featured two women kissing.

An estimated 60 people showed up to protest against Stack in front of San Luis Obispo High School on May 11. Rally organiser Michelle Call said she was aware of at least two students who were afraid to attend school while Stack, who wrote a letter saying gay people “deserve to die”, remained employed there.

In his letter to the editor, which the student newspaper staff decided to publish in consultation with its teacher adviser, Stack cited an excerpt from the Book of Romans referring to the sinfulness of homosexuality.

He wrote that the passage describes:

A deception that has happened in the past, and is happening again right now, not only at SLOHS, but throughout the world.

The passage states that women and men who engage in homosexual acts were abandoned by God and their lives became:

Full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.

Stack wrote that he’s “not ashamed of the Gospel” and attempted to reply to six comments on the student newspaper’s website, but his replies didn’t appear on the site.

O’Connor said that the student journalists shut down public comments on the letter to try to calm the heated public debate.

O’Connor also said that he conducted an investigation into a gay student’s comments that, during a study-skills class, Stack had requested a private conversation with her about religion at some later time.

O’Connor spoke with the student and others present and verified that Stack made the request.

It’s inappropriate and poor judgment when a teacher or school official in public education wants to have a private conversation about religion with a student.

That conversation took place before Stack’s letter to the editor was published, school officials said.

School officials said that given his letter, Stack’s request to speak privately with a student about religion could have warranted disciplinary review.

O’Connor said that Stack’s viewpoint comes from a place of religious conviction, adding that he believes Stack is a “very good and decent” person.

He is also, according to this Daily Kos report, a complete idiot who believes in the literal truth of the Bible. He wrote:

Without divine intervention it would be mathematically impossible to write a book filled with hundreds of predictions over thousands of years with 100% accuracy regarding their fulfillment, yet the Bible has done exactly that, with just a few prophecies yet to be fulfilled.

Walter Einenkel, writing for the Daily Kos, said:

The harsh fact of the matter is that the Bible and all of the books it contains is not 100 percent accurate in its own logic, let alone its ‘predictions’.

Mr Stack clearly is the one that needs to go back to school. I suggest a non-apologetics-based history and literary criticism of the Bible. Something where the teacher acknowledges that the earth is more than 6,000 years old. 

38 responses to “School teacher disappears after saying gays deserve to die”

  1. Trevor Blake says:

    Protestant Christians are welcome to explain how they know which passages of the Bible are true and which are false, which are law and which are suggestions, which are eternal and which are no longer in effect. Bonus points if any two of you agree.

  2. 1859 says:

    What disturbs me slightly are the death threats. If it is true this deluded guy has gone into hiding to preserve his life, I think is is wrong for any member or supporter of LGBT rights, to adopt the same bulling tactics which they themselves have had to resist for so many years. The LGBT community, in my eyes, stands for the affirmation of life, love and freedom for all people and so shouldn’t be involved in issuing death threats. Remember – he who fights too long against the dragon is at risk of becoming the dragon.

  3. Newspaniard says:

    Come on, you guys… It’s obvious to me that he’s just gone off on holiday with his gay lover or…

  4. remigius says:

    ‘Now people are exercising THEIR First Amendment rights by responding to that letter.’

    The problem is some of them could also be exercising their Second Amendment rights. That’s why he ran away.

    1859. Looks like someone has been reading Nietzsche.

  5. 1859 says:

    @remigius: No, I’m wondering what this smoke rising from my nostrils means….

  6. remigius says:

    That just means your lungs are on fire – nothing serious, but you should probably make an appointment to see your doctor.

    And the Fire Brigade.

  7. Angela_K says:

    Knowing what these liars for Jesus are like, he probably sent death threats to himself to get sympathy from like minded idiots and so he could crow about LGBT people.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Without divine intervention it would be mathematically impossible to write a book filled with hundreds of predictions over thousands of years with 100% accuracy regarding their fulfillment, yet the Bible has done exactly that, with just a few prophecies yet to be fulfilled.

    We’re still waiting for someone to provide us with details of ONE Biblical prophecy (made at the time that it was actually claimed that it was written,of course, and not after the event) that has been fulfilled. All we have is a load of legends about ancient people of whom gods and prophets made predictions much as you’ll find in any book of fairy stories, and “prophecies” like those in Daniel and Revelation that were made AFTER the events referred to (in an attempt to convince readers that their god was in control of things)

  9. Seff says:

    barriejohn@
    You do not read carefully my posts. Before I disappear till 15th of August I wish to remind you that: Our Lady of Fatima gave us prophecies for our time: prophecies that are being fulfilled before our very eyes. For example, Our Lady predicted that if people did not amend their lives, a terrible war would begin during the reign of Pius XI . Are you deluded up to the highest degree which deprives you ability to read? By the way on 15th of August in 1922 Our Lady be appeared twice in the suburbs of Warsaw, Poland. It is a well-documented event which was kept secret by free-mason authorities of Poland. The Divine Intervention made havoc among Red Army troops and led to sudden retreat and complete disaster. Watch the link below as well Mr

    Paul@ your poems about gnaws are articulate but groundless.

    Remigius@ here is some evidence about the supernatural see it for 5 sec, will you little coward?
    http://www.visionsofjesuschrist.com/weeping1836.html

  10. barriejohn says:

    So, still no link to a prophecy in the Bible that was made BEFORE the event referred to.

    Do we laugh or cry when we read nonsense like this?

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/10/pastor-rick-joyner-christians-prophets-will-soon-be-able-to-predict-the-news-a-week-in-advance/

  11. remigius says:

    …Our Lady predicted that if people did not amend their lives, a terrible war would begin during the reign of Pius XI .

    There was no terrible war that began during the reign of Pius XI. There was one that began during the reign of his successor, but that was not what was prophesied. We’ll chalk that one up as a miss.

    ‘Are you deluded up to the highest degree which deprives you ability to read?’

    Obviously not. But we know someone who is.

  12. remigius says:

    barriejohn. Making predictions a week in advance is nothing. I can make them 3 months in advance.

    I predict that Seff will come to this site on 15th August 2017, and make a complete arse of himself/herself/itself. Again.

  13. Seff says:

    remigius@ This pediction is based on material assumption. Jesus predicted that Jerusalem would be destroyed. You did not even try to click the link concerning the gift of prophecy of Saint Padre Pio. Have a nerve, mate. In advance you treat him a crook. Go back and have a try. You make a coward of yourself again, again.

  14. remigius says:

    ‘You did not even try to click the link concerning the gift of prophecy of Saint Padre Pio.’

    Seff. The fact that I responded to you after visiting the very same link on the other thread would suggest that I did indeed visit that site.

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2017/05/10/heaven-populated-by-gays-says-catholic-priest-fr-james-martin/comment-page-1/#comment-256137

    The fact that you acknowledged my response would suggest that you are aware I did actually visit that site.

    So why the fuck are you now, on the very same afternoon, claiming I didn’t. I would suggest you are either taking far too much medication – or not nearly enough.

    You should sort your dose out, for all our sake.

  15. Seff says:

    remigius@ “There was no terrible war that began during the reign of Pius XI.” Ask the Austrians about the Anschluss in 1938, you moron. and the citizens of former Czech Republic. Was Hitler their friend? The war did not start with the invassion of Poland on 1st of Sept 1939 or as Americans say with the attack of Japs on Pearl Harbour on 8th of Dec 1941. Did you finish elementary school?

  16. barriejohn says:

    The Second World War DID begin when Hitler invaded Poland on 1st Sept., 1939. Before that Europe was officially at peace. Another religious fanatic bends the truth to suit his own beliefs.

  17. remigius says:

    Seff. Events that happened in 1938 were not part of a war that began in 1939. They may have been a precursor, but were not part of the actual war.

    Likewise, the invasion of Poland happened before the war began, and directly led to war being declared on 3rd September 1939.

    The Japanese didn’t attack Pearl Harbour on 8th December 1941. There was no need, they had already destroyed it the day before.

    We don’t have elementary schools in the UK. I went to a primary school, a middle school, a secondary school, and a university (University of London – Law). I still attend colleges, having completed over 40 courses since leaving university, many of them in history – as well as specialist training in my work as an archaeologist.

    And by all means call me a moron – but at least wait until I have done something to earn the accolade.

  18. Seff says:

    Well, well you are archaeologist. Nice to meet you. Sorry for that moron, it carried me away, when I noticed F… words. I do like the British people but I have always thought that educated ones do not use bad words unless they are p …off at home. I am doing Ph. D in political science at one of Polish Universities. I wish not to mention because the staff is blady lefist.

    When did World War II begin?

    Asking when World War II began is a good way to start a long and passionate debate. Some say it was simply a continuation of the First World War that had theoretically ended in 1918. Others point to 1931, when Japan seized Manchuria from China. Italy’s invasion and defeat of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935, Adolf Hitler’s re-militarization of Germany’s Rhineland in 1936, the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), and Germany’s occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938 are sometimes cited. The two dates most often mentioned as “the beginning of World War II” are July 7, 1937, when the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” led to a prolonged war between Japan and China, and September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, which led Britain and France to declare war on Hitler’s Nazi state in retaliation. From the invasion of Poland until the war ended with Japan’s surrender in August 1945, multiple nations were at war with each other, some fighting for the ultimately victorious Allies, some for the Axis.

  19. remigius says:

    ‘Asking when World War II began is a good way to start a long and passionate debate.’

    Not really. It began when war was declared, on 3rd September 1939. There is no need for any debate.

    WWI ended on 10th January 1920 when the Treaty of Versailles, signed on 28th June 1919, came into effect. So it could not have continued to include the events leading up to, and including, WWII.

    ‘The two dates most often mentioned as “the beginning of World War II” are July 7, 1937…’

    Nope. Only one date is ever mentioned as the start of WWII – 3rd September 1939.

    I am genuinely surprised you are doing a Ph.D. I had imagined that one of the prerequisites would be the ability to critically evaluate information. Obviously this is not a requirement in Poland.

  20. barriejohn says:

    Asking when World War II began is a good way to start a long and passionate debate…

    So you can’t say that it definitely commenced when Cardinal Ratti was Pope, then!

  21. remigius says:

    Seff. It has just come to my attention that you can only be getting your information from an unreliable website – HistoryNet.com.

    Some of text in your comments above are direct copy/pastes from that website. Please do not use such a site. The articles are badly researched, too concise, and often do not contain references/citations/bibliographies etc.

    If you must use such a resource I would recommend Wikipedia. It is far superior in that respect.

    Compare HistoryNet.com’s article on Operation Market Garden…

    http://www.historynet.com/operation-market-garden-last-stand-at-an-anhem-schoolhouse.htm

  22. remigius says:

    (cont…) With Wikipedia’s article on the same subject…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

  23. Seff says:

    “If you must use such a resource I would recommend Wikipedia. It is far superior in that respect”.At my faculty say that Wikipedia is not a reliable source information. References are demanded in printed/online scientific sources.You can put into W.. whatever you want and it is in charge by freemason Webmasters.

  24. remigius says:

    ‘At my faculty say that Wikipedia is not a reliable source information.’

    And yet you are using a source that is even more ‘unrelaible’ than Wikipedia.

    Wikipedia is probably the best research tool available – if you know how to research. I have discussed the matter over many years with many people who research for a living, including those researching for a first degree, or a masters/doctorate. The agreement is virtually unanimous. I wish we had it when I was an undergraduate.

    On the other hand, if you don’t know how to research you really shouldn’t be trying for that Ph.D.

  25. Vanity Unfair says:

    Seff really has half a good point here. My (UK) history education was that WW2 started in 1937 with the second Sino-Japanese war that lasted to 1945. There is no doubt that it was a terrible war even if you deny it was part of WW2. Incidentally, Seff’s original claim was only of a “terrible war” without specifying its location.
    The half a bad point is that there has probably been a terrible war waged, if not started, during any pontificate of more than a couple of years duration. I do not volunteer to do the research.

  26. Stephen Mynett says:

    “Ask the Austrians about the Anschluss in 1938”

    Seff, which Austrians are you asking and why not ask Anschluss oder Einbruch?

    You have a very simplistic view on things. The political differences of opinion in Austria are quite great and there were many who welcomed AH, likewise there were many who did not and were aware of the dangers. Look at Austrian politics over the last 20-30 years and you can ask similar questions.Wien is a fairly Green and centre-left City, obviously with the exception of HC Strache and his odious bunch but they are a minority. Go to Kärtnen and you will see people who would have welcomed the Anschluss, Jörg Haider until his death was frighteningly popular.

    I agree about Wikipedia as not being that reliable, although it is certainly better, as Remigius said, than History.net and far more reliable than a bunch of myths put together by misogynistic goat-herds and later edited by Roman power-freaks.

  27. Seff says:

    “which Austrians are you asking and why not ask Anschluss oder Einbruch?” Yes, the most of them are in after-life, as it were. I used this expression in figurative way. But you can simply do some research and check how many of Austrian Jews were taken to concentration camps b/n 12/13 of March 1938 and 1st of Sepember 1939.They did not go there because they wanted to strech their legs. On the very same day Hitler arrived to Vienna while the chancellor of Austria became Arthur Seyss-Inquart.What is important the Third Reich to complete this act of violance agains sovereign country they had engaged over 200 thousand troops. They definately did not go there to sip Austrian beer.

  28. barriejohn says:

    I feel that many of the people who are so scathing about Wikipedia have a rather simplistic view of things, and I wonder whether they have their wits about them. You have to be cautious about almost ANY source of information in the world; would you have any confidence in a history book about the Second World War written by David Irving, for example? What you should do with Wikipedia is to follow up its references, as they are supposed to be listed. It’s an excellent tool when used wisely, as Remigius says.

  29. Seff says:

    remigius@”I am genuinely surprised you are doing a Ph.D. I had imagined that one of the prerequisites would be the ability to critically evaluate information. Obviously this is not a requirement in Poland”. Critical evaluation ought to be refered to disputable issues in history, economy, politics and culture but not to the undisputable one as is the existence of God.

  30. remigius says:

    Vanity Unfair. The Sino-Japanese war wasn’t a world war, rather it was a local war between two neighbouring countries. It only merged into the already extant WWII in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour (even though Japanese forces had occupied French territory in Indochina since September 1940).

    The war that began on 3rd September 1939 was a world war. Many countries declared war on Germany on, or immediately after, that date. First Britain, then Australia, India and New Zealand. This was quickly followed by France, South Africa, Nepal, and Bahrain, Canada etc.

    There were already 30 countries involved in WWII by the time the separate, and localised, Sino-Japanese conflict merged with it.

  31. Seff says:

    Definately for the Chinese and Japnese the WWII started in 1937. Chiang Kai-shek many times used to underline that the WW II began on 7 VII 1937. However later there they accepted a bit latter date – the day of massacre of Nankin when 200 thousand people perished. Maybe it is not enough for you remigius to say it is a war just a skirmish? On 1st Sep. began full scale war with massive engagement of military equipment and human resources.

  32. Cali Ron says:

    Seff: I noticed your reference to Freemasons mixed in with your pseudo religious rewriting of European history. So are you not only God deluded, but a conspiracy theorists as well? I won’t pray to your imaginary god for you, but you have my pity, because you will be one very depressed man on August 16th.

  33. remigius says:

    ‘Maybe it is not enough for you remigius to say it is a war just a skirmish?’

    I don’t remember ever thinking that. I certainly didn’t write anything to that effect. I wonder, do you have a problem with reading comprehension? If so I can recommend some online tutorials…

    http://www.k12reader.com/subject/reading-skills/reading-comprehension/

    I’m not sure if they have any aimed at Ph.D students, but having seen your previous posts I’d suggest starting from the beginning.

  34. Stephen Mynett says:

    Seff, my final post to you as you are clearly very stupid and not worth engaging. Learn some European history before you start rambling on about a very complex period.
    I am unsure which particular brand of god you get turned on by but before you start preaching about how Jews were treated take a look at the anti-Semitism in Poland, a lot of which is inspired and supported by the RCC – I have several friends who are Polish Jews who will testify to the way they have been treated by a minority of Polish society but a noticeably religious minority.

  35. 1859 says:

    What has been lost in the above spat is the initial absurd claim that war was ‘prophesied’ by an apparition. If you believe in supernatural powers (violins in the background please) then clearly anything is possible. But if you don’t, you only have human stupidity to explain why humans decide to slaughter each other. Ghostly apparitions that intone ‘prophesies’, is on a par with equally ridiculous fortunes told by palm-readers and those deluded old folk who stare into cups and ‘read’ tea-leaves. Human gullibility knows absolutely no bounds – as Mr Seff above clearly demonstrates.

  36. barriejohn says:

    1859: “Wars help to keep population levels under control.” (I’ve known people who actually believed that.)

  37. 1859 says:

    @barriejohn: I guess they will be the hard core NIMBYs of this world.

  38. Paul says:

    I’m sure the World War and there was only one, began in August 1914, and there was a half time break from 1918 until 1939 as the Germans were warming up changing kit and bringing on their subs, most of which we sank.
    The Germans are a devious bunch. Nevertheless the War finally ended in 1966 at Wembley.

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