Texas Principal Cancels Entire Cosmetology Program to Avoid Teaching Gay Student
Texas’ Taylor Career Center Principal Thomas Amons has gone full-blown Clint Eastwood on the school’s cosmetology program after a – GASP! – homosexual student signed up for classes.
Rather than be allowed to accomodate the newest student in the steadily growing program, Instructor Cequada Clark was ordered to refuse to teach 22-year-old Kwmane Gray because he identifies as gay. When Clark refused to openly discriminate against her newest student, she was ultimately fired from her job.
But not before Principal Thomas consulted with the school’s legal team and learned that he was unable to ban gay students from taking cosmetology classes. Instead, Thomas elected to cancel the entire program.
The complete story has more villainous twists and turns than a Cruella de Vil/Ursula Disney lesbian slash fiction story. I can promise you that we’ll all be hearing more about Amons, Clark and Gray as protests, lawsuits and expanded media coverage ripple outward from this incident, so you might as well go read up on all the crazy right now.
As terribly messed up as this is, it’s stories like this that show how important laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination are.
Expect someone to announce that the school has received state and federal funding, and as such has committed a very big no-no in exactly 3, 2, 1…
Who agrees that Principal Thomas – a Baptist deacon, by the way – should be the one to go, and not the cosmetology program?