NOM Interviews Student Who Was Briefly Suspended for Antigay Views
BY Michelle Garcia
October 30 2012 1:18 PM ET
The National Organization for Marriage has found a new face in a high school student, Dakota Ary of Fort Worth, Texas, who got into trouble in school for spouting homophobic messages in September 2011.
Ary and four boys were sitting in a German class, where the teacher kept a word wall, including clippings from German magazines. One of the articles from the magazine was about gay rights and featured a photo of two men kissing. Either Ary or one of his friends ripped the photo down from the wall.
When asked about it, Ary countered, "I'm Christian, and to me, being homosexual is wrong." According to reports, Ary said his statements made his German teacher upset, causing the teacher to write Ary up and send him to the principal's office, where he was punished with four hours of in-school suspension. It was later reported that Ary may have also been harassing the teacher, because he and his friends perceived him to be gay.
Ary is now involved in NOM's Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance video, posted by Good As You over the weekend. The video tells Ary's and his mother's side of the story.
"I've been called the Hitler of our time," he says in the video.
Watch the full interview below:
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