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Disgusting! Tennessee Principal Assaults Student For Wearing Pro-GSA T-Shirt!

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This is absolutely horrific. And DISGUSTING.

How on Earth are we supposed to teach our youth to stop bullying if our school ADMINISTRATORS can't even do the same?!

Chris Sigler, a 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School in Tennessee, was apparently shoved and verbally harrassed by his own PRINCIPAL last week after he refused to take off a shirt that he had made promoting the establishment of a gay-straight alliance club on campus!

Principal Maurice Moser has apparently threatened to punish students attempting to circulating petitions about the club, and when Sigler wore a homemade T-shirt to school that read: GSA: We've Got Your Back, he was asked to take it off. The young man knew that he had a right to wear it, so he did on the following Friday, and this time refused to take it off.

Moser reportedly then ordered everyone out of the classroom, with the exception of Sigler's sister, who refused to leave, and according to both of them, grabbed Sigler's arm, repeated bumped him in the chest while screaming “Who’s the big man now?” and shoved him. When Sigler's mother arrived at the school, she saw him seated at a desk with Moser screaming directly into his face. They immediately filed a report with the local Sherriff's department.

Check out a news report regarding the situation BEFORE it escalated to this degree (above)!

Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee, says:

“It is totally unacceptable that a young man who was peacefully exercising his First Amendment rights would have his speech shut down by the public school principal. Last week’s incident clearly illustrates the hostile environment LGBT students face at Sequoyah High School. Given this context, it’s especially important that supportive voices like Sigler’s can be heard in order to overcome the school’s resistance to a GSA.”

And Sigler agrees:

“All I want is to have a GSA at my school to help stop the bullying against gays and lesbians and their friends who support them. The shirt was a way to use my voice and show my support for the club. The way I was treated shows even more why we need a GSA here.”

And Amanda Goad, staff attorney with the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project, concludes:

“All students deserve a safe and respectful learning environment. Harassment, abuse or censorship of any student – regardless of sexual orientation – is absolutely reprehensible as well as illegal. We expect the police to investigate this quickly and fairly, and take statements from all witnesses who were present.”

Agreed 100%!

It's awful enough that this school system can attempt to disguise its own bigotry and hate under policy guidelines in order to avoid allowing the GSA, but to allow an OFFICIAL to treat a student like that, regardless of what he did, let alone it be over a t-shirt, is absolutely DEPLORABLE!

That man needs to be FIRED. Immediately!

Anyone with that much anger and hatred should not be allowed near young people, let alone teaching them!

And we wonder why these kids feel like they have no where to turn!

Enough is enough! This ENDS now!

Stay strong, you guys! You're doing the right thing, and you have our support!


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25 comments to “Disgusting! Tennessee Principal Assaults Student For Wearing Pro-GSA T-Shirt!”

  1. 1

    "Horrific?" Nay, plane crashes and tsunamis are horrific, Perez.

  2. jham says – reply to this



  3. yeez says – reply to this


    It is a terrible incident and I disagree with the way that the principal handled it, but schools are allowed to censor speech if it disrupts the educational environment. Since gay rights is a hot button issue and, judging by this story, this school has a highly conservative climate, the principal is probably permitted to ask a student to not wear the shirt on those grounds and punish him accordingly if he refuses. If the screaming and pushing actually happened though that isn't acceptable.

  4. 4

    Sexual preference confusion in the Illuminati run schools strikes again.

  5. 5

    Re: yeez – I completely agree with everything you said! While this is terrible and the principal had no right to put his hands on the student, when you are in school you basically give up your right to freedom of speech. Usually, at the beginning of the school year you are required to sign a student handbook showing the rules of the school and if they aren't followed consequences will be brought upon you. One of the rules is you can't wear offensive or controversial clothing. The boy wore something that was controversial so him being asked to take it off was not wrong at all. The part that was wrong was the part where the principal put his hands on a student! The principal should be fired for that and that only!

  6. 6

    This would happen a lot of places in the south. Poor kid. Lousy prinipal.

  7. 7

    This is so wrong. He should not have been bullied or harassed. He should have been taken out behind the school and beaten. That would have taught him not to side with the queers.

  8. 8

    Re: likewhocares – Horrific yes..because ignorant thinking like this and people telling other people they are wrong, sick, their thoughts are not valid, etc. can lead to suicides (yes disapproval can lead to this with certain people) OR people being homeless due to being kicked out of their homes….YES, that is horrific….Just because your opinion is such does not make you right….People need to open their minds, broaden their experiences and realize humans are humans….period.

  9. 9

    AND ALL schools should have such a gay alliance group because ALL schools have gay kids!!!! Whether schools want to admit that or not is their own problem and ignorance….It is time for this to be dealt with in an informed way instead of the backwards/ignorant way this school has chosen to deal with it.

  10. 10

    Who voted that lunatic into being a Principal? He doesn't even have any principles what so ever!!!!!!! Disgusting. Hope he is bullied in some sort of way. KARMA to you- you friggin beastly ass!!!! He was yelling in the kids face? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!! What kind of school was that? BOOT CAMP?!?! Loser! I am so pissed offfffff at this! Can't you tell?!

  11. 11

    My daughter's high school has a gay-straight alliance club, it's called "GLASS"–Gay, Lesbian and Straight Support and a big ole rainbow flag flies in the front hall. Where the fuck are these backwoods high schools anyway?

  12. 12

    public school students do not have traditional first amendment rights.
    that's the first thing you learn when you start high school journalism.

  13. 13

    Re: TORTEZ – I don't think the illuminati/new world order has anything to do with staying safe in schools. I think they are better off promoting teen pregnancy and broken families, rewarding bad behavior and keeping minorities poor and destitute–all of which are heavily promoted on reality television and the media in general.

  14. 14

    Oh Dear God I'm so sick of political correctness and first amendment rights. Fuck that….you don't see straight people wearing shirts that say "I'm Straight - Praise me"…School is not the place to be making a statement about sexuality. When he was asked to take it off….he should have taken it off a) out of respect for others and b) out of respect for school rules. I swear….Gays are the only ones that feel the need to draw attention to themselves. You want to be gay….fine….you're gay. Keep it out of my face….I don't need to hear nor see the details.

  15. 15

    Re: yeez – its a plain shirt with writing on it. you cannot say that it disrupts anything or anyone, unless youre completley irrational.

  16. 16

    Re: Alliestp – You're right, school shouldn't be about sexuality. It would've been so wonderful if people like you dropped the hypocrisy and stopped disrespecting, bullying, assaulting and murdering students because of their sexual orientation, hmm?

  17. 17

    Re: Alliestp – You exercise your 1st amendment rights and so can they! Are you really so blind and unempathetic that you cannot put yourself in their position?

    The reason you don't have to express your sexuality is because you have freedom to be who you are-they don't! The onger you refuse to give someone their rights the louder and more in your face they HAVE to get!

  18. 18

    Re: B-MoreBabe – just because that may be the exisiting rule does not mean that it's right

  19. 19

    I live in Tennessee and none of this suprises me. It would suprise me if the school didn't behave this way. Most people in the backwoods areas of the state still live in the 19th century regarding their thought process. No gays but inbreeding is fine.

  20. 20

    I live in Tennessee and none of this suprises me. It would suprise me if the school didn't behave this way. Most people in the backwoods areas of the state still live in the 19th century regarding their thought process. No gays but inbreeding is fine. And corporal punishment is still legal in Tennessee.

  21. 21

    I have a feeling the law enforcers will be easy on the principal.

  22. gchar says – reply to this


    The Principal: Maurice Moser, Principal moserm@monroe.k12.tn.us
    Let him know how you feel!

  23. 23

    Re: Alliestp – You don't see people wearing shirts saying "I'm Straight, Praise Me" BECAUSE STRAIGHT PEOPLE HAVEN'T HAD THEIR RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY. Straight people aren't being bullied to the point of suicide. Straight people aren't being beaten up by a gang on their way home from dinner, and straight people don't have to wear the shirts because they don't have to fight for anything. I'm not sure why you thought your point would be beneficial to your argument.

  24. 24

    I think this "man" (and I use the word advisedly) should not only be fired, but charged with a hate crime for assaulting the young man like that. I don't give a monkey's ass what the shirt said; NO ONE has the right to beat someone up like that.

  25. 25

    I go to Sequoyah. And its all bullshit . At first, i was for GSA, And didnt see anything wrong with it, but Now its WAY out of hand. All chris wants is attintion.. If your gay good for You, there was no one was "bullying" them until all they started this shit. I dont even particurally Like Mr.Moser either. But he cares about he's job too much to hit\push a student. Chris was the one getting in mosers face. All he did was put his hand up And hold chris back. Like i said, he just wants attention. This is just embaresing.