Canadian Professor Fired For Anti-Gay Facebook Post

Rick Coupland, a Canadian university professor, has been fired over posting an anti-gay status to Facebook.

Coupland, who is a business professor St Lawrence College, shared a post regarding St Petersburg raising a rainbow flag for Pride month on his Facebook wall last week.

However, it’s what he wrote alongside the video is what caused everything to kick off: “It’s the queers they should be hanging, not the flag.”

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This was quickly spotted by a former student, who complained to the university and also uploaded screenshots of his status via social media platforms.

The next status he posted was in a rather different tone: “I’ve been called into work and told to bring a representative re; my comments on FB. Please pray for me and my job.”

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This seemingly escalated rather quickly, as it was confirmed today (Wednesday 22) by St Lawrence College that Coupland is “is no longer an employee.”

 

They said via Twitter: “As a result of complaints about comments made on social media that were brought forward to the College, this matter was investigated internally.”