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NYC Gym Teacher Fired For Being Heterosexual?

From the New York Post:

Lesbian boss fired teacher over ‘traditional family’: suit

By Julia Marsh | December 18, 2013

A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.

Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.

Note that ‘tony’ uber-liberal private schools on the Upper West Side don’t give out tenure. And they don’t hire unionized teachers.

(Of course, we are so ‘old school’ we can remember back when having gay gym teachers was frowned upon. In fact, we also remember what happened at Penn State.)

Kenney, who lives with his wife and three young children in LI, says he was a well-liked employee at the elite institution that counts Truman Capote, Ivanka Trump and Eric Schneiderman as alumni, until a gay athletic director named Pat Krieger took over in 2009.

Krieger allegedly forced him to coach three sports, even though his contract only required him to join two teams, according to his reverse discrimination suit.

When he complained that the extra responsibilities interfered with his family obligations Krieger allegedly told him, “We all make choices,” the suit says.

After Kenney told Krieger that he couldn’t keep working nights and weekends, she reported him to the headmaster “while a single, female teacher faced no scrutiny when she refused to coach a third season.”

Kenney claims the allegedly biased athletic director “routinely favored other single, younger females without children and discriminated against [him] because of his gender, sexual orientation, ‘traditional family status,’ and age.” “He felt ostracized because of his family,” Kenney’s attorney, Steven Morelli told The Post in an interview.

“He had been doing this for so many years and he certainly did the job well or they would have gotten rid of him a long time ago,” Morelli added.

Kenney coached soccer, basketball and golf at Trinity, where tuition costs as much as $41,370 a year.

“On at least one occasion Kenney was dissuaded from attending social events with his peers because he was a heterosexual, married male with children, who wouldn’t fit in with [Krieger’s] ‘culture.’”

He says three other married coaches with young children were also sacked. Kenney was replaced by a gay female, according to court papers…

Which, if true, is clearly unfair. To borrow from what the Human Right Campaign said about the Duck Dynasty star; "We know that being [a heterosexual] is not a choice someone makes, and that to suggest otherwise can be incredibly harmful."

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “NYC Gym Teacher Fired For Being Heterosexual?”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I do not doubt this at all

  2. mr_bill says:

    How many gay gym teachers does that school have? The deviant homo demographic is clearly over-represented in the staffing demographics at that school. Homos are only about 2% of the population, so they should be no more than 2% of the staff there at the school. We need a quota system to prevent disparate impact against non-deviants. Make ’em play by their own rules.

    The writer needs to discard the “reverse discrimination” schtick. It’s discrimination. There is no such thing as reverse discrimination.

    Also, I find it interesting that the homo teacher is called “allegedly biased.” Is Duck Dynasty’s Phil being called “allegedly biased?” Nope. He’s not. They’ve skipped over that part and already branded him as a “homophobe” for having an opinion that is shared by 98% of the population.

  3. Right of the People says:

    If Phil is a homophobe then Ms.Krieger is for sure a hetrophobe. I wonder what the parents of the teenage female students think about having openly gay gym teachers teaching their kids? I mean REALLY think, not their pre-programmed, liberal crap. They can’t be happy that their kids are at the very least probably being leered at when they take showers.

  4. yadayada says:

    regardless of attempts at propaganda to the contrary – in ALL cases where gym teachers, priests, scout leaders, family members, etc. have committed a sexual assault on a minor of the same sex: it contains the definition of homosexual contact.
    can anyone (credibly) dispute this?

  5. canary says:

    Never heard of “traditional family status”. However ethnics could be used. He should have sited religion too. And pregnancy which led to penis envy.

    National Origin Discrimination

    National origin discrimination involves treating people (applicants or employees) unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world, because of ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background (even if they are not).

    National origin discrimination also can involve treating people unfavorably because they are married to (or associated with) a person of a certain national origin or because of their connection with an ethnic organization or group.

    Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same national origin.

    The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

  6. canary says:

    And to think it originated from a Christian church that had it’s own school.

  7. yadayada says:

    “Trinity” (?!) school, huh?
    which “trinity” ? gay, lesbian, transgendered?

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