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London: Lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan sacked from college

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  1. Good riddance too – another backward fool brainwashed by organised religion – pathetic Neanderthal.

  2. Mumbo Jumbo 18 Dec 2013, 1:40pm

    Cue cries of persecution.

    1. And /or racism.
      Good riddance to the wretch.

  3. The college deplores those views, but spent a lot of time and effort not taking action. It took the leaking of a secretly recorded video to finally force them into terminating his employment.

    It’s remarkable when those who have the power to act refuse to do so, and then preach about their supposedly open and respectful business or organization after the fact.

    Lets not kid ourselves here, there are several people who knew what was happening and refused to take action. That is not conducive with their later claim of being disgusted by his views and opinions.

    Basically, while those who complained about him did their jobs, there are others higher up who did nothing about it. That’s NOT the actions of an inclusive environment respectful and accepting of all.

    1. Well put

    2. Midnighter 18 Dec 2013, 4:51pm

      Exactly. The right decision, far too slowly taken.

      What is being done to prevent recurrences; what systems will the college now put in place to ensure that any concerns from students or staff are handled swiftly, fairly and impartially?

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Dec 2013, 2:05pm

    Didn’t I read somewhere that he had no academic qualifications? If that’s the case, what kind of criteria does the college use to employ these loons? Wouldn’t it be incumbent on any place of education to verify an applicant’s credentials for employment? In any case, good riddance.

  5. If this disrepute “college” or business did not share the view of the “doc”, then why was he not sacked 8 months ago. And why is the incompetent principle of the school not sacked also. What idiots are managing this dump?

  6. Looking at his picture, I’d say he’s a CLASSIC self-loather – a closet case whose religious brainwashing has robbed him of the ability to accept his true sexuality. After all, with so many other biblical so-called ‘sins’, why is this man so bothered by and selective in focussing on the gay one? People who are comfortable with their sexuality are NEVER homophobic. So, now that this person has been relieved of his employment for which, by the sound of it, he had no qualifications whatsoever, maybe he’ll find time to take a LONG look in a mirror and ask why he is so disturbed by ‘gayism’ (whatever that is …). “Show me a homophobe; I’ll show you a closet case”.

    1. Darren Yehuda 18 Dec 2013, 3:39pm

      Don’t know why you’re being voted down; I think you’re right on the money

    2. Mister Fister 18 Dec 2013, 3:44pm

      You are making a sweeping generalisation that all homophobes are closet cases. Many homophobes are simply just vile people whose lives are so lacking in positivity that they can only get pleasure from hating and despising others.

      1. Darren Yehuda 18 Dec 2013, 3:53pm

        Well that’s a fair statement, but I think the loud ones are likely uncomfotable (at least) with their sexuality

      2. Dear Mister Fister. There is now EXTENSIVE research which shows that the main driver behind homophobia is suppressed homosexuality. Why do you imagine it is that some people couldn’t give a monkey’s about gay people and others do? These homophobes will find ANYTHING (especially religion) which supports and reinforces their inner-hatred. They project their self-loathing outwards onto those who represent that which they cannot bear in themselves. Why do you think it is that the most violently homophobic preachers in the USA are often revealed to be having gay relationships? The homophobic bully at school who ends up in gay clubs? Really THINK about it …… before making sweeping generalisations about those who have studied the subject.

        1. Darren Yehuda 18 Dec 2013, 4:41pm

          I had heard of such research but am not suficiently knowledgable to sustain the argument. Thank-you Truth for this contribution to the conversation. Quite necessary and well put.

        2. Frank Boulton 19 Dec 2013, 7:07am

          Could those, who keep asserting that homophobia derives from suppressed homosexuality please post some links to serious research, which supports their claims? I’ve seen a couple of cases, in which gay men have slandered other gays, in order to hide their own sexuality but they’re certainly not enough to make a sweeping generalization. Even if research suggests that this is the case, it is surely not a good policy on our part to claim that all these bigots and hate-mongers must belong secretly to the LGBTI community.

  7. I don’t understand why the anti religious theme has come up again in other comments. Where does it say he is religious?

    Anyway, thankfully he’s been sacked because of his homophobia and racism.

    1. Sorry – but what exactly do you suppose is the root cause of ALL homophobia if it isn’t religion … especially christianity and islam?

      1. Tribalism. Obedience to convention. The (sadly) natural instinct to pick on those perceived to be weaker than you are.

        You can easily find homophobes in cultures where there is no explicit religious taboo against same-sex activity (eg Buddhist societies or, for that matter, in India as we have seen recently).

      2. But that would be like a religious person saying that religion is the root cause of ALL social order. Humanity developed alongside religious beliefs, so ALL good things come from religion. Which isn’t something I believe, but is as fundamentalist as your opinion.

        I agree with Rehan, it is a human instinct to scapegoat the minority by the majority that is the root cause of homophobia, a fear of something that they do not understand, and ultimately an irrational fear that humanity will end because gay couples cannot reproduce. And if atheism takes over monotheism as the dominant ‘belief’ system, there will still be homophobia.

        I always have a little laugh to myself when some atheists have the naive idea that getting rid of religion is going to get rid of hate, or homophobia, or racism, or bigotry, or war. It’s such a simplistic idea. Hate is a human emotion, you’ll never stop it, no matter what the belief system.

    2. Staircase2 19 Dec 2013, 4:55am

      Well said
      The stock answer flock at work again…
      Most of whom clearly haven’t read past the bloody headline…
      The man’s clearly a bigoted idiot…that is if course no excuse as to why WE should all behave like one too…

  8. Scratch a little deeper, especially concerning said qualifications, and no doubt we´ll discover fraud. I hears the video – his language is not that of a “doctor” let alone his opinions. Ignorant, gormless fool. Good riddance!

  9. Christopher Coleman 18 Dec 2013, 4:16pm

    I don’t suppose this character has any direct experience of the Klan. It’s just one of those insults that the intellectually lazy throw around. And who needs an intellectually lazy lecturer?

  10. Never mind the homophobia (though that’s bad enough), how did this not only unqualified, but semi-literate and uneducated clown get a job at one of the country’s most prestigious educational establishments? What were the LSE administrators doing when he was appointed — oh that’s right, sleeping deep inside the late Colonel Gadhaffi’s bottom. There needs to be an external inquiry into what’s going on in this institution — this story is only one incident of many.

    1. I don’t think Newham College is connected to LSE…

  11. “Part time psychotherapist”???? FULL time nancy boy self-hating closet fag more like it!! Just LOOK at that FROCK he’s wearing!! OTT or wot?? Sit on that Christmas tree, honey!!

  12. James Campbell 19 Dec 2013, 2:26am

    I too am amazed that this clown was appointed with apparently little attention to his ‘qualifications’ )or lack of them). Anyone can claim to be a ‘therapist’, but being appointed as a lecturer usually requires extensive research into the applicant’s experience and qualifications. Where does it sat that Walcott was a lecturer at the LSE (London School of Economics) which is a university. I read that he was employed at Newham Further Education College?

  13. MORON!…see ya in the funny papers!

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