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Gay Bashing Teacher

Sparks FREE SPEECH Fight

8/23/2011 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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A Florida teacher is suspended for bashing gay marriage on his Facebook -- so Harvey gets into a heated debate over free speech with one of the teacher's opponents.

And, Kim Kardashian's wedding drew millions of new viewers ... to her SEX TAPE! Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch calls in to talk about cashing in on Kim's butt.

Plus, does President Barack Obama deserve the heat he's taking ... for going on vacation?

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(0:00) A Florida teacher is suspended for ripping gay marriage on Facebook -- does this go against free speech?
(3:30) Randy Stephens -- executive director of GLBT Community of Central Florida -- is on the phone ... and he agrees with the suspension.
(11:01) Harvey and Randy go toe-to-toe.
(22:30) Viewers defend free speech ... for the most part.
(35:02) A change of pace ... Kim K's porn was more popular than ever during her wedding weekend. Mike's got this one.
(37:30) Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch calls in to talk about the porn's sudden rise in popularity.
(42:30) Time to "shame the audio guy."
(44:05) President Barack Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard is used as fuel to flame the anti-Obama fire.
(50:01) Will and Jada Pinkett Smith -- they are NOT splitting up ... despite reports to the contrary.


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61.

Jeff    

Gawd, people are so PC now a days. Grow up and get some thicker skin people, get over it. When I was a kid, everyone didn't make the team, it taught kids to deal with disappointment then and later in life.
If he was saying it in the classroom that's one thing, he has a right to his opinion on his own time, period.

1052 days ago
62.

Everyones~A~Star    

Would not like that hick teacher, teaching my kids. How can a man have a post secondary education and learn of history and still be such a douche-bag? He knows about mass hysteria, witch hunts, and oppression. He is educated not ignorant. This is just plain hate and he has no excuse for it. Fire him.

1052 days ago
63.

Matt    

This is not a free speech issue, you uneducated trolls... He isn't being arrested or punished by the federal government. He had the right to say whatever he wanted. And his employer has the right to fire him for doing so.

1051 days ago
64.

JESSE    

your argument of saying if a teacher said they agreed with gay marriage and thought it was a great idea is equal to what he said is completely skewed. Calling homosexual marriage a cesspool is WAY different than agreeing or showing support. If the teacher had simply said he disagreed with gay marriage this wouldn't be such an issue, it's the fact that he went above and beyond to show hatred and use strong language.

1051 days ago
65.

David Arnwine    

Teacher's teach constitutional rights to students and don't have to give theirs up in the process. If this teacher is fired then one by one everyone's rights will be chipped away at and there will be no TMZ because anything presumed to be negative by another person would be forbidden. There will be no news broadcast, no political opinions expressed and no debate. Kids need to learn that not everyone agreess with everyone and if you don't like try to come to an understanding and build a bridge and cross over it.

1051 days ago
66.

Lee90    

People are allowed to have opinions. Jesus Christ if the gays can say it then why not the straights? Maybe we should hold an annual straight-person parade? or a white person parade? Proud to be straight and white!

1038 days ago
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