Student Claims OCC Professor Ken Hearlson Wrote "Gays are Racist" on White Board During Class
…[18-year-old Ali] Azarifar claims that political science professor Ken Hearlson made several anti-gay remarks in his U.S. government lecture on Feb. 7, the day of the [Prop 8] court ruling. Some of the alleged comments include:
"Being gay is a sin.". . .
"No one voted no on Prop 8 because gays are racist."
"Soon, all of the U.S. will be illegal for the gay community to marry."
"Gays don't go to black churches because they are racist."
In 1998, a student said that [Hearlson] told his class that if a homosexual ever taught his child sex education, he'd "string him up by the toes and shoot him in the face with a .357 Magnum." In 2001, a week after the Sept. 11 attacks, Hearlson was accused of calling Muslim students "Nazis," "terrorists," and "murderers." (An investigative report said that most of the allegations were "unsubstantiated.") And in 2003, the tenured professor harangued college protestors at a peace rally.
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A gay rights supporter made this flier in hope of bringing attention to Hearlson. [Azarifar’s boyfriend, Nolan] Robert, who is active in the gay community, aims to start a larger movement.