FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — A North Carolina teacher who compared his high school to a concentration camp in a magazine article has been suspended without pay.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Fuquay-Varina High School biology teacher Ray Fournier has recently been suspended from his job.
Fournier wrote a magazine article last month promoting his book, “Education Reformation.”
Fournier has been a public school teacher for 13 years. Despite that, his book urges Christian parents to “rescue” their children from public schools.
He never mentioned Fuquay-Varina High School in the article, but said the school where he works is a “concentration camp dedicated to the spiritual death of those imprisoned behind these walls.”
Fournier writes that public education is not religiously neutral, but rather deliberately indoctrinating students to turn away from God and moral and ethical living.
He cited a couple he knows whose daughter came out as a lesbian after attending public school for one year.
“I warned them about the spiritual dangers of public education, but sadly they ignored my warning. It was as if their daughters where [sic] placed inside a spiritual gas chamber. It didn’t take long for the poison to take effect. Within a year’s time, one of them even became a lesbian. My heart broke each and every time I saw her walk around campus with her girlfriend,” Fournier wrote.
The school system officials has said that Fournier has since apologized for his statements.