Canadian Professor Fired For Violent, Homophobic Facebook Post


A professor in Canada has been fired for posting hateful comments against gay people on his personal Facebook page.


Rick Coupland, a business professor at St Lawrence College, Ontario was sacked from his job for suggesting that gay people should be hanged on his Facebook page.

The scholar shared a post about the mayor of a Florida town that raised the rainbow flag to celebrate pride month, adding his own comment, “It’s the queers they should be hanging, not the flag.”

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A former student at St Lawrence saw the comment, complained to his alma mater and uploaded screenshots of the post – which were quickly shared on social media.

The university later tweeted saying that the matter was being investigated:

  Later that day, the professor updated his status saying: “I have to get off Facebook for awhile.” “I’ve been called into work and told to bring a representative re; my comments on FB. Please pray for me and my job,” he wrote. Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 12.00.03 

Today, St Lawrence College confirmed that Coupland “is no longer an employee.”  

Coupland has not made any further comments.

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