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Blogger Fired for 'Associating School with Homosexuality'

Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones

Tim Torkildson, an education blogger from Utah, claims he was fired from a language school after he wrote about "homophones" and his boss thought he was associating the school with homosexuality. 

According to NY Daily News, Torkildson updated the school's blog with a post about homophones and how there are some words that sound the same, but have different meanings, (e.g., "peace" and "piece"). A week after he made the post, Clarke Woodger, the school's owner, fired Torkildson and said the school was going to be associated with homosexuality. 

"He said, 'I'm letting you go because I can't trust you,'" Torkildson told the NY Daily News. "'I never know what you're going to do next.'" 

Torkildson said the blog was straightforward and only discussed the English language; there were no innuendos, jokes, or mentions of homosexuality. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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