When Homophobia Causes a Person to Make a Complete Ass of Himself

July 31, 2014 at 10:09 AM 1 comment

This is really something.  I’m thinking Clarke Woodger has no business running an English language school.  He apparently thinks “homophonia” has something to do with gay people.  I wonder what he thinks about homogeneous or homogenization.

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Paul Rolly: Blogger Fired From Language School over ‘Homophonia’

Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there.

This concept is taught early on to foreign students learning English because it can be confusing to someone whose native language does not have that feature.

But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda.

Tim Torkildson says after he wrote the blog on the website of his employer, Nomen Global Language Center, his boss and Nomen owner Clarke Woodger, called him into his office and told him he was fired.

As Torkildson tells it, Woodger said he could not trust him and that the blog about homophones was the last straw.

“Now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality,” Woodger complained, according to Torkildson, who posted the exchange on his Facebook page.


The guy is blinded by his homophobia.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Tim Truett  |  July 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Oh. Hope he knows his Genus.

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