A business professor at St. Lawrence College's Kingston, Ont. campus is out of a job at the school after he made homophobic comments on his Facebook account.
Rick Coupland recently posted a story to Facebook about the Pride flag being raised in St. Petersburg, Fla.
With it, he wrote, "It's the queers they should be hanging, not the flag ...."
— Jolisa (@jolisa_) July 19, 2015
Coupland subsequently posted that he was called into a meeting at the school.
"Please pray for me and my job," he wrote.
The college confirmed he was no longer employed by the school in a series of tweets on Tuesday afternoon.
1 of 2: As a result of complaints about comments made on social media that were brought forward to the College,— St. Lawrence College (@whatsinsideslc) July 21, 2015
2 of 2: this matter was investigated internally. Mr. Coupland is no longer an employee at St. Lawrence College.— St. Lawrence College (@whatsinsideslc) July 21, 2015
The school investigated after an ex-student noticed the post and made a formal complaint, Metro News reported Thursday.
Coupland's departure from the college drew some positive reaction on social media.
I knew @whatsinsideslc would make the right choice in firing Rick Coupland. Thank you 👏👏— alyssa ✨ (@lysscalv) July 21, 2015
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