Assistant Principal Put on Leave After Attack on Free Speech of Teens With Abortion Abolition Message

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (NBC 10) An assistant principal at Downingtown STEM Academy in Chester County has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced of him yelling at pro-life teenagers last Friday.

The video, posted on YouTube by one of the teens, showed a heated verbal exchange between Dr. Zach Ruffs and a 16-year-old protesting the “holocaust of abortion.”

The argument transpired as students were leaving school for the day. Ruff appeared to be directing traffic away from the school when the incident was recorded.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Every grown-up should cherish every child’s life in womb or outside of it. Creatures grow to nourish and nurture and protect and educate the young, never to destroy them or exploit them. Medicine is to preserve life. Grown-ups should be for preservation of the young.

  • Amos Moses

    “i am gay as the day is long….” “i am protecting my children ….” “i am not a teacher ….” “i love a parade ….” “thats your opinion ….”

    WOW …. quotes from the video ….. yep …. 1. should be fired …. 2. you HAVE no children as you are “GAY” and you just told us that ……… 3. oh you are a teacher, and all you are teaching is rebellion to God ….. 4. the only comeback of the rebelliousness of homosexuality and all who reject God …. as they have no other supposed truth to give …. “thats your opinion ….” ….

    if all it is is a “clump of cells” …… then that is all you are and you have no rights and no right to stop anyone else on a sidewalk or anywhere else ……….. and when you are gone ….. we dont morn for “cell clumps” and no “parades” ….. what a wonderful worldview ………. /SMH ………

    • Sisyphus

      #2? Yikes, being gay precludes one from having children? Some interesting comprehension of biology there. You must have been home schooled.

      • Amos Moses

        “being gay precludes one from having children? Some interesting comprehension of biology there.”

        ummm …. two men or two women ….. ummmm ….. CANNOT REPRODUCE …….. and i would guess you missed BIOLOGY entirely ……… but you should have learned that on the street ……… it is like common sense 101 ………….. two men have no uterus between them ……. nor any eggs …….

        • Sisyphus

          You are discounting artificial insemination and/or heterosexual conjugation by gay people. Your ignorance continues to reach new heights.

          • Amos Moses

            nope ….. among themselves ….. left to their professed sexuality ….. they are NULL AND VOID ……….. and have to STEAL from heteros to do anything …….. INCLUDING having children …………. as you JUST pointed out ….. it is a LIE from beginning to end ……….

          • Desert Sun Art

            Amos is not discounting anything. You are ignoring the obvious fact that homosexual conjugation will not produce children. You are the ignorant one here, or at least obtuse.

          • Sisyphus

            Do you comprehend middle school level English? I didn’t say same sex conjugation will produce offspring, but gay people can, and will produce children via heterosexual sex. Amos responded, and, you may notice, I did not refute his analysis.

          • Desert Sun Art

            So nice. You might want to rethink how arrogant you come across. It can be quite repulsive.

          • Sisyphus

            One unfortunate aspect of discussion forums is tone can be completely lost in a written post, believe it or not, you are not the first to accuse me of being arrogant.

          • Desert Sun Art

            Well, it’s not the tone, it’s the actual words written. Have a good day.

      • Jason Todd

        In order for life to be created, both sperm and ovum MUST be present, legume.

        And home schooled kids do consistently better than public school kids in academic competitions. Look it up.

        • james blue

          Being a homosexual doesn’t make one sterile and does not make it impossible to bring a sperm and egg together.

          • Amos Moses

            right …. they just have to steal it from heteros ….. so they are liars and thieves ………

          • james blue

            They could only “steal” and it has to come from heterosexuals? Lesbian eggs will not work? homosexual sperm will not work? To quote trump—-” Who knew?”

          • Amos Moses

            what they have to STEAL is heterosex …. because their own preferred “SEX” is NULL AND VOID ….. it is bereft … it is an EMPTY HOLE with nothing to fill it ……. and that knowledge kills them in little ways that gnaws at them constantly ……. and they know it ……….. and they must resort to things NOT their preferred “SEX” (you know …. mostly NORMAL sex) and that gnaws at them also ……. because their preferred “SEX” is not sex at all ……… IT IS A LIE …………

          • james blue

            Do you use saran wrap to keep all the spit off your keyboard and monitor?

        • Sisyphus

          Because all home schooled geniuses, know gay people could never ever engage in heterosexual sex, or be artificially inseminated.

          • Jason Todd

            Which means what? It doesn’t change a single word.

      • Desert Sun Art

        The point is that same sex “sex” will not produce offspring.

        • Sisyphus

          But, heterosexual sex will, and believe it or not, gay people can, and occasionally do engage in procreation with another person of the opposite sex.

          • Desert Sun Art

            No kidding. My ex-husband, who later admitted he was gay, and I have a child together. Don’t make assumptions about people you do not know. It’s arrogant.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Which one of those statements is a firable offense? And why?

      • Rich

        I don’t think it should be for what he said that Moses mentioned that he should be fired for but for taking away the basic civil rights of those kids to express, in a calm and non threatening way, their opinions which is a guaranteed right as frredom of speech. At least that’s the America I know.

        • TheKingOfRhye

          How did he take away the kids’ right to express themselves? They expressed themselves, and so did he. The teacher has as much of a right to free speech as the students do.

          As for the kids being “calm and non threatening,” according to the story, they were blocking traffic and distracting drivers with graphic images.

          • Amos Moses

            “The teacher has as much of a right to free speech as the students do.”

            1. he said he was NOT a teacher ……… 2. sure he has a right to his free speech, ON HIS TIME, not the SCHOOLS time ……… 3. he was using school time while he was being paid to rant about his own political views and as a government employee, HE IS NOT allowed to voice his RELIGIOUS opinion, even if that opinion is AGAINST religion ………. that is IF LIBERALS are going to be consistent …… WHICH they are not ………….

          • TheKingOfRhye

            True, he was the principal or something. Does that really change anything? As for being on “school time,” I got the impression from watching that that it was after school was out for the day.

          • Amos Moses

            sure ….. but that is not the “punch out” time for the staff ………..

      • Amos Moses

        has nothing to do with the statements …… has to do with his behavior in general as an administrator ………..

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Then why did you bring them up?

          • Amos Moses

            they were noteworthy after listening to the video …………. the man is an immature clown and standing on a street corner acting like a jackazz in front of students he says he is trying to “protect” ……….. instead of like a PROFESSIONAL person in a position of responsibility …. and making such professions about who he sleeps with or whatever just add insult to injury ……….. “i am going to call the police” ….. THEN WHY DIDNT YOU ……….. nope …. he would rather make a public spectacle of himself spewing about his sexuality and his distaste for God and put on a FLOOR SHOW ……….

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Fire him.

  • james blue

    “Go to planned parenthood, this isn’t the time or the place for you to harass innocent school children”

    These were not students at the school and I go by the rule that you do not approach, harass or canvas unaccompanied children outside schools. The subject of the protest is immaterial to this stance and while I found his angry demeanor uncalled for I agree with the principle telling them to leave his students alone.

    • Rev Donald Spitz

      Interesting seeing ‘children’ driving their cars. The teenagers were younger or near the same age as the ‘children’ driving their cars yet were abused by this sodomite, blaspheming, Trump hater. The teenagers were on public property, but Nazi liberals don’t want any opinion expressed but their own.

      • james blue

        If any of those “children driving their cars” fall pregnant, should they have the right to go to a planned parenthood clinic to obtain an abortion without their parents’ consent?

        I already said the combative nature of the principle was uncalled for.

  • Matthew G. Zatkalik

    Applaud these children who stood up to this tyrant during this time. They demonstrated more character than that ‘character’ showed during his childish temper tantrums and potty-mouthed tirades. Perhaps this ought to become a part of his CV to aid in his placement.

  • Vince

    You have to respect him for being so open about his atheism. The homosexuals who attend church and pass themselves off as “Christians” are atheists as well and just as contemptuous of evangelical Christians. They’ve been working for years to undermine the churches from the inside. There are no gay Christians, just gays inside the churches working like termites to destroy the churches. Many of the ones who post on Christian blogs and claim to be Christian will usually show a comment history which shows them posting on atheist blogs, always siding with the atheists.

    • james blue

      So being a homosexual makes it impossible to believe in the existence of a deity?

      • Amos Moses

        they acknowledge a deity many times ….. AND ARE IN REBELLION to it ……..

        • james blue

          So not Atheists.

          • Amos Moses

            in rebellion ….. may as well be a-theists ……… not much of a difference ….

          • Amos Moses

            1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
            1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
            1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

  • Chet

    It’s time this ruffian be shown the door to seek work elsewhere, perhaps at the nation’s foremost abortion provider.

    • peanut butter

      Or maybe a prison guard with his attitude.

  • Rev Donald Spitz

    Stupid sodomite faggot.He blasphemes the Lord Jesus Christ. He uses profanity in front of children. He tries to stop teenagers from exercising their first amendment rights because HE doesn’t like what’s being said or shown. He grabs the sign, which is legally assault. He accuses the teenages of all sorts of things, including being for Trump. The list goes on and on. Yet this sodomite continues to work for the school system. Do you this sexual deviant to be your child’s teacher?

  • peanut butter

    Typical liberal… would rather save murderers than innocent children. I’m not sure he should be an assistant principle. I would have walked to the edge of the sidewalk and made him stand in the road to block me. And I would have been filming, just as they are. He thinks he has the right to command ANYONE to do what he wants. I feel for his students, living under his regime. Kudos to anyone who got out and defended these honorable teenagers.

  • Amos Moses

    In an unsigned notice online, the school said, “On Wednesday evening we became aware of a confrontation that took place on a sidewalk outside the STEM Academy at the end of the school day on April 21, 2017, involving one of our staff members and two protesters. The argument was captured on film.

    “We have begun a thorough investigation into this unfortunate situation and have placed the staff member on administrative leave. We do not condone or support the conduct expressed in the video and are deeply disappointed that this incident occurred. His conduct does not represent the values of the school district or the respect we expect our employees to show for the civil rights of others. This has now become a personnel matter and we must follow the policies and procedures that we have in place concerning staff issues. We truly apologize to all for the actions of this employee.”

  • Eric L

    Overweight gay. Probably very lonely and unhappy. So he takes it out on some Christian kids.

  • Becky

    No free speech for those who oppose the loony-liberals. The biggest “twisted and perverted agenda” being forced onto society is that of homosexuality and heathendom.

  • Gary Whiteman

    He hates Christians because he knows we are the only people in America who oppose the legalization of pedophilia.

  • Bill Henrickson

    Triggered!

  • Amos Moses

    The Alliance Defending Freedom, representing the student pro-life advocates, Conner and Lauren Haines, is demanding in a letter that the Downingtown, Pennsylvania, district, issue a memo to school employees, parents and students “explaining the rights of citizens like Lauren and Conner to speak on the sidewalks around the school about abortion.”

    ADF also is demanding a letter from the district and the assistant principal, Zach Ruff, to the students acknowledging their rights were violated and ensuring they won’t be violated again.

    The letter asks for a response by May 14.

    “Please understand that we will advise the Haines family to take immediate legal action against the Downingtown Area School District and Vice Principal Dr. Zach Ruff if their rights are not immediately restored.”

    ADF dispatched the letter to Supt. Lawrence Mussoline of the Downingtown District.