School Principal Ms Karen Patten said of Dobby that she conducted herself with ‘the utmost integrity and professionalism, all the way’ and ‘any fears that the views expressed in the blog had been passed on to students during the weekly 30-minute religious instruction sessions – which are allowed in state schools – were unfounded’.
So to her credit, there has been no suggestion that Dobby has ever digressed from the approved SRI materials or voiced any of her political views in class or shown any discrimination or lack of acceptance towards people from diverse backgrounds – all the empirical evidence is to the contrary.
This is why the spokesman for FCAV Alistair Perkins believes this discovery about Dobby is so ‘shocking’ because she has worked and volunteered alongside homosexual people and people of other faiths and always demonstrated an acceptance of them. Perkins, states “no one was aware of Ms Dobby’s views until the blog post became public following an article in The Age” and “knowing her quite well, I almost can’t believe it”
Goodness, it appears despite her goodwill toward people, Dobby is not permitted to reach her own conclusions about life if it means that some things are ‘better’ rather than ‘equal’. This is apparently her only crime and shocks her colleagues.
Ironically, it is precisely because Dobby treats people equally and there is no evidence of her discriminating against her colleagues of varying views that it is considered ‘shocking’ that she may entertain a different view to them. Reality is a testament to Dobby’s real tolerant character.