Jerry Buell returns to the classroom two days after he refused to apologize for Facebook comments he made against a gay marriage law in New York.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Buell has been reinstated by Lake County Schools Superintendent Susan Moxley.

“If I did not stand up for my rights after telling my students to stand up for their rights then I would be a hypocrite,” the Mount Dora High School in South Florida Teacher of the Year said on Wednesday. “It's been a lesson. It's been a heck of lesson.”

Buell met privately with Moxley before the decision was announced. Officials would not comment on whether Buell had been reprimanded.

The social studies teacher wrote on his Facebook profile that he “almost threw up” when he learned about the law's approval, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

In the July 25 post, Buell called such unions a sin and added that gay marriages were part of a “cesspool.”

“If they want to call it a union, go ahead. But don't insult a man and woman's marriage by throwing it in the same cesspool as sames-sex whatever,” Buell wrote.

Citing that it does not consider social networks private, the school board suspended Buell from the classroom.

Buell told Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG that he had no plans to apologize for his remarks.

“I'm exercizing my rights, First Amendment rights, guaranteed in the Constitution, supported by the state of Florida … on Facebook,” Buell said.

When asked if he believed a gay student would feel comfortable coming to him for advise, Buell answered: “Yes. Give me a chance.”

But moments later during the videotaped interview, he added: “Do I apologize? No.”

Buell's class syllabus includes a warning to students: “I teach God's truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, 'cause I ain't changing!”