By Jaz McKay
Every so often a story comes along that raises my blood pressure to the point of eruption not unlike that of Mount Tambora in 1815. This is one of those stories and for good reason.
First of all let me tell you I’m a grandfather of five young girls ranging in age from 7 through 17 and the thought of something like this happening to one of them brings it all home to me.
Secondly I’ve just about had it up to my eyeballs with the level of Leftist intolerance for religion, Christianity in particular.
Right now, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is fighting for a third-grade girl’s right to wear a “Jesus Loves Me” face mask to public school.
Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel, said the school district engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” by singling out Lydia Booth in October while allowing other students to wear “Black Lives Matter” masks.
The youngster was heartbroken back on Oct. 13, when her principal at Simpson Central School pulled her aside and scolded her saying she could no longer wear her “Jesus Loves Me” mask, which she’d worn for weeks.
Her mom, Jennifer Booth, was told the mask violated school policy because it had words on it, but here’s the deal, Ms. Booth did her homework and found out that in fact it wasn’t in the school policy at all. The superintendent then told her it violated another policy banning masks with political, religious, or inappropriate symbols.
That’s when the school pulled of a quick CYA action and actually rushed around to change its policy to justify the outrageous move they had taken and refused to accommodate young Lydia.
Lydia’s parents said, “We are proud of our daughter. She wanted to express her faith. We felt like we had to stand up for her when she was told she couldn’t express her faith like she was somehow a second-class citizen simply because she wanted to express a religious message and others a secular message.”
“We were forced to file a lawsuit in order to just allow this third-grader to just express this positive message to the students around her that Jesus loves me,” Langhofer said.
ADF filed a federal lawsuit against the Simpson County School District.
Mr. Langhofer said, “Apparently they believe religious messages in class or in schools are inappropriate, but they allowed other masks with all kinds of other messages on it. If you allow others to express messages on their masks, you have to allow people to express religious messages.”
It’s bad enough they make a third grader wear a mask in the first place but to allow “Black Lives Matter” masks to be worn and not “Jesus Loves Me” masks is beyond the pale. And it’s “shocking” that this kind of crap has happened in a rural community in Mississippi.
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Author: Jaz McKay is a long time veteran of Talk Radio, a story teller, a public speaker, an activist, and is the editor and publisher of The Deplorable Patriot website. He lives in Bakersfield, California with his wife and their dog and two cats. He’s been called the Uncommon Voice of the Common Man and is a Super Spreader of the Truth.
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