14 June 2013

Anti-Christian Bigotry In Public Schools

Why did this high school administration bully a valedictorian?
Joshua High School officials didn’t just act like a school bully when they turned off a valedictorian’s speech after the speaker mentioned Jesus. They also violated Texas law and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution . . . when a Christian valedictorian at Joshua High School referenced his faith in his graduation speech, school officials literally turned the microphone off. The valedictorian has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy to become an officer, and Principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the Navy saying that this young man is of poor character, attempting to persuade the Navy to refuse allowing this talented student to attend. . . . legally, Joshua High School and its employees are in serious trouble. [Attorney] Sasser is requesting a meeting with the school board by June 24 to discuss a public apology and a public promise never to do this with another student.
Sounds like a very clear case of attempting to intimidate this student with threats, religious discrimination, and a first amendment civil rights' violation to me.I'd say Mr. Cochran has some explaining to do, possibly before a jury. Were I this young man, I'd be demanding a lot more than just an apology. Story here.

2 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

Bigotry you say?

The schools seem very open and tolerant about religion to me. I keep reading about more schools setting aside special areas and times for Muslim students to engage in their prayers. There are field trips to mosques and special studies that embrace Islam. No religious bigotry there.

I once asked a school official why they don't include more teaching about the Christian faith and he replied that the students already know that from going to church. Are there that many students being taken to church to learn about Christianity?

I guess the Great Commission in the U.S. is not needed any more. We need to learn about other faiths.

No discrimination in this country.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"The schools seem very open and tolerant about religion to me."

I doubt the young man in this article would share that opinion.

"I keep reading about more schools setting aside special areas and times for Muslim students to engage in their prayers."

That's not tolerance, that's promotion and favoritism. Are they also setting aside "special areas" for Christian students to engage in prayers?

Thanks for the comment.