Bigots Protest at School of Judge’s Child

Anti-gay bigots are protesting the federal judge who struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage and they’re doing it at the school of the judge’s daughter. She goes to a Christian school and the protesters picketed outside the school.

The group protested outside Norfolk Christian School Thursday. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen has a child who attends the school.

The protesters said they wanted to send a message that the judge’s ruling is counter to the Christian teachings of the school.

In a letter to the school, protesters Louantha Kerr and Frances Bouton wrote, “Because Judge Allen is a parent in the school who must adhere to the statement of faith, we feel her court decision goes against all that Norfolk Christian stands for in the community.”…

“We are here for the children. This protest is all about marriage between a man and a woman, period,” said Louantha Kerr.

Oh yes, always there for the children. It apparently hasn’t occurred to them that the judge’s job is to interpret the constitution, not the Bible.

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  • hunter

    Smart. And classy, too.

  • jamessweet

    Wow, that’s pretty disgusting…

  • spiffo

    “We are here for the children. This protest is all about marriage between a man and a woman, period,”

    Also works as a petition to bring back child brides (another religious tradition that has fallen into disfavor)

  • eric

    “We are here for the children. This protest is all about marriage between a man and a woman, period,”

    What a nonsequitur. Your protest clearly isn’t about marriage or you would be protesting in front of people who could marry or influence marriage low.

  • tbp1

    Nothing speaks about someone’s concern for children more than their willingness to embarrass and humiliate a child in front of his peers because of something his father did.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    “Because Judge Allen is a parent in the school who must adhere to the statement of faith, we feel her court decision goes against all that Norfolk Christian stands for in the community.”

    Because secular civil law must serve MY faith, and damn everything else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Ten bucks says the administration will “encourage” the daughter to leave the school by the end of the week.

  • doublereed

    Wow, going after a judge for that is pretty bad, but going after the judge’s kid??? That’s so fucked up. That’s like Westboro Baptist Church level of fucked up.

  • busterggi

    Closet Westboro Baptists at their finest.

  • dingojack

    Way to discredit your own protest – MORANS!!

    @@

    Dingo

  • anbheal

    Well hold on, let’s not be so hasty here. If the school rules and some sort of covenant the judge signed do indeed require that all parents be insufferable shitbags, and the judge has violated that sacrosanct rule, then maybe she actually SHOULD withdraw her child and find a school where her shameless decency doesn’t violate the charter.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Take that, judge with whom I disagree’s children’s school!

  • D. C. Sessions

    It apparently hasn’t occurred to them that the judge’s job is to interpret the constitution, not the Bible.

    Same thing, same author, just different wording.

  • tbp1

    Uh, “her mother” not, “his father.”

    Still some sexist assumptions buried in my sub-conscious, I guess. Plus I should have read the quote more carefully.

    Sorry.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    It apparently hasn’t occurred to them that the judge’s job is to interpret the constitution, not the Bible.

    There’s a difference? Why on earth, when (as I’m reliably informed by noted Biblical and Constitutional scholar Tom DeLay) it’s God who wrote both of them?

  • freehand

    What Ed says: Oh yes, always there for the children. It apparently hasn’t occurred to them that the judge’s job is to interpret the constitution, not the Bible.

    .

    What protestors hear: bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark not the bible.

    .

    No, Ed, they really can’t understand that. We had two fundie missionaries in training sign up for our college Comparative Religion class some years back. The first religion covered was the Roman Catholic Church. “That’s wrong!” they shouted, when the professor started explaining RCC doctrine.

    .

    He patiently replied “I’m not teaching what the bible says; I’m teaching what the RCC thinks it says.”

    .

    But on the second class they stood up and stomped out. “Heresy!” They were shouting.

    .

    You can tell them, Ed, but it still won’t occur to them.This incident wasn’t a scam, it wasn’t a TV show. They were “smart” enough for college classes, but they didn’t understand the difference between [X] and [thinking X is true].

  • gmacs

    That’s like Westboro Baptist Church level of fucked up.

    I think even that may be giving these people a little too much credit.

  • grumpyoldfart

    It’s OK. Christians are allowed to do that:

    I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. (Exodus 20:5)

  • Erp

    Definitely a conservative evangelical school. AP Biology has “Additionally, students should be able to recognize the naturalistic worldview when encountered and defend the biblical world-view with scientific evidence as presented in the text and the Bible”

    And from another course “Social issues studied include 1) marriage, divorce, and remarriage, 2) abortion and euthanasia, and 3) sexual promiscuity and homosexuality. Although the Bible does not speak specifically on many issues, careful study of it results in the formulation of a Christian ethic which governs decision-making on every contemporary issue in today’s culture”

    “Homosexual behavior”, undefined, is an automatic 1 year suspension according to the handbook.

    The School btw apparently answered the protest by stating “When questioned today about how to handle business decisions made by parents which seem to conflict with those beliefs, the answer was simple: how our parents conduct their professional affairs has nothing to do with Norfolk Christian or its call to educate children in the Name of Christ.” http://wavy.com/2014/02/20/traditional-marriage-advocates-picket-federal-judge/

  • Ichthyic

    Seems to me the judge would be better off if the school DID say she should take her child elsewhere.

    I wonder how the judge explains how she made her legal decision to her child, who is apparently being taught by her school that her mother judged the law incorrectly?

    The judge is showing poor judgment, keeping her kid in such a school.

    I’m guessing it has the best reputation in the area?

  • Ichthyic

    @Erp:

    from that article we see the journalist present the person who argued with the xian nutters as….

    “Self-proclaimed atheist Stephanie Cox”

    LOL

    Odd that she didn’t address the xians as “self-proclaimed”….

  • leonardschneider

    Welp, time to start picketing churches.

    And the homes of church leadership.

    And the schools of the children of pastors. Nice big signs reading, “[Pastor’s Daughter] Is The Child Of A Bigot.”

    (*shrug*) Fair’s fair.