Glenn Stankis has been putting up the following signs along the side of the road in Magalia, California — because sixth graders just don’t understand that whole “don’t commit adultery” thing… and everyone needs to acknowledge the Christian god in school:
… Stankis alleges some classes within the Paradise Unified School District do not recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily and he hopes his signs raise that awareness.
“I was hoping it would get the attention of the school district officials, that it would encourage the public to put pressure on the school district officials to change some of their policies,” said Stankis.
Stankis ran for the school board on a purely Christian platform four different times — thankfully, he lost each election. Though it’s not hard to see why when you hear how out of touch with reality he is:
At least he’s been getting some pushback. His signs have been vandalized (something I’m not supporting) and the county has realized his signs were violating the law:
“This is a Christian nation the courts have actually ruled that and the district wants to be secular in their outlook,” said Stankis.
Initially, this anonymous complainer was hoping to get the two religious-themed signs removed, but now, Butte County Public Works is looking at Stankis’s signs and others in that area as too whether they meet the letter of the law regardless of content.
“The signs in question appear to violate the Butte County code, which makes it a 55-foot setback from the center line of Skyway. These are the signs that we’re asking them to move and re-locate to a position that is outside of that setback zone,” said Shawn O’Brien, Assistant Director of Butte County Public Works.
There’s a great place for relocation, of course — on Stankis’ property, where his signs won’t be a nuisance to the rest of society.
(Thanks to Richard for the link!)