Texas High School Holds Assembly Featuring Misogynistic Christian Speaker, So Students Complain on Twitter
What were administrators at Richardson High School thinking?
Yesterday, the Dallas, Texas-based school brought in motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo to speak to the students. His topic? Well, let’s just say his website reminds us that he’s a self-proclaimed expert in telling girls and boys how to become “dateable”… which really means being straight, Christian, and just like him:
So how do we become more dateable?
American Legion Post in North Carolina Unsuccessfully Tries to Foist ‘In God We Trust’ Posters on Public Schools
This isn’t turning out to be a very good month for the American Legion.
First, members of Post 311 decided they wouldn’t attend a Veteran’s Day assembly at a Pennsylvania public high school because the superintendent told them their chaplain wouldn’t be allowed to deliver a prayer at the event.
Then, there was the PR smackdown suffered by an Illinois chapter of the organization. You’ll recall that after Morton Grove Park District Commissioner Dan Ashta declined to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, piqued members of Legion Post 134 decided they would withhold their $2,600 worth of financial support. On Hemant’s initiative, atheists from all over the country quickly contributed $3,300 to more than make up the shortfall at least for this year, ensuring that Morton Grove residents can continue to enjoy their greenery.
And now, there’s this:
Florida Teacher Physically Forced Jehovah’s Witness Fourth-Grader to Take Part in the Pledge of Allegiance
Recently, one morning, in a public school in Spring Hill, Florida… this happened. To a fourth-grader.
As the students recited [the Pledge of Allegiance], teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald took the boy’s wrist and placed his hand over his heart. He protested, pulling his arm down and reminding her he was a Jehovah’s Witness.
“You are an American, and you are supposed to salute the flag,” Daigle-McDonald said, according to a statement the boy gave to a school administrator.
The next day, Daigle-McDonald again placed the boy’s hand over his heart. She then addressed the class. “In my classroom, everyone will do the pledge; no religion says that you can’t do the pledge,” several students told a school administrator, according to a report. “If you can’t put your hand on your heart, then you need to move out of the country.”
Eric Fromm is the student body president at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon.
And last week, he publicly outed himself as an atheist:
I was an atheist long before I came to NCU. I was baptized Lutheran, and raised Methodist, but as time went on I slowly came to the conclusion that God wasn’t real. For me, church was an empty ritual that I participated in so I could see friends, scripture was largely mythological, and Jesus was a great moral teacher, but he wasn’t God.
Yes, yes, I know: What about the obvious question?