Relentlessly Nice ... & Principled

From the LC press release of July 18, a case of Viewpoint Discrimination:

"Liberty Counsel has filed a brief requesting summary judgment in the lawsuit Taylor v. Roswell against the Roswell Independent School District, for retaliating against a Christian group called Relentless in Roswell. The school punished and suspended members of the group for buying and giving fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers. In the past these students have handed out sandwiches, hot chocolate, and candy canes to the student body and faculty. They helped staff with the trash and fellow students with their lunch trays and also distributed rocks with affirming words like 'U are wonderful' painted on one side and 'Psalm 139' on the other. However, the school has bullied and suspended students who were exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks gestation, bringing attention to the life of the unborn.

Relentless in Roswell expressed appreciation for their teachers by giving them doughnuts. Since the closest Krispy Kreme shop was in Texas, some of the group drove almost six hours round trip, stayed overnight, got up at 3:00 a.m. filled their car’s back seat with fresh doughnuts and got back to school on time to deliver the doughnuts. When the doughnuts were handed out, a scripture verse was included. One student was immediately sent home and two others were forced to spend a Saturday morning sitting alone in the classroom for four hours as a punishment."


Allan Wall said...

Wow. What can we say? This is totalitarian.
In case any of my students might be reading this, let me make it clear that I would not turn them in to the thought police if they gave me a dozen doughnuts with Bible verses attached. Just make sure they are glazed doughnuts, that's the kind I like.

TCC said...

These gestures were so sweet (literally and figuratively) - it'd be an honor to teach these students.

Allan Wall said...

Yes absolutely. You have to ask, who in the school is pushing this?