Brad Briscoe wants the Anderson County (KY) School Board to punish the counselor and superintendent
Parents don't have rights, they have responsibilities. Children have rights. They are not property for parents to do with as they wish.
"It was then, Briscoe explained, that their daughter came to her senses."
I just posted this on the other story today. I just found out about this in our school.
Our local Facebook page had a post from a moderator that they will not be approving a video of a special education student getting bullied in the bathroom (girls) because it further violates the victim. One of the idiot fools who is likely a moms for Hitler wannabe mentions the page can censor this but it’s too much to remove books she doesn’t find appropriate from the school library. Then others jump on board to go on to complain about kids these days lacking empathy. Like, the books they are trying to censor are stories of victims of bigotry, violence, and SA, but telling those stories are too adult for their pwecious wittle baybees. Nevermind the stories are actual events that happened to children of the same age. Whatever. But it’s the fucking point though, the empathy we’re missing here is delivered in these books, but the miserable twats screeching at the school board about CRT and LGBT books and their poor little poopsies feeling guilty about being white and wealthy but don’t understand why a teenager would record herself harassing a mentally challenged peer in the bathroom.
I’ve been told the perpetrator was suspended for bullying, which is good and I hope it’s enough. My daughter (same grade as both girls) mentioned that recording in the bathroom should get police attention (it should because it’s a whole other issue) and I thought that maybe she should, but I think at this age the least invasive treatment is probably best (I wish it was generally accepted for all kids but I know racism won’t let it happen). Anyway, I know which parents are looking to ban books by the behaviors of their kids. And sometimes I hate where I live. My oldest doesn’t tell me about kids who picked on them, but I know it happened despite them being well known for being one of the kindest and funniest kids ever. I hate that they had to experience shit like this and I hate that that poor girl had to endure that.
Sorry if I’m rambling, it is upsetting to see my community be so fucking callous and authoritarian.
Another case of Christian mobs lashing out over something they don’t have all the facts about and just don’t like. So far they’re only calling for the counselor’s job and not violence, but let’s see how long that takes.
The text looks like she’s saying that if her mom attacks the school she might not like how it goes, not that she’s got some plan to get her mom fired. It isn’t a threat it is a description of what the mom is risking.
Anyway, I’m having a bad school incident day. Arrrrrggggghhh!
This was a hard one to read through... I always think I've become accustomed to how shitty some Christian parents are and then I hear another story of these kinds of homophobic control-freaks. Fingers crossed the daughter is able to be who she is once she's an adult but in the meantime it really sucks for her. :(
Yes, this case is messy, but it’s messy because the parents are right wing religious nut jobs. If they were calm and rational instead of bible thumping hair on fire. The one person who loses in all this is the v teen
What does the dad's boyfriend say? 😉 (sarcasm)
"The Briscoes couldn’t deal with it."
Understatement of the year.
Maybe they should consult their bible. I'm sure it says something about dealing with unruly teens.
So the parents believe that they should be told when their children say that they are afraid of them.
Way OT, I would have thought that when a US Senator in a formal hearing challenges a witness to physical fight on the spot, that would be a resignation-worthy offense. Maybe it's just me being a blue-state elitist.
Kentucky. Never fails. Funny how Gods whole thing is free will but so called christians just want control and conformity.
TBF, I understand parents not wanting their underage child to have a live-in lover*. Forbidding her from seeing her girlfriend, on the other hand was a step too far. Forbidden fruit and all that. As far as her grades dropping and becoming moody, that could be because of her parents' treatment of her and her girlfriend.
* 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘻 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸 did a story on arc that.
I haven't been asked very often but the question occasionally comes up on Quora. What to do when you're gay and your parents are religious. I always tell them to pretend until they are financially independent. Particularly if they're American. It's the only sensible thing to do given the reaction of some parents.
We know what's happening with Brylee, because that's being shouted from the rooftops, with her name prominently featured. What's the story on "Classmate", who sounded as if she was on the outs with her own family right from the start of this debacle? I doubt that she's sheltering with the Briscoes any longer, so what's the story? Is she out on the street now? That bit about teens under great emotional stress becoming suicidal is something that SOMEBODY needs to take seriously!
These parents are using their religion as an excuse to psychologically torture their daughter. Love is a one way street with them. They love their daughter provided she's just exactly the person they want her to be. If you have nothing left to be thankful for, be thankful these people are not yet running the country. I can only hope this girl gets as far from her parents as she can, the minute she can.
Well, from a straightforward Christian perspective, if they drive their daughter away because she sins, welp, that's just the way it has to be. Gotta love god more than your family - gotta save yourself.
After all, Christianity isn't about being a better person. Right?