The student had wonderful intentions. That doesn't mean her public school should allow it to remain up.
While we're at it, has anyone noticed that YOU CAN'T REALLY 𝗨𝗦𝗘 THE MIRROR WHEN IT'S COVERED WITH POST-IT NOTES?!?
𝐴𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚: 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐽𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑘𝑖𝑑𝑠
I think we all know their answer.
Conservative Christians will never pass up the opportunity to play the poor, persecuted victim of the godless left. It happens every time they are thwarted in their efforts to force their views on others. I can forgive this kid for thinking this was a great idea. Hopefully, she will mature enough she won't think it was a great idea ten years from now.
Most schools would take issue with this type of thing, there are policies about getting permission to put up signs and displays. Permission and placements. I’m sure the janitor loves cleaning this bathroom, and if the janitor decided to take it down so they could do their job, there would be hell to pay.
Did she get permission? Could the school have guided her to a more diplomatic title like affirmation mirror? Is someone monitoring the notes? Because high schoolers are known for finding ways to be rebellious. I can see, especially now that the school is promoting this, a kid adding a note that isn’t so affirming, possibly directed at a specific student.
The school can choose to have the prayer wall conform to displays policies without infringing on free speech, not doing so privileges Christianity. If they have one, and I’m almost certain they do. If the school is promoting the prayer mirror, then they’ve overstepped.
The real problem is that the school promoted the “Prayer / Affirmation Mirror” in the girls’ bathroom but completely ignored the “School Sux and Principals R Dix” mirror in the boys’. Free speech is free speech.
And once again, it's not about if god know you're praying or not, it's all about if other people know you're praying or not.
It's almost as if people think other people's notice is more important for prayer than god's.
Almost as if god's response isn't sufficient.
OT: There was a poster in my high school cafeteria that demonstrated how to do the Heimlich. The cartoon figure of the choking man bore a striking similarity to the HS principal. Except the principal wore glasses with distinctive rectangular lenses. Well, you can guess….
Getting caught drawing glasses on poster guy became a serious detention-worthy infraction. Getting away with it (raises hand!) was a point of pride. That poster got replaced a lot.
She had "wonderful intentions." Alas, she forgot what the road to her hell was paved with.
I'd like to know where the idea for a prayer mirror came from. On the surface, this looks like a cute, uplifting gesture but that hides what appears to be more of a strategy to claim a space at school for Jesus. This feels like the kind of thing that an evangelical publishing company would print in a guide on how to evangelize at school and a zealous youth pastor would promote to teenagers. I have difficulty imagining a teenager coming up with this kind of thing without adult involvement.
If she's allowed to do this, I can see it escalating into a turf war at Foley High School. Who owns the cafeteria? Who's got the gym?
Waddaya know? Jesus really did come as a sword to divide people and set them against each other.
If it were anything but prayer, the school would have taken it down. Schools have rules about what can be posted on their property. I seem to recall several GSAs getting slapped with bureaucracy for wanting to put up positive LGBT themed postings.
Maybe when Jesus said "pray in your closets", he meant the girl's bathroom?
OT ... good.
I owe nothing
OT - The goosestepping never stops with DeNazi. I knew from the beginning he wanted his own private army.
𝐃𝐞𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬’ 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐭-𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭, 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬
To recruit and train members of a civilian military force under his control, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has hired a company that specializes in combat training and lists as one of its instructors a former U.S. Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.
The Florida company trains police and military members on tactical shooting, explosives and urban combat and is owned by a former Army green beret who supports the Republican governor’s presidential campaign. The governor, the State Guard and the Florida Department of Military Affairs, which oversees the agreement, didn’t respond to questions about the training services.
"With God, all things are possible."
He can't even defeat Satan, whom he created.