The Plaintiffs were forced to listen to Christian propaganda during the school day
An elevated college fair — no college representation whatsoever, elevated right out of being a college fair. A career fair with no companies looking to hire, not a career fair. What was the programming that addressed what the students could do after high school? Telling girls not to be sluts isn’t helpful. Having boys do push ups isn’t providing guidance. Singling out a girl for public physical abuse won’t put food on anyone’s table.
Sue them all into oblivion. Harp on the fact that the students were told they would find next steps after high school and nothing even alluded to college or careers. Elevate these mutherfockers right to bankruptcy.
Sue them into oblivion. Then sue 'em some more.
If this were a trick to sell used cars, it would probably fall under the "bait and switch" category of consumer fraud.
Could you imagine the outcry by Christian groups and parents had the district been in bed with a Muslim Mosque or Muslim non-profit? I certainly can!
And imagine if these poor kids had to sit for two hours, hearing about Mohammed and Allah. Never mind the misogyny and anti-LGBTQ commentary by these god fearing Christians. All hell would have broken loose.
And let’s not forget these people tell girls to forgive their rapists, but have no problem demonizing the LGBTQ community.
Let's not miss in the general awfulness that there was a political candidate telling teenagers, if you want to eat, you need to register to vote. While I would be quite happy with a candidate throwing a pizza party and having a voter registration event in the same location, but making one dependent on the other is at best a shitty move, and if it isn't, it should be illegal.
What the actual fuck? I'm reading this with my morning coffee and getting more and more agitated. I actually yelled above phrase out loud. I would NOT be impressed if my kids were exposed to this garbage and watching their classmates be discrimimated against. Literally none of this prepares kids for the future. Unless you want to 'leave everything to god' and that seems spectacularily unwise.
Holy crap this is diabolical.
There are times that I feel like banging my head against the wall when stuff like this happens. Fortunately, I have a thick skull as many of you can testify. Practicing deceit while pretending to be people of truth just stinks. And it goes beyond shame to call this a "Day of Hope" when you think about the LGBTQ students who had to be exposed to this.
Absconding with minors without parental consent (consent given for an event described under false pretenses) and refusing to let them leave or communicate with the outside world (holding them hostage), denying them use of a bathroom, coercing them to fill out paperwork with personal information, and conditioning their access to food, sounds like kidnapping and child abuse. I hope that point is made in court, because this wasn’t a small misunderstanding, nor a small transgression.
> "The speakers for the girls included a pastor who promoted virginity"
At a guess, I'd say they're closing the barn door after the horse bolted. I'm not in any way trying to slut-shame the girls: I simply think that most of them (if not actually all) have begun exploring their sexual natures in perfectly natural, perfectly healthy ways by the time they're seniors. As they should--and as nature intended. Telling kids to refrain from sex is like telling birds to stop eating seeds.
"There appeared to be an altar call at the end of the session for students who wanted to commit to Christ."
Translation: Jesus wants your lunch money.
"girls shouldn’t date around but just wait for God to bring them the perfect guy.."
What if that particular guy never comes? Or the perfect guy comes and he wasn't what he seems? Kids should know that there's no such thing as the perfect guy? And that God would never send you the perfect guy because he doesn't really exist?
"They talked about rape, forgiving the offender in life,.."
And let the offender escape punishment and get away with it while using forgiveness as a copout for their crimes against women and girls.
“I’ll give you $100 if you can get through me and to the stage”
I'd reject the offer if I was her. I bet this arsehole doesn't have the money and was only playing around with the girl's mind. Coward.
It's funny how you have to trick, coerce, bribe, and lie to children in order to convince them of your "truth".
Those aren't the actions of good people who have a good message.
Ordinarily, I'd wonder at how anyone still did crap like this in 2023, but then we ARE talking about Louisiana here. Still, separating sexes, goading the boys while treating the girls as though they're either treasure or targets ... WHEW. If I shook my head any more, I'd be afraid it would fall off.
I AM glad that several people were properly upset at the obfuscation and misdirection and are pursuing civil action against those who organized this load of horse manure. One can only hope that a lesson is learned on the parts of the defendants, though per usual, I remain dubious.
I never trust the Christian to tell the truth. Most don't even know what truth is
This is another of those situations where I don’t want the plaintiffs to sue for $1 to make a point. I want them to get as much money as possible — to make a point.
OT - An interesting read
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