No institution has done more damage to American education over the last generation than the American Civil Liberties Union.
At this moment the long tentacles of the ACLU- Leftwing Big Government octopus already in place are all set to suck blood out of a Mississippi high school for cancelling its spring dance. (And Obamacare legislation to hand health care over to Big Government hasn’t even been passed by Congress yet.)
A lesbian student announced she wanted to attend the event dressed up in a tuxedo to show the public she loved and was proud of who she was……and would bring her girlfriend with her as her date. She set the stage for gay social action. The following article comes from Yahoo! news:
“A Mississippi high school faces a lawsuit over its decision to cancel its prom rather than allow a lesbian high school student to attend with her girlfriend.
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleges that officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, are violating the student’s First Amendment right to freedom of expression.
The ACLU asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to reinstate the prom.
“All I wanted was the same chance to enjoy my prom night like any other student. But my school would rather hurt all the students than treat everyone fairly,” said the student, 18-year-old Constance McMillen, in an ACLU news release. “This isn’t just about me and my rights anymore — now I’m fighting for the right of all the students at my school to have our prom.”
At the center of the lawsuit is a memorandum from the school to students, dated February 5, which states that prom dates must be of the opposite sex.
Also, when McMillen expressed a desire to wear a tuxedo to the prom, the superintendent told her only male students were allowed to wear tuxes, according to court documents.
Superintendent Teresa McNeece also told McMillen that she and her girlfriend could be ejected from the prom if any of the other students complained about their presence there, according to the documents.
The prom was canceled after McMillen and the ACLU tried informally to get the school to change its stance.
Officials at the Itawamba County School District were not immediately available for comment Thursday. In a statement released Wednesday, the county’s board of education said that, “Due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events, the Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School this year.”
The school hoped that private citizens in the community would organize an event to replace the prom, the statement said.
The decision was made, the board of education said, “taking into consideration the education, safety and well-being of our students.”
“Itawamba school officials are trying to turn [McMillen] into the villain who called the whole thing off, and that just isn’t what happened,” said Kristy Bennett, Legal Director of the ACLU of Mississippi. She’s fighting for everyone to be able to enjoy the prom.
“The government, and that includes public schools, can’t censor someone’s free expression just because some other person might not like it.”
Comment: THIS LAST STATEMENT FROM THE LEGAL DIRECTOR OF THE ACLU OF MISSISSIPPI IS AN IGNORANT ONE…..AND ONE TOTALLY UNTRUE. Government censors free experession everywhere…..even in this Mississippi case.
Could a sixteen year old boy bring his twenty-six year old sex partner to the dance? Could a senior girl bring her divorced dad as her date to the party?
In Britain a few years ago a rather wealthy woman married her pet dolphin in total accordance with contemporary English law.
Furthermore, the government censors four year old boys from marrying dolphins or any other animal in America for that matter….including the human one of any sex for whatever reason!
THREE CHEERS FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL…..OR FOR WHOMEVER CANCELLED THE EVENT…….Those ”whoever” should further state that the school is getting out of the business of parties for the kiddies forever more. No more school sponsored social events.
Privatize the school social calendar….let the lesbians, the six foot seven students, the black ones, the fat ones, the rich ones, the ones on whichever fence they have been programmed to sit on politically or by their pathetic parents organize their own drugginess, their own narcissistic pride, create their own narcissistic pleasures, however they want to act or dress, drink or eat….whatever sick mood any of them want to demonstrate. But..no longer in the public school! Let these ACLU cancers go elsewhere for sustenance.
But the Mississippi school will cave in. The most gutless people in the world run public education….and these days they are joined and led by some of the sickest Marxists. Terrorist Bill Ayers comes to mind.
The ACLU preys on public schools relying on the weak of mind and the shortage of money incumbent in these institutions forcing leftwing politics to advance anarchy in the culture through intimidation, shaking schools down financially either collectively or one by one. Perhaps they learned their trade from drug dealers or attorneys…..or am I being redundant.
School administrators seldom act courageously…..I found them afraid…afraid of people they couldn’t bully such as people who used to be called parents in a social structure called family. Much of that has now changed, for my primary and direct experience with these “Caspers” was a generation ago…..when they gloried in their disingenuousness hoping no one would challenge their lies and assumptions. But schools were at least safe then. Violence was unheard of. Drugs hadn’t entered the American teenage ‘free’ expression yet. It used to be fun to go to school…whether one was a teacher, student, or administrator. Anarchy and the ACLU had not yet entered the school door.
Those who attempt to instill learnings to America’s young need courageous adults, courageous school administrators and courageous community leaders these days to save the schools from the Left and its anarchy.
Hang in there, Teresa! Hold your ground!
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