Is this really what kids should be learning in schools?
Only a few days ago, the ‘Bombshell’ that was reported by our Crackerjack Press was that the wife of our Vice President took a part-time job teaching gig. Teaching art in a school with kids K-8.
It’s a CHRISTIAN school!
A Christian school with a moral code including — would you believe — expectations concerning sexual practices.
Let’s just say the critics didn’t like that at all. Not very woke of a Religious Institution to require that members hold to the moral standards that religious institution teaches.
What next? Jewish schools expecting Jewish kids to eat Kosher? Or Islamic schools expecting kids to pray at certain times a day?
One ‘woke’ headmaster was having none of it.
Jessica Donovan, headmaster of Sheridan School, a K-8 institution located in northwest D.C. that has a tuition of more than $36,000 a year, sent a letter to parents saying Immanuel Christian School’s policies were an “obvious challenge” given the school’s “fundamental belief in diversity and inclusion.”
The initial plan was to make the kids go to the school during away games wearing rainbow socks or warm-up jerseys as a show of LGBTQ support. But instead, Donovan banned the students from playing sports at the Virginia elementary school because some expressed “they feel unsafe” in such an environment.
“As we talked more, we understood that some students did not feel safe entering a school that bans LGBTQ parents, students or even families that support LGBTQ rights,” she wrote.
Sheridan is the latest group to target the school after Pence took a part-time job teaching art to students. The NOH8 Campaign, the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, and several others attacked her and the school, which says it holds to traditional Christian values when it comes to marriage and other beliefs.
Not exactly ‘tolerant’ toward religious folks, are they?
Would they dare to shun an Islamic school for the same reasons? Of course not. This is a very particular kind of intolerance.
It sounds familiar somehow…
Israel’s Olympic judoka Or Sasson said Sunday that he did not expect his Egyptian opponent, whom he defeated en route to winning a bronze medal, to shake his hand, but still decided to extend his own hand to his opponent to show “respect.”
Speaking from Rio de Janeiro two days after winning the medal in the over-100kg tournament, Sasson said that Muslim athletes are often cold toward Israeli competitors, but that while rival judokas may not be friends, they should show appreciation for each other.
“To honor your rival is something I was educated to do,” he told Army Radio. “The Olympics is built on respect.”
The Egyptian El Youm el Sabah news site on Sunday quoted Islam El Shehaby, Sasson’s rival, as saying he did not initially plan to ignore the outstretched hand of his Israeli opponent, but that it was rather a spur-of-the-moment decision.
And here’s a relevant Wiki entry:
In October 2017, when an Israeli won gold in an international judo championship in the United Arab Emirates, officials refused to fly the Israeli flag and play the Israeli national anthem, instead playing the official music of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and flying the IJF’s logo. The UAE also banned Israeli athletes from wearing their country’s symbols on uniforms, having to wear IJF uniforms. Other contestants received similar treatment. In December 2017, seven Israelis were denied visas by Saudi Arabia to compete in an international chess tournament. In October 2018, the UAE reversed its position allowing the Israeli flag be displayed and anthem played when an Israeli judoka won a gold medal.
Or this one…
Five Israeli athletes won medals at the IPIC Arena, only to be greeted by the official music and flag of the International Judo Federation (IJF) while standing on the podium.
Compounding matters, a UAE athlete declined to shake hands with Israel’s Tohar Butbul — an eventual bronze medalist — following the pair’s first-round match on Friday.
And yet, while the UAE is finding a way to overcome their deep-seated differences with Israeli athletes…
The Secular Inquisition is on the march here at home, quick to punish anyone who dares question their ‘established doctrine’.
But we’re not in a culture war, right?
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