In the aftermath of school shootings across the nation, lunk-headed government school administrators (who are in charge of “educating” your children, by the way) address the problem with some of the most idiotic bans imaginable. For instance…
Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended.
“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.
It was a sentiment supported by Trudy Tuttle Ariaga, superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District.
“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ariaga told CBS News in Los Angeles.
Not to be outdone, CBS Sacramento reports on even worse stupidity in their government schools…
A young girl was told by her school that she couldn’t wear a T-shirt to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
School leaders say they have a good reason for banning the sixth-grader’s Sept. 11 memorial T-shirt on Thursday. When her stepfather tried to get permission, school administrators say it violated their dress code.
It’s a shirt the Foster family wears every year on Sept. 11. It shows the names of those who list their lives that day in the shape of the World Trade Center towers on the front of the shirt.
But his stepdaughter wasn’t allowed to wear it on the 13th anniversary of the attacks. Administrators told him she had to wear her uniform—a T-shirt that has the school’s logo and name.
Columbia church pastor Johnnie Clark was sentenced to one day in jail Thursday, after being found guilty in Columbia Municipal Court of violating city noise limits.
Clark leads worshipers at Rehoboth United Assemblies on Laurel Street. The church has been in its current location for a quarter-century. Recent redevelopment downtown has brought the church into conflict with some owners of newly built homes along that street.
Singing and shouting, dancing and drumming – hallmarks of Pentecostal worship – vibrate the walls of nearby homes, according to reports. But Clark previously has said that he and his parishioners shouldn’t have to change the way they worship.
Columbia Police officers have been called to the church more than 50 times for noise complaints. Neighbors said the noise coming from the musical equipment could be heard late into the evening and early in the morning, and permeated their home. The neighbors recorded some of the episodes as part of their evidence of the noise.
The church has paid several of their fines for multiple violations of the city noise ordinance, but after the verdict, Clark must now not only pay money, but spend time behind bars.
“I can’t believe it, jail time, for serving God, what’s next,” said Pastor and First Lady Harriet Clark.
Apparently Columbia, South Carolina never got a copy of the Bill of Rights, so they could see that the First Amendment prohibits them from controlling the content of church services.
From ZDNet writer Violet Blue…
Facebook is strong-arming LGBT and adult performers to use their legal names, telling these at-risk populations that it is to “keep our community safe.”
Yet considering the company had hundreds represent Facebook’s SF LGBT Pride Parade contingent, the “real names” campaign looks more to be a stunning display of Facebook’s acute cluelessness about user safety.
The situation developed early this week when a large number of drag queen and transgender performers in cities including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles were targeted for account deletion unless they immedately presented their legal names on their Facebook profiles.
Well-known Bay Area LGBT activist and community fundraiser personality Sister Roma, who has been using Facebook since 2008, was locked out of her profile Wednesday. Loa Angeles based performer and drag personality Unity Divine is now in the same situation.
So cracking down on obviously fake names is targeting homosexuals?
By the way, I personally have 3 Facebook accounts, two with fake names, but the fake names I used sound like real names. I have additional accounts due to Facebook’s habit of banning Conservatives for posting things that violate the highly imaginative interpretation of Facebook so-called “Community Standards” (in other words, posting stuff liberals don’t like)
Once again homosexuals are demanding Special Rights.
More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.
“EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday.
Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular type of enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, is causing more serious problems than others have in years past.
As of September 11, more than 80 cases in six other states — Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri — have been confirmed to be EV-D68, according to the CDC.
Read the full story at CNN.