You want to see Christian privilege in action?
Get this: At Summit Middle School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a pastor from a church called The Chapel was allowed to hang out in the cafeteria while students were there, pass out pamphlets (that may or may not have been religious in nature) to them, and chat with them as they ate. This was not just some random guy; in fact, the students “recognize[d] him as a religious leader.”
And the school just let it happen.
The only reason we know about this is because one of the students recently brought home anti-abortion literature she got from the pastor and that’s when her parents began questioning what the hell was going on.
[Parent Linda Buchanan] said the school principal told her the minister was not supposed to approach any of the children, but “if they approach him he can speak to them.”
She said she and her husband, who moved to Indiana from Atlanta about two years ago, had never seen anything similar during their years attending public school and felt the practice was wrong. Other parents the couple contacted were also unaware of the practice, she said.
“We’re not a bunch of heathens,” Linda Buchanan said. “We’re not anti-religion, we’re anti-religion in public school.”
In other words, it took a federal lawsuit being filed for the school to finally do the right thing. The administrators didn’t have the courage to do it on their own. How’s that for leadership?
Does anyone think the school would have allowed a Muslim to do the same thing? An atheist?
I doubt it.
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