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Indiana School Board Member Caught On Video Saying 'CRY ME A RIVER' Over LGBT Suicides

Indiana School Board Member Caught On Video Saying ‘CRY ME A RIVER’ Over LGBT Suicides

Members of the LGBT group the Tri-State Alliance (TSA) of Southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky. went to a to speak with the Evansville-Vandeburgh County School Corporation school board to talk about the unmet needs of LGB and transgender students at a school in their district.

Six of the 10 activists in the group signed up to speak at the meeting, but only one was allowed as the others were allegedly denied by board president Karen Ragland. Five more were eventually allowed to speak only after vocal protests were launched by the TSA.  

After the meeting, a board member identified as Ann Ennis, approached the protesters to confront them.

In the video footage posted on the TSA’s Facebook page, one of the activists—identified as TSA President Wally Paynter can be heard calling Ennis, “so transphobic. When you met with us, you were so transphobic.”

At that point Ennis backs away from the group saying “cry me a river,” while making a sweeping gesture with her arms and hands that appears to be a violin-playing motion.

“Cry me a river?” Paynter asks.

Another person can then be heard saying, “oh, cry us a river about the kids who have died?”

Paynter, then says, “kids commit suicide, you don’t care.”

The second activist added, “you’re a… shitty person” before the video cut off.

According to a study published in 2017 by the Indiana State Department of Health, the third-highest cause of death among 10- to 14-year-old Indiana citizens is suicide. Among 15- to 24-year-olds, it is the second-highest cause.

You can contact Ann Ennis and School President Karen Ragland by calling or emailing the information below.

This horrendous and sick behavior cannot go unpunished.

Email Mrs. Ragland
812-471-7807

Email Mrs. Ennis
812-483-5671

Trump's Department of Justice Department Backs Catholic Church's Firing of Gay Teacher

Indiana Catholic School Kicked Out Of Archdiocese After Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

A Roman Catholic archdiocese has severed ties with a Catholic Prep school in Indiana after it refused to fire a gay teacher for getting married. 

According to a statement from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis it will no longer formally recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School as a Catholic school. This comes after a “sincere and significant” disagreement between the archdiocese and the Jesuit religious order’s Midwest province over the church’s attempt to get involved in an employment matter. The school “respectfully declined” the archdiocese’s order to dismiss a “highly capable and qualified teacher” because of that teacher’s same-sex marriage.

“Regrettably, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School has freely chosen not to enter into such agreements that protect the important ministry of communicating the fullness of Catholic teaching to students,” the archdiocese’s statement read. “Therefore, Brebeuf … will no longer be recognized as a Catholic institution by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.”

The school decided to follow its own conscience on the matter. The school said the archdiocese’s mandate would “harm” its “highly capable and qualified teachers and staff.”

“After long and prayerful consideration, we determined that following the Archdiocese’s directive would not only violate our informed conscience on this particular matter, but also set a concerning precedent for future interference in the school’s operations and other governance matters that Brebeuf Jesuit leadership has historically had the sole right and privilege to address and decide,” the school said. 

The school is trying to figure out how to appeal the archdiocese’s directive but insisted that Brebeuf will remain a Catholic school despite not being recognized as one. The archdiocese will still allow Jesuit priests to serve at the school and celebrate the sacraments, according to administrators.

Texas School Official Posts KKK “White Christmas” Image on Facebook: “I’m Not Racist!” – Video

White Christmas

 

 

Chris Harris, an elected member of the Hooks Independent School Board, ss facing disciplinary action after posting a racist  image of a Ku Klux Klan member in a white robe and hood with the caption, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” on his Facebook page.

Harris said he realized the post was inappropriate and offensive, but he insisted he was not racist.

The school board is scheduled to meet Dec. 15, and members will likely vote on whether Harris should be removed if he has not resigned by then.

“Insists he’s not a racist.”

If the hood fits……..

 

Texas Father Punishes Son By Publicly Making Him Hold Sign: “I Am A Bully” – Video

I am a Bully

A Texas father has come up with a unique punishment that some are finding controversial to end his son’s relentless bullying of others.

After his son got in trouble at school 7 times for bullying other students, Joe Lagares of Killeen, TX who takes bullying very seriously and wanted his 4th grader to take it seriously as well, so he took his son and made him stand on the very busy corner of Ft. Hood Street and W. Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Killian with a big neon sign which read: “I Am A Bully.  HONK ! If You Hate Bullys”

Lagares had tried other forms of punishment, including grounding and extra chores, but not of them seemed to make a difference.

“I refuse to allow my child to be somebody else’s pain. Ya know, we don’t need another Columbine, and we don’t need another Solomon Harris,” Lagares said, referring to the gay teen who took his own life back in April after being bullied by his peers. “Ya know, we don’t need that to happen, and I refuse for my child to be the cause of that.”

“Bullying is also a form of public humiliation. Maybe he understands that when he humiliates someone publicly that doesn’t feel good,” Lagares told KCEN TV. “Hopefully he’ll take that with him so the next time he tries to bully someone he’ll think about it twice.”

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