Right now, the Supreme Court is debating the issue of gay marriage and whether denying homosexuals the legal ability to get married is unconstitutional or not.
Personally, I’m sick of this debate and tired of seeing it posted and reposted and posted again on Facebook. Especially when there’s another group in America that gets discriminated against far more frequently, though to far less media fanfare.
While alternative lifestyles are freely encouraged, promoted and even programmed into our minds by educational institutions and other factions of society, Christians get no such advocacy.
It’s apparently ok to teach that homosexuality is completely normal and healthy to impressionable young minds, but it’s not ok for an elementary school to hold Easter egg hunts. They can have egg hunts, but the word “Easter” isn’t inclusive enough, the principle says.
“Kids love the bunny,” Massachusetts’ Heritage Elementary School Principal Lydia Davenport explained, “and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter Bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others because people relate the Easter bunny to religion. A bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit.”
The Easter bunny is a religious icon? Since when?
Yet teachers aren’t even allowed to use the word “Easter” in their classrooms. It’s a no-no because somebody might be offended.
Move on up on the educational ranks to college and you find more flagrant abuse of Christian ideals, this time at the Florida Atlantic University, where Vice Chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party Deandre Poole instructed her class to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and then stomp on it… clearly with no concern about religious sensibilities whatsoever.
(Though one has to wonder if she would be quite so quick to have her students stomp on Buddha, Barack Obama or Mohammed.)
Worse yet, the university allegedly backed her up when she allegedly suspended a student for refusing to participate in the “exercise.” It wasn’t until Governor Rick Scott intervened that the school started backtracking.
Or how about the far worse Christian plight over in Egypt, where Muslims are turning mosques into torture chamber specifically for Christian captives.
Where’s the outrage there? Where are the Facebook posts? Where are the demands for equality and respect and the “right” to live out your beliefs just like everybody else?
Apparently, Christians don’t matter though. It’s just everybody else we need to care about.