“If you want to change the future, you will have to trouble the present.”
– Preacher William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army
On Wednesday, I was set to perform an after-school voluntary presentation at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Fla., after having been invited by a student-led high school group, The American Club. The group has been established for two years, has had many speakers and followed the usual line of protocol for having a presentation, being pre-approved by the school administration. They hung posters three weeks before the event, and it was advertised on morning announcements all week.
We no sooner stepped foot on campus, but the principal and an effeminate teacher approached us and attempted to cancel the event on their campus with no justifiable explanation. They claimed they did not “vet” me, although they had not done so with any previous speakers The American Club has brought in.
This was a clear violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, which declares:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
When we reminded them that their actions were unlawful, they told us that once we entered school property, we no longer had a First Amendment right.
A teacher then blurted out the real reason for attempting to shut down the voluntary, student-led presentation: religious discrimination.
Is this lawful activity?
Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines in 1969 concluded thatÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ “students do not leave their rights at the schoolhouse door.” Rights that God gave us, might I add.
The students were furious. In addition, the crowd began to swell. They began recording the showdown on their iPhones, and when we offered anyone who wanted to hear the presentation to follow us across the street, the students followed gladly.
Before we left, however, the effeminate teacher who had a part to play in the attempt to cancel the student-led presentation exercised his First Amendment right to tell the students, “I warn you, children, that everything this gentleman is going to tell you is complete misinformation.”
Furthermore, this teacher completely implicated himself. If they did not have a chance to “vet” me, how would he know what I was going to say?
Could it be that he read about me on Wikipedia or independent blog sites that have no credibility whatsoever and decided he was going to attempt to cancel the presentation based on disinformation?
Could it also be that he was a communistic teacher who didn’t want America’s students to receive a constitutional, moral message?
What didn’t this effeminate teacher want the students to hear?
That the NEA has not only an LGBT caucus for teachers, but a “drag queen” caucus as well? That Obama appointed Kevin Jennings as his “safe school” czar, a man who wrote the foreword to a book titled “Queerifying Elementary Education”? Or that Jennings’ icon is Harry Hay from the North American Man and Boy Love Association, whose motto is “sex before eight before it’s too late” when marching in gay pride parades?
Or was it that this effeminate teacher didn’t want the students to know about Larry Brinken, a homosexual icon who was recently arrested for possession of horrific child pornography?
Or was it that Dan Savage went to a high school journalism conference and bullied Christian teens, telling them “the Bible is bulls–t”? Savage also said he wanted to %#$& Rick Santorum, drag his political opponents behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope, and that he wishes all Republicans were dead.
Or was it that he didn’t want the students to know that the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled us as a “hate group” for simply exposing Elton John’s statement: “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats“?
Or was it that he didn’t want me to tell the kids sodomy was illegal in all 50 states until 1961, or that homosexuality was considered a mental illness until 1973?
What was this effeminate man afraid of? He almost had me convinced that I was the one doing something wrong.
If standing up against those who perpetuate crimes against our posterity is wrong, then I am guilty as charged.
America should pay careful attention to who is doing the discriminating and who is abiding by the laws of our republic.