Sh*t. I almost forgot. Our principal sent us reminders that tomorrow, at 7:00 a.m., is the annual See You at The Pole Day. Christian students will meet at the flag poles on public school campuses across the nation and pray.
That’s super-nice of this principal, considering I’m pretty certain that he wouldn’t do this for just any event. (And for those of you living in my town, perhaps you know who “he” is.) It sort of feels like an endorsement of his religion, but it is his school, and in his school, he’s god. Wait. Wrong movie. He’s not god; he just gets to promote god.
I’m sure not everyone has received a reminder, and I just thought I’d give you a heads up in case you were wondering why the kids (but hopefully not the administrators–hint, hint) are gathered around the flag pole. No, it’s not a group dance lesson. It’s “…all about young people, desperate for God, inviting Him to intervene and make “His kingdom come” among their friends, in their communities, and in our nation.”
So, if you’re at school at 7:00 a.m. and feel inspired, give a honk, wave or hold up your own special symbol in support of everyone’s right to free speech.