A Florida school district delivered an “unsatisfactory” response to a legal team representing several Christian students who claimed they were bullied in class by a teacher because of their faith.
Among other things, the teacher repeatedly ordered students wearing cross necklaces to cover them up or take them off.
So lawyers with Liberty Counsel are giving the district another chance, this time in a letter with a specific list of instructions for officials at Hillsborough County Public Schools.
The influential legal organization warns it is willing to “take further action to prevent irreparable harm to the rights of our clients.”
WND reported last month Liberty Counsel officials said the teacher, Lora Jane Riedas, a member of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Leadership Institute, had gone overboard in her LGBT advocacy.
She featured classroom décor that “blatantly promotes a pro-LGBT agenda,” reportedly retweeted during the school day “favorite queer web series for kids” and prohibited “at least three students from wearing Christian cross necklaces because she views them as ‘gang symbols.’”
Here are images of two necklaces the teacher banished:
Further, she put LGBT stickers on the notebooks her class uses. Her lesbian partner, also a teacher, “dressed as a nun for a school spirit week, complete with a ‘cross necklace’ made of skulls,’ and she singled out students for “false ‘misbehavior’ allegations” after they removed the LGBT stickers.
Source: LGBT teacher called out for ‘bullying’ students
TAMPA, Fla. —
Two men were shot to death in Tampa, Fla., allegedly by their teenage roommate, allegedly because the victims were neo-Nazi sympathizers, as was the gunman until his recent conversion to Islam, WFTS reports.
“It’s obviously very shocking. I’m concerned for my safety,” said a nearby resident, who asked to remain fully anonymous, not showing his face or giving his name.
He lives near the apartment where Tampa police found two men shot dead after a teen led them there, admitting he’d killed eh,.
“Things happen, but it’s the proximity to which I am to the event, as well as the details that have been slowly released,” the man said.
Police said Devon Arthurs first went to a smoke shop Friday afternoon, where he took out a gun and told the two people to get on the ground and that he had killed someone.
Police convinced him to let those people go and turn himself in.
According to the police report, he then confessed he’d shot 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneshuck at their apartment across the street from the sop. He told investigators the three shared a common neo-Nazi belief, until he converted to Islam.
Source: Police: Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, kills roommates who don’t approve | abc7chicago.com
The complaint of a single resident of a planned community of hundreds of homes in California prompted the homeowners association board to banish four Christian groups that had been meeting in a common building, some for nearly a decade.But board members Karyl Ralles, Tom Burch, Jim Griffin, Kay Marks and Steve Steiber now face the possibility of a huge liability for what Christian group members describe as a violation of their civil rights.A judge in a California court has refused to dismiss claims for punitive damages against the board members.The Pacific Justice Institute, representing Christians who live in the Solera at Kern Canyon community in Bakersfield, California, said Thursday a judge in Kern County Superior Court has denied four motions on behalf of the association, its board of directors and its general manager to strike a request for punitive damages.“The court observed that the allegations, if proved, would be akin to racism and other forms of civil rights violations justifying punitive damages,” PJI said.
Source: Judge: Homeowners’ board may owe Christians punitive damages
As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.
Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants.
According to one of the chaplains of the group, Father Rashed, as each pilgrim came off the bus they were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them—even the children—refused. Each was killed in cold blood with a gunshot to the head or the throat.
Source: Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus
(AP) — Iris Azulai’s 17-year-old daughter, Carmel, recently attended a large concert in Tel Aviv of the Argentine singer Lali. Given Israel’s history, the fear of terrorism is always lurking, particularly at mass events, but regardless, she would not have prevented her daughter from going.
Source: Parents Fearful to Allow Children Out as Islamist Terror Sweeps Europe