Hero Judge Tells Bigoted Louisiana Teacher To STFU And GTFO
Remember that mean teacher in Louisiana who told one of her kids he was "stupid" for being a Buddhist? And remember how his parents sued and the ACLU was all, "Hey, mean lady, you can't go around saying stuff like that in the public schools," and her parish school superintendent was all, "Yeah, huh, she can, because Bible Belt"?
Well, prepare to be super happy for Happy Hour today, because a federal judge has come back with a SUPER burn decision that reads, and we quote, "Nuh uh, you CAN'T, and furthermore Neener, neener and neener."
Judge Elizabeth Foote of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana made what will probably be the easiest slam-dunk ruling of her career, basing it on a little old document called the U.S. Constitution. This piece of paper, and particularly its First Amendment, apparently was NOT based solely on the Sermon on the Mount and the letters of the apostle Paul! (It's true; we looked it up!)
Foote came down hard (ha!) on teacher
Almira Gulch Rita Rourke and Sabine Parish Superintendent Sara Ebarb, saying the parish schools need to cut that crap out or she will make them go cut a switch for her to tan their hides or something. Preach, The Raw Story:
With regard to the specific behavior of Roark, Judge Foote wrote that “[t]he District and School Board are permanently enjoined from permitting School Officials at any school within the School District to promote their personal religious beliefs to students in class or during or in conjunction with a School Event.” Furthermore, “School Officials shall not denigrate any particular faith, or lack thereof, or single out any student for disfavor or criticism because of his or her particular faith or religious belief, or lack thereof.”
Foote also ordered, and this is the part where we started giggling, that the ACLU gets to pick a lawyer to do First Amendment sensitivity training for all Sabine Parish school administrators and teachers, so that they learn how religious discrimination hurts kids. That sounds like a fun class that will in no way be grudgingly attended.