Could a Christian cross be a gang symbol, well according to a High School math teacher in Tampa Florida it could.

What is occurring in our high schools seems to be getting worse.  One must ask what is going on with the increase of crazy things high school teachers and adminsitrators are saying and doing.

The Daily Caller news site it reporting about a math high school teacher at Riverside High School in Tampa Florida banning students from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom.  She believes they could be a gang symbol.

The nonprofit litigation group Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent stating:

We write on behalf of parents of children in the classroom of teacher Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, who report that Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming on occasion that they are ‘gang symbols

 Gang symbols, really!

In the letter they went on to say:

One of our student clients reports that she had just sat down in class, and placed her books on her desk, when Ms. Riedas approached her. Referencing the tiny cross necklace which was around the student’s neck, Ms. Riedas said, “I need you to take your necklace off.”  When the student asked why, Riedas allegedly refused to explain and then stated, “That’s disrespectful; you have to take it off.

The incidents of teachers, administrators and activist involved with education dictating ridiculous rules and making outrageous statements are increasing at an alarming rate. The question is what are the “common sense” people going to do about it.  Are we going just sit back and believe other people will correct these wrongs or are we going to do something about it?  We must keep vigilant on what is going on in our educational system and voice our opinions to the school administrators and our politicians.  How are so many teachers that appear not to be fit for a classroom, let alone be in front of children in anyway, hired as teachers.

According to the Liberty Counsel’s letter one of the students:

did not want to be disrespectful, so she took it off, but she felt bad because she felt she was being forced to deny her faith. All of our clients are afraid to openly wear their cross necklaces in class anymore

It even gets worse, according to the letter the teacher in question:

has promoted the LGBT agenda in her classroom. Her classroom is decorated with LGBT political themes, which include posters, stickers and buttons. Students’ classroom folders were all decorated with LGBT rainbow stickers one day when they arrived at school without their permission

So apparently one person’s showing support of their belief or cause is acceptable when another person’s is not.  Why is there an increase of “teachers” bringing their political beliefs or agendas into the classroom?  In this teachers math class why is she not just teaching math?

The school district has stated that they are initiating an investigation into the incidents.

Does anyone really believe that wearing a Christian Cross on a necklace is a gang symbol, if you do then count me in that gang.

If I went to that school I would organize as many fellow students as I could and wear the biggest cross I could find around my neck or on my clothing.  Then let’s see what the teacher or school would do.

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