. . . with a capital “T” and that stands for “theism.”
Reader Bob J. pointed out, in a comment, this article from today’s Lebanon Daily Record. It starts like this:
It goes on to reiterate Lowery’s “apology” that I reproduced in the previous post.
Like the Dover Area School Board in Pennsylvania, I don’t think the Lebanon School District realizes what it’s getting into. There is not a whisper of an apology by the school board for what Lowery did, nor the slightest hint that changes will be made. I wonder if “the great things [Lowery] has done” include praying at graduation and continually praying before school assemblies. . .
As lagniappe, reader Steve Kern sent me an email he just dispatched to Principal Lowery, the Lebanon School board, and the Superintendent of Schools. I thought it was too good not to share, and I post it with his permission (and willingness to use his name):
Principal Lowery refers to his most recent statement as an apology. However, he is still unwilling to directly admit that what he did was wrong and to apologize for that action. When I wrote to you the first time I noted that my message was directed to his arrogance rather than the constitutional issue. That is still the case. I’ll try to make my message clearer… in black and white.If Principal Lowery were to stand before the graduating class and boast about how wonderful it is to be Caucasian, without actually criticizing people of any other race, would it have been wrong for him to do that? “Arrogant” would be too gentle of a term to describe such an act. But there was a time in our country when that wouldn’t have been subject to as much criticism as it would be today. We have come a long way in dealing with racial discrimination and arrogance. We have a long way to go in dealing with religious discrimination and arrogance.Respectfully,Steve Kern