High School Student Punished for Saying “God Bless America”

This isn’t America we have been living in lately. It’s some kind of bizarre nightmare of leftist authoritarianism. Here’s proof: Todd Starnes reports that a Florida high school student was recently punished as a thought criminal for saying “God bless America.”

A spokesperson for the Nassau County School District told me the student at Yulee High School deviated from the approved script on the morning of Feb. 9th and uttered the words “God Bless America” — apparently causing angst among two atheist students.

Two screeching moonbats are twice as many as it takes in a tyranny of the minorities.

“It wasn’t part of the scripted morning announcements,” district spokesperson Sharyl Wood said. “The principal took the appropriate steps in speaking with the student and disciplining the student.”

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The nature of the discipline was not disclosed. Maybe he had to write “I hate America and God” on the blackboard a few hundred times.

To the extent Principal Natasha Drake isn’t a militant progressive, she is a coward, unwilling to fight for a kid’s right to say something leftists don’t want to hear.

Instead of reporting their angst to the principal, the atheist students reached out to the American Humanist Association. The AHA’s legal arm – the Appignani Humanist Legal Center — fired off a testy letter to the principal and school district on the students’ behalf.

“It is inappropriate and unlawful for a public school to start the school day with an official statement over the intercom stating, ‘God Bless America,’ for such a statement affirms God-belief, validates a theistic worldview and is invidious toward atheists and other nonbelievers,” the American Humanist Association wrote in a letter to the principal of Yulee High School.

The AHA said the student violated the Constitution and broke the law by invoking God’s name over the public address system. They demanded the school immediately cease and desist under the threat of a lawsuit.

The response was cringing compliance.

Under our system, deep-pocketed moonbat organizations can’t lose. It costs a fortune to fight a lawsuit; so much cheaper and easier to knuckle under to the fascists — with whom not only most judges but most people working in education sympathize anyway.

“The daily validation of the religious views of God-believers resigns atheists to second-class citizens,” the AHA wrote in their letter.

Therefore, they have the right to override any reasonable interpretation of the Constitution and forbid all mention of God, lest their fragile faith in nihilism be shattered.

On tips from Wiggins and Artfldgr. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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