Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What the ... religious intolerance 2?!?!?!?

As more comes out about the shenanigans of William Swinimer the idea of him being the victim of religious intolerance becomes more laughable.

I remember listening to a talk radio show the week the story first broke. Callers went on and on about how horrible it was that Christianity was under attack. All the while the underlying story of what led up to it was not being told. It wouldn't start coming out until the day of tolerance discussions at the school. When the media actually started doing their job and looking into the substance and not just reporting the flash.

William Swinimer is an intolerant religious bully. He is supported in this by his father and his pastor. The t-shirt was just the latest in problems with him. He would proselytize in the hallway of the school. Anyone who didn't agree with HIS view of Christianity was a target. Yet some people whine about HIS freedom of religion or expression?!?!? They claim HE is the target of intolerance just because he is Christian?!?!?!?

I think the Principal made a HUGE mistake doing something because of the t-shirt. Why she picked that as the issue worth suspending Willy over I don't know. It doesn't matter that she said it was because he ignored what the Principal said. All it looks like is because he wore that shirt. She should have taken a stand before that over his behaviour. In fact, I would go as far to say that the next time Willy acts out, and he will Westboroesque Christians like him always do, the Principal should take a page out of his father James' book.

James Swinimer decided that his son and daughter would not attend school the day they held the discussions on tolerance. His reasoning was this;

“He will not attend this school unless they are having readin’, writin’ and ’rithmetic, good old-fashioned academics. When they’re having forums, when they’re having other extracurricular activities, he will not attend that school.

“The taxpayer is paying for him to learn his academics as well as the other students, and I am not standing for any of this stuff.”

Well said Mr. Swinimer! The next time your son starts proselytizing the Principal should quote you and suspend him. After all his stuff doesn't fall into the category of readin', writin', and 'rithmetic or any other kind of academic subject that belongs in a school.

1 comment:

  1. The hypocrisy of people like this amazes me. They scream that they are victims of religious intolerance, but they have no tolerance for any other view but their own.
    I think one of the most important things Jesus ever said was to love others as you love yourself. Until these people learn to live that message, I would not consider them Christians.