It’s the Chicago (Obama) way: U of Chicago’s pro-life flyers vandalized, destroyed.

CHICAGO, November 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If you’re a pro-life activist at the University of Chicago, be prepared for a tough fight.

That’s the lesson the University of Chicago Students for Life chapter learned on Monday, after numerous flyers around campus were torn down or vandalized. The flyers advertised their Thursday night meeting.

One of the posters read, “What’s the difference between a baby and a fetus? Let’s talk about it.” According to the University of Chicago student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon, another said the pro-life does not mean anti-woman.

“Pro-life students get their displays and flyers vandalized on an almost daily basis,” according to Students for Life National Director of Field Operations Brendan O’Morchoe. “We expect flyers to be torn down or defaced so we train students to print two or three times as many flyers and posters as they plan to hang.”

O’Morchoe emphasized that having posters or announcements torn down is mild compared to other forms of harassment pro-life students around the country face.

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Bullying: What happens when a student refuses to accept his school’s blatant promotion of the homosexual lifestyle.

The message may be unfolded thus. If you do not wear this shirt, or if you do not approve of the life it celebrates, you are evil. You’re a bully. You want people like Tyler Clementi to die. The superintendent, but not the court, notes that Glowacki was held up to opprobrium in the classroom.

Neither the superintendent nor the court expresses any concern about the massive contradiction that McDowell could order a student to remove a belt buckle because it might create a hostile environment for some other students, while not noticing that the entire school bristles with hostility against Catholics, evangelical Protestants, orthodox Jews, and anybody else who holds that sexual intercourse is to be bound within marriage, between a man and a woman.

Which brings me to my second point. If I hire a man to teach my son economics, I’d be shocked to learn that he’d been using his position to run down my faith. Granted that students, because of their age and the special circumstances, do not possess complete freedom of expression in school, it is equally true that teachers and schools must not capitalize upon their strength, their numbers, and their separation from the home, to advocate what is essentially a religion, with its (peculiar and incoherent) set of universal demands and condemnations.

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Teachers unions have to be “nuts” to reject armed guards for schools – unless they’re just playing high risk politics, for “the cause”.

By Doug Lawrence

It’s been long enough after the Sandy Hook shootings for some clarity to begin to prevail, and at least some of the facts are now clear:

Teachers as well as students were victims of the shooter.

No one at the school was prepared or otherwise equipped to defend against such an attack, and the shooter probably knew it.

Based on the shooter’s suicidal response to the eventual arrival of help, even the most rudimentary form of armed, professional security may have served to minimize or totally prevent  the Sandy Hook attack, as well as others. 

In light of this, it’s clear that specially trained armed guards at schools would serve as a substantial deterrent to attackers … armed or otherwise … and given the huge education budget, along with high level of wasteful spending already going on, pleading a lack of funds simply won’t cut it.

So why is the Obama administration, with the full support of the teacher’s unions, rejecting the idea of armed guards in schools, in favor of  just another ineffective form of gun control?

Politics!

The left certainly wants more gun restrictions, and they are using the events at Sandy Hook as leverage in that quest. Once they have achieved as much as possible in that regard, they can always take the next logical step and quickly provide for the armed security that will protect both teachers and students, alike.

So what if a few more teachers and students have to die, in the mean time? Gun control … not school safety … is obviously the real issue … and sacrifices have to be made, for the cause! 

Pro Life Student Awards – 2012 Chicago Banquet

We have some amazing students! It is with great pride that we were able to honor some of them at this year’s banquet.

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Real shame: Notre Dame students have little or no idea what it means to be truly Catholic … or why.

A a recent USA TODAY article, examined the survey “Catholics in America: Persistence and change in the Catholic landscape.”

The survey examined the beliefs and practices of 1,442 U.S. Catholic adults. The research was led by Catholic University sociologist William D’Antonio, and provided detailed information about specific beliefs.

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Bishop’s urging of Catholics to make use of electronic media might turn out to be a mistake.


Performer Bill Nye falls, passes out on stage. Bystanders elect to Tweet first, help later!

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Students punished for wearing American flag themed clothing on Cinco de Mayo

Country in Distress!

Five students at a California high school were forced to leave school and then face disciplinary action yesterday for the crime of wearing clothing printed with American flag designs.

If you’re wondering how being patriotic could possibly merit punishment, it’s because the kids displayed the American flags on May 5. And as everyone knows, American flags are absolutely verboten on May 5.

Right? Doesn’t anybody remember that rule? Anybody? Bueller?

According to local TV stations KTVU and NBC Bay Area, this bewildering and deeply unsettling incident happened at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, a suburban town south of San Jose. As KTVU reported,

Five students at a South Bay high school stirred up some controversy Wednesday for wearing t-shirts depicting red, white and blue American flags on Cinco de Mayo.

School officials at Live Oak High in Morgan Hill told the students they had to go home if they wouldn’t turn the shirts inside out.

One of the students said it appeared school administrators were worried the patriotic shirts could trigger fights.

Some students at Live Oak High in Morgan Hill said others were planning to come to school Thursday wearing red, white and blue.

Four of the five students who wore American flags or patriotic colors on campus walked into a meeting with the superintendent of the Morgan Hill unified school district Wednesday night.

They were facing unexcused absences because they chose to go home early rather than take off what they were wearing.

“We knew it was Cinco de Mayo. But we just came to show our flag,” said student Dominic Maciel. “We didn’t mean anything by it. We didn’t want to start anything. Nothing like that.”

Student Anthony Caravalho was also sent home for not turning his shirt inside out.

“They said we had to wear our t-shirts inside out and then we could go back to class and we said no,” said Caravalho. “It would be disrespectful to the flag by hiding it.”

Daniel Galli, another student who was reprimanded for wearing a US flag, described what he was told by school administration.

“He said ‘If you wear it on any other day, it’s fine; but just because it’s today you can’t wear it,’” Galli said.

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