|Highland Park Christian Marshon Sanders|
This same Highland Park High School, which has more $100+ faculty on their payroll than any other school in the state, has no qualms whatever about hiring 2 teachers -- with fat salaries at taxpayers' expense -- to teach Hebrew language and culture to Jewish students -- essentially a tax supported religious education for area Jews.
But they think Jesus might be offensive to the Jews there.
So the kid -- who is a devout Christian -- was bullied into taking the costume off.
For centuries, Christians had excoriated Jews for being "the killers of Christ."
At the 2nd Vatican Council (1964-1966) the Catholic Church admonished Catholic Christians to refrain from such sentiments.
It also eliminated a prayer from the Mass that invoked God to assist in "the Conversion of the Jews."
Apparently that Christian tolerance is not reciprocated in some Jewish quarters -- at least not in Highland, Park Illinois.
The School District there, SD113, reeling from an outcry by incensed Christians, relented and told the kid, one Marshon Sanders, that he could, after all, appear in a representation of the Christian-Jewish Messiah.
But the bullying by the Highland Park Judeo-centric administrators was too much for the teenager to handle, and he went through the day devoid of the respectfully intentioned Christ costume.
You know, the Highland Park bigots wouldn't dare offend Muslim sensibilities. Then they would have to deal with legal action from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Perhaps the administration at Highland Park High School District 113 should consider that their anti-Christian bigotry may open them to legal action from the St. Thomas More Legal Foundation.
And perhaps several employees of Highland Park High School District 113 are badly in need of a required course in "diversity training" and "civil rights training."