COMMENTER UPDATE: The preamble now says (presumably an update):
“I’d like to thank everyone for their support. I never imagined that the petition would gain so much attention. However, this whole situation has been a large misunderstanding between myself and the administration. I never meant to shed Paradise Valley in a negative light. PV is an accepting community of diverse students and staff. I have met with my principal and this situation has been resolved. The misunderstanding was completely on my end of things. Again, thank you all for your activism and support.”
That doesn’t sound coerced at all, but whatever.
Ugh. I know how incredibly awful it is to say that someone is “asking for it”, in light of how often that canard is used to excuse horrible violence against women, but really… these guys are asking for it.
The administration at Paradise Valley High School in Arizona has apparently asked students wanting to start a secular club to get signatures in support before they’ll allow the club.
This is, of course, illegal as all hell. Under the Equal Access Act, if your school is an open forum (a status achieved by having a single non-academic club) you must allow all clubs. The signatures are irrelevant.
So fly, my moderate number of minions! Sign the petition and teach the administrators what it means to fuck with the godless. Show them that young atheists seeking to organize have a shit-ton of backup, even if they live in Arizona. Show them that this kind of stuff can’t be swept under the rug anymore.
Dear Arizona: We see you.
Signed, people you DON’T want to fuck with
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