Bring a gun to a knife fight: This story begins in late September when the South Side Area School District in Pennsylvania decided it and all its teachers must comply with the insane queer agenda. According to the new policy, outlined in a letter, all of its teachers were ordered to use the pronouns that any student demanded of them. To the district, it didn’t matter if the student was eight or eighteen, if any student on a whim wanted to identify as a boy, then a girl, or then maybe even a tiger, the teachers were required to comply.
Daren Cusato, a biology teacher in the district for 30 years, refused. He sent a letter back to the district, explaining this violated both his Christian beliefs and his first amendment rights.
“Love the sinner but hate the sin,” said RJ Cusato, Daren’s son. “We don’t support what they’re doing but still love the person. He doesn’t have any problem with the students. We have no problems with the kids at all, he just doesn’t want to support what they’re doing. He doesn’t want to give them a pat on the back if they’re doing something he doesn’t think is right.”
The district’s response was immediate.
The response was a letter of notice that he inappropriately communicated with district staff. He was placed on administrative leave and is not permitted to communicate with ANYONE in the district.
The public’s response to this action was just as immediate.
This morning, students gathered in front of the high school to protest his suspension and demand he returns to the classroom. “I don’t think he deserves this and I think that people should have the right to express themselves and have their beliefs and I don’t think he should be suspended because of that,” said Lillian Zakutney.
They made signs and wore the hoodies of a youth group that Cusato leads in support.
Nor was that all. When the school board met on October 5th to discuss the issue, more than four hundred people showed up, almost all of whom were in support of Cusato. Of the 40 who spoke, most demanded his reinstatement, to loud applause.
The result: The school board immediately voted to reinstate Cusato and to suspend its absurd pronoun policy.
This story illustrates the power that the general public has, if it chooses to act. For far too long Americans have meekly accepted the edicts imposed upon them by their elitist leaders, even when many of those edicts made no sense and were actually harmful. The newest edicts, forcing both adults and children to submit to the queer agenda in a manner that would do considerable harm to those children, appears to have finally gotten Americans to wake up and act. This story is no longer an exception to the rule, it is fast becoming the rule.
In fact, the speed in which the board backed down illustrates the change. For the past two years school boards when faced with loud public protest — either about masks or pornography in the schools or critical race theory or indoctrination of the queer agenda — have refused to listen, often calling in the police and even the Justice Department and the FBI in an effort to silent that public.
This story tells us that such resistance is beginning to evaporate. When the public showed up this time, the board did not resist. It folded immediately.
For these trends to continue however the pressure must be kept up. The school boards that try to impose such policies must lose more elections. More protests are necessary.
This is merely one small victory in what will be a very difficult and long war. We would be foolish to believe otherwise.
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