Thursday, May 19, 2005


La leche league

We debated where to put this story, education news or religious news. The fact that Ratzi who claims he was a liberal until Elaine yelled at him about "Kinder, Kuchen, Kirche" back in Tuebingen in 1968, is encouraging retrograde meaness to school girls has this editor pretty riled up.

Word of warning: when I was in college, I had my first child out of wedlock. Yes. I not only went to school with a baby inside, I did this with a baby outside, while nursing. And back then, the university was pretty nasty about students having babies. So I made a big deal about this. We sued because they had subsidized student housing for married students sans children but not for mothers with families. We won this, years after leaving school.

This story is cruel:
A pregnant student who was banned from graduation at her Roman Catholic high school announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway at the close of the program.
Alysha Cosby's decision prompted cheers and applause Tuesday from many of her fellow seniors at St. Jude Educational Institute. But her mother and aunt were escorted out of the church by police after Cosby headed to her seat.

OK. Time to rant. The police, at the behest of the religious nut running this "ceremony", were told to arrest this charming and sweet young ladies mom and auntie? What the hell? This girl, smiling, heads back to her seat after daring to take her well earned diploma in an honorable way, cheered by fellow students, only to see her loved ones arrested for this?

I am speechless...NOT! I am outraged. The Pope better discipline this monster. "Suffer the children" indeed. The Bible itself has Joseph demanding of God why he shouldn't repudiate his bride who is pregnant out of wedlock and God told him via an angel to not make a big deal about this.

JESUS WAS A BASTARD. This should be in huge letters on every Church everywhere. He was a bastard child who was basically adopted by Joseph.
Cosby was told in March that she could no longer attend school because of safety concerns, and her name was not listed in the graduation program.
The father of Cosby's child, also a senior at the school, was allowed to participate in graduation.
Note how the father was punished. Given full honors. And pray tell, who was threatening this poor girl? From the story it seems her fellow students supported her quest for the holy diploma. Was the priest running this joint the one threatening her?

Mean. This is just too mean.

I hope this young lady goes to college. I fought hard for the rights of young mothers attending college honorably.

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