Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some people must have nothing better to do

Lawsuit claims California college threatened to expel students who prayed

.- Two students filed a federal lawsuit this past Monday against the publicly-funded College of Alameda alleging that school officials at the California school threatened to expel them for praying...

That month, student Kandy Kyriacou visited an instructor to give her a Christmas gift. Kyriacou found the instructor alone in her shared office. When the instructor indicated she was ill, Kyriacou offered to pray for her.

The instructor bowed her head and Kyriacou began to pray. They were then interrupted by another faculty member, Derek Piazza, who entered the room and said “You can’t be doing that here!”

Kyriacou left to join her friend and fellow student Ojoma Omaga. Piazza followed Kyriacou and repeated his rebuke. The students related that they were surprised by his intimidating behavior.

Three days before Christmas, both students received letters notifying them of the college’s retroactive “intent to suspend” them. While school policy requires such letters to state factual bases for the charges, the letter only vaguely accused the students of “disruptive or insulting behavior, willful disobedience . . . persistent abuse of college employees.”

Not only did this instructor barge into the office as some sort of "Anti-Prayer Police", but then followed her around looking for something other reason. In most places that would be considered stalking. Of course, in most places it would also be considered common courtesy to wait until later and politely explain that you disagree with these other people.
It sounds like someone needs a hobby.

1 comment:

Rachel Gray said...

You know the parable of the corrupt steward who was commended by his master for cheating because the sons of this age are wiser in their generation than the sons of light? I heard a priest interpret this to mean the anti-Christian forces are more dedicated to their cause than Christians are; they fight longer and harder. And more outrageously.