Actually, speaking as a student of Palmer High School and a student involved in the planning of Unity Fest, I remember asking Palmer's club dedicated to Christianity if they wanted to participate, and they did not. We did not exclude anyone from this event. That is the opposite of what we were trying to achieve.
What about Unity and Diversity don't you understand? While this article leans towards the gay/straight alliance club and it's history. it is by far not the only club celebrated in this festival. What is celebrated is the Diversity of the school population. Palmer is home to one of the most diverse student populations in the city. Students attend from every socio-economic level- homeless, to rich. It contains one of the largest ESL populations, as well as a strong deaf and blind program. Students come from throughout the city to attend the IB program. It also has a first rate restorative justice program, and a dedicated staff that really cares. At last count their are several dozen clubs, ranging from the gay/straight alliance to Palmer Live, anime, chess, religion, video gaming, eco and Peace Jam to name just a few. There is a place for every student. Bullying is minimal. Fights are minimal. This is what Unity Fest celebrates. A chance for a diverse population of kids to get together as one. (And a school wide prayer is constitutionally illegal, however I'm sure several members of clubs may have done just that if that's what they wanted to do).
If they opened with a prayer, it would segregate other religious groups involved. I was an event coordinator for it last year, and I can tell you right now, you have no idea what you are talking about. All religious clubs are welcome to join (and they do) and have their own things going on during the event.
Even North Koreans think we suck.
ONE JUST FOR YOU, TT, SINCE YOU SEEM TO KNOW EVERYTHING-
Christian School Teacher Sentenced For Sex With Student
by: KKTV Posted: Thu 5:25 PM, Apr 25, 2013
A former FEMALE teacher at a Springs Christian school was sentenced today to 90 days in jail and 10 to life on probation.
She was sentenced for having sex with a student.
Terah Rawlings was a teacher at Hilltop Baptist School when police say she had sex with a 15-year-old student several times.
Several teachers and church members say they told the principal, who then went to the superintendent.
But, police say the superintendent is Rawlings uncle and he never notified them. He did hold an assembly denouncing the allegations as false - and even said his niece had completed a lie detector test. A grand jury says that never happened either.
She was sentenced this afternoon in court.
64: your quotes are quite relevant and not just at the state level.
Tech: I don't believe the country sees us as the "epi-center (sic) of hate" for your reasons any more than I believe it for the reasons so often spouted by the loony left liberals.
COS is a beautiful city, which definitely has growing pains. We are in an awkward place population wise (our proximity to Denver is also a factor). We are like a gangling teenager. We need a viable airport and much more (non-military) industry. (Of course the no-growth advocates would argue that.)
Don't you think it is about time we all got behind our city, instead of constantly disparaging it?
When in doubt, America, ask Abe.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” A. Lincoln.
There was this guy, a young rebellious lawyer type, a friend of George's...
“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.” T. Jefferson.
hear, hear! has America come so far from our founding ideals, that we are reduced to blogging and reporting about blatant attempts to use political folly to overturn the will of the people? aka, 1 American = 1 vote.
what was that guys, name, George Washing...something?
“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”
The country sees us as the epi-center of hate for the way the liberals and gays treat the conservatives and Christians.
I think 64 is a disastrous...but the voters have spoken. Since when do our votes only suggest rather than mandate.
So if people are refusing to move to Colorado Springs - no major firms will consider the region, is it because of the weather?
There is the absolute idiocy of totalitarian liberalism perfectly revealed:
Keeping religion out will ensure a more inclusive event...really, sounds pretty exclusionary to me....the secularist agenda of gay inclusion, free (literally) sex, and abortion advocated while the traditional values of personal responsibility and sex within the bounds of marriage excluded.
This is not a church. It is a school. Keeping religion out of the event will help to ensure it is in fact a more inclusive event.
There is no diversity here...they state their secularist side right on the ad...which is not separation of church and state, but is the establishment of a secular religion that diminishes and silences the church. Colorado Springs has not become better, it has become a liberal totalitarian city that is very unpleasant.
I bet dollars to donuts the event with not open with a prayer or extend its diversity to include Christians or show any sign of tolerance for them.
Congratulations -- a well-deserved honor!
What a dumbass Williams is.
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