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VIDEO: Wisconsin school officials try to physically block 'Jesus lunch' served by moms off school grounds
Little dictators vs. people who know their rights.
You're the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free "Jesus lunch" to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you're Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it's your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus.
Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because citizens don't know any better than to tell them where to go. In this case, Johnson came up against moms who were prepared:
Johnson is the John Koskinen lookalike who stands there indignantly because the moms don't want to "cooperate" with him. And why exactly should they? They have a letter from the city saying they have a perfect right to be there, so his demand that they "do this legally" is the height of arrogance. They are doing it legally, and they have no reason to ignore their own lawyer's advice and follow his. He's the one who decided to show up and provoke a confrontation, not them. He's not seeking cooperation. He's seeking capitulation. And he didn't expect the moms to have done their homework and be ready for him.
As often happens in situations like this, the school officials won't admit that the preaching of the Gospel is the real issue. Instead, they try to make it about nitpicky regulations:
The district said parents are ignoring “food handling standards.”
“Food of any kind that is served to students must be approved by the school/district to ensure food safety, cleanliness and health,” they wrote. “In addition, many students are subject to food allergies, so additional protocols must be followed to safeguard students with these conditions.”
Principal Stephen Plank even accused the moms of luring students to the park with promises of free food in exchange for a Christian message.
“Many students have conveyed to us their concern about a group offering free food to incentivize participation in a religious event on campus,” he told News8000.com. “The result of which has a divisive impact on our learning community.”
The principal suggested that some students loathe the event so much they become hysterical.
“There are some students that when they know this day is coming, they will leave school early,” he told the news organization. “We have some students that staff will find sitting in the hallway crying.”
Students are sitting in the hallway crying because some kids get free lunch and a Gospel message? I highly doubt that's true, but if it is, it's for one of two reasons: 1. The Holy Spirit is convicting that kid; or 2) The district itself has made the kids hysterical by causing the conflict and making it out to be some sort of big crisis.
All kinds of things happen in schools that interest some kids and not others. If you don't want to be in football, or band, or drama, you just don't participate. You don't sit in the hall crying because other kids are participating. And no school district would try to halt one of those activities because some hyper-sensitive kid was bawling about it, nor would they go into a snit because the coach or band leader picked up lunch for the kids while ignoring "food handling standards."
This guy either hates the Gospel himself, or he's scared to death of the lawyers of those who do (or of the media). Either way, he found out what happens when you pick a fight with Christians who are on a mission and know their real legal rights. Try educating kids for change, Mr. Johnson, if you actually know anything about that. (Hat tip to Todd Starnes at Fox News.)
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