A group of students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, were stunned when staff at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum kicked them out.
They weren’t being disruptive or causing a scene – so why did the high-schoolers and their chaperons get the boot?
Because they were wearing pro-life hats.
The group was in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life and decided it would be fun to visit the Air and Space Museum.
But what should have been an educational and fun field trip turned into chaos when a security guard told the students to take off their pro-life hats – or leave.
So the group left – but now their parents are fighting back with a lawsuit.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) took on the case – and claimed the museum specifically discriminated against the group for their pro-life gear while other “political statements” like pride masks were allowed.
Fox News reported:
“According to the ACLJ, museum personnel mocked the students, hurled expletives at them and claimed the museum was a “neutral zone” where political or religious messages were prohibited…
A Smithsonian security guard then approached the group, according to the lawsuit, insisting that they take their hats off or leave.
“One of the security guards approached them, gleefully rubbing his hands together, stating they had made his day,” the ACLJ wrote in an online statement.
When the group asked why other visitors in the museum were able to wear their hats and pride masks without issue, they were told that their hats were “political statements,” and that they were “not promoting equality,” according to the suit.”
But this seems to be the new trend in our society – those who promote LGBT values are welcomed and encouraged to push their beliefs onto others.
Whether they identify as “transgender” or want to use a bathroom of a different gender – organizations bend over backwards to accommodate their latest whim.
Yet Christians are told to sit down – and be quiet.
Pro-lifers are villainized – and told they are hateful people for stopping a woman from doing what she wants with “her own body”…
… even though we know a baby has its own body.
While it’s horrible the group of Catholic students had to experience such discrimination – hopefully this will build their resolve to know they are fighting on the right side of history.
A day will come when future generations will look back in horror that we were a culture that murdered our own children.
After the lawsuit was filed, the Smithsonian then apologized for how they treated the Catholic pro-life students and said they shouldn’t have been kicked out.
Fox News continued:
“ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow told Fox News that the Smithsonian Institution is a federal entity that receives upwards of $1 billion from the government each fiscal year, calling the decision by the museum an example of “outrageous” and “abhorrent” discrimination in a federally supported museum.
In a statement released to the public, the Smithsonian said employees did not adhere to their policy or protocols, acknowledging the group was improperly forced out.”
The pro-abort crowd thinks they are the only ones who can sue when they feel “discriminated” against for not being able to kill babies – but thankfully, when true discrimination happens like what the pro-life students experienced – the courts will hold businesses and organizations accountable.
Pro-aborts expect taxpayers to fund abortions, yet won’t let taxpayer funded organizations allow students with pro-life beliefs to enter through their doors.
The hypocrisy needs to stop – and let’s hope the Smithsonian gets a wake-up call that the First Amendment protects pro-lifers from being discriminated against.
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