Inspirational Teens Stage Sit-In After Principal Was Fired Due To His Same-Sex Marriage


Ben Patton
Staff Media Lead

After finding out their school’s vice principal was forced to resign after marrying his boyfriend, students of Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Washington staged an epic sit-in protesting the Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage, and the firing of Mark Zmuda.

The movement was initiated by Eastside senior, Caelan Colburn, who took to his Twitter account yesterday afternoon to tell fellow students, “If you’re not in the commons you’re missing out. Sit in starts today #KeepMrZ2013.”

“Me and three other friends of mine were like ‘whatever, we’re not going to class, we’re going to sit down right now,” Colburn said.

Through the powers of social media, those three protestors quickly turned into 150, and even spread to neighboring high schools like Holy Names and Seattle Prep; where those students also started sit-ins in protest of the same-sex discrimination against Zmuda. “Because there were so…

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The Christian War on Secularism

Futile Democracy

war-on-christmas“But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
– Thomas Jefferson.

Every year, Right Winged Christians over the pond stir up an imaginary shit storm, by imagining that Atheist Godless moral-less heathens wish to see the total destruction of Christmas. They appear to be very angry if we dare to utter the word “Holidays” instead of “Christmas”. But they appear even more consumed by uncontrollable outrage, with the fact that we even celebrate Christmas at all. How dare we! They ask. How dare we enjoy a day, without thinking long and hard about Jesus and his suffering! Their concept of Christmas is very short sighted. It is as if Christians are under the very odd impression, that Christmas was ever their holiday to begin with. Though we must always remember that…

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