I came across a story on examiner.com about a Rhode Island student who created controversy over a mural she painted that depicted a boy growing up. The mural shows different stages of the boy's life and finishes with him growing into manhood and being married to a woman and having a child.
Liz Bierenday, 17, was the culprit of this travesty of justice.
How dare she depict a family!! I hope the school district not only expels her, but she should be banned from attending college. To think, someone actually believes it is OK for a man and woman to get married and have a child. (You can tell they are married because the couple is wearing wedding rings.)
The part of the mural with the family was painted over. Thank, God. Hopefully no students had to be subjected to that kind of insensitive art and hatred.
Let's give a round of applause to the staff at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, Rhode Island for saving those kids from that kind of wickedness.
OK, I am being ridiculous here because I am absolutely stunned over this. The article states some believed the mural did not depict the expected life experiences of many of the school's students.
That's true, but SO WHAT!
I see art, TV shows and movies all the time that have nothing in common with my life, do I get hurt feelings? No.
Where is the tolerance police and the crowd that screams inclusiveness every five minutes? I guess because Bierenday's painting was of a traditional family, it automatically means she hates anyone that is different so she deserves to be censored.
Could you imagine the outrage if she painted the man marrying another man and the school painted over that? There would be picketers all over that school.
Or, what if she painted the man just living with his girlfriend and the two having a child together. No one would have said a peep.
What about an interracial couple? That is not the "experience" of most people.
What if she painted her favorite hockey player or pop star? Would that be banned because most of the Pilgrim High School students will never be professional athletes of singing sensations?
But, because the couple was married - a religious practice considered by many to be outdated and detrimental to women - the mural needed to go.
I'm not even sure what to say. I am stunned. This may be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
Now I know why family groups think the family unit is under attack, because of this kind of nonsense.
I hope Bierenday sues that school district for violating her rights. This kind of thing needs to be stopped.