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Standing up to the REAL bullies in our schools

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel

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Feb. 14, 2012

Several days ago, I told you about Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old Wisconsin public school student who was bullied, censored, punished, and ridiculed for writing an op-ed article in his high-school newspaper (under faculty supervision) explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural, mother-father adoption. 

It turns out the main actors in this travesty were people in authority over Brandon and his schoolmates – his high school principal and the superintendent!  Under the guise of enforcing the school’s “anti-bullying” policy, Brandon was set up for humiliation when school officials “made him an example.” Liberty Counsel is representing Brandon and his family.

Please read my very important message below as I explain Liberty Counsel’s aggressive campaign to protect our children from the outrageous pro-homosexual indoctrination taking place in public schools all across America – Mat.


Vladimir Lenin said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”


Lenin knew how and why this subversive strategy worked.  Today, radical groups are promoting “alternative lifestyles” also know it. And, sadly, agenda-driven educators in our public schools know it, too.

Radical activists are doing everything in their power to push their agendas while undermining the rights of freedom loving, God-fearing Americans.

These days, hundreds of legal cases on these issues emerge from schools every year. Instigated by ultraliberal activists, pro-homosexual radicals, and anti-religious organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), such cases arise from the bullying of school systems, teachers, educators, and parents.

Increasingly, the attacks come through unlawful “consent decrees,” intimidation, and blatant misinformation campaigns. Other times, legal cases arise from a simple misunderstanding of the law by a school administrator or an agenda-driven educator who is either ignorant or unappreciative of America’s constitutionally guaranteed liberties.

Our public school systems are facing an educational and cultural crisis! Radical activists are forcing their will on our public school children and educators.


++Radical social activists are destroying public education.


We are LONG overdue in demanding that our fundamental liberties be fully honored in government-controlled public schools – and in stopping the Orwellian tactics leftists and pro-homosexual activists are using to undermine our values in tax-funded classrooms.


One would hope that such a travesty like the one involving Brendan Wegner would be a rarity, but we are seeing such persecution arising throughout the nation.


++Dakota Ary.


Last fall, Dakota Ary, a high school student in Fort Worth, Texas, was suspended for merely stating his Christian view on homosexuality to a classmate, privately.  Meanwhile, his teacher had posted a photo of two men kissing on a classroom bulletin board, telling students that homosexuality is becoming more prevalent in the world and that they should “just accept it”!


Liberty Counsel successfully represented Dakota, demanding full exoneration and a full retraction of the suspension. The school system complied and later the teacher was suspended!


++Jerry Buell, “Teacher of the Year.”


When Jerry Buell, a highly respected Florida public school teacher, voiced his opposition to “same-sex marriage” on his personal Facebook account, the 22-year teaching veteran was soon fighting for his job!  


Liberty Counsel successfully represented Mr. Buell, who was fully reinstated.


++Florida school employees told prayer is a crime.


And, as you may recall, a few years ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) contrived a “Consent Order” trap in which two senior school employees in Northwest Florida were charged with criminal contempt and faced $5,000 in fines, six months in jail, and the loss of their retirement benefits. 

Their “crime” was asking a blessing over a meal!

Like Jerry Buell, our clients in the notorious Santa Rosa County case were well-respected, outstanding public servants. The detestable events in Northwest Florida were yet another example of the ACLU’s radical agenda to criminalize expressions of Christianity in public settings.


++Sadly, we have been forced to handle hundreds of these cases.


Right now, Liberty Counsel is engaged in Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and numerous other states because we are fighting an ongoing battle over the public’s perception of homosexual “rights,” pro-homosexual bullying, anti-religion sentiment, and censorship.     

That’s why we developed an invaluable resource compiled through decades of experience defending the rights of educators, students, administrators, and community members from radical activists who want to subvert our precious freedom of religious expression in public settings.

The “Patriot’s Handbook of Religious Freedom in Public Schools” is a must-have reference that should be providing guidance in every school in America.

With your help, we can make that happen! Here’s the plan:


++There are nearly 100,000 public schools in America.


Last fall, we launched a bold initiative to get 20,000 Patriot’s Handbooks into public schools. But our long-term goal is to place these powerful Handbooks in every public school in America.


Here’s the good news…


Through our bulk mail processing center, we can ship a booklet to a school for $1.50 (including the cost of the Handbook). That means, for your sponsorship gift of $30, we can send a copy of the “Patriot’s Handbook of Religious Freedom in Public Schools” to 20 schools!


We cannot achieve this vital goal without your help.  Please, consider sponsoring at least twenty schools to receive this valuable resource.


Click here now to sponsor twenty schools, a hundred schools – or even more:


Imagine the impact this campaign could have. We know that if a school principal or assistant principal in each of our nation’s nearly 100,000 public schools had this Handbook, there would be FAR fewer incidents of radical activists successfully bullying administrators!

Your sponsorship of a school could make a profound difference in that school.  It could mean an appropriate prayer before an event…or the ability to display the Ten Commandments in a classroom…or the empowering of a teen to stand up to an educator and say that they believe homosexuality is wrong…or even the simple acknowledgement of the true meaning of the Christmas season.

++Your gift will ensure that each school you sponsor will receive     a copy of the Patriot’s Handbook within a few weeks.


Click here now to make that possible:


As I’ve written many times before, the situation in our public schools has devolved to the point that it is difficult to believe what is taking place.


Many public schools have become breeding grounds for religious intolerance; cesspools of leftist indoctrination; cauldrons of ideas and teachings that poison the minds of our children and young adults; vehicles for transforming young people’s cultural and moral standards; engines designed to turn students away from the ethics being taught in a majority of American homes.     


But here is the liberating truth:

Americans’ rights are NOT left at the schoolhouse door! 

Click here to help us reach every public school in America with a free copy of our powerful Handbook:


God bless you as you help take back our tax-funded schools!


Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel


P.S. Getting Liberty Counsel’s “Patriot’s Handbook of Religious Freedom in Public Schools” to school administrators is an extremely bold initiative. Please consider sponsoring twenty schools – or many more.


Thank you and God bless you!

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