Sunday, November 25, 2007

Give Peace a Chance? Not at this Florida school!

See these beautiful kids? Michael, Connor, Cheyenne, Lauren, Kirra (back row) Siobhan and Skylar are members of the Peace Shirt Coalition of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School in Florida. The group has almost 30 members. Read their story here and see why I salute these amazing and brave young people.

That's right folks! These young people are being harrassed and attacked for wanting to start a school group to promote peace. This school has its war groups but a request to have a peace group has been turned down, even though they filed the complete papers and have a sponsor. That's bad enough, but the harrassment and attacks have been waged by their fellow students and this behavior seems to be acceptable.

"I Love America, Because America Loves War." "If peace is the answer, it must be a stupid question." What is wrong with our society and our next generation? And why is hate more acceptable than love?

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Keola said...

A few days ago I saw a bumper sticker that said "Mean people breed mean people." Food for thought.

Stupid Git said...

That one sign is right - Peace is often an intelligent answer to a very stupid question.

Jade said...

How can anyone support war and destruction? I don't understand it, but let's face it peace mongerers have always been looked down on. Our world is simply backwards. There's so much hate. Is this the world God intended it to be? I don't think so.

Kathy said...

These are beautiful spirits! I hope they keep their chins up!

Abby said...

Three cheers to these wonderful and enlightened youngsters! We can all learn a lesson from them!