It's stories like this that just make you shake your head and wonder, "Why can't we all just relax?!" An elementary school in southern Wisconsin decided to have a "Wacky Week" and on Friday, the students were encouraged to dress either as senior citizens or as members of the opposite sex...
That's when the fun began:
A local resident informed the Voice of Christian Youth America on Friday. The Milwaukee-based radio network responded by interrupting its morning programming for a special broadcast that aired on nine radio stations throughout Wisconsin. The broadcast criticized the dress-up day and accused the district of promoting alternative lifestyles.
"We believe it's the wrong message to send to elementary students," said Jim Schneider, the network's program director. "Our station is one that promotes traditional family values. It concerns us when a school district strikes at the heart and core of the Biblical values. To promote this to elementary-school students is a great error."
Schneider co-hosts "Crosstalk," a nationally syndicated call-in Christian radio show.
After the program aired, both the school and Reedsburg School District office were flooded with calls complaining about the event.
They seriously interrupted their programing on NINE radio stations to make a big deal about this. But I love this quote from the district administrator:
"The promotion of transgenderism - that was not our purpose," Benson told the Baraboo News Republic. "Our purpose was to have a Wacky Week, mixing in a bit of silliness with our reading, writing and arithmetic."
My response would have been, "Hey, if God didn't want us to cross-dress, why did he force Jesus to have long hair and wear a dress?!"