Wow. The Serpent and the Rainbow or Ignorance and Fear Rule the Day

22 Sep

In a instance of complete ignorance and reactionary thinking, the First Baptist Church of Longwood has asked The Ampersand School which rents rooms from them, to get rid of one of their pets.
The Ampersand School is proud to have as one of their teachers an award-winning young biologist. He has brought a few live animals into the school. One of those is a small python. That python is always in locked cage and can only be taken out when the biologist is present. This python has never lived in the wild. This python has only ever been handled by humans and hand fed. It doesn’t know how to hunt. Yes, instinctively knows how to bite strangle and swallow food. It just never has.
The landlord is requesting that this snake be removed from the property. Please don’t talk to me about property rights and ownership. It’s not about that. It’s about bullying kids to assuage the fears and anxieties of a few people who have only seen it once in the year and a half that it’s been in the building. In fact, they were actually closer to that snake in proximity last year and never even knew it existed, than they are this year and are making children of the middle school classes get rid of it.
The parents of these middle school kids pay to go to private school so that they can get the experience that they can’t or won’t get anywhere else. They also pay to make sure the kids aren’t bullied in the small classes, little did they know that it took a bunch of so-called Christians to take all that away.

The first person to say, “yeah, but what if…” loses. Come spend a day and see.

Tell them how much you agree:
First Baptist Longwood • 891 State Road 434 E • Longwood, FL 32750 • Phone: 407-339-3817 • Fax: 407-339-7870 • Email:

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