Public School Threatens Student Who Won't Attend a Mass

A student from a public high school in Pennsylvania was really threatened for unwillingness to attend a baccalaureate mass. The school district, according to this report, says that attending this mass is mandatory for class officers (which is a complete violation of students' rights). The schoolboard president asserts that this is all a "mistake" and that students aren't required to attend the mass because the language was a typo...what nonsense.

I'm very excited for Ryan and am very proud that people are willing to stand up for their rights in the face of extreme adversity that is often associated when religion is concerned.

The full story and video is here. Be sure to watch it!

Hopefully much more is to come...

Fight on Ryan and stand strong!

Documents related to this:

http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/weinrich_letter_june_2009 [from Weinrich to Miorelli, 6/2009]
http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/aclu_letter_for_ryan_miorelli_june_2009 [from ACLU to TASD, 6/2009]
http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/tamaqua_response_july_2009 [from TASD to ACLU, 7/2009]
http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/tasd.bacc [from TASD to Class of 2011, spring 2010]
http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/aclu_letter_for_ryan_miorelli_5-20-10 [from ACLU to TASD, 5/2010]

http://issuu.com/ryanmio/docs/20100519135830467 [religious bulletin handed out by TAHS class officers at 2009 baccalaureate, 5/2009]

....and Tamaqua releases a memo