Well, today I can go into more specifics. The Concerned East Texans for Seperation of Church and State group put together a gift basket to present to the KISD administration, to show our appreciation for upholding the establishment clause of the constitution, despite community opposition.
I think our "Thank You" card says it well:
Dear Superintendent Kevin Weldon and K.I.S.D. Administrative Staff,
Please accept this basket as token of our sincere appreciation for your commitment to the First Amendment and a free, diverse, and tolerant society. We recognize the professional and personal risks you have taken to ensure that every student feels like a welcome part of the school community, regardless of their faith or non-faith. We want you to know that your efforts and sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.
With Sincerest Thanks,
Concerned East Texans for Separation of Church and State
Now we all wait for Thursday to see the local court ruling. In the mean time, you can watch my interview on KBMT.
Some people have asked why we've gone through so much trouble to make a gift basket for these people who are simply doing their job. I think this sign, posted in the middle of Kountze, explains it best:
Kevin Weldon really HAS taken personal and professional risks to put a stop to these banners. He deserves more than a simple gift basket. And a group member said it well: