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A public high school teacher in Hillsborough, Fla. Tweeted that she planned to lead her students to participate in a Day of Silence organized by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) on Friday, as an act of protest to highlight alleged discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

The Christian advocacy organization Liberty Counsel sent a letter to Hillsborough County Public Schools demanding they prohibit the math teacher, Lora Jane Riedas, from obstructing students’ religious liberty and promoting her personal politics in the classroom.

On March 21 Riedas re-Tweeted a message to GLSEN documenting her search for lesson plans that could coordinate with the Day of Silence protest. It represented her most recent attempt to advance her liberal political agenda in her classroom at Riverview High School. Liberty Counsel also documented her denunciation of Christian, and otherwise conservative practices and expression, in her classroom.

In the letter to the superintendent of the Hillsborough schools, Liberty Counsel lawyers Mary E. McAlister and Richard L. Mast wrote that their clients, who are parents of children under Riedas’s care, have experienced several incidents in which the teacher barred her students from displaying their faith.

“Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming on occasion that they are ‘gang symbols,’” McAlister and Mast said. “They are not gang symbols, but are symbols of personal faith.”

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Parents also reported that Riedas fastened stickers of the iconic LGBTQ rainbow onto the notebooks of their children without student permission. One student, after removing the sticker, said she noticed Riedas treated her with hostility compared to the other pupils.
My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me....That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."
— Stonewall Jackson