Watch as this perfectly normal person donning cat ears explains why Christianity shouldn't be taught in schools
In general, if someone is wearing cat ears, I tend to take them less seriously. If seriously at all. This is a new rule of thumb of mine, as the phenomenon of adults wearing cat ears is a very recent one. But it definitely applies here.
A school board member in Arizona donned cat ears as they decried the Christian values taught at Arizona Christian University. Yes, how dare a Christian institution teach Christianity? The nerve.
This particular school member apparently identifies as "a bilingual, disabled, neurodivergent Queer Black Latina".
\u201cArizona school board member wearing cat ears says the district should not hire teachers with Christian values.\n\n\u201d— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial) 1677874848
It seems she was upset over her school district's partnership with Arizona Christian University: "Our vision is committed to achieving excelling for every child, every day, every opportunity. Every child. When I go to Arizona Christian University's website [...] 'Above all else, be committed to Jesus Christ. Accomplishing His will and advancing His Kingdom on Earth as in Heaven."
Which sounds pretty good to me. But she went on to decry the college's promotion of Biblical values, such as the centrality of family, sexual morality, and marriage as defined between a man and a woman. Even better.
But Miss Cat Ears was quite displeased.
"We have added our pronouns at the dias as solidarity to let our LGBTQ community know that we stand in making sure that they feel protected. Are we only performing performative solidarity, or are we going to dig deep and actually look at the partnerships we're doing?"
First, I would say that yes, it is completely performative to add your pronouns. It always is. No one was actually questioning your gender and frankly, no one cares.
But second, I would say that her concern over not achieving excelling for every child due to a partnership with a Christian university is completely unfounded. Christianity is the only thing that can heal division and allow children to feel accepted and loved for who they are. Dividing them up by race or gender, or in this case, feline, only makes matters worse.