More and more, Texas and Kansas are acting like twin sisters separated at birth.
First there was the push for creationist textbooks. Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and my kids get to read a science book instead of a religious book.
Then there was that pesky law that mandates women seeking an abortion get a sonogram, thanks to federal judges upholding the law. It's still being litigated but as of today women are forced to have an invasive, medically unnecessary procedure 24 hours in advance. A logistical problem for both the patient and the medical facility.
But now? A Beaumont Texas high school student, presumed gay, signed up for a cosmetology class. The principal-slash-southern-baptist-deacon, Thomas Amons, instructed the cosmetology teacher, Cequada Clark, to inform the boy he wasn't welcome in her class. Clark refused to deliver the message. So Amons (not to be confused with Amens) did what any self-aggrandizing principal would do: He cancelled the class. Nobody gets to take cosmetology this term.
As for the noble Ms. Clark, what did she get for her courage and conviction? A pink slip.