They Don’t Send Her Flowers!!!
Jessica Ahlquist seems like a pretty rad, young gal:
Jessica Ahlquist went to court to have a prayer banner removed from her school.
A judge ruled in her favor, saying the banner should come down.
Of course religious types are never really famous for turning the other cheek, or forgiveness (such alien concepts) so the believers struck back:
Since then, Ahlquist has faced a barrage of criticism, condemnation, and even physical threats.
So a Wisconsin-based group fighting for the separation of church and state wanted to send her flowers, to show their support.
It began this week when a representative from the Freedom from Religion Foundation attempted to have flowers delivered to Ahlquist.
So what went wrong? Well, none of the florists called would agree to make the delivery.
“We refused the order because we really don’t want to cross lines,” said Raymond Santilli, owner of Flowers by Santilli.
Santilli says the foundation told him the delivery person might need police protection and to show identification to gain access to the home. He stands by his decision not to deliver.
You gotta love such great examples of tolerance (not to mention respect for teh Constitution!!1!) as shown by the faithful members in Jessica’s community. You can show support for Jessica by purchasing a tee shirt here (mine’s already ordered.) —Uncle Eb/John
h/t PZ Myers