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Don't mess with the big, bad, Jewish mama! 
25th-Apr-2006 11:37 am
militant owl
I just got off the phone with the CEO of the regional YMCA organization. He assures me that the devotion program at my son's aftercare was not authorized and will be eliminated immediately and that he will be suggesting other careers to the two carers involved!

Sometimes you get to be the windshield.

[I don't remember who I copied the bouncy cat icon from, or I'd credit them.]
25th-Apr-2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Does "suggesting other careers" mean he's firing them? I sure hope so.

There are overtly Christian daycare and aftercare programs, to which parents send their kids partly for religious instruction. In those settings, devotions and Bible stories are perfectly acceptable. But not in a nonsectarian program where some of the kids may be Jewish, or Hindu, or belong to nonreligious families.

Good for you!
25th-Apr-2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm pretty sure "other careers" means "get your ass out of my organization." I told him I wouldn't send the Peanut back to aftercare as long as they were there and asked him to notify me if and when they were gone. I'll let you know when this happens.

My kids both went to a Jewish pre-school. It was a private institution which met on private property. This was a supposedly "open to all" program located at a public school. I got nuthin agin religious folk teachin their own, just don't force it on captive audiences in venues where it doesn't belong.
25th-Apr-2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
You. Are. SO. Effing. Cool.

Also? Wonderfully effective. Go, windshield!
25th-Apr-2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yay me!
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25th-Apr-2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
The only further development should be when they get canned. I'll certainly post a little victory gloat if/when that happens.
25th-Apr-2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
I was on such a high when I posted I forgot to thank everyone for their support and suggestions. You guys helped me get through a very bad night. I am still a bit awed at how fast this seems to have gotten resolved.
25th-Apr-2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! ::applauds:: It pays to go straight to the top. I do hope that "suggesting other careers" means firing them immediately.
25th-Apr-2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope so! I'll let y'all know how that pans out.

Is smiling.
28th-Apr-2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you're the windsheild, sometimes you're the bug — Mary Chapin Carpenter.

I just saw this. GO YOU!
29th-Apr-2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. I wish it had all been that simple. I felt so empowered that day. Now, not so much. But I'm still in there fighting.
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