Student Forced To Remove ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Facemask, But Others Can Keep ‘BLM’

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The Alliance Defending Freedom is fighting for a third-grade girl’s right to wear a “Jesus Loves Me” mask to her public school in Mississippi.

Lydia Booth was told to remove her mask by her Simpson Elementary School principal back in October. Lydia’s mom, Jennifer Booth, said she was initially told the mask violated school policy because it had words on it. But when she pointed out that a policy of “no words on masks” didn’t actually exist, the Simpson County School District superintendent retorted by telling the Booths that the policy bans masks with political, religious or inappropriate symbols.

That decision prompted the involvement of ADF, which has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district.

ADF senior counsel Tyson Langhofer told the Todd Starnes Radio Show on Thursday that the school district engaged in “viewpoint discrimination,” especially given that other students have been permitted to wear “Black Lives Matter” masks.

“We were forced to file a lawsuit in order to just allow this third-grader to just express this positive message to the students around her that Jesus loves me,” Langhofer said.

The school also changed its policy after the fact, justifying its decision and refusing to accommodate Lydia, Langhofer said.

“Apparently, they believe religious messages in class or in schools are inappropriate, but they allowed other masks with all kinds of other messages on it,” Langhofer told Starnes. “If you allow others to express messages on their masks, you have to allow people to express religious messages.”

Simpson Central School can be reached at 601-847-2630.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Good deal. All is being revealed. This is why the cringe Left will lose. People fight to preserve freedoms and choices. (I’d be concerned if it was the 1930’s, but word gets around faster than back then to reverse trends and courses.)

  2. So, it’s ok to wear a Marxist, extortionist, Satan mask but not a Jesus mask. Um, ok. Well, you can thank Obama for starting all of this hateful rhetoric. Obama hated the police, White people and Christians. That’s probably the reason Biden was his VP. They’re both racists.

    • So believing in a middle eastern man as the savior of mankind and is the King of kings is white nationalism?

      You Marxists need to settle down and stop promoting mental illness and insane statements like everything is based off skin suits.

    • Doesn’t matter whether it is a Christian issue or not. The point is what the school is doing is clearly illegal. Jesus is pretty much non-partisan. BLM is not. Time will show, in fact, BLM is a criminal organization – just wait and read the fine print because MSM won’t cover it.

    • I am thoroughly disappointed in Mississippi on this one, but they did let the leftists Kiffen, Sanders, and Leach start running their football teams… so….

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