Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Santa Ana School Trustee Ceci Iglesias Comes Under Fire for Prayer Campaign (OC Weekly)
Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) board member Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias finds herself mired in controversy yet again. This time around, the Republican salvadoreña isn't championing charter schools, calling gender-neutral bathrooms "creepy" in political attack videos, defending mariachi-loving Trump fans, or avoiding censure at last night's board meeting. She's in hot water for leading a SanTana school prayers campaign in the name of the good Lord above. "If we can't have prayers in our Schools," Iglesias wrote last month in a Pray for Santa Ana Schools Facebook group she belongs to, "Then we Will have Schools in our prayers."


Anonymous said...

Gee, how terrible is that?

Anonymous said...

Good Grief! Shades of the Westphal vs Wagner controversy. BTW did anyone even notice Trustee Wright's long, christian, right-wing invocation at the last board meeting? Heaven help us (or maybe we need help from Karla again)!

Roy Bauer said...

I did notice Wright's invocation. Nothing new there. Wright is not a bad guy, but, in some ways, he is thoroughly "of his generation." I think he wears spats.
The trends I think favor our side (i.e., the nation is slowly moving toward absence of religion in public discourse), so let's not freak out. In the meantime, we have bigger fish to fry.
Anti-intellectualism is powerfully present in our district.
We need decent college Presidents.
We need to help the trustees become educated about the state of higher education and the powerful forces at work against intellectualism and rationality in this country (and perhaps worldwide).
I continue to think that Mr. Jemal is intelligent and approachable. Perhaps he should be invited into the appropriate conversation.

Anonymous said...

Amen to your statement about needing decent college presidents. Let's pray for that!

Anonymous said...

"Heavan help us"
What is in heavan? Does it exist?
I have heard believers and nonbelievers use the word heavan. It must exist.

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