The big fish in their tiny pool
Where all the world is just one school
Can taunt and tease the godless fool
And bow their heads and pray
But video technology
Means, now the outside world can see
The worst of Christianity
In prominent display
Replacing prayer with silent thought?
Not good enough! And so, they fought!
They never figured to be caught—
And also, it was fun!
So, proving that they have no shame
The cowards held the kid to blame
And broke the law; it’s just the same
As Jesus would have done
It could have been such a great civics lesson. It could have been the mother of all teachable moments. It could have been a time for a community to shine.
It was a time for a community to pull together against a common enemy, to pretend to be victims of a persecution they were actually perpetrating.