The Associated Press ran an article this week about school board members who are resigning or considering their resignations after a spate of vicious public reactions during school board meetings this Summer. Angry about Critical Race Theory and mask mandates, many citizens used the public comment time during school board meetings to harangue board members. One comment that jumped off the screen at me was a citizen at a meeting in Arizona who told the board, “It’s my constitutional right to be as mean as I want to you guys.”
When you consider the issues that the angry citizens raised, it is not a jump to think that most of them are conservatives, and most of them would probably call themselves Christians. It is bad enough for a culture when everyday citizens forfeit their virtue and poison the public discourse by mistreating other people. When Christians do it, it is an outright tragedy.