A teenager in California got triggered in a school bathroom and it wasn’t because someone forgot to flush.
It seems that a student at Adelanto High School came across a religious message posted in the girl’s bathroom.
“Wash your HANDS and say your PRAYERS because Jesus and GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE,” the sign read.
It wasn’t clear if the child was triggered by proper hygiene or by the name of Jesus.
“The student found this Christian message in the public school bathroom to be creepy and confusing,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation said in a statement.
The FFRF is a notorious gang of perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and freethinkers who have an aversion to washing their hands.
They fired off a letter to the school district warning that the sign posted in the bathroom was a violation of federal law.
“The district was contravening the Constitution by allowing its schools to display religious symbols or messages,” the out-of-town atheists said.
FFRF attorney Chris Line wrote a nasty message to the school district demanding that the sign be taken down.
“It is well settled that public schools may not show favoritism towards or coerce belief or participation in religion,” Line wrote. “This display violates this basic constitutional prohibition by creating the appearance that the district prefers religion over non-religion and Christianity over all other faiths.”
“We’re pleased the district is now more inclusive and respectful of all of its students,” said FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor, “and that religion and school sanitation requirements are being kept separate.”
All that hand-wringing over a clever bathroom sign reminding students to wash their hands. There’s nothing dirtier than a godless heathen atheist.