THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! Catholic Students Asked To Leave The Smithsonian Because Of Pro-Life Beanies
More than 10 Catholic students were asked to leave the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. as they wore beanies that had “pro-life” written on them.
The parents of the catholic students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville County, South Carolina, are being represented by The American Center of Law and Justice.
While talking with WYFF-TV, a lawyer from ACLJ stated that on Jan. 20, the students were looking forward to visiting the museum after participating in the annual “March for Life.”
The mother of a student who got kicked out of the museum tweeted about the ordeal. She claimed that her daughter explained to the museum’s official that wearing the beanies was to identify fellow students.
The students complained that a museum security official proceeded toward them and told those students to either leave the museum or remove the beanies if they wanted to stay.
When the students inquired why they were told to leave, the security official replied that the museum is considered a “neutral zone.”
Another parent, Nora Luz Kriegel, also became a member of a group that is demanding the museum should change its policies.
Kriegel told WYFF:
“They should be allowed to wear the hats that they were wearing and to be able to express themselves, and I felt it was very wrong that this person harassed them.”
The museum’s deputy director of communications, Alison Wood, issued a statement:
“Asking visitors to remove hats and clothing is not in keeping with our policy or protocols. We provided immediate training to prevent a re-occurrence of this kind of incident and have determined steps to ensure this does not happen again.”