Cancel culture's "tolerance" is continually wearing thin, as a group of about a dozen Catholic students found out last week at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
The students and chaperones from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, who came to the nation's capital for the annual National March for Life, were ejected from the museum on Jan. 20 for wearing beanies inscribed with pro-life messages, Fox News reported.
The matching blue beanies contained the words "Rosary Pro-Life."
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is now representing the parents of some of the students involved, reported that the museum staff mocked the students and used profanity against them in making comments that the "museum was a 'neutral zone' where they could not express such statements."
Other individuals visiting the museum, the ACLJ says, were "wearing hats of all kinds without issue." The employee who forced the students to leave the museum was reportedly "rubbing his hands together in glee as they exited the building."
A mother of one of the two students said this on Twitter: "My daughter just called from DC. A dozen kids from Greenville just got kicked out of the Air & Space Museum for wearing Pro-Life hats. They were told to remove their hats or leave. Daughter told man they had to wear to find each other in a crowd. KICKED OUT for refusing to remove!"
The ACLJ says it is "absolutely appalled at this blatant discrimination and won't let this behavior stand."
"This is a clear and egregious abuse of the First Amendment, which protects their right to free speech without government interference, and we are ready to take action," says ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow. "A government institution cannot censor an individual's speech, much less speech from the inherently Christian pro-life position."
In a similar incident on Jan. 17, a man wearing a "Jesus Saves" T-shirt at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was told by mall security to "take it off or leave," as reported by Charisma News.
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