Please take the time to read this! Hi guys! Our boy’s basketball team is ranked #2 in the nation. They are playing in New York at MSG from APRIL 3- APRIL 6. The boys are sponsored by Nike, Dick’s sporting goods and various other companies. There are 8 high school basketball teams and all the high school cheer squads were invited, unfortunately, we are on our own when it comes to getting there. We have been doing fundraisers like crazy and we’re almost at our goal. If you or anyone you know have a couple dollars to share, please donate to our gofundme account. If not, all I’m asking is for a reblog. I would greatly appreciate the help for getting the news out there. Our go fund me is entitled: “Rainier Beach Cheer Squad to New York!” Or the link is gofundme.com/7ibqi4
Thank you again. Much love and appreciation on behalf of my cheer sisters and I!
…Are, amid everything that is awful, giving us quite a bit of hope.
Here’s a photo snapped by our friend Juliana of the 300 or so students of Roosevelt High School who walking out of class today. Another 1,000 left Garfield this morning, as well as 50 from Rainier Beach, 17 from South Lake, and 130 from West Seattle.
The event is not sanctioned and the schools will mark the absences as “unexcused.“
We’re pretty sure that demonstrating solidarity and utilizing their constitutional rights is a good excuse.
“It’s important to us that we are open to all people,” said Monica Corsaro, pastor at Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, in a statement. “It’s a part of our values that the spirit of inclusion is also reflected in the Boy Scout Troop we charter. The congregation stands with Geoff, because his work with this troop reflects the spirit and the values of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church.”
The Boy Scouts of America, in an April 17 letter, told an attorney representing [troop leader Geoff] McGrath and the troop that the church was no longer allowed to house a Boy Scouts troop.
To be honest, seeing the headline “National Boy Scouts strip Seattle charter due to support of gay leader,” I was disappointed that BSA didn’t just strip the whole city. Because then we could be like, good the fuck riddance, Boy Scouts.
Of course, the State Legislature is nicer than we are. 39 reps signed a letter throwing their support behind Geoff, saying that being an asshole like that pretty much defeats the whole point of Boy Scouts. Good on you, 39 state reps!