Elizabeth Bierenday is a junior at Rhode Island’s Pilgrim High School. She was asked to paint a wall mural for the school. Her painting was that of a young boy progressing from childhood to manhood and ending with grown man, his wife and child. Intertwined wedding rings are shown above the head of the man and woman. Finding the portion with the mom and dad “offensive” and “religious,” the school painted over it.
So it is offensive for our young men to dream of finding the wife they will spend the rest of their lives with, or the young woman dream of the man who will father her children and be her soulmate? The good news is, the Warwick School Superintendent, Peter Horoschak, sees nothing offensive about Ms. Bierenday’s design. Hopefully, parents had a loud reaction to traditional marriage being denigrated, and Mr. Horoschak’s decision was supported by them. Elizabeth had a few days to think about whether she will repaint her original or begin anew. She has made her decision. Hyscience has the story.
Elizabeth Bierenday’s Pilgrim High School Mural “offensive” “religious” (video)