Fox News and other MEDIA outlets are reporting that a Seventh Day Adventist passenger who was riding a Texas bus was escorted off it for reading her Bible too loud to her kids on the way to church.
I can see many special interest groups jumping to her defense, and attorneys at law smelling a civil suit.
However, I’m using this news story as an exercise showing that you shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
The Texas Department of Transportation has a policy:
Any passenger who is speaking too loud and disturbing either the bus driver or the other passengers- can be asked to leave the bus. (As a side-note, when I was in Hong Kong, I saw that questioning the bus driver or disrespecting any bus policy is TABOO.)
Christine Lutz was already on CBS TV spreading word of this “injustice”.
Until we get the facts- statements and witnesses saying that she was too loud and disturbing, we should withhold judgment. As the spokesperson said from the Department of Transportation: it doesn’t matter if she was reading “Moby Dick” or the Declaration of Independence too loud- disruptive passengers speaking too loud are in violation of transportation policies.
I know, I know- it’s a better MEDIA story to pitch that we live in a moral bankrupt society, yet a woman can’t even read the Bible to her kids on a bus in the way to church.
But guess what folks, have you even ridden a bus when someone is SHOUTING AND PREACHING THE WORD OF THE LORD ABOUT HOW WE ARE ALL GOING TO GO TO HELL FOR THINKING IMPURE THOUGHTS AND NOT LETTING OUR LORD JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS? IT’S ANNOYING, NO MATTER WHAT THE MESSAGE IS.
Seriously Christine, if I’m on a bus, I just want to get to my destination with as little hassle as possible. Save your LOUD RANTS for the message boards.
However, if you truly were not being LOUD, I hope you to get the support to file a civil suit, and please accept my apologies for mocking you. I am trying to keep an open mind, I really am, but in my experiences bus drivers don’t get their supervisors unless a passenger truly was unruly.