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Florida’s Teacher Carry Law Went into Effect on October 1

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On October 1, 2019, Florida’s teacher carry law went into effect.

Under SB 7030, teachers would be allowed to concealed carry during their work day provided that they go through 140 hours of training and pass an extensive background check and psychological exam.

However, not every school district will allow teacher carry.

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Miami Dade and Orlando will continue to hire police officers to provide security.

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Tracking the number of teachers carrying in Florida’s will be a difficult task in the near future.

The law features language which requires anonymity about who decides to carry and what schools they work at.

This anonymity would keep shooters from finding out which teachers are carrying. It would also keep shooters on their toes, since they won’t be exactly sure if they will face armed resistance.

That anonymity would prevent a shooter from identifying teachers willing to carry.  It also could make a shooter think twice, since he can’t be sure to meet unarmed resistance.

Although Florida embraced anti-gun policies such as red flag laws in the wake of the Parkland shooting of 2018, it made up ground by passing SB 7030 thanks to a 2019 commission which recommended that teachers be armed as a means of preventing shootings.

Florida now joins states like Texas which allow teacher carry.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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