An assistant principal at STEM Academy in Downingtown,
Pennsylvania, was caught screaming and swearing at two teenage pro-life
activists recently, on video taken by one of the teens.
Ruff (!), the school’s dean of academics and student life, attempted to prevent
the teens from talking to students outside the public high school. Conner
Haines, 16, and his 19-year-old sister Lauren, stood on a public sidewalk
abutting an academy parking lot, holding pro-life signs as vehicles left the
campus at the end of the school day. Conner shot video of the entire
confrontation, and it begins with Ruff walking towards Conner and Lauren and
threatening to call the police unless they leave. Conner then informs Ruff that
it’s a public sidewalk and suggests he call the police if he so desires. At
this point, Mr. Ruff stands in front of the siblings in an effort to block
students from seeing their signs.
then says to Ruff, “Sir, these are image bearers of God.” At that, Ruff turned
around, faced the camera, pointed to Conner’s sign showing a photo of an
aborted ‘fetus’ and said, “You can go to hell, where they are, too.”
nearly certain the innocent babies aren’t condemned to hell, vice-principal,
although I can’t say that about those who ‘aborted’ them.
Conner had the temerity to call the fetuses ‘children,’ STEM’s esteemed dean of
academics really wigged out, yelling, “They’re not children, they’re
cells!...You’re at a science-based school, those are cells!”
Haines attempted to refute that claim, but Ruff interrupted her, pointed to his
body and said, “Then take it out, and if it can live on its own, it’s friggin’
awesome.” There are still many great teachers out there, but why is it that I
so often find myself wondering why so many people involved with modern-day
education are so dense? So, an injured soldier needing help getting off the
battlefield or anyone in an intensive-care unit is a worthless, non-viable
tissue mass, too, Ruff? How about all those with severe physical and mental disabilities?
The elderly in assisted-living facilities? Should we be able to just ‘off’
them, too? On second thought, I don’t think I’d want to know his answer.
point, Conner suggested that Mr. Ruff might turn to Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of his sins, causing Ruff to stand inches from Conner’s face while
stating: “Listen here son, alright? I’m as gay as the day is long and twice as
sunny. I don’t give a fuck what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and
should not be doing.”
quite evident. Except, perhaps, for the ‘sunny’ part.
also described the Bible as a “book of fiction,” and added, “you and Trump can
go to hell.”
Ahh, I see. There it is!
Knew it had to be in there somewhere. Amazing. For a guy that obviously thinks Trump
is mean-spirited and non-inclusive,
he sure wishes a lot
of folks would go to hell.
And is apparently
willing to send them there.
Haines again attempted to engage Ruff in debate, but he gestured to her and
said, “Shut up and leave my children alone.” Leave your
She was trying to convince you
stop condoning the mass murder
children, be they ‘yours’ or anyone else’s.
another man confronted Mr. Ruff, supporting the Haines’ right to be there. The
two argued for a bit, with Ruff again threatening to call the police. The
stranger walked off, remarking, “Another loony, wacko liberal.” Evidently on
cue, Ruff began loudly singing “I Love a Parade,” endeavoring to drown out the
Haines siblings. He sang intermittently for the duration of the video. He even
tried out some dance steps, so desperate was he to distract attention from
Conner and Laura’s message.
Conner shouted to passing motorists that Christ could set them free from their
sins, Ruff wheeled around and yelled, “Public school, we don’t believe in that
Ruff holds a Master’s degree from Neumann University, and is in the final
stages of his doctoral dissertation at Drexel University in Philadelphia, in
its “Educational Leadership and Management program,” according to STEM’s
website. Of course.
to WCAU-TV, Ruff has been placed on administrative leave, pending an
all ‘cells’ once, Mr. Ruff. Your recent behavior leads me to believe you might
be better off residing in a padded one.