Courtesy of The Daily Beast

The Libertas Christian School, a “Bible-based” institution that local officials say is grappling with an “ongoing” coronavirus “outbreak,” has had enough of Michigan’s COVID-19 guidelines.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week against top state officials—including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan attorney general, and the director of the Department of Health and Human services—the school alleges the state government has made “repeated, unreasonable demands” since it re-opened last month, including requiring all 265 students to wear masks.

“It is inappropriate, unwise, and unconstitutional to try to fit the State’s current designs of how an industrialized state-run school should operate to this Bible-based association,” the lawsuit alleges. The school accuses Michigan officials of “violating the constitutional rights of Libertas, its students, their families, and their teachers through a pattern of threats and intimidation.”

Over the last several weeks, Ottawa County officials have been at war with the educational institution—which says it serves a “close-knit community grown primarily from grassroots homeschool families”—for refusing to adhere to coronavirus guidelines. On Thursday, health officials took their battle one step further: shutting down the Hudsonville school entirely.

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health told The Daily Beast it shut down the school after several unsuccessful cease-and-desist orders and multiple attempts to help manage the school’s coronavirus “outbreak.” But the school “refuses to mask or engage in social distancing” or provide information about possible COVID-19 exposures, a health department spokesperson said.

The Ottawa County did the right thing, these people simply cannot be reasoned with. 

These religious people still seem to believe their God will protect them from the virus despite a large number of outbreaks being traced back to churches around the country. 

And these children must be protected at all costs. 

Just because their parents and educators are superstitious morons is no reason to let these students suffer and die.