Why in the world would a dean of academics who is also an assistant principal, scream and curse at two pro-life teen activists? Is he such a God hating, abortion loving individual? On that day he sure wasn’t being a good role model. Not when he was yelling and cursing at some kids, only because their beliefs were different then his.
Pennsylvania public high school assistant principal who cursed two teen pro-life activists holding up pro-life signs has resigned from the school after he was caught on video.
Zach Ruff, who was the dean of academics and student life at the STEM Academy in Downingtown, resigned Thursday afternoon. The school released a statement reading
We do not condone or support the conduct expressed in the video and are deeply disappointed that this incident occurred. His conduct does not represent the values of the school district or the respect we expect our employees to show for the civil rights of others… Dr. Ruff, the school board, administration and all members of the Downingtown Area School District would like to put this terribly unfortunate incident in the past to enable everyone to move forward.
On April 21, Conner Haines, 16, joined his 19-year-old sister Lauren as they stood outside STEM Academy holding pro-life signs. Ruff repeatedly threatened to call the police, stood in front of the teens to block their signs, and cursed at them.
Pointing Conner Haines’ sign displaying a photo of an aborted fetus, Ruff barked, “You can go to hell, where they are, too.” Haines responded by suggesting Ruff ask Jesus for forgiveness, prompting Ruff to get in his face and snarl, “Listen here son, all right? I’m as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don’t give a f*** what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing.” He added that the Bible was a “book of fiction” and told Conner, “you and Trump can go to hell.”
His actions were inappropriate. Its a good thing that he decided to resign. Those kids had a right to stand on the public sidewalks, and promote their pro-life views.