Teacher Who Said Conservative Christians “Need to Get COVID and Die” Has Resigned

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 24, 2022   |   6:35PM   |   Dallas, Texas

The COVID debate has brought out the worst in some people and attacks on pro-life Christians have unfortunately been part of the intense debate — in part because some Christian refuse to get the COVID vaccines because they are connected with abortion.

Recently, Colleyville Middle School teacher identified by school parents as Lisa Grimes was captured on camera saying that political opposition to the COVID vaccine prolonged the pandemic. the Texas teacher said “those conservative Christians … they need to die …. they need to get COVID and die.”

“We have a political system that will not allow us to [inaudible] so we’re vaccinating like the flu … which is, you know … get the flu vaccine if you want but you can’t — don’t ‘tread on me.’ [crosstalk] But it’s too late. It would have had to have been immediate. If we would have done it immediately, it’d already be gone. That’s what’s frustrating. The rest of my life is impacted because of politics? Because of conservative Christian crap? [crosstalk] I’m telling you, those conservative Christians … they need to die … they need to get covid and die.”

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As the Dallas Morning news reports, the school placed Grimes on administrative leave and has now allowed her to resign her position.

After Grapevine-Colleyville ISD placed a middle school teacher on administrative leave over controversial comments captured on video, the educator resigned.

The district learned Wednesday afternoon of the video taken at the middle school campus, according to a message sent to Colleyville Middle School parents that confirmed the educator was on leave and an investigation was ongoing. The district issued a new statement on Thursday confirming the teacher’s resignation.

“It is inexcusable to wish harm on those with whom we disagree,” district officials said in a message to GCISD families on Thursday afternoon.

Board President Jorge Rodriguez said in a statement released earlier that he and the board strongly reject the employee’s sentiments.

“The Board supports the decision to place the employee on administrative leave until the School District completes its investigation,” Rodriguez said. “GCISD continues to be committed to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students.”