A group of South Side ministers said the Chicago teachers strike is “crucifying our children.” Chicago Bishop Larry Trotter used his own granddaughter in a mock crucifixion Tuesday.
“My grandbaby’s on this cross to symbolize the 400,000 children who now for the seventh day are being crucified of their educationand their safety,” Bishop Trotter, Sweet Holy Spirit Church’s pastor. Some men held the girl up — she was not dangling from the cross.
Trotter says that, just like the biblical crucifixion of Jesus Christ, three nails are being driven into the lives of Chicago’s children: one by the teachers union, one by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the other by the board of education.
Trotter’s church is one of the safe havens being used by children during the strike. He says volunteers there are becoming weary, parents are angry and children are losing hope.