Earlier this week, The Iowa Standard reported about Thomas Ahart, the Des Moines Public Schools superintendent, wearing a costume that mocked Christianity and prayer while holding a beer and displaying his DMPS badge.
We also reported on this post from his wife, Jami, that playfully joked about her criticism of Gov. Kim Reynolds and hinted at the differences between Reynolds and DMPS.
There were many other vulgar, bullying posts from Jami.
And, as it turned out, Jami wore this provocative Halloween costume to a Des Moines Public School-sponsored event at Cowels Montessori, a Des Moines Public Schools campus. She was then featured in a slideshow on a Des Moines Public Schools website wearing it.
Reaction from parents, staff and former employees of Ahart have been overwhelming.
Jami Ahart has since deleted her social media accounts.
The Iowa Standard still has not heard back from the Des Moines Public School District or any of its board members.
And media outlets are not reporting on it, which seems hypocritical.
It was a year ago when Carson King began raising money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital after his sign went viral.
The Des Moines Register decided to report about old tweets from King during that fundraiser.
Yet the Des Moines Register is yet to write anything about this situation.
Could you imagine for a moment if an administrator at a Christian school wore an outfit similar to the one Thomas wore? But instead of praying hands it was a photo of the Muslim call to prayer? And instead of a cross around his neck, it was a crescent moon and stars?
The hypocrisy is thick. It’s obvious.
This isn’t cancel culture — it’s simply having standards.
It seems the Aharts, and the mainstream media, lack both.