And now we see just how cruel, heartless and vindictive Todd Smith, Polly Skolarus and Linda Rowell truly are. It’s not enough that they’ve banned a small Christian school from locating in the township. They’re now apparently trying to bankrupt it altogether.
That’s right: They’re trying to use all the power and authority of Genoa Township to drive Livingston Christian Schools out of business.
That’s how cruel and heartless they truly are. They don’t want this Christian school in Genoa Township and they don’t want it anywhere. They want it gone.
That’s the only conclusion one can reach when you hear what they did last week.
Smith, Skolarus and Rowell want Livingston Christian to pay $81,090 in needless attorney fees that the township rang up fighting a lawsuit that LCS had filed against the township. At the July 27 meeting of the Genoa Township Board, Todd Smith made the motion to go after Livingston Christian’s money. Polly Skolarus seconded it. Three days later, the motion was filed in U.S. District Court.
Smith, Skolarus and Rowell want to grab $81,090 of Livingston Christian’s money. They’re apparently trying to bankrupt the school.
Cruel, heartless and vindictive.
For a small private school like Livingston Christian, having to give up $81,090 would surely be a death sentence, and Todd Smith, Polly Skolarus and Linda Rowell know it. They’ve come to hate that little school so much that they’re now apparently trying to bankrupt it.
Cruel, heartless and vindictive.
It’s no surprise that Todd Smith was the one who made the motion to seize Livingston Christian’s money. He’s hated that school from the start – so much so that when students, teachers and parents from the school came to the township board last summer to beg for their school, he didn’t even dignify their presence by looking them in the eye. Todd Smith – a two-time convicted drunk driver – played on his iPad the entire time, never making eye contact once. He’s reprehensible.
And it’s no surprise that Polly Skolarus was the one who seconded the motion. After initially voting in favor of the school, she has been steadfast in supporting the decision to fight the lawsuit filed by the school. She has a very clear anti-Christian bias that she’s expressed on Facebook and on Internet comments. She once wrote that “Christian Republicans don’t care what happens to the poor.”
It’s clear how she feels about Christians, and now it’s clear how she feels about a little Christian school.
Linda Rowell deserves to be thrown in there, too. She has opposed the school from the start, and was sitting in the front row back in court back in June when the case went before the judge.
Genoa Township has already wasted $81,090 of the taxpayers’ money fighting a lawsuit that never should have been necessary in the first place. And now they’re trying to use this case to drive Livingston Christian out of business altogether.
It can’t be a coincidence that they filed this motion less than a week before the Aug. 2 Republican primary, in which Smith, Skolarus and Rowell are trying to remain on the board to insure that the vendetta against Livingston Christian continues.
With the election on the horizon, they’re trying to show Livingston Christian who’s boss.
It’s up to the voters to show them who’s boss.