By Beth Donze
Photos Courtesy of St. Louis King of France School
Students, faculty and staff at St. Louis King of France School in Metairie made “Child of God” headbands earlier this month to show their support for Demario Davis, the New Orleans Saints linebacker fined by the NFL for wearing a headband professing his values and beliefs as a disciple of God. On Oct. 8, the school community was invited to wear their headband and favorite Saints shirt to campus for a group photo. Davis later learned that his fine had been canceled. Videos on the students’ show of solidarity for the free expression of religious belief went viral both locally and nationwide, even airing in England.
Pre-K1 teacher Kimberly Thomas made two shows of support: One for herself and another for her unborn child. Above, Father Suvakin Arulandu, parochial vicar of St. Louis King of France Church, joined the celebration.