Opposing Obama becoming social cause

Call it the Pizza Protest.

A Lexington woman has established a Facebook group urging parents who are either keeping their children out of school today or pulling them out before a scheduled TV speech by President Barack Obama to join her for lunch at Gattitown on Nicholasville Road.

The event is being promoted by Lexingtonian Mica Sims as a chance for parents who object to the Obama school speech to have lunch and socialize.

The lunch is at noon, when Obama is scheduled to make his televised speech.

Fayette county schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said that since the speech will be only 15 minutes and the school district is providing an alternate activity for students, being absent from school for the whole day will be considered an unexcused absence.