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Student Sues 'Anti-Christian' Teacher Over Remarks in Class
Fox News ^ | 4/02/2008 | Anita Vogel

Posted on 04/02/2008 5:40:59 PM PDT by Saoirise

A student and his family have filed a federal lawsuit demanding that a popular European history teacher at California's Capistrano Valley High School be fired for what they say were anti-Christian remarks he made in the classroom.

Chad Farnan, a 16-year-old sophomore, says the teacher, James Corbett, told his students that “Jesus glasses” obscure the truth and suggested that Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder.

Farnan recorded his teacher telling students in class: “What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!” Farnan said he took the tape recorder to class to supplement his class notes.

“It was very hard for me because it’s like basically telling me all this stuff that I’ve believed my whole entire life — it’s just basically trying to throw it out the window,” Farnan told FOX News.

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I heard tapes of this teacher on LA Radio station ranting on, he makes Rev Wright seem passive.
1 posted on 04/02/2008 5:40:59 PM PDT by Saoirise
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To: 444Flyer

Ping


2 posted on 04/02/2008 5:49:10 PM PDT by Saoirise (From the halls of Montezuma to the streets of Berkeley)
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To: Saoirise
Where do you find the largest population of Jews in the USA? New York City. Where do you find the most restaurants that serve pork in the USA? NEW YORK CITY!

...and those that can't teach are morons.


3 posted on 04/02/2008 5:50:48 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Saoirise

> ...told his students that “Jesus glasses”...

Hey, Jesus Glasses! I want some! — where do I get ‘em?


4 posted on 04/02/2008 5:51:22 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: Saoirise
Farnan recorded his teacher telling students in class: “What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!”

What an intellectual specimen. With minds like this informing our kids no wonder the US educational system compares so favorably with other countries.

We can rest easy, our future is assured.

5 posted on 04/02/2008 5:54:24 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter; dighton; aculeus; Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro
Farnan recorded his teacher telling students in class: “What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!”

What a slacker. He could have pinned global warming on the Christians too. After all, what part of the country has the hottest weather? The South!

6 posted on 04/02/2008 6:00:48 PM PDT by Ezekiel
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To: Saoirise

The teacher is either stupid or a liar. I suspect the latter. Any student of logic would immediately recongize his comment for what it is, a deliberate attempt to mislead by using false analogy.


7 posted on 04/02/2008 6:06:47 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Saoirise

I’m pretty good at geography.

Exactly what country is “The South”?

The teacher should be sued for gross stupidity.


8 posted on 04/02/2008 6:10:11 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Saoirise

This is one time when I actually applaud the use of the liberal’s dehumanizing “sensitivity training” classes, that requires participants to submit to the preachy and unenlightened moralizing of a smarmy, over-employed social services eunuch.

It is the rare person who can pass through such an experience without imagining savaging the instructor with a claw hammer.


9 posted on 04/02/2008 6:21:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I think you find them in your Bible or at your local traditionally minded church.


10 posted on 04/02/2008 6:31:22 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Saoirise; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; Impy; darkangel82; NewRomeTacitus
“It was very hard for me because it’s like basically telling me all this stuff that I’ve believed my whole entire life — it’s just basically trying to throw it out the window,” Farnan told FOX News."

Welcome to public school. Those with sense, reason, and knowledge of facts need not apply.

11 posted on 04/02/2008 6:33:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: exit82

Did the South rise again and become the CSA while I was in the shower?


12 posted on 04/02/2008 6:34:27 PM PDT by liege
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To: exit82

That is interesting, what “south”? Crime rates in the “south” that I live in are a lot lower than most of the “north” country. see, Detroit.


13 posted on 04/02/2008 6:34:31 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Unfortunately, the best predictor of crime rates is the proportion of the population that is black. But the teacher would never, never, never go there.


14 posted on 04/02/2008 6:44:04 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Saoirise
What religion regularly practices decapitation of those deemed infidels?

'Nuff said.

15 posted on 04/02/2008 6:45:29 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

As another poster said recently, public education should be like public housing- a choice of last resort.


16 posted on 04/02/2008 6:47:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leadership do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Those with sense, reason, and knowledge of facts need not apply.”

Disagree. Instead of ceding this territory, it’s time to take back our schools and make them bastions of learning instead of indoctrination.

This man was the single opinion heard in his classroom for so long that he thought that his was the only one. He just learned his mistake.


17 posted on 04/02/2008 6:47:48 PM PDT by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: metmom

To paraphrase the popular Ed McMahon,

“HEEERRREEES’S, ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL!!!!!!”


18 posted on 04/02/2008 6:49:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leadership do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: Saoirise

I’m generally not a big fan of lawsuits but I think it’s disgusting how teachers can take minds full of mush and indoctrinate them in their favorite theory. This is hate speech as much as anything else. Imagine if he had been talking about blacks this way!


19 posted on 04/02/2008 6:52:49 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: tennteacher

It’s a lot more than just this one. I went through the TN Stalinist indoctrination system. Facts and truth took a back seat to propaganda and lies.


20 posted on 04/02/2008 6:53:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: Saoirise

I would bet that California has more rapes and murders than the entire “south” (excluding Florida).


21 posted on 04/02/2008 6:55:51 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; Antoninus; arbooz; bboop; bill1952; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. If you want on/off this list, please freepmail me. The main Homeschool Ping List by DaveLoneRanger handles the homeschool-specific articles. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list.
22 posted on 04/02/2008 7:01:42 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Saoirise

Atheists take the moral high road regularly with Christians.


23 posted on 04/02/2008 7:03:02 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: yarddog
The teacher is either stupid or a liar. I suspect the latter.

Not both?

Maybe the teacher and the school district should ask Jim McDermott whether or not to accept the offer of settlement..

24 posted on 04/02/2008 7:04:10 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: metmom; wintertime

At the rate new reasons to homeschool appear, we could just about support a blog site devoted to that topic alone.


25 posted on 04/02/2008 7:04:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leadership do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s feast or famine. Either we go a couple weeks without one reason or we get a couple weeks worth in two days.


26 posted on 04/02/2008 7:06:14 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Saoirise
Farnan recorded his teacher telling students in class: “What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!” Farnan said he took the tape recorder to class to supplement his class notes.

LOL, what part of the country has the highest percentages of African-Americans? The South!

27 posted on 04/02/2008 7:10:45 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: DouglasKC
Imagine if he had been talking about blacks this way!

The funny thing is, he was!

28 posted on 04/02/2008 7:11:41 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: metmom

If this kid was home schooled, would any of this classmates know the truth? This story is why some kids need to stay in public schools.


29 posted on 04/02/2008 7:12:42 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas

Yeah, but then you’re punishing the enlightened kid. It’s not a 16-year old’s duty and responsibility to have to instruct the class in the truth, it’s the teacher’s. I had to do that at 14 with a jaw-droppingly incompetent, ignorant and racist teacher and it was not a fun task. It was embarrassing, most especially for the teacher.


30 posted on 04/02/2008 7:20:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: Saoirise
Like all cowardly, effete liberal teachers when they're caught, this over-educated marxist falls back on the same old lame excuse "I'm just trying to get the students to think" and variations thereof.

Kudos to the parents who are getting right on this brain-washer's tail. And they raised their kid right, also.

I wonder if they're freepers....and if not, they should be. That's the highest compliment I can give them.

Leni

31 posted on 04/02/2008 7:23:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal (I Love My Country More Than I Dislike McCain,.....Sincerely, A FRedhead)
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To: Saoirise

It is way past time that Christian parents start filing suit against government schools and teachers who persecute their children by ridiculing their faith.

Muslim parents certainly don’t have the problem of teachers slandering Mohammed or Allah in classes that their children must take. I wonder why.


32 posted on 04/02/2008 7:32:34 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Saoirise

“What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South!...”

The FBI has crimes stats which would enable this fool to break his little rant down to one more division. But he’s probably not really interested in providing all the relevant information available. Seems like the type who really gets off on making a fool of himself, so what if unwittingly.


33 posted on 04/02/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Saoirise
What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!”

LOL! He is saying "the South" is a country? Well, actually, he got THAT PART right. I ain't reconstructed.

34 posted on 04/02/2008 7:38:52 PM PDT by Jemian ( Save your Confederate money ....!)
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To: heartwood
I looked up stats at schools-data.com for a Chicago HS, which was the topic of a thread earlier today. Here's a comparison of that Chicago school with the one on this thread. Note the cost per pupil for each:

Capistrano Valley High - Mission Viejo, CA  

City: Mission Viejo, CA

School Enrollment: 2652

White students: 70.8%
Black students: 0.8%
Hispanic students: 20.6% Asian students: 5.8%

Dropout rate: 0.4%

Dollars spent per student: $5850

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CRANE-TECHNICAL-PREP-COMMON-HS-CHICAGO

City: CHICAGO, IL

School type: HIGH SCHOOL

School Enrollment: 1249

White students: 0.3%
Black students: 98.8%
Hispanic students: 0.7%
Asian students: 0.2%

High School graduation rate: 62.5%
HS graduation rate for male students: 47.5%
HS graduation rate for female students: 75.9%

Dollars spent per student: $8,379

35 posted on 04/02/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Saoirise
What country has the highest murder rate? The South!

So that whole succession thing is still going on?

36 posted on 04/02/2008 7:46:12 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: MinuteGal

“this over-educated marxist “

He’s over-schooled, definitely not over-educated. Maybe we can hang on to a respectable definition of education.


37 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:03 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Saoirise

New York City has a higher murder rate than most cities in the South.

What does that say about Jews?


38 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:12 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: ThomasThomas
This story is why some kids need to stay in public schools.

At what point would you say that enough kids have been sacrificed to the public schools?

One million, ten million? How many?

39 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Ken H
Does The South Bronx count as part of the south? Just wondering as if the teacher can say stupid things why not me? lol
40 posted on 04/02/2008 7:49:44 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: y'all

Dixie ping for later


41 posted on 04/02/2008 7:50:51 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: DouglasKC

Christians are the only safe group to bash. Well and whites.

ANY other race, ANY other religion and we’d see news trucks on this guy’s front yard until he either resigned or knocked himself off.

I just love it when people say there’s no such thing as Christian persecution in this country!


42 posted on 04/02/2008 7:51:32 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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To: Ken H

I imagine there’s some stats out there supporting the premise that the more money is sunk into public screwels, the worse they perform.

Liberalism is a dangerous disease.


43 posted on 04/02/2008 8:12:29 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Many students by the time they are in high school are ready for these type of conflicts. They might not have much influence on the teachers, none of them listened to me, but I can name the other students that life's were change because the Christians in my high school were there. While there is a greater challenge today it also means the need is greater.
44 posted on 04/02/2008 8:24:05 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Saoirise
James Corbett... OWNED!

Guess he's a graduate (with honors) of Ward Churchill's "school" of thought.

45 posted on 04/02/2008 8:38:34 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Ezekiel; skeeter; dighton; Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro
What a slacker. He could have pinned global warming on the Christians too. After all, what part of the country has the hottest weather? The South!

He also forgot Kudzu.

46 posted on 04/02/2008 8:38:42 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: ryan71

I would bet that California has more rapes and murders than the entire “south” (excluding Florida).
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As a longtime Floridian I can assure you that we are farther “North” than Alabama, the Carolinas , Tenn. , GA. or Mississippi in every measurable aspect except latitude.

(and a great deal of our crime is either in urban dumps like Miami or can be traced to Puerto Rico buying their convicted drug dealers tickets to here when released)


47 posted on 04/02/2008 8:56:19 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: ThomasThomas; Balding_Eagle; fieldmarshaldj; metmom
If this kid was home schooled, would any of this classmates know the truth? This story is why some kids need to stay in public schools.
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So?...Would you feed children to the fires of Molok in an effort to put out the flames?

48 posted on 04/02/2008 9:10:34 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
At the rate new reasons to homeschool appear, we could just about support a blog site devoted to that topic alone.
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No matter how many stories are posted, the government school defenders are convinced that their child's school is different.

49 posted on 04/02/2008 9:12:09 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Saoirise
Hmmm? Who's commiting the majority of the rapes and murders in the south or anywhere? If forced to answer Farnan would do a tap dance that would put Ann Miller to shame.
50 posted on 04/02/2008 10:35:58 PM PDT by OeOeO
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