Skip to comments.Student Sues 'Anti-Christian' Teacher Over Remarks in Class
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 its like basically telling me all this stuff that Ive believed my whole entire life its just basically trying to throw it out the window, Farnan told FOX News.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
> ...told his students that Jesus glasses...
Hey, Jesus Glasses! I want some! — where do I get ‘em?
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.
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!
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.
I’m pretty good at geography.
Exactly what country is “The South”?
The teacher should be sued for gross stupidity.
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.
I think you find them in your Bible or at your local traditionally minded church.
Welcome to public school. Those with sense, reason, and knowledge of facts need not apply.
Did the South rise again and become the CSA while I was in the shower?
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.
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.
As another poster said recently, public education should be like public housing- a choice of last resort.
“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.
To paraphrase the popular Ed McMahon,
“HEEERRREEES’S, ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL!!!!!!”
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!
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.
I would bet that California has more rapes and murders than the entire “south” (excluding Florida).
Atheists take the moral high road regularly with Christians.
Maybe the teacher and the school district should ask Jim McDermott whether or not to accept the offer of settlement..
At the rate new reasons to homeschool appear, we could just about support a blog site devoted to that topic alone.
It’s feast or famine. Either we go a couple weeks without one reason or we get a couple weeks worth in two days.
LOL, what part of the country has the highest percentages of African-Americans? The South!
The funny thing is, he was!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
LOL! He is saying "the South" is a country? Well, actually, he got THAT PART right. I ain't reconstructed.
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
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
So that whole succession thing is still going on?
“this over-educated marxist “
He’s over-schooled, definitely not over-educated. Maybe we can hang on to a respectable definition of education.
New York City has a higher murder rate than most cities in the South.
What does that say about Jews?
At what point would you say that enough kids have been sacrificed to the public schools?
One million, ten million? How many?
Dixie ping for later
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!
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.
Guess he's a graduate (with honors) of Ward Churchill's "school" of thought.
He also forgot Kudzu.
I would bet that California has more rapes and murders than the entire south (excluding Florida).
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)
So?...Would you feed children to the fires of Molok in an effort to put out the flames?
No matter how many stories are posted, the government school defenders are convinced that their child's school is different.
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