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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristian; dixielist; federallawsuit; jamescorbett
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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 bubbacluck
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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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