Skip to comments.Taunton second-grader suspended over drawing of Jesus (Massachusetts)
Posted on 12/15/2009 5:00:13 AM PST by 6SJ7
A Taunton father is outraged after his 8-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.
The father said he got a call earlier this month from Maxham Elementary School informing him that his son, a second-grade student, had created a violent drawing. The image in question depicted a crucified Jesus with Xs covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross. The boy wrote his name above the cross.
As far as Im concerned, theyre violating his religion, the incredulous father said. He requested that his name and his sons name be withheld from publication to protect the boy.
The student drew the picture shortly after taking a family trip to see the Christmas display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, a Christian retreat site in Attleboro. He made the drawing in class after his teacher asked the children to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas, the father said.
I think what happened is that because he put Xs in the eyes of Jesus, the teacher was alarmed and they told the parents they thought it was violent, said Toni Saunders, an educational consultant with the Associated Advocacy Center.
Saunders is working with the boys parents after a mutual acquaintance referred them to her.
When I got that call, I was so appalled that I had to do something, Saunders said. They werent looking at the fact that this is an 8-year-old child with special needs, she added. They made him leave school, and they recommended that a psychiatrist do an evaluation.
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words fail me, too
Wow. Well, the little boy was accurate. Jesus did suffer a violent death.
I would file lawsuits out the gazoo on those stupid, statist bastards.
The teacher should undergo psychological evaluation for inability to understand various religious with sufficient empathy to know that Christianity views the death of Jesus as the heart of salvation. In today’s diverse religious environment, all teachers are supposed to have enough rudimentary knowledge of religions so as to be properly emotive and touchy-feely empathetic and non-judgmental toward each one.
Except, of course, Christianity.
Suspend the teacher.
And the principal.
And the school board.
They dont fail me, I just cant say them.
Let’s say you go to McDonaldsand spend $20 a week there. You get mad because McDonalds supports leftists so you quit going there but you still give them $20 a week. Who wins?
The crucifixion - hey no big deal just a vertical nap... but those X's over the eyes... whoa now time for counseling. Maybe he should have used Z's instead.
Welcome to Massachusetts. What a stinking s-hole the Bay State is now. It used to be a fine place.
The People’s Republic of Taxachusetts should just change its state flag to the hammer and sickle and be done with it.
The kid's depiction was accurate. He correctly identified a core tenet of Christianity, which is what Christmas is about.
The teacher asked the children to make something that would remind them of Christmas. What was the child thinking to come up with Jesus? /s.
Of course, if the boy drew a picture depicting acts of sodomy, the would pat him on the back and add it to the curriculum.
Toni Saunders, an educational consultant with the Associated Advocacy Center.....needs a psychiatrist do an evaluation. Then make a public apology to the family!
Government schools are evil.
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