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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There has to be something in the water.
Now, had he depicted muhamad decapitating an infidel....
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.
Or if the boy had made santa black ...!
Here is the problem in a nutshell...and people are not gonna like hearing this, but here goes....the teacher is hired, and reports to a principal...the principal is hired and reports to the school board...the school board is ELECTED by the people...problem here is that the people of this district refuse to throw out the current board. It is the lemmings that vote that are too damn lazy to give a damn...message to all, especially the “meet all my requirements or i will stay at home and not vote” republicans....elections have consequenses, and you get the government you elect....stop bitching and start doing something..
Just proves, once again that the Word of God is relevant to every day life, and applies throughout time.
1 Cor 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
In todays diverse religious environment
"religious diversity", in applicantion, means "anti-Christian"
Then let the elected school board require the teacher to under go psychiatric evaluation.
And if they refuse, evaluate them psychiatrically by voting them out next time around.
What’s so hard about that? Make an issue of it, dammit.
The boy is a genius. The teacher is brainwashed.
I don't suppose the psychiatrist would "evaluate" the teacher and principal and "find" that they were repressed and disturbed.
Amen brother, AMEN!!
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I stopped by a friend’s house the other day to give her something from another mutual friend. They are both public school teachers. Turns out what I was giving her were lesson plans for this week...lessons on the history or Ramadan, Kwanza, Hanukkah, atheism, and Darwinism. (They pick the week before Christmas to do all this nonsense, of course.) I asked, “Where’s the history of Christmas?” She said they aren’t allowed to teach about it. “Too oppressive.” I said, “Yeah, that Jesus guy was really dispicable, wasn’t he? Healing the sick, teaching love and forgivness and dying for the world’s sins? Yeah, what an oppressive jerk... But Mohammad, now there’s a real savior, raping children and what not.”
She didn’t understand what the big deal was. But I see it. You can’t teach the history of a religous holiday without teaching what a religion believes. I told her that she’s taking part in desensitizing these kids and following the progressive agenda by trying to justify this to me. Then Is aid every time I talk to her, I find one more reason to defend homeschooling. That went into a whole other discussion...
You cannot have the Resurrection without the death on the cross.
You cannot have the death on the cross without the birth.
Oh, and by “suspend the school board,” what else could I have meant but “vote them out”? Is that so hard to understand?.
VOTE THEM OUT BY PLAYING THE DIVERSITY CARD. Vote them out by pointing out the teacher’s lack of empathy for religion. Make an issue of it. Rub the Massachesetts liberals’ noses in it—you fools talk a good game about religious diversity. Well in this case the teacher lacked empathy for this religion. Either send her to diversity training camp, School Board, or we vote you out.
Yes, it would be best to be able to deny them our tax dollars as punishment for promoting a harmful ideology on our society, but at the least, get your kid out of there.
1 Cor 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
There are no passages which say that good character affects bad company, especially among children.
Think of it this way - McDonald’s food is not the healthiest for your kids, so even if you do give them $20 per week and don’t go, your kids would be better off.
Proof of my above assertion that
is simply “anti-Christian”.
I think it would be better to work on that $20. Or better yet, make a lot of noise.
Go back and read it again. She was appalled by the treatment the boy got from the school.
The child wins if he is taken out.
In many states schools receive funding based on the number of children who attend. When a child withdraws money leaves the school. That's how it is in my state.
States do lay off teachers and close and combine schools when enrollment drops.
If property taxes remain the same at least the money is going to other services other than Marxist schooling.
As more children leave the government schools there is less support for the government schools in the voting booth.
With fewer children in the government schools the influence of the educational-industrial complex is lessened. ( For instance, in my county the government school is the biggest single employer, has the largest payroll, and expends more money to employees and vendors than any other business in the county. That adds up to a lot of support in the voting booth.)
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