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.
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.)
[...stop bitching and start doing something..]
Sorry, but you are over simplifying the situation! Heck, in some states the courts have ruled - and I figure Taxachusetts to be included in this delusion - that once elected, School Boards can do ANYTHING they want and you cannot do anything about it! They can put anything into the curriculum and you can’t even “opt out” of them! So, once they put people into play, it is almost impossible to just “do something” to fix.
More importantly, very seldom do these teacher report to principals who reports to Superintendents, etc... The Public School system is like the boys in blue - they take up for one another! This school board will try to do the same thing that they all do - I can hear it now, “If that kid does something in the future, we would never hear the end about how we should have caught this when he was young.” They will circle the wagon, grandstand and use the bully-pulpit of “it’s for the kids” to disarm the “too damn lazy” people (as you like to call them).
Your argument is that we are only fighting half the battle by going after the teacher and such - and I kind of agree with you. I got friends that live in Massachusetts and no they are NOT too lazy, they are beaten down! They have lost their will to fight because they ALWAYS get kicked in the teeth. After a while you feel like you are the only one fighting and no one - NO ONE - is helping or reporting or even caring about the fight!
So, get off the soapbox about it is all our own fault! The system is totally skewed to be against we the people, so if you don’t see that, then you are only fighting half the battle as well!
No, they'd think it was a tribute to Barney Frank.
There is also a quote from Dr. Saunders that refers to the child as a "special needs" student, and this doesn't mitigate their reaction?
I suppose a picture of Kali by a Hindu student or of Mohammad smiting infidels would have been OK.
I was easily able to SAY the words. I just know I can’t type them!! Probably same words, huh?
My children have long graduated and in 5 months my LAST grandchild will graduate. Only then can I publicly say what I think about the schools.
Reason eleventy bajillion and 12 why my kids are in a private Christian school where they are encouraged to write about, talk about and draw pictures of Jesus.
And then, as a treat, they’d let him meet Kevin Jennings for a private talk.
100% correct response.......you win a cookie...now, to motivate the masses to throw out all current school boards and restock with people who give a crap about education and the hell with PC.....
hmmmm... I think JFK had a thought about what happens when non-violent change is made impossible.
Ah, too bad he isn’t a Muzslime...that way he would blow up the entire school and everyone in it and they’d just blame it on “post-naptime disorder”
you act as if I have never fought these people...well, I put 3 kids through the public schools, and for the 16 years I had kids in the schools, I fought and fought and fought...it is a tough battle, but if you wear down, lay donw and quit, they win...but based upon my experiences with these communist bastards, if you fight hard enough you will prevail.....if you are indeed an ex marine, what do you do when you are surrounded, lay down your arms or fight like hell?
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