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Boy Sent Home For Drawing Of Jesus On Cross
wbztv.com ^ | 12.15.09 | CBS

Posted on 12/15/2009 6:59:34 AM PST by VU4G10

A Taunton father is furious his eight-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after he drew a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.

The father, who wants his name withheld to protect his son, told the Taunton Gazette he got a call earlier this month from the Maxham Elementary School.

They told him his son, a second-grader with special needs, had created a violent drawing.

It started when his teacher asked the class to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas.

The boy drew a crucified Jesus with X's covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: christianstudents; christmas; discipline; leftismoncampus
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1 posted on 12/15/2009 6:59:34 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Well obviously we all know better than to think Christ had anything to do with Christmas. I mean really now.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 7:01:00 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: VU4G10

He was born for this. He came into the world for this.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 7:01:38 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: VU4G10

If the boy were let’s just say a muslim and he drew a person with a bomb strapped to their chest screaming allah mumbo jumbo crap.....no one would DARE peep a word about it.


4 posted on 12/15/2009 7:02:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: GeronL

//sarc

if I really needed that


5 posted on 12/15/2009 7:02:47 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: VU4G10

Under no circumstances should anyone call

Couet, Rebecca
Position: Principal
508-821-1265

especially if one’s intention is to question the sanity of the Taunton, Mass. “educational system”.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 7:03:38 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: VU4G10

The ‘school systems’ just continue to sink to new lows of depravity.


7 posted on 12/15/2009 7:04:03 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: B-Chan

She’s probably hiding under her desk and won’t be able to reach the phone anyway. Apparently, their website crashed.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 7:05:30 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: GeronL
thanks for adding that "sarc" tag. I thought you were series about your first post. I was about to pop a vein.

(/sarc)

9 posted on 12/15/2009 7:05:52 AM PST by HighWheeler
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To: GeronL; CatDancer

Not only that, but what’s with an elementary school even mentioning “Christmas” in this upside down PC world in which we now find ourselves...


10 posted on 12/15/2009 7:06:04 AM PST by green pastures
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To: VU4G10
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11 posted on 12/15/2009 7:07:26 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Right...kids can’t even draw pictures of guns, and you think that would pass?


12 posted on 12/15/2009 7:09:15 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: HighWheeler

lol


13 posted on 12/15/2009 7:10:11 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: VU4G10

I’m guessing Maxham is not a Catholic elementary school.


14 posted on 12/15/2009 7:10:27 AM PST by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: green pastures

Good question.


15 posted on 12/15/2009 7:10:49 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: VU4G10

I use to draw things a bit more graphic than that.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 7:11:14 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: VU4G10

Had this been of Allah and his virgin 9 year old bride...The boy would’ve been invited to the Mayors office and given a medal.


17 posted on 12/15/2009 7:11:38 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: VU4G10

Massachusetts sucks!


18 posted on 12/15/2009 7:11:38 AM PST by lesko
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To: VU4G10

As another poster said......it looks like the teacher is the one in need of psychological evaluation.

Just my opinion, of course.


19 posted on 12/15/2009 7:12:17 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: stuartcr
Yes it would because it MAY offend the boy.

Maybe I should have added a dose of sarcasm to my comment.


20 posted on 12/15/2009 7:12:23 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: VU4G10

If he had drawn a picture of someone riding a white horse jumping off a big rock on the Temple Mount and up to Heaven, he would be in even bigger trouble.


21 posted on 12/15/2009 7:13:02 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

OK


22 posted on 12/15/2009 7:14:12 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: GeronL
Well obviously we all know better than to think Christ had anything to do with Christmas.
I remember a nun (way back when) telling us that we were to never write the word Xmas. Representing Christ as an X was a sin.
23 posted on 12/15/2009 7:14:21 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: VU4G10
CS Lewis likened Christians to the underground resistance in enemy occupied territory, and GK Chesterton referred to Christians as the true subversives. Years ago, when I first encountered these notions I was baffled by their assertions, but the meaning of their words becomes clearer to me with every passing day.
24 posted on 12/15/2009 7:14:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VU4G10

It seems the teacher and principal need a conference on Christianity. They need to learn about Christian symbols and their meaning so that they can be inclusive and support students coming from a Christian heritage. (not sarcasm)


25 posted on 12/15/2009 7:19:44 AM PST by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: stuartcr
Right...kids can’t even draw pictures of guns, and you think that would pass?

When our grandson was in the 2nd grade he was telling his friends (at recess) how he and his Dad had gone hunting over the weekend.

A teacher overheard the conversation and he was sent to the principal's office. Luckily, he wasn't suspended...only lectured. Found out later that had he drawn a PICTURE of a gun, he would've been.

26 posted on 12/15/2009 7:20:37 AM PST by azishot (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: VU4G10

I did a more sophisticated drawing of Calvary in 4th or 5th grade with all three crosses and a slight misquote of Luke 23:43. (I used “tomorrow” instead of “today”.) I guess I would be arrested 47 years later in today’s hostile environment.


27 posted on 12/15/2009 7:22:25 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Dallas59

Now that’s funny...Don’t care who ya are... that’s funny

Larry the cable guy


28 posted on 12/15/2009 7:23:18 AM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: VU4G10

You want to be legally violent...Buy a video game.


29 posted on 12/15/2009 7:27:07 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sweet Hour of Prayer
re: It seems the teacher and principal need a conference on Christianity. They need to learn about Christian symbols and their meaning so that they can be inclusive and support students coming from a Christian heritage. (not sarcasm

Yes, why do we never, ever hear of “sensitivity training” and educational sessions for those who offend Christians? Why is it okay to attack a child and possibly scar him for life if that child is a Christian? The PC crowd will have people fired and sent to sensitivity training who use words like “niggardly”, the meaning of which has nothing to do with a racial epithet. But they will justify the overreaction because the word is close to the epithet and someone may have been “offended”. Truly some animals are more equal than others.

30 posted on 12/15/2009 7:31:00 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: OL Hickory

One day the school called me in. The wanted my son to face punishment for drawings that they considered “disturbing”. My son was extremely upset. While the principal and counselor were trying to tell me that my son needed counseling and they were worried for his mental health, I look at the pictures. I told them flat out they were not his. They did not believe me at first. Then I asked my son, “Whose drawings are they?” My son replied that they were some other boys, that they had been put in his cubby by accident along with other items of the boy. I turned to the teacher, counselor and principal and asked, “You did not even ask my son if these were his? That’s the first thing you should have done.” On closer examination the handwriting did not match with my son’s. We got no apology, nothing for the crap we went through that afternoon. Just a weak, you’re not in trouble go back to class.

My son is no longer in the public school system and we are thrilled. In fact we are busy celebrating CHRISTMAS this week at his school.


31 posted on 12/15/2009 7:33:05 AM PST by 1scrappymom (Hook Em Horns!!)
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To: GeronL

The boy should have written another tribute song to the Messiah of the public education system, aka, Barack Obama. Christmas has of course been moved to August 4.

Please insert that sarcasm picture here. Thank you.


32 posted on 12/15/2009 7:36:55 AM PST by TheNewPundit
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To: GeronL

Man, I would have been sent home a lot in todays schools. We drew nothing but battle scenes with bunkers, tanks, airplanes and lots of explosions. We took extra efforts to depict horrible and violent deaths by explosions. Wonder what today’s touchy feely types would have done to us. Remember, my cohort were the sons of WWII and Korean vets. One of our favorite past times was playing war.


33 posted on 12/15/2009 7:38:06 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: VU4G10

Could you narrow this down to which continent it might be on, please?


34 posted on 12/15/2009 7:39:33 AM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: VU4G10
It's clear we need to be permanently rid of federal control of education via the Department of Education (and the likes of Mr. Kevin Jennings), as well as NEA and NCTE. Hand everything back to local and state control.

HF

35 posted on 12/15/2009 7:49:05 AM PST by holden
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To: VU4G10

Had the young lad included the now-obligatory urine, he would be hailed as a “prodigy”.

go figure.


36 posted on 12/15/2009 7:49:53 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: azishot

It’s crazy times we’re living in.


37 posted on 12/15/2009 7:50:54 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: VU4G10

...required to undergo a psychological evaluation?...

Each day brings new wonders for me to ponder in public education just knowing much of my tax dollars are being spent promoting a socialist/atheist hate America agenda. It’s a complete pile of steaming s@#%!


38 posted on 12/15/2009 7:51:39 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“If the boy were let’s just say a muslim and he drew a person with a bomb strapped to their chest screaming allah mumbo jumbo crap.....no one would DARE peep a word about it.”

Except CAIR maybe for “sterotyping” and “hate crimes”. (sort of sarcasm but they’d probably really do that, as well as call for riots in the streets)


39 posted on 12/15/2009 7:52:59 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Too bad, if he were to draw a picture of infidels being beheaded he would have been promoted to major.


40 posted on 12/15/2009 8:00:38 AM PST by slackerjack
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To: VU4G10
They told him his son, a second-grader with special needs, had created a violent drawing.

I have first hand experience with a special needs boy and God. These children as well as adults with special needs have a greater trust and understanding in God than most with a bounty of Christ's lessons on a daily basis.

41 posted on 12/15/2009 8:12:16 AM PST by New Perspective (My 6 yr old son has Down Syndrome, are you going to kill him too Obama?)
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To: VU4G10

Wow...that picture fills me with an urge to kill. I’m having a lot of trouble controlling it. /sarc


42 posted on 12/15/2009 8:23:46 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: bboop
North America.

Continental United States.

Massachusetts.

Taunton, a small town in that state's southeastern quadrant whose main claim to fame, at least in the past, was it's rather large dog track. (Is that still there?)

Note WBZ-TV is channel 4 in Boston, it's CBS affiliate.

Anything else?

CA....

43 posted on 12/15/2009 8:37:43 AM PST by Chances Are
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To: VU4G10
I Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

44 posted on 12/15/2009 8:46:40 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

you nailed it...obviously NO pun intended..


45 posted on 12/15/2009 9:41:02 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: VU4G10

It’s torture. We don’t torture anymore in this country.


46 posted on 12/15/2009 9:43:26 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. Bonus tag line: FAIL 246, Obama 0)
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To: agere_contra
He was born for this. He came into the world for this.

Absolutely. Divinity working His ends through means man perceives as having no power.

"I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."

47 posted on 12/15/2009 9:48:16 AM PST by Prince Caspian
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To: VU4G10

I feel like I am trapped in a living nightmare, stuck in the old Soviet Union.


48 posted on 12/15/2009 9:49:41 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: VU4G10

Make that “Marxham” Elementary School.


49 posted on 12/15/2009 9:57:31 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: VU4G10

Anyone else find it ironic that this happened just 25 miles from Plymouth ?


50 posted on 12/15/2009 10:01:42 AM PST by no1ofconsequence
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