Skip to comments.Boy Sent Home For Drawing Of Jesus On Cross
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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Well obviously we all know better than to think Christ had anything to do with Christmas. I mean really now.
He was born for this. He came into the world for this.
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.
if I really needed that
Under no circumstances should anyone call
especially if one’s intention is to question the sanity of the Taunton, Mass. “educational system”.
The ‘school systems’ just continue to sink to new lows of depravity.
She’s probably hiding under her desk and won’t be able to reach the phone anyway. Apparently, their website crashed.
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...
Right...kids can’t even draw pictures of guns, and you think that would pass?
I’m guessing Maxham is not a Catholic elementary school.
I use to draw things a bit more graphic than that.
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.
As another poster said......it looks like the teacher is the one in need of psychological evaluation.
Just my opinion, of course.
Maybe I should have added a dose of sarcasm to my comment.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Now that’s funny...Don’t care who ya are... that’s funny
Larry the cable guy
You want to be legally violent...Buy a video game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could you narrow this down to which continent it might be on, please?
Had the young lad included the now-obligatory urine, he would be hailed as a “prodigy”.
It’s crazy times we’re living in.
...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@#%!
“If the boy were lets 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)
Too bad, if he were to draw a picture of infidels being beheaded he would have been promoted to major.
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.
Wow...that picture fills me with an urge to kill. I’m having a lot of trouble controlling it. /sarc
Continental United States.
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.
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.
you nailed it...obviously NO pun intended..
It’s torture. We don’t torture anymore in this country.
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."
I feel like I am trapped in a living nightmare, stuck in the old Soviet Union.
Make that “Marxham” Elementary School.
Anyone else find it ironic that this happened just 25 miles from Plymouth ?