Skip to comments.TEACHER MUST REMOVE ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ BANNERS FROM CLASSROOM AFTER SCOTUS DENIES CASE
Posted on 03/29/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by massmike
Last year, California school teacher Bradley Johnson vowed to take his battle over patriotic and religious banners to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Johnson, the nations most power justices declined to hear his case (Johnson vs. Poway Unified School District), solidifying a lower court ruling against the presence of the banners he had placed in his classrooms for decades.
Back in September, we told you about Johnson, who has served as a mathematics teacher in Californias Poway Unified School District for decades. For much of that time he has prominently displayed patriotic and faith-themed posters a move that has drawn intense criticism and eventual removal mandates from school officials.
The banners, which touted messages like In God We Trust, God Bless America, and God Shed His Grace on Thee, were ordered taken down by a school principal back in 2007 when Johnson transferred to a new high school. But for years, the AP calculus teacher says that nobody saw any problem with her posters.
Nobody thought there was anything wrong with them. Administrators, superintendents, school board people who had been in my room, he explained.
Johnson said he had hung the same banners since 1982 and described their messages as patriotic. He accused the district of discriminating against Christians by allowing another teacher to display a poster with the lyrics to John Lennons song Imagine, which includes a line about imagining no religion.
But the appeals court found that the Imagine poster had no religious purpose, and said a teacher has no right to use his public position as a pulpit.
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Just put money on the walls.
Maybe he should ask the nation's most Power Rangers.
Then why doesn’t he have enlarged posters of American money, each of which has “In God We Trust.” Would the libtards feel that American money is unconstitutional? I would post each coin each month and give a history of each.
Prolly cheaper than wallpaper.
Yes. This teacher needs a very large poster of a US nickel.
Just put that banner in the trash along with the words: dancing, swimming pool, Halloween, birthday, wealth, computer(unless connected to a library, and others which have been banned from a NY school system because they may be offensive.
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It is time IMHO for civil disobedience. Mass civil disobedience. When people start to stand up to this war against freedom of religious expression and the war to eliminate any hint, reference to, honor towards God in any public places (what to speak of war against virtue), I think it will amazing how many regular citizens will join and say "High time we fought back".
Right on but you & I could not get 100 people to follow through. They will not do anything until it is too late. Reality is that good people dislike confrontation.
At some point it’s going to have to happen or we’ll be voluntarily getting on the trains to the gulag.
At some point its going to have to happen or well be voluntarily getting on the trains to the gulag.
It won’t be trains. The fascist oligarchy will use big yellow school buses and the masses will compliantly board them just as they have been trained to do.
I think the reaction against this tyranny is going to be much, much stronger than anyone imagines.
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“I think the reaction against this tyranny is going to be much, much stronger than anyone imagines.”
You’re just trying to cheer me up.
No, I really am convinced of this. There are more of us than they think.
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Prolly cheaper than wallpaper.