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School Tells Child She Canít Write About God
fox news ^ | 9/12/13 | t starnes

Posted on 09/12/2013 1:30:06 PM PDT by bestintxas

Edited on 09/12/2013 1:35:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Tennessee mom is looking for answers after her daughterís teacher refused to let the child write about God for a school assignment.

Erin Shead, a 10-year-old student at Lucy Elementary School in Millington, was assigned to write about someone she idolized. The girl, who is a Christian, decided to write about God.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 666; god; notagain; obama; school; tennessee
Is this how we wish our children to become?

No wonder so many are now home schooling.

1 posted on 09/12/2013 1:30:06 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
Is this how we wish our children to become? No but the left needs them not to believe in God. Only government.
2 posted on 09/12/2013 1:32:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: bestintxas

Creeping, and encroaching secularism. Soon enough, no Child will believe in God.

There’s really only one way to ensure a separation between state and Church. To do that, you have to take faith and God out of the equation.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 1:35:31 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: bestintxas

bump


4 posted on 09/12/2013 1:35:47 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: bestintxas

There are days I wish I’d gone to law school.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 1:37:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is ripe for a lawsuit.

How can the teacher tell her that the subject of God as someone a student admires be off limits?

This has nothing to do with all the separation of church and state issues which the liberals lecture us about. This is about one student’s own belief, and one student’s own choice of subject for a school assignment. It has nothing to do with school curriculum or any of that.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 1:41:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bestintxas
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An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion.
wika Idol Def

7 posted on 09/12/2013 1:43:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
This is ripe for a lawsuit. How can the teacher tell her that the subject of God as someone a student admires be off limits? This has nothing to do with all the separation of church and state issues which the liberals lecture us about. This is about one student’s own belief, and one student’s own choice of subject for a school assignment. It has nothing to do with school curriculum or any of that.

We have a lot of completely worthless people going into teaching for the sole purpose of creating a generation of dedicated socialist soldiers. They don't love kids AT ALL but they weren't smart enough to work for the Democrat "inner party".
8 posted on 09/12/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: bestintxas

Kid shoulda written about Billy Idol...


9 posted on 09/12/2013 1:49:10 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: bestintxas
It's not ok to write about the creator of the universe as an idol, but it's ok to write about a dead drug addict, pedophile.

What have we as a society come to? It's time to pull children out of the Government Indoctrination Centers, and home school them.

10 posted on 09/12/2013 1:49:26 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: bestintxas

Therefore, Michael Jackson can’t be God.

Glad we solved that.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 1:52:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: bestintxas
So the most blatant pederast in history is OK but not God?

Writing about this sick SOB is OK, but not God....

Michael Jackson 'spent $35 million to silence at least two dozen boys he abused' according to secret explosive FBI files

One of the paintings this "hero" had commissioned for himself...


12 posted on 09/12/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
How can the teacher tell her that the subject of God as someone a student admires be off limits?

Lets have a judge decide that there is no God and she can't admire someone who isn't there. Yeah! Go judge!!! God save the Republic.

13 posted on 09/12/2013 2:01:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bestintxas

“The teacher approved of Erin’s second choice — Michael Jackson.”

Quite the drop off from Number One to Number Two.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 2:04:41 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Dilbert San Diego
This is ripe for a lawsuit.

To say the least, Dilbert San Diego! The girl and her mother need an assault lawyer in a truly serious way.

15 posted on 09/12/2013 2:05:04 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: bestintxas; All

Sadly, thanks to FDR’s anti-religious expression activist justices and their misrepresentation of Jefferson’s “wall of separation,” “mom” undoubtedly doesn’t understand 10th Amendment protected power of her child and their state to address religious issues.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 2:06:40 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: bestintxas

https://vimeo.com/74340772


17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on television but what this teacher is saying - and just for the sake of argument let us agree that there is a sep of church and state in the Constitution - is that the student belongs to the state. Just because those employed by the school cannot mention God does not mean that students cannot. The students do not belong nor work for the state but that is what the educators imply by trying to enforce an unConstitutional ruling.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 2:17:55 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: bestintxas

If the teacher did not want an essay with a religious context, she should not have chosen a word like “idol” that is rooted in religion. She should have said “Pick a person you admire,” or something to that effect.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 2:20:35 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Jay Sekulow pick up the courtesy phone..... Jay Sekulow.....


20 posted on 09/12/2013 2:34:17 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Bayard

I’m not seeing a separation of church and state here. Instead, I am constantly seeing a state getting involved in religious matters while giving its complete support to but one religion - atheism. Atheism is the official state-sponsored religion of the US government.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:17 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: bestintxas

Well, if she can’t write about God, why won’t she do the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Bet the TN people wouldn’t mind that; how about Lamar!


22 posted on 09/12/2013 3:18:24 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: AppyPappy

Wasn’t Nancy Reagan (and of course Elizabeth Taylor) big admirers of Michael Jackson? Or am I confusing Nancy with Mr. T.?


23 posted on 09/12/2013 3:20:02 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: bestintxas

If she had written about Miley Cyrus, that would have been just ducky, I’m sure.

Note to the mother: Get your child out of there.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 3:28:18 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: bestintxas

Tennessee? Well may be time to move to Texas. We love God here.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 3:47:15 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: bestintxas

I am willing to bet that they would have been ok with Muhammad or Allah.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 3:47:19 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Made In The USA

Maybe the family should quote Davy Crockett.

You may go to Hell, and we’re going th Texas.


27 posted on 09/12/2013 4:05:47 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Fred Hayek

I think the quote is actually, “I’m going to Texas, and you can go to Hell,” though I may have confused the wording with a quote from Sen. Stephen Douglass to the Abolitionists in Chicago (with whom he had been discussing the issue of slavery since early Saturday evening) “Gentlemen, it is now Sunday morning: I’m going to Church, and you can go to Hell.” Good Christian sentiment there.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 6:24:16 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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