Skip to comments.School Tells Child She Canít Write About God
Posted on 09/12/2013 1:30:06 PM PDT by bestintxasEdited 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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No wonder so many are now home schooling.
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.
There are days I wish I’d gone to law school.
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.
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
Kid shoulda written about Billy Idol...
What have we as a society come to? It's time to pull children out of the Government Indoctrination Centers, and home school them.
Therefore, Michael Jackson can’t be God.
Glad we solved that.
Writing about this sick SOB is OK, but not God....
One of the paintings this "hero" had commissioned for himself...
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.
“The teacher approved of Erins second choice Michael Jackson.”
Quite the drop off from Number One to Number Two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jay Sekulow pick up the courtesy phone..... Jay Sekulow.....
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.
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!
Wasn’t Nancy Reagan (and of course Elizabeth Taylor) big admirers of Michael Jackson? Or am I confusing Nancy with Mr. T.?
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.
Tennessee? Well may be time to move to Texas. We love God here.
I am willing to bet that they would have been ok with Muhammad or Allah.
Maybe the family should quote Davy Crockett.
You may go to Hell, and we’re going th Texas.
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.