Skip to comments.Video: Student told not to write about God as her idol
Posted on 09/13/2013 9:41:07 AM PDT by chessplayer
Lord forgive them, for the leadership at Memphis Lucy Elementary clearly knows not what it does. A 10-year-old girl wrote what her mother describes as a cute presentation for a class assignment to discuss who she sees as her idol. When she chose the Lord Almighty, her teacher demanded a more appropriate idol, like, er
Kids have to be savvy enough to put Miley Cyrus fownas their idol
Where are the parents? Why aren’t they taking care of the children? We are a free country. This is being tolerated because parents are allowing it all excuses are just that
I was told my whole parenting life, though increasingly not as I changed friend for the better that certain things were a losing battle.
That is defeatist garbage our founding fathers would be ashamed of as well as God
We call ourselves the home of the brave. Well, we are or we aren’t.
Bring a civil rights case against the teacher for violating the kid’s religious and free speech freedoms. A few well-filed lawsuits which teach these school districts that it’s not okay to suppress the First Amendment. Hey, the lawsuit strategy works for the ACLU in banning God from the school. Maybe we should use a page from its playbook.
While I think her courage and dedication are to be admired, I am kind of cringing at her perception that God is an idol — an inspiring but unreachable individual. I do hope her belief in Him is so much more than that. I hope that she intended to explain just that in her essay.
20 And God spoke all these words:
2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
4 You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“more appropriate idol, like, er Michael Jackson?”
old, snl skit....
EARTHQUAKE HITS CALIFORNIA, MICHAEL JACKSON, 150 MILLION OTHERS, DEAD.
Sadly that is what needs to be done. Everyone in school systems are so gun shy of atheists and others on the left that huge costs must be imposed on them for the sake of balance. For some it is a matter of ideology, but for many the safer, least costly choice is always to avoid offending the aggressive left. Thus the right needs to be more and more aggressive with court cases.
Learn for fact what goes on in these schools. who are thevteachers? with whom is ones’ child spending most of his formative day? what is their philosophy of life, family, work, religion? where did they go to school?
i never sent my child onto a class without knowing this. If not to feel comfortable then to know what o was up against
Home school. Private school. Get those kids out of there. Cut off the funding Move somewhere affordable and moms stay home
God as an “idol” seems a bit odd, so I am not terribly offended by this, and I could see why the teacher might want to avoid such a heavy topic.
The better approach from the teacher would have been to simply state the “idol” must be a normal, mortal, sinner human being.
Then the kid could write about Moses. Or David. Or Peter. Or any of the other fallable people in the Bible God loved/loves.
Time to sic the The American Center for Law and Justice on them!
..”no other gods before me...”
For this reason I was always uncomfortable with the title of the show American Idol.
Putting all of the religious frenzy over this aside, a good lawyer would go after the school for infringing on the student’s first amendment right to freedom of expression and that includes what she can write about. I’m more concerned about the erosion of our Constitutional rights which are there to protect our right to hold our own beliefs and to express ourselves as we see fit. Worry about the Constitutional issue first because once the Constitution falls there will be no rights to free expression and freedom to worship as we see fit.
Michael Jackson is an odd choice for an idol. I'm surprised anyone even remembers him. Although that old leftie talk show host on KABC dominated morning talk radio in Los Angeles for years, he quickly faded away when Rush Limbaugh's show came to town in 1989.