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First Grader Silenced For Mentioning Jesus
Eagle Forum ^ | 3/28/14 | Phyllis Schlafly

Posted on 03/29/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by BlatherNaut

A first grader in California has been told she’s not permitted to talk about the Bible at school. A teacher at Temecula Valley School told her first grade class to bring an object to school that represented a family Christmas tradition and then give a one-minute presentation. Brynn Williams brought the star that tops her family’s Christmas tree and shared how her family remembers Jesus’ birth at Christmas. “The star is named the Star of Bethlehem,” Brynn said. “The three kings followed the star to find the baby Jesus, the Savior of the world.” Brynn had planned to end her presentation by reciting the famous Bible verse John 3:16, but her teacher stopped her before she could say more. Brynn’s teacher told her to “stop right there” and sit back down. The teacher then explained to Brynn – in front of the entire class – that she was not allowed to talk about the bible or quote its verses in school. Brynn’s mother met with the principal about this issue, and the principal backed up the teacher. She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.

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TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: antichrist; arth; firstamendment; freespeech; governmentschools; leftismoncampus; offended

1 posted on 03/29/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
A teacher at Temecula Valley School told her first grade class to bring an object to school that represented a family Christmas tradition and then give a one-minute presentation.

Why even have such an assignment then? Does the school even know what Christmas is?

2 posted on 03/29/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: BlatherNaut

At the last place where I worked, a Fortune 500 company, they had a written rule outlawing any religious discussion. (Also, jokes, and any “potentially insulting, inflammatory or inappropriate” conversation.)

Several people kept tiny crosses visible on their desks; I think as a silent protest. I almost got written up for a conversation HR overheard in the lunch room about concealed carry and preferred weapons. She was “offended.”


3 posted on 03/29/2014 9:15:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BlatherNaut

“Brynn’s mother met with the principal about this issue, and the principal backed up the teacher. She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.”

You can bet though if the subject was Islam, it would have been smooth sailing.

Large scale overt and passive resistance is the only thing that is going to stop this crap in the long run.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 9:16:09 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: BlatherNaut
Reminds me of Monty Python.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: BlatherNaut

“. She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.”

Bullsh!t.....theses policies are intended so some TEACHERS and many administrators are not offended...


6 posted on 03/29/2014 9:20:15 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: BlatherNaut

HOME.... SCHOOL!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BlatherNaut

HOME.... SCHOOL!


8 posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: headstamp 2

Yup. It’s a hot war.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:43 AM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: BlatherNaut

Government school is child abuse.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Brynn’s family’s lawyer has demanded that the school apologize and change its policies, or else the family will file a lawsuit.

I hope they go through with it. It's high time Christians stop turning the other cheek and start acting like Old Testament warriors.

11 posted on 03/29/2014 9:24:21 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: headstamp 2

There are organizations who will gladly sue the school district into bankruptcy over this.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 9:26:05 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: headstamp 2
You can bet though if the subject was Islam, it would have been smooth sailing.

Maybe, maybe not.

Imagine if the story went like this.

The three wise men followed the path of the shooting star and found the baby Jesus in a manger.

There were some not so wise men that followed the same path later, and found where the 'star'(meteorite) had crashed to the ground. They took it and worshiped it. They built their whole religion around it and called it Islam. They decided that if you kissed it, their God would protect you. To display it, they decided to enshroud it in the one thing that is rare in their land, and that is a toilet seat.

13 posted on 03/29/2014 9:26:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

the principal backed up the teacher. She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.

Unless it offends Christian students.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT by spudville
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To: southern rock
The "school" thinks that Christmass is a Pagan Extravaganza based on Getting...Gifts.. did the teacher in fact USE the word CHRISTMAS? if she did we have a double standard of the highest magnitude here
15 posted on 03/29/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BlatherNaut

Did you really think there’s something called “freedom of speech?” There isn’t, and hasn’t been for a few decades.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 9:32:05 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: headstamp 2
She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.”

Funny, wasn't the kid offended that she had to sit down and shutup before her presentation was finished?

17 posted on 03/29/2014 9:44:37 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: BlatherNaut
She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.

Didn't mention the teachers name. Doesn't matter, she and the principal of the school will be segregated with the goats on judgment day.

5.56mm

18 posted on 03/29/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: BlatherNaut

Does every school in America have to be sued individually before they stop trying to quash our children’s rights?


19 posted on 03/29/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Another reason to homeschool.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 9:53:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: M Kehoe

They tell them to have sex and hand out condoms, teach false science of global warming, mock Christians and somehow the school policy is not to offend students? Or is it only some students?


21 posted on 03/29/2014 9:53:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Wow.

The teacher asked students about their CHRISTmas vacations, and then is surprised when a student talks about CHRIST?


22 posted on 03/29/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: BlatherNaut

All Christians who are offended at this school teacher and administrator ought to appear at the school board meeting and declare that they are joining the parents’ lawsuit….but they won’t. They’ll just complain and do nothing.

Jesus said, “ Whoever offends a child who believes in me, it would be better for him that a millstone be hanged around his neck and he be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 9:54:37 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: southern rock
Why even have such an assignment then?

That was the purpose of the assignment. To teach 1st graders that God and the bible are something one doesn't dare mention outside the confines of the home.
24 posted on 03/29/2014 9:58:46 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: headstamp 2
If the child was silenced for talking about Ramadan and quoting from the Koran, there would have been outrage, and it would have made the evening News on every channel.

The parents should raise hell with school for silencing their child.

Ask yourself: Because the teacher disciplined the girl in front of the class-Does this child now think that there is "something wrong" with Jesus and the Bible? Her teacher just " taught " her that she should be quiet about her religion. Even when talking about Christmas!

IMO-the teacher did this deliberately. It says the teacher asked the students about Christmas in the first place- I think knowing that Jesus would be brought up. And when He was mentioned-the student saying His name would be berated in front of the class-thus "teaching " all the other students that there is "something wrong" with Jesus and the Bible.

I would DEMAND that the teacher apologize to my child in front of the class and explain to the class what the first Amendment to our Constitution is and what it means. If they refuse , then I would file the mother of all lawsuits against them.

This crap will only stop when parents stop putting up with it.

25 posted on 03/29/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.>)
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To: BlatherNaut

Would she have been silenced if she spoke of Muhammed? Zeus? Confusis? Rama? Marx? I think Not.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: hattend
Funny, wasn't the kid offended that she had to sit down and shutup before her presentation was finished?

Yes, but this is PC world. In their minds, it is ok to offend good people. It is just not ok to offend muzzies and rats. Screw them.

27 posted on 03/29/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: southern rock

Simply put, this event was the misuse of the teacher’s power over the child in order to teach the children to take Jesus out of the Christmas season.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 11:24:21 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: BlatherNaut

( She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended)

NONSENSE. Does this school district teach on the American Revolution? WW1 or WW2? Those might offend kids of English, German or Japanese heritage.
Teach about slavery? Pretty offensive to some. The point is most everything they teach can and does offend someone. But the ONLY thing that gets banned for being offensive is Jesus and Christianity.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: southern rock

Why even have such an assignment then? Does the school even know what Christmas is?

According to their agenda they do.......
Surely nothing to do with Jesus.........


30 posted on 03/29/2014 11:29:24 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: BlatherNaut

Kinda weird to be talking about Christmas in March. Perhaps December would be more appropriate.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 11:37:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

There are organizations who will gladly sue the school district into bankruptcy over this.

If it happened in December perhaps, but the school will just say it is inappropriate to discuss Christmas in March. I kinda think it is weird to do the Christmas story in March. The organization won’t touch this one.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 11:38:47 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Amazing how freedom OF religion has been transmogrified to freedom FROM religion by the homosexuality-is-holy crowd.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: BlatherNaut

We’re all just gonna offend ourselves off a cliff.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: BlatherNaut

the teacher is wrong. students are allowed to talk about God in school. the teacher can’t talk about God in school as part of their official duties.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Rather than suppressing people’s rights, why not make a statement saying that the views of a student are solely his or her own and the school itself is neutral?


36 posted on 03/29/2014 4:18:12 PM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: southern rock; GeronL

A teacher at Temecula Valley School told her first grade class to bring an object to school that represented a family Christmas tradition and then give a one-minute presentation.

Why even have such an assignment then? Does the school even know what Christmas is?

Was wondering the same thing!!! I guess for most it’s just presents and food. No church and faith.


37 posted on 03/29/2014 5:40:47 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: BlatherNaut; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

38 posted on 04/24/2014 6:21:52 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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Brynn’s mother met with the principal about this issue, and the principal backed up the teacher. She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.

Except they didn't have any problem offending the five year old girl.

What a bunch of lying hypocrites.

39 posted on 04/28/2014 5:42:31 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Fiji Hill
Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”
40 posted on 04/28/2014 5:44:35 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: BlatherNaut
NO WHERE IN THE 1st AMENDMENT DO I SEE WHERE THIS SCHOOL HAS THE AUTHORITY TO STOP HER. THEY LET MUSSIES PRAY 5 TIMES A DAY. FROM THE VERY WORDING OF THE 1ST A THIS CHILD'S 1ST A RIGHTS WERE ABRIDGED, VIOLATED! AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A LAWYER TO UNDER STAND THE 1ST A IT IS PLAIN, CLEAR, CONCISE!

First Amendment
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

41 posted on 04/28/2014 5:56:16 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Fiji Hill

I don’t think Old Testament warriors bothered much with filing lawsuits and demanding apologies.


42 posted on 04/28/2014 9:10:39 AM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: BlatherNaut

She said the school’s policy is to protect students from being offended.

Of course offending the child and family is OK.


43 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:39 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: BlatherNaut

Another Reason to Homeschool.


44 posted on 04/28/2014 9:37:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GailA

Thank you.


45 posted on 04/28/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What every one is over looking is that what is happening is Prophecy being fulfilled. In the End Days Christians will be persecuted just as they were under the Romans.

No, Mark of the Beast...that rice chip implant...and you will not be able to buy or sell. You will go under ground, and be in fear for your lives until the final coming of Christ. And if you do not have Christ buried in your heart, you will be Left Behind for the Tribulation period of judgements in Revelations.

Preachers NO longer preach on Revelations, real Salvation. Love, GIVE to this cause. No COME to JESUS, No Revelations, No END TIMES. Sold their souls to the 501C3’s restrictions.

Dr Tim La Haye & Jerry Jenkins writes extensively on END Times. His books are worth the cost and reading time. He has some more up to date ones since his Left Behind series came out, set in more modern times, with 0 in them.


46 posted on 04/29/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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