Skip to comments.Oregon school district forced LGBTQ student to read Bible as punishment: report
Posted on 05/10/2018 4:05:48 PM PDT by Ennis85
An Oregon school district reportedly forced an LGBTQ student to read passages from the Bible as a form of punishment
The World in Coos Bay, Ore., reports that the student's allegations were detailed by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) in a March 6 letter to North Bend School District Superintendent Bill Yester.
The ODE is investigating claims that an LGBTQ high school student was forced by a school administrator to read the Bible while they were being disciplined, according to The World.
It reported that ODE officials are investigating whether the forced Bible reading violated the student's First Amendment rights, including the Establishment Clause which recognizes the separation of church and state.
The district, about 200 miles south of Portland, initially denied the allegation, but the administrator ultimately admitted it in an interview with the ODE, The World reported. On a separate occasion, a different teacher reportedly equated same-sex marriage to marrying a dog during a lesson.
There is substantial evidence to support the allegation that the district subjected LGBTQ students to separate or different rules of behavior, sanctions, or other treatment, the department's letter reads.
The ODE is investigating the districts alleged failure to remedy a hostile environment after complaints had been made by LGBTQ students," including failing to investigate other claims of sexual harassment.
The district was encouraged to reach a settlement with an unidentified student within 30 days of receiving the letter but that reportedly has not happened, The World reported.
The school board will meet with state officials later this month to decide if it is in compliance with Oregon and U.S. anti-discrimination laws, it added.
Not quite sure how to view this. I suppose I should read the details! But I knew just from the headline you should see it.
Reading is now abusive?
What if they made him read Obamas speeches where he denounced gay marriage?
You mean read obamatard’s fake ass biography? That’s worse than CIA torture!
Visited Coos Bay circa 1970. Never seen so many smelly, filthy hippies before or since.
“a different teacher reportedly equated same-sex marriage to marrying a dog during a lesson.”
The teacher said gay marriage is like getting married to a dog during a lesson. So, would it be okay to marry a dog at a time when a lesson is not taking place?
They tied this to Trump yet?
200 miles, but about five and a half hours drive, and about three decades of cultural malaise behind Portland. I went to kindergarten in the North Bend district and did elementary and high school in the district immediately to the south.
You didn’t make it to Eugene, or Bandon?
“The district was encouraged to reach a settlement with an unidentified student.”
The district should fight this all the way to the Supreme Court.
I understand a Russian submarine regularly comes into Coos Bay and colludes with the locals.
No, we drove up from Chino, California to visit some former neighbors. I can still smell the patchouli and grass.
I don’t care.
Since we've always been at war with Eastasia, those speeches never happened.
But somehow PC biased sensitivity training isnt bad?
I transport wheelchair medical patients as a retirement job.
I had one really, really, crusty SOB one time, and he began cursing me, and Trump. Why he got Trump in there I don’t know, except I kind of look like I might be a Trump supporter.
After about 10 minutes he got to me, and got me really pissed off.
I turned on Rush.
In a minute he was begging me to turn it off, and after a couple more minutes I knew he was serious because there were no more cuss words, something entirely foreign to him I’m sure. He begged me and begged me.
Rush stayed on for the rest of the trip though.
Then I called dispatch and said I would never transport him again.
So reading the bible is now considered punishment?
It’s only punishment, if your a satanist.
The Truth Will Set You Free.