Friday, September 13, 2013

God NOT Your Idol, Says Teacher; Michael Jackson Is

A teacher at Lucy Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee forbid 10-year-old Erin Shead from considering God as her idol for a writing assignment, which broke the girl's heart.  The teacher encouraged Erin after she chose a more suitable idol — the performer Michael Jackson (dead from a drug overdose).
“God is my idol, I will never hate him. He will always be the number one person I look up to. . . . I love him and Jesus, and Jesus is His earthly son. I also love Jesus. . . . He is the reason I am on this earth.”
-- Erin Shead, censored by teacher
For background, read God Censored at North Carolina School, Citizens Rebel and also read ACLU Warns of Christianity in South Carolina Schools as well as Atheists Say Illegal Christianity 'Rampant' in Georgia Schools

In addition, read of the myriad battles against Christianity in American public schools

-- From "Mom Upset Daughter Wasn’t Allowed To Write About God" posted at CBS News Charlotte 9/12/13

“It was so cute and innocent. She talked about how God created the earth and how she’s doing the best she can,” [Erin's mother Erca] Shead told WREG [TV].

“But my teacher said I couldn’t write about God. She said It has something to do with God and God can’t be my idol,” said Shead about what her daughter told her.

“I told the principal this morning, ‘Would it be better if she wrote about Ellen Degeneres?’ Of course there was no comment.”

Instead of God, her daughter chose Michael Jackson as an idol and that was accepted.

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From "School Tells Child She Can’t Write About God" by Todd Starnes, 9/11/13

Christian Ross, a spokesman for Shelby County Schools, told Fox News ”teachers are prohibited from promoting religious beliefs in the classroom.”

However he said the district does not have a policy that prohibits a student from expressing religious beliefs in class assignments.

If that’s the case, why was Erin Shead not allowed to write about God?

Ross did not provide an answer.

“This incident has been addressed at the school-level, and the principal has contacted parents of the student regarding their concerns,” he said. “Out of respect for and in order to protect the privacy of individual students and staff, the district is not commenting further on this matter.”

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From "10-Year-Old Banned From Writing About God By Memphis Teacher, Told to Remove Paper From School Property" by Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter 9/12/13

When Erin's teacher received her written assignment, she told the young girl that she was prohibited from picking God as her idol, and demanded that she start the class assignment all over again and choose a new idol. She was also told that her assignment with God as her idol must be taken home and was not allowed to remain on school property.

In a similar incident in February 2013, a three-judge panel in New York ruled that an 8th-grade student could not include a religious blessing at the end of her graduation speech. In California in 2012, Kenneth Dominguez, 16, filed a lawsuit against his San Diego-area school district for forbidding him from bringing his bible on campus.

The Alliance Defending Freedom Christian legal group said in reference to the New York student's graduation speech that students in public school should feel free to express their religious beliefs.

"Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas. The personal well-wishes of a student are no different just because they mention God," Senior Counsel David Cortman said in a statement back in February, as previously reported by The Christian Post. "Public school officials have no legitimate basis to shut down personal speech just because it has a religious reference."

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Also read Alabama School Doesn't Back Gay Agenda, Obama Investigates

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism