Saturday, December 07, 2013

Georgia Christian Teachers Muzzled, Citizens Rebel

Months after atheists threatened the Bulloch County, Georgia school district concerning visible Christianity, teachers were recently notified that they are now forbidden to use Bible verses in E-mail and ordered to flee from any students who initiate a Christian prayer.
“The Bulloch County Board of Education has created a hostile environment toward religious liberty in general.  It’s not religion that’s being driven out of the schools. It’s one single religion – Christianity. . . . Such intolerant bias and censorship that has been exhibited by the Board by its administrators is blatant viewpoint discrimination of the kind that both the Supreme Court of the United States and the (11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) have repeatedly rejected.”
-- Jeremiah G. Dys, attorney from Liberty Institute
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Illegal Christianity 'Rampant' in Georgia Schools, Atheists Say

Atheists Intensify Bible Battle in Georgia Parks

Walker County, GA Schools Tell Atheists that Prayer is NOT Illegal

Georgia School Stops Prayer, so Football Fans Pray

Praying Crowds vs. ACLU in Rowan County North Carolina

Wisconsin Atheists Say: Bar Pastors From Tennessee Schools

Atheists' Lawsuits Force Jesus Out of Ohio Schools

Christian Girl Muzzled, Sues Kansas City School

New Trend: Praying Bus Drivers Fired by Schools

New Jersey Teacher Investigated for Christian Beliefs

Teachers Forbidden Private Christian Lives

Teacher Suspended for Christian Beliefs at Home

In addition, read how Schools Across America are Banning Christmas

UPDATE 12/21/13: Montana Schools & Florida Reject Atheistic Anti-Christmas

UPDATE 1/6/14: Taxpayers Want Prayer Back at Arizona School Board Meetings

-- From "Religious freedom debate tops Bulloch BOE meeting" by Dal Cannady, WTOC-TV11 (Savannah, GA) 12/6/13

Hundreds of concerned parents and others packed the Bulloch County Board of Education on Thursday night to get answers and voice their opinion on religious freedom and expression in schools.

Jon Cook, the husband of a Bulloch County teacher, presented a petition with 1,200 signatures. It asks the school board to reexamine their interpretation of state and federal laws on what teachers and other school employees can say, do, display when it comes to religious expression.

Cook's wife, Jill, spoke against requirements by the board that teachers not include Bible verses or scripture in their work email tag lines. She also took issue with a policy that forbids religious displays in classrooms or active participation in student prayer. Others who spoke believe the board's rules encroach on teacher's religious liberties.

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From "Speakers: Schools restricting religion" by Jeff Harrison, Statesboro Herald 12/5/13

More than 250 people crammed into the [William James Educational Complex] cafeteria, during a scheduled meeting of the Bulloch County Board of Education, to rebel against rules they say are unconstitutionally restrictive.

Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson, reacting to correspondence from Americans United for Separation of Church and State — who received complaints from a Bulloch County parent about teachers participating in prayer — reaffirmed [the school's interpretation of legal precedence] to school leaders . . .

Christian teachers and community members upset by the [school's] requirements rallied together, formed advocacy groups, and assembled for Thursday’s meeting.

Speakers, one after another, claimed requirements to be an attack on Christianity and a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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From "Law firm threatens to sue school system" by Jason Wermers, Statesboro Herald 12/6/13

The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit law firm based in Plano, Texas, which says it is "dedicated to defending and restoring religious liberty across America," sent notice to the Bulloch County Board of Education Thursday evening that it could file suit if the school system does not, within 10 days, "put a stop to censoring the email signatures of the teachers and staff of Bulloch County Schools."

[Liberty Attorney Jeremiah] Dys spoke during the public comment section of the regular school board meeting Thursday evening and presented the letter to the board after his comments. More than 250 attended the meeting, and 19 speakers, including Dys, addressed the religious liberty debate.

On Thursday, Dys told the school board: "We represent a group of teachers and staff in Bulloch County Schools who have raised allegations of intimidation, discrimination and even censoring of their religious liberty by administrators of Bulloch County Schools."

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From "The religious cleansing of Bulloch County, Georgia" by Todd Starnes, 12/5/13

In April, Americans United For Separation of Church and State filed a complaint with the school district over prayers at school events as well as teachers participating in the prayers.

. . . Mr. Cook [whose wife Jill teaches at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School in Statesboro, GA] started “Bulloch County Citizens for Religious Liberties, a grassroots gathering of local residents who want to stop the erosion of religious liberties in their community.

“For me, this is not so much a matter of Christianity as it is a matter of civil liberty,” [Cook said]. “I fear that if more of us do not stand firm against the progressive cancer of political correctness that is eating away at our society, we may not have much time left before we lose all individual liberty.”

Robb Kicklighter said his wife experienced that attitude first hand after she was told to remove a Bible verse screen saver on her school computer. She’s a third grade teacher at Brooklet Elementary School.

[Kicklighter said] another teacher in the school was told to stop listening to Christian music in the classroom.

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Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

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

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below: