More public school idiocy: kid sent home & "evaluated" for cross drawing

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  1. rbell

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    I declare...two prerequisites to running a school must be (1) You must be a raging idiot; and (2) You must find ways to attack Christians.

    Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9CJTKRO0&show_article=1



    Absolutely ridiculous. Someone should be fired for being monumentally stupid, practicing religious discrimination, or both.
     
  2. just-want-peace

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    Surely this comes as no surprise, seeing as how this is the land of the Kennedys & Kerrys??

    Like I told my wife re: something that the "0" had done: "You may tell me something that I didn't know, but you'll be hard pressed to tell me anything that surprises me."

    Same goes for anything off-the-wall from this liberal paradise.
     
  3. Johnv

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    Something is being overlooked. The kid wasn't sent home because he drew a cross. He was sent home because it appeared to be a picture of himself being crucified, not unlike pictures kids with suicidal thoughts might draw.

    That being said, it was still an overreaction, and the issue should have been resolved by the teacher simply asking the boy some questions to get clarification. Teachers in public schools often lack discernment, and this is a prime example.
     
  4. HankD

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    Looking at the picture, Christ is depicted with long hair as in the typical pictures, statues etc... I don't know that this boy had long hair.

    Besides the article said the boy said that it was himself on the cross:

    "Johnson said the teacher became upset when his son said he drew himself on the cross"

    which by the way is Scriptural but johnv is correct I guess the teacher missed this Scripture...

    Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    No doubt this is a difficult concept for an 8 year old unless of course he is indeed saved and taught by the Holy Spirit.

    Also, he might have been told that he deserved to be on the cross but Christ took his place.

    In any event it seems to me to be another example of PC required but misplaced hysterics on the part of those who have been given the public trust to guide and protect our children (even from the gospel, after all we wouldn't want to injure their "self esteem" by telling them they are sinners worthy of death).

    HankD

     
  5. Revmitchell

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    Everyone is over reacting here. The Father has made claims of racism and trauma to the boy. I can see no evidence of either. I am not with the boy but there is no reason a child should be traumatized by this. Such claims are ususally used to set up law suits.

    The school could have handled it better but it is not unreasonable to see why they would be concerned over the boy's statement. Everyone needs to get a grip.
     
  6. Johnv

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    I concur completely.
    I likewise concur.
     
  7. sag38

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    The sky is falling. Rev and Johnv agreed on something.
     
  8. Johnv

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    I had to check my calendar to make sure the Ratpure wasn't occurring, but hey, when Rev is right, Rev is right.
     
  9. HankD

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    Would that therefore mean sometimes he isn't?

    HankD
     
  10. Johnv

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    Yep, and admittedly, sometimes so am I. :wavey:
     
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    I also agree with these pov.
     
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    Story About Jesus Drawing Reportedly Exaggerated

    "Contrary to news reports -- including a story on ParentDish -- the boy was never suspended. He and his classmates at Maxham Elementary School in Taunton, Mass. (40 miles south of Boston), were never given an assignment to draw pictures that reminded them of Christmas.

    The Boston Globe reports much of that information came from the boy's father, Chester Johnson. The father granted interviews to reporters from Boston to Providence and beyond yesterday and apparently exaggerated the story while demanding money from school district.

    "They can't mess with our religion," he told reporters. "They owe us a small lump sum for this."

    http://www.parentdish.com/2009/12/1...y-about-jesus-drawing-reportedly-exaggerated/
     

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