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Suspended for sharing

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Deacon, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Teacher Faces Suspension for Sharing Bible Verse [LINK]

    By Todd Starnes

    A longtime substitute teacher in Phillipsburg, NJ, faces a 90-day suspension after he was accused of sharing a Bible verse with a student – and then giving the child a Bible.



    In October, Tutka was standing by a door waiting on middle school students to enter the building. One student trailed behind the rest.

    “Just remember, son,” Tutka told the tardy student, “The first shall be last but the last shall be first.”

    A few days later the student asked about the origins of the quote. Tutka told him it was in the Bible.

    “Over the next few weeks, the young student asked about a half dozen times where the quote was from in the Bible,” Imhof told Fox News. “Walt kept forgetting to look it up.”

    On Oct. 12th, Tutka was eating lunch in the cafeteria when the student approached and brought up the Bible verse. So Tutka took out his Bible and showed the student the verse.

    At some point the student mentioned that he did not have a Bible.

    “Walt basically said, ‘would you like mine?” Imhof said. “The student said yes and so Walt gave him his personal New Testament.”
     
  2. annsni

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    It was fine to show him where the quote came from - because he'd be allowed to do that in any other book that has quotes. However, he shouldn't have given the boy his Bible but instead told him where he could purchase one. He knew the rules. The rules stink but how would a Christian parent feel if the teacher gave out a Koran?
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Yup - have to agree.
     
  4. Aaron

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    I remember when the Gideons every year came into my public school and passed out New Testaments. How the tide has turned.

    It isn't about rules, it isn't about propriety, those who hate Christ, and therefore truth and justice, are in control, and wield that control unrighteously, and we have been conditioned to think that the teacher in this case is the one doing wrong.
     
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