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Would you agree that one reason people came to America...

was to be able to practice any or no religion?

So why are schools giving children a hard time for reading the bible in school?

First Amendment forbids religious activity that is sponsored BY the government.

But PROTECTS religious activity that is initiated by private individuals.

So why did this teacher and principle bring a 3rd grader TO TEARS for reading a bible during individual reading time?

Do you think the teacher and principle should be reprimanded?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580359,00.html

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:38 AM on Dec. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because if you are Christian in this country anymore you are treated lik eyou have the pleague

    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:41 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • You can thank the ACLU, liberals, progressives, and other such groups for making the Christian religion out to be evil.


    Merry Christmas! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:42 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • This type of thing happens alot lately. Yes they should be sued.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:42 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • The folks in charge don't seem to care what the Constitution says anymore. Health care bills, bans on Bibles, no nativity scenes allowed in small cities, our American rights are getting trampled. To take a Bible away from a public school kid who is reading quietly is completely unconstitutional and that teacher should be reprimanded (not fired, because after all "society" is making that acceptable and even encouraged). I wish public school officials would just leave their students religions alone. Remember, the establishment clause is only half, the other half is about free exercise.

    Plus, I have a feeling if that kid had been reading the Koran during individual reading time, none of these PC types would have DARED say a word. Because they're a protected victim group, or whatever.
    soflashelley

    Answer by soflashelley at 7:46 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • The teacher is just a real meanie OR she has no dang idea of our rights which would not surprise me these days seems alot of folks either do not know of them or want to twist it all around to mean something else..For example in The Preamble 'promote the general welfare'..some proclaim that to mean PROVIDE..BS not quite

    Anyway welcome to America with radical liberals in control at the moment...

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:59 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • This is an example of Secular Progressives attempts to re-write the Constitution to conform to their wants and beliefs... Patethic. Even though the teacher apoligized, the child was OBVIOUSLY emotionally impacted because of the educators ignorance to the Constitution.... An Educator that needs a LESSON... Pathetic.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:09 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Because the teacher is a jerk, no different than people who run around cramming their own religion down everyone else's throats and crying oppression when told to shut up. To extrapolate the behavior of a single teacher into one more "sign of oppression" is the perfect example.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:22 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Public schools are funded by the government, so i can see why it was kind of an issue. However I think it was taken a little too far (if thats how it really played out considering the source). The kid was keeping it to himself so i dont think anything should have been said. But i have a feeling theres a little more to the story, for example my third grader has to take an AR test for everything he reads so the books he has to read must be AR approved otherwise he wont get credit for the quiet reading time that very well could have been the case.

    jenniamigo

    Answer by jenniamigo at 8:22 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • This is an example of Secular Progressives attempts to re-write the Constitution to conform to their wants and beliefs...


    how are one misguided teacher's actions an example of that?

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:27 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Something similar happened to my friends son, although he was in high school. He told the school that he was just reading the bible out of curiosity & for basic knowledge, that it was not for religious purposes & they were not allowed to do anything about that since he got the bible out of the school library.....hmmmmm, isn't that interesting....


    Religion is something anyone can learn about regardless of what religion they really are. This is why i don't get it. I studied religion thoroughly in college & we were encouraged to read the Bible, the Gita & the Coran. Regardless of what you believe, it's still gained knowledge to read that stuff, so kids should be allowed to read it in school. I really hope they get theirs.....

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:30 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

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