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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Disgusting-Memphis Teacher Tells 10-Year-Old: You Cannot Idolize God!

Ten-year-old Erin Shead had a class assignment to write about her idol.  She picked God. Most people would say the Lord is a wonderful choice, but not her teacher.

According to her mom Erica:

“It was so cute and innocent. She talked about how God created the earth and how she’s doing the best she can,” said Shead.  Mom said daughter Erin was told she can’t use God as an idol for the assignment, the teacher told her to start over and pick a different idol.
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. Erin told her mother she was also not allowed to leave the assignment about God at school, that it must go home.

On the second try, Erin chose Michael Jackson, which was acceptable.
Just to summarize for a moment; the teacher said that the creator of the universe, Lord, God himself could not be used as an idol but an accused pedophile who died of a drug overdose was a good choice? Please someone tell me what I am missing?

What the hell was the teacher thinking? 

According to the School district teachers can’t promote religion, but there is no policy preventing students from writing assignments about any God or religion (thank God for small favors).

This is a great example of how far our nation has deteriorated.  God is woven in the the very fabric of the United States. Heck, the founding document of this country the Declaration of Independence explains that our rights are endowed by our creator. Our motto is In God we trust. But we have become so cowardly, so frightened by people who not only reject faith but insist that outside of our places of worship we must reject it also. A video of the news report is embedded below:

1 comment:

Sandi O'Brien said...

I respect you as a journalist, so please take the time to do your research on Michael Jackson before making snarky comments. MJ was NOT a child molester. C. Thomson's article sums up the tabloid trashing of MJ's reputation.
MJ was a humanitarian, a beautiful soul and a wonderful role model for all children. It is telling that the mother of the child in your story says she is a strong Christian, and obviously approved her daughter's second choice of role model. She knows something you don't, so please respect her and her daughter's views and learn the truth about MJ.