Democrats are all too happy to use the separation of church and state as a weapon against America’s Christians. However, when it comes to pushing their own agenda in the public forum, all the so-called “objectivity advocates” fall silent.
That’s exactly what’s happening a story about a middle school student who was startled to discover her teacher’s lesson on God’s existence.
The teacher made an assignment intended to encourage objective reasoning, but failed miserably when she tried to have children believe that God’s existence is an opinion instead of a fact.
The Blaze tells us more:
Jordan Wooley told KHOU-TV that her West Memorial Junior High School reading teacher handed students an assignment that asked them to classify several phrases into three categories: a factual claim, a commonplace assertion, or an opinion.
Wooley said when she arrived at the phrase “There is a God” she responded with two answers.
“I said it was fact or opinion,” she said.
According to the seventh grade student, her teacher told her the answers were wrong and demanded she say God isn’t real.
“It was really confusing to me at first because I didn’t really know what to do, so the first thing I did was tell my mom,” Wooley told KHOU.
Her mother Chantel echoed the concern.
“That a kid was literally graded against her faith in God in a classroom so who would want to be known,” Chantel told KHOU.
The school released a statement Tuesday saying the assignment aimed to spur critical thinking and was not intended on questioning the religious beliefs of students. Administrators did, however, conceive it wasn’t a well-thought out lesson.
“Still this does not excuse the fact that this ungraded activity was ill-conceived and because of that, its intent had been misconstrued,” Katy Independent School District said, adding that the teacher should not be attacked for the assignment.
Wooley disputes the districts statement, telling KHOU it was a graded assignment.
“I love reading so for me personally to have to fail reading because of what my beliefs are just shocked me,” Wooley said.
If this isn’t persecution, then it’s hard to say what is. This little girl was forced to deny her faith in order to pass this evaluation, and to say that’s shocking is an understatement.
What do you think? Was this an honest mistake/misinterpretation or should this teacher be dismissed? Tell us what you think in the comments.