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Indiana public school punishes 7-year-old with ‘banishment’ for not believing in God

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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

Being forced to sit by yourself for not believing in god for three days straight...


Don't you find that at least a little suspicious?


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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Bone75


11. The classmate said that A.B. had hurt her feelings by saying that he did not believe in
God and started to cry.


Yeah right. I wonder what he REALLY said. If it was anything like some of the horrible comments I've read here then I could understand why the girl would start crying.

The teacher probably did the right thing.


It doesn't matter what he really said. Being forced to sit by yourself for not believing in god for three days straight is against the Constitution.


So is being punished without a fair trial. This woman is accused of violating a kids rights.
She has not been convicted of anything.


She's not on trial; she's being sued. So I'm not sure what you are talking about here.



I'm talking about all the above comments where this lady should be fired. This kid has accused her of violation his rights. That is not proof, just accusation.
Remember the kids at duke that got accused of rape? That turned out to be a fabrication.
I have no clue if this lady did this or not, but it sure seems like everybody is jumping the gun. I will wait for more information to surface before passing any judgement.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Bone75


11. The classmate said that A.B. had hurt her feelings by saying that he did not believe in
God and started to cry.


Yeah right. I wonder what he REALLY said. If it was anything like some of the horrible comments I've read here then I could understand why the girl would start crying.

The teacher probably did the right thing.


It doesn't matter what he really said. Being forced to sit by yourself for not believing in god for three days straight is against the Constitution.


So is being punished without a fair trial. This woman is accused of violating a kids rights.
She has not been convicted of anything.


She's not on trial; she's being sued. So I'm not sure what you are talking about here.



I'm talking about all the above comments where this lady should be fired. This kid has accused her of violation his rights. That is not proof, just accusation.
Remember the kids at duke that got accused of rape? That turned out to be a fabrication.
I have no clue if this lady did this or not, but it sure seems like everybody is jumping the gun. I will wait for more information to surface before passing any judgement.

The school seems to think the allegations are founded as well. I'm sure they did their part to find out the truth before making a statement. Nevertheless, no one is saying she doesn't deserve to be heard, or have her day in court, but in the meantime, she doesn't need to be teaching, in my opinion.

From Krazyshot's post on page 1...

In a statement, the school district suggested that the teacher had been wrong to single out the child.

“It is clear that it is not the province of a public school to advance or inhibit religious beliefs or practices. Under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, this remains the inviolate province of the individual and the church of his/her choice,” the district declared. “The rights of any minority, no matter how small, must be protected.”


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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I think the school could be covering it's own butt. They also have the teachers union to deal with.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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Haha,

Junior budding Atheist gets a time out for forcing his beliefs onto others while belittling other tiny tots for their beliefs to the point of making them cry.

Poor baby got a time out, now the parents step in to teach him a lesson on self entitlement, suing for his first dollar on his way to becoming a life long sponge of other peoples money.

Welfare and Socialism, here he comes, for you to welcome him with open arms.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Klassified

I think the school could be covering it's own butt. They also have the teachers union to deal with.


The teachers union will leave that theocratic nut bar twisting in the wind. They don't need any bad press. She can kiss her union affiliation good by.

She's toast as far as education is concerned. Perhaps Jesus can get her reinstated.!

Anyway these cases are usually settled out of court and AB will have a nice college fund.
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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne, alleges a second grader at Forest Park Elementary School told another student he doesn't go to church and doesn't believe in God. That upset the other student, who said it hurt her feelings.

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And there you go. Feelings were hurt. There must be retribution because no one anywhere must ever have their feelings hurt.

See where we are?



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

Being forced to sit by yourself for not believing in god for three days straight...


Don't you find that at least a little suspicious?



Actually, now that you mention it, it does make me a bit suspicious. The story DOES come from Rawstory and that outlet has been known to rub sensationalize Christian hit pieces. So let's find some other sources. I clicked on the lawsuit link provided by Rawstory. So at the very least, the grievances outlined in the article are consistent with the lawsuit. I wouldn't be able to tell you anything else though until the lawsuit has been settled.
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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: Klassified


That article says the school district "suggested" the teacher had been wrong.
did they wink?
They didn't say she did anything wrong in their statement.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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I think the punishment may have been because of the girl crying. Maybe something other than "I don't believe in God" was said to make her cry, who knows, but I don't think the punishment was necessarily about him not believing in God but about him making the girl cry in general. If a child calls another stupid and makes them cry then they should be separated in my opinion. Maybe this was the teachers reasoning despite what was said specifically.

Then again the teacher could just be a bible thumper who dislikes different opinions. If this is the case then she should be fired on the spot.
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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Fine, if the claims are true, then this lady should be fired. Is that ok with you?



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Absolutely if that's ok with you



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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If him telling Little Princess he doesn't believe in god hurt her feelings and made her cry, and the teacher took it opon herself to be a royal religious bitch about it, then Americans are doing it WAY FREAKIN' WRONG. Yeah, I know, "thanks for the newsflash, Captain Obvious."

A little background on me -- when I was a kid, we lived in an Asian country for a while. My school was a private school, Christian. It was picked by my parents for a multitude of reasons, religion not one of them (a lot of foreigners loved the ethnic variety, curriculum, atmosphere, etc, very popular with foreign students' parents) Again, I point out this was a Christian private school. I had a couple of friends try their hand at conversion via peer pressure a few times, it failed each time. To top it off, no teacher in their right mind put up with it, "Jesus would never pressure someone like this Mary, please leave Nyiah be." Did my non-belief ever make any of the kids cry? Hell no, they had thicker skin than that & knew damn well everyone doesn't believe the same things. They'd try & see if they could swing a conversion, and let it be if they couldn't (save for the two whom the teachers had to get after)

This should be a lesson not to A.B, but the little teacup & the teacup teacher who can't handle anything but their own comfort zone. That teacher needs to find another job, she's obviously not suited for handling the wide variety of kids in her classroom that is a blatant "DUH."



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Michelle Myer, the teacher....Her facebook page was just taken down.

Looks like Michelle just "banished" herself as well.

Do you think she's prayin...."why me Lord"?
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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Bluntone22

Michelle Myer, the teacher....Her facebook page was just taken down.

Looks like Michelle just "banished" herself as well.

Do you think she's prayin...."why me Lord"?


It would've been nice to get her side of the story. Is she even allowed to comment in public seeing as that she's a faculty member and it involves juveniles?

If not that would explain why Raw Story loves anything to do with schools.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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there is more to this story. This may have been alleged but you can bet there is another side to this story. He was punished for name calling or something else that kids do on a playground.

So before all of you self-righteous posters out there flame out on the teacher I would advise you to take the high road and give the adult some credit until you know the facts.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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And I love the way many of you posters keep saying things like: "This teacher NEEDS to lose her job" Or she "NEEDS to be fired"!
Uh....I doubt it. It would surprise me if she had some deep seated NEED to be fired. YOU may have a need for her to lose her job or be fired (before you know the facts of the case) but I doubt if SHE does.

Do you people even read what you write before you hit "reply"?



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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You are right Tinfoil. There is probably some rule in this school about discussing religion (zero tolerance) and the kid violated that rule. If the kid had told the other kids that they should believe in God he would have been expelled or at least suspended.

It is the slippery slope we go down when we start splitting hairs on common beliefs, judging those whose opinions differ from others. We are all free to express our views but liberals are more free than the rest of us when it comes to this PC nonsense.

It will be a freaking wonder if elementary school kids learn to think for themselves by the time the school system is done with them.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Bluntone22

Michelle Myer, the teacher....Her facebook page was just taken down.

Looks like Michelle just "banished" herself as well.

Do you think she's prayin...."why me Lord"?


Could be, but if she ever read the bible she would not act that way.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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The kid got what he deserved. Spreading his atheist beliefs at school is just as wrong as if a Muslim was spreading his beliefs at school. I don't understand why atheists proselytizing is acceptable any more than any other religious nut.



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