posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 11:12 AM
reply to post by NavyDoc
Shrug, if it was a pro-religious speech, the very same members that are angry that he got shut down would be calling for him to be shut down,
citing separation of church and state. If it is wrong for a pro-religious message to be in a school, then it is just as wrong for an anti-religious
message to be in school. Either both are acceptable or neither are.
I wasn't sure how to take this whole thing until I got to your messages and stopped to consider that very simple point. Love religion, hate religion
or have no opinion either way? You're absolutely right.
If a student pulled a Bible out in any class, to note anything positive contained within? He'd be risking suspension if not more, depending on past
history...with a Teacher getting the same or worse if it were allowed to continue. Whether it should be that way or not, isn't my focus...but it IS
that way, and headlines carry it daily from around the nation.
So.... Yes... Under the most cherished and core value of our nation, you hit it dead on. Equal Protection and Equal Treatment means we don't suppress
positive speach on a topic, but then welcome negative attack on that same topic. That's not freedom...it's forced setting of agenda, and in school?
To a captive audience, it's another legal issue to add to it.
Same thing with Religion itself, right? You can't condemn Islam then have a Christian festival in the same spot. You can't sue and have a Nativity
scene removed, just to replace it with a Jewish or Islamic display. Equal protection and Treatment.
Sounds like equal values were applied here, even if it turned out rough for the kid. I suppose listening to the guidance suggesting the topic wasn't
appropriate would have saved a great deal of heartache and hassle for the 5th grader.