8-year-old's homework rejected after she names Jesus as her hero

Published: Sunday, March 23 2014 5:04 p.m. MDT

A North Carolina second grader was asked to re-do an assignment after she listed Jesus as her hero.

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First Amendment rights are under the microscope in a North Carolina public school, where an 8-year-old girl was prevented from writing that Jesus was her hero, The Blaze reported. Heather Watts’ daughter, Ryleigh, turned in an assignment that identified Jesus as her hero. But the teacher asked the second grader to write something different, The Blaze reported.

“I think she should have freedom to write about what she wants to write about,” the mother said, according to The Blaze. “If she wants to write about Jesus, she should write about Jesus.”

Read the full article at theblaze.com.

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