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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

Article quote: "Shead contacted the school principal about the incident. “Can you show me this in a policy where this child cannot talk about God on paper?” Shead said in her interview. “I told the principal this morning, 'Would it be better if she wrote about Ellen DeGeneres?' Of course there was no comment.”"

And wise people know there is more of this kind of persecution of religious people (and specifically Christians) on the horizon. To deny this is to stick one's head in the sand.


Oh, well. I guess the positive thing to do is to hang on to the fact that persecution makes our (and God's) eventual victory all the MORE sweet!

Mount Pleasant, UT

I say "shame on the teacher" for the way she behaved to that young man. You can only feel sorry for human beings who choose the side of the Devil. They are blind to the damage they are creating and therefore feel what they believe and do is right. Oh my goodness, their shock when they awake to what they have done and hopefully they will choose to make good changes in their life so they can be an attribute to their families and community.

West Valley City, 00

Just shows how people avoid a subject to prevent getting someone mad at you. If you don't want mud splashed on you, stay away from the mud pit so to speak. This would not have happened just 30 years ago because there was no isolationist's interpretation of the law. This is not how to teach tolerance.
Teachers should talk about religion as it is practiced by various faiths around the world, just so kids can understand the nuances of culture. Let them teach it the same way they teach other subjects. Call it s-o-c-i-a-l s-t-u-d-i-e-s. You can teach the ideas behind religion without prosletyzing. I learned about Hinduism, Budhism, catholicism, protestantism, and Judism at my public school while growing up (sorry, I never knew what a muslim was - except Cashius Clay became one), and I am none of those denominations. It gave me an understanding that just because I think a certain way doesn't mean that others do. This has allowed me to co-exist peacefully, and respectfully with others regardless of personal beliefs.

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