What is going on…in TEXAS no less?
Whatever happened to learning the “three R’s?” Now, students barely into their teens are being forced to defend their faith. Is this middle school or the Inquisition?
Jordan Wooley, a seventh grade student at West Memorial Junior High School in the Katy Independent School District outside of Houston, testified at a school board meeting last night that her teacher forced students to deny the existence of God and threatened them with failing grades if they refused to agree.
Posted by Education Action Group on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
“Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth,” Wooley told board members,” according to EAG News.
The teacher “started telling kids they were completely wrong and that when kids argued we were told we would get in trouble. When I tried to argue, she told me to prove it, and I tried to reference things such as the Bible and stories I have read before from people who have died and went to heaven but came back and told their stories, and she told me both were just things people were doing to get attention.”
“I know it wasn’t just me who was affected by it. My friend, she went home and started crying. She was supposed to come with me but she didn’t know if she could” because she was so upset, Wooley said.”
Progressive humanists are the first ones to cry out about the inclusion of faith in public schools, but they seem to be the only ones forcing their opinions down students’ throats.
As Texas education activist Alice Linahan rhetorically asks, “Will Texas students get a good job when they grow up because they can read well, write well, do math and know history? Or, will they get a good job, without strong academics, but an emotional attachment and classroom experience to save the world on a global level from a humanist viewpoint, without a belief in God?”
I know how I’d answer that..
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]