“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
Unto the Republic for which it stands
One nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
In case you do not recognize that, it is the Pledge of Allegiance. When I was growing up, we said the pledge every morning as we stood with our hands over our hearts and looked at the flag hanging in the front of our classroom. Every single student stood and every single student proudly proclaimed, “One nation under God.”
I have heard it said that if we ever become a nation without God, then we will be a nation gone under. I completely agree. What are we without him?
However, Democrats and anyone else who is not a christian are trying their hardest to remove God from our pledge, our schools, and our nation.
An Indiana teacher at McCordsville Elementary School wrote a letter home to the parents of her students. asking that they tell their children to stop talking about God and Jesus in her classroom. Uh, what?
She said that “about 5 students” were heard saying the words “God,” “Jesus,” and “devil.”
She wrote, “With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used,” she continued, “If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate time and place of talking about it.”
Parents were extremely alarmed upon receiving this letter and immediate contacted her superiors. Due to this, Superintendent Shane Robbins wrote a letter himself to the parents in which he denounces the teacher’s “unfortunate” letter.
Robbins assured parents that their children’s First Amendment rights would not be violated in school.
Robbins told parents that children have every right to speak of their religion as long as they are not disrupting class:
To simply summarize, MVCSC employees can neither advance nor inhibit religious views. Trying to limit a student’s view on religion is a violation of a student’s first amendment rights. However, if the discussion becomes an academic disruption, then as a district, we can intervene to maintain the integrity of the educational process while at the same time being sure to not violate a student’s constitutional rights.
District officials reported that they have met with the teacher but did not make the results of that meeting public. The district also refused to say if the teacher is facing any disciplinary actions.
How would you have reacted?
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