Common Core: Student not allowed to write about her hero….God
Shelby County Tennessee, near Memphis in Millington, at Lucy Elementary school, 10 year old, Erin Shead was told she had to stop writing about her hero “God” in a class project. (See finished project in the links below)
She was told to change the subject for fear that it may offend someone. She was even told she had to take her project home where it could not be displayed along side the other children’s heroes.
Speaking from the heart of a 10 year old inside a repressive environment she spoke softly in great detail about her project, “God is my idol, I will never hate him. He will always be the number one person I look up to.” First of all, why would a child express that she will never hate him? This is not a natural relaxed response while speaking of her hero “God!” This is more of a conditioned response made after perhaps a scathing debate.
When the child was pressed for another hero, she was either prompted or simply chose the deceased pop singer Michael Jackson. The choice possibly made because it would not draw the ire of her teacher and would somehow seem less controversial.
Are our children being forced or directed to steer away from Christianity and more toward pop stars because it is more appealing to a greater base and remains politically correct.
It seems the Common Core standards and the lesson plans accompanied and applied have left teachers with the option to direct the conversation to a certain agenda, reflecting their own beliefs on a child.
Each unique teacher is either teaching to a personal belief or a perceived implied belief within an ideology that somehow promotes forming a differing and limiting view within the minds of our children with a certain agenda, called Common Core!
Are we steadily seeing indoctrination of our children within a closed biased system that is more concerned about developing “global citizens” than with teaching the ABCs?
Christian Ross, a Shelby County school district’s spokesperson, told Fox News last week that the “incident has been addressed at the school-level, and the principal has contacted parents of the student regarding their concerns.”
“This was a regrettable misunderstanding, and we as educators must learn from it.” “The principal and teacher have had a positive and productive conversation with the family, and we are pleased this matter is being addressed at the school level.” “The district will not be discussing this matter further in the media,” the statement added.
Ironically, the same schools in Tennessee that are demanding that we as Christians not be allowed to express our first amendment rights are allowing visits to mosques, gifting of Korans to school children, offering of prayer mats praying to Allah while facing the east, visitation of Buddhist temples and explaining to young folks that the 10 Commandments cannot be displayed and the 5 pillars of Islam are proudly displayed where the 10 Commandments once stood. They have allowed the 6th pillar, a lesser known pillar called Jihad (Holy War against Christians and non believers that usually ends with death) to be mounted to a wall for all to see.
The obvious push to strive for greater understanding of other religions while separating and isolating another religion is truly a case against the school system and other leftist establishments that strip everyday Americans of the ability to worship a god of their choice.
The Freedom from religion foundation and the ACLU are not beating down doors to stop this type of repression of religion, thus making these organizations seem biased and singular in their approach to all religions.
This leads me to the conclusion that it’s not about keeping religion out of our schools as much as it is about restraining the expression of christianity from our vernacular.
Allowing the suppression of one religion while allowing another is not a balanced approach and speaks of a higher appointment to lessen the impact of a Christian influence.
We have stepped into a time period where the table is changing and the ball is now in the other court.
Christians are now being forced to demand the same protection being afforded Muslims, Hindus, Atheist,Jewish or whomever.
No longer are Christians allowed to practice what we believe but instead left with the option to litigate to limit the expression of several religious expressions upon the majority fighting for the ability to express their religion. Unfair and unbalanced beliefs are now being forced upon christians seeking the same censure given to other religions.
Why must it be that a child wishing to express God as their hero have a negative impact on all those in striking distance.
And if the truth be known, had this child chosen to speak about Allah, Mohammed or Buddah as their hero we would not be having this conversation today.
Sources of info:
Article with child’s poster in it.