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April 3, 2008

Atheist Anti-Christian Teacher May Be History

Filed under: Education,Faith,Family Values,Justice/Law,Satanism,War on Christianity — Psycheout @ 7:15 pm
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AtheistsA public school teacher who instructed his impressionable classroom of children that “Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder” is being sued for his anti-Christian remarks which have left a young student emotionally traumatized and literally scarred for life.  This is the price of allowing atheism to infest and infect our schools, a gradual process which has been causing widespread social decay ever since an activist Supreme Court kicked G-d out of the classroom against His wishes.

“It was very hard for me because it’s like basically telling me all this stuff that I’ve believed my whole entire life — it’s just basically trying to throw it out the window,” Farnan told FOX News.

But this revisionist history teacher may find himself thrown out the window, on the outside looking in, if Justice prevails.

Farnan’s family has filed a federal lawsuit against the Capistrano Unified School District, claiming Corbett’s remarks violated the First Amendment, which prohibits laws “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” They are demanding that Corbett be fired.

The “defense” is rather weak, although just the kind of nonsense that secular progressive groups like the ACLU are likely to back.

“The purpose is not to indoctrinate, but simply to provide a basic starting point to provoke discussion,” Spradlin said.

Encouraging a rousing discussion about the Glory of G-d and His rightful place at the head of our society does not require the belittlement and persecution of Christians everywhere.  And it is neither a school’s nor a teacher’s place to confuse and warp young minds by attacking their personal faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

This teacher should clearly be history.  Maybe living in a cardboard box and panhandling for a living will teach him some religious tolerance and respect for people of faith.

— Psycheout

20 Comments »

  1. Both have valid points(Corbett was right in trying to inspire critical thinking, but fails at doing it right), but in this case, I would actually side against the teacher. Personally, I think a better way to lead to critical thinking, without losing the thought focal point Corbett had– “What leading nation has the highest homicide rate? What nation has the most relaxed gun laws?”. That way, it can’t be construed as a personal attack. I do give points to the family for not doing this for the money– if Corbett goes through some generally useless sensitivity training, and(more importantly) personally apologizes, they’re willing to drop the whole thing.

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 3, 2008 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  2. I think it was wrong of the teacher to say that to children, especially if they are quite young, not because it attacks Christian’s persay but because of how he said it. It might be true for all I care, the fact is you don’t say stuff like that to children, especially if your a teacher. The job of a teacher is to guide and support without involving their own opinions. As for atheism and other religions, children will be taught they exist and the basics of that religion not because they want to ‘attack’ the Christian faith but because of the way the world is now a days people have to be more tollerent. Our job is not the judge that is souly up to God and God alone.

    Comment by Fallenwish — April 3, 2008 @ 11:10 pm | Reply

  3. What a moron.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — April 3, 2008 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  4. Fallenwish makes some good points and Dio Brando is fairly reasonable here. Well done. EB, epic fail.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 3, 2008 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  5. “EB, epic fail.”
    Well, the other two kinda said all the important stuff already.

    [Ed Note: Your excuse is pathetic and even more of an epic fail. “They said smart things so I thought I’d stick with the usual paradigm and say stupid garbage.” Elephant Bones, your failure is complete. You might as well give up right nao.]

    Comment by Elephant Bones — April 4, 2008 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  6. It should be noted that the teacher himself may not be an atheist. You can be a Christian and still have problems with Christianity. And in case someone wants to refute that– no one in the world is strictly Christian, because it’s been split up, even marginally.

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 4, 2008 @ 1:33 am | Reply

  7. If god really is real, then he’s off crying somewhere because of what you guys are perverting him into.

    Comment by Mr.Epic — April 4, 2008 @ 2:03 am | Reply

  8. I forgot to mention that WE ARE NOT a christian nation. Anyone can be a teacher if they want to, that includes atheists and gays.

    [Ed Note: Anti-Christian bigots have no right to hold a job, however. Much like you, you drunken hobo.]

    Comment by Mr.Epic — April 4, 2008 @ 2:03 am | Reply

  9. [Ed Note: Anti-Christian bigots have no right to hold a job, however. Much like you, you drunken hobo.]

    Hey Ed Note, classic one for you: When you assume, you make an ASS out of U…but not ME.

    P.S.: So is it okay if Christian bigots hold jobs? What about just anti-christians? Mmm, do non-christians count? Are there any exclusions to the Christian umbrella, or are the Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Westboro Baptists okay?

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 4, 2008 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  10. I heard Ed Note’s gay. He keeps sticking things into guys’ ends.

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 4, 2008 @ 5:36 am | Reply

  11. “[Ed Note: Your excuse is pathetic and even more of an epic fail. “They said smart things so I thought I’d stick with the usual paradigm and say stupid garbage.” Elephant Bones, your failure is complete. You might as well give up right nao.]”
    I still don’t know why you’re criticizing me for agreeing with you in the opinion that the teacher was an idiot for doing what he did.

    “I heard Ed Note’s gay. He keeps sticking things into guys’ ends.”
    Well played, Anon. Well played.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — April 4, 2008 @ 8:13 am | Reply

  12. I still don’t know why you’re criticizing me for agreeing with you

    Ah, I see. You didn’t really make it clear who the “moron” was. I apologize.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 4, 2008 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  13. tl;dr

    Comment by Anonymous — April 4, 2008 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  14. Im gonna regret saying this however I agree that what he did was wrong and I beleive I’m not sure about you but I think religion should stay out of the classroom.

    Comment by Cam — April 4, 2008 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  15. I assume he said it in order to start a debate. Arguably he could have phrased it a little better but I can’t possibly see how it could leave “a young student emotionally traumatized and literally scarred for life.”

    Part of life is accepting that other people will hold contrary opinions to you. School ought to teach children how to debate, how to form arguments, how to question their own opinion and how to do it all without resorting to insults.

    It all seems a fuss about very little – Though had the teacher made the same comment about atheists I’m sure it wouldn’t have been featured on Fox News…

    Comment by Lucy Lowe — April 5, 2008 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  16. What upsets me most about this is not the guy’s remarks, but the bad impression his story gives people (the B4B community, for example) of atheist teachers. In reality, very few teachers make it a point to indoctrinate their students into their own religions or systems of thought, and this includes people from all sides of the argument. The way I see it, my job as a teacher is to instruct students and pass on my passion for learning. I can help them learn how to think critically, but it is not my job to turn them into my own little cult following.

    There’s some irony in this case, too. The kid’s family wants the teacher fired on the grounds that the guy’s remarks violate the first amendment. Even if that were true (which it isn’t), asking for him to be fired sends the message that atheist teachers are not welcome in the schools, thus violating the first amendment. I can guarantee you that the kid’s family would have had no complaints if the teacher had spouted Christian propaganda in class.

    Again, this just echoes the need for separation of religion and education. Teachers come from all walks of life, and people from all religions are capable of doing the job very well, but they need to keep their own personal beliefs out of the curriculum.

    Comment by Brian-sama — April 5, 2008 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

  17. “A private school teacher who instructed his impressionable classroom of children that “non-believers, non-republicans will for sure go to hell” is being sued for his remarks which have left a young student emotionally traumatized and literally scarred for life. This is the price of allowing republicans to infest and infect our schools, a gradual process which has been causing widespread social decay ever since an activist Supreme Court kicked freedom out of the classroom against the people wishes.
    “It was very hard for me because it’s like basically telling me all this stuff that I’ve believed my whole entire life — it’s just basically trying to throw it out the window,” Farnan told FOX News.”

    What would you think of a piece of article like this, psycheout? How would you comment it?

    Comment by dandus — April 6, 2008 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  18. “What would you think of a piece of article like this, psycheout? How would you comment it?’
    He’d jizz all over it.

    Comment by EB — April 6, 2008 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  19. You’re right–the teacher should have said, “Hateful people who claim to be Christian but aren’t commit more rapes and murders than anyone else.” Because, statistically, the majority of rapists and murderers do claim to be Christian. And the “revisionist history” statement is especially laughable. Thousands of innocents were raped, tortured and murdered by Christian knights during the Crusades, the Inquisition led to the false accusation, imprisonment, torture, and death of thousands of “heretics,” and the “Holy wars” just after the Protestant Reformation were basically millions of Catholics and Protestants killing each other for not going to the same church. If you don’t want to be accused of revisionism, you should be willing to take responsibility for both the good and the harm that have been done by Christians in the name of religion. Hiding the dark stains on Church history only makes you look like a hypocrite.

    On a related note, one of my high school teachers was Pagan, and nobody even realized it until she mentioned it in the school publication. She did so because the school had a special “teachers’ creative writing” section, and each participant was supposed to describe him/herself in a short paragraph. Pagan is part of her self-concept, so she listed it. The reason this was news to a lot of people was because she hadn’t brought up religion once throughout two school years, except to point out that, while the Bible may be truth from a Christian religious standpoint, from a literary standpoint, it should be evaluated like any other ancient religious text. In other words, she pointed out that literary value and religious value are not the same. That’s it. Everyone liked her and thought she was an excellent teacher, so the Pagan thing was effectively a non-issue.

    On the other hand, a gay teacher at that exact same school was “a straight man” for Halloween, and there was a huge outcry against him leading to his dismissal weeks later.

    Comment by L — April 10, 2008 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  20. Sorry, the above should have read, “the school publication had a special teachers’ creative writing section.” My proofreading skills, while head and shoulders above SpellCheck and GrammarCheck, are not by any means perfect.

    Comment by L — April 10, 2008 @ 8:35 am | Reply


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