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Censoring And Censuring Jesus

December 16, 2009

Reason number 4,231 why I home school:

What Would Jesus Do? Don’t dare ask that in Taunton, MA. Jesus is violent! It’s not like he’s part of the “Religion of Peace” or anything. So violent, in fact, that a second grader was sent home and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after drawing a picture of Jesus on the cross.

An eight year old elementary school student in Taunton was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick figure picture of Jesus on the cross.

The second grader at Maxham Elementary school was told by this teacher that the drawing was violent. This was after the class was asked to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas. …

The father tells the “Taunton Gazette” because his son put Xs on the eyes of Jesus, the teacher thought it was violent.

The child was asked to draw something that symbolized Christmas to him. I guess the teacher thought he should have drawn a Wii game; that’s far more acceptable to the entitlement mentality generation.

Or perhaps a fisting kit. As we now know, fisting is apparently totally cool and acceptable for school discussion.  But, Jesus? YOU FREAK! Violent, deranged soul! Of course,we are talking about Massachusetts here. A state where Ted Kennedy commits homicide, yet is elected for decades and lionized, despite remaining a drunken philanderer and abuser of women (waitress sandwich anyone?) his entire life.

Personally, I think the little boy’s picture is beautiful. That anyone can possibly see violence in it, is beyond me.

Image Courtesy of the Associated Press

(h/t Hot Air)

UPDATE: Allahpundit informs me that the school just issued a denial tonight.

The father is still claiming that the above is true. I actually hope that the claims were false and that the school did NOT do such a thing, because it is infuriating and so very wrong. Still, schools have been known to do things like this far too often. So, whether this case turns out to be true or not (and we don’t know for certain yet; the school has yet to clarify what happened exactly and why the need to follow “protocol”) my position still stands as a blanket statement for cases like this in general.

(originally / cross-posted at

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2009 12:12 am

    Part of the “Religion of Peace”? I don’t think Jesus is considered a symbol of Jainism. Surely you didn’t mean the religion of the crusades, the inquisition and George Bush…

    By the way, if a child drew a picture of Abraham Lincoln being shot to celebrate Presidents’ Day we’d also send him to a psychiatrist so please pack up your double standard.

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      December 16, 2009 12:15 am

      Double standard? Sigh.

      Don’t be obtuse. It’s unbecoming.

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