Teacher Blocks Atheist Group Then Brags About It In An “Anonymous” LetterPosted by Phil Ferguson on July 21st, 2012 – 1 Comment – Posted in Uncategorized
My good friend JT Eberhard is the person at the SSA (Secular Student Alliance) that helps High School Students form groups.
Recently he received an “anonymous” letter from a teacher. Well, this educator included their e-mail (their name and zip code are in the e-mail address) in their letter. The zip code happens to be the same as one of the schools that JT was trying to help a few weeks earlier. A little digging on the interwebs and the teacher was easily identified.
Here is a sample of the content of the letter…
Educational staff has the responsibility of preparing students to be responsible adults. We expect all students to be treated with respect. We are not, however, obligated to protect those who choose to be deviants in society.
WTF? Atheists are deviants? and…. they are not obligated to protect deviants. That is a lot of have in just one sentence. But, there is more hate….
A welcoming environment is what we should not create. Satan should not be comfortable in God’s world. You say they should develop their own world view when you really want them to adopt your world view. The book they need to read for information is the Bible. Nontheism should not be spoken of in a tone of acceptance.
This is a teacher in a public school! He goes on….
Obviously, I would not want to help students down the wrong path. A group tried to form at our school. It was from one of those students that I received this brochure. Not surprisingly, they could not get a teacher to sponsor the club. As educators we are dedicated to conveying the truth to students.
Well, JT sent a nice letter to the school principal and they have already contacted the attorneys. He got a response and posted this as part of his update.
Yesterday I got a call from the HR manager in the district. She said they needed until Wednesday to get a review from their lawyers. That was reasonable, so I granted it. If their lawyers are smart, they will inform the district of just how screwed they are.
Let us keep our fingers crossed and hope the school comes to its senses.
I will keep you posted as the story evolves.