Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Teacher Caught Preaching in Public High School

Here’s a disgusting story from the New York Times. In New Jersey at Kearny High School, a high school teacher named David Paszkiewicz was caught preaching in the classroom. A student recorded the teacher saying that evolution and the Big Bang were not scientific, that dinosaurs were aboard Noah’s ark, and that only Christians had a place in heaven.

This disgusts me to no end. First off, what about the students who are not Christian? What are they to think? Public schools are not a place for preaching, EVER. To do otherwise is unconstitutional, i.e. illegal. Religion must stop at the door and remain a private decision.

What’s worse is that the student was chided by the school and he even received death threats after bringing his teacher’s statements to the press. Christian love, eh?

The last disturbing part of this story is that the class was on the US Constitution. How can a teacher explain a document when he clearly doesn't understand it? *sigh*

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