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2008-06-20

This lovely specimen of anti-Christian propaganda appeared in the news today: Report: Ohio Teacher Burned Cross on Students’ Arms

Notice that the emphasis in the report itself is more on his being a Christian and teaching against evolutionism, not really so much on burning the students’ arms. One must ask, would anyone dare complain if a Muslim teacher burned crescent moons on them?

The bulk of the story is not on the burning but on the fact that the teacher had a Bible in the classroom:

Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater was insubordinate in failing to remove a Bible and other religious materials from his classroom and continued to preach his Christian beliefs despite complaints by other teachers and administrators, the report also said.

But the last statement is the most telling:

Other findings show that Freshwater taught the unreliability of carbon dating in support of opposition to evolution.
Oh, the horror! Students are being told a scientific fact that embarrasses evolutionism!! Stop the presses! Is this supposed to throw fuel on the fire? Do only abusive teachers oppose evo? Since when is it a “finding”, as in legal evidence, to oppose evo? Is opposing it now a de facto crime? Does it disqualify anyone from teaching science if they teach ugly facts that disprove evo?

No real Christian would injure a child or condone it being done by others. But no effort was made to quote any other Christians who would point out that Jesus would never sanction such a thing. Instead, the typical indoctrinated reader is left to presume that we all do things like this, or would if we could get away with it, and that only nutcase abusers oppose evo or doubt the reliability or accuracy of carbon dating. (You wanna date a rock? Date an evo!)

But in a time when Muslims can get cash awards for having hurt feelings, I guess this shouldn’t be any surprise.