“There is no telling how much harm this teacher has done to the Bible-believing children,” said the Rev. Mathes Guice, an associate minister at Pembroke Park-based Koinonia Worship Center. “We are asking for pastors to be given equal time with her students to refute her teachings.”
I was right, it doesn't make any sense. I mean, yes, as a totally separate issue, if the atheist teacher was using her position to promote irreligion in an unlawful fashion in her classroom, that is a subject for the school to investigate, but it is entirely separate from the sprinkling incident. And neither issue requires school officials to sit down with church officials.
To top things off, the Tea Party has gotten involved on the side of the suspended teachers.
Wow, I guess I had a lot to say about that. I was holding off until I had more info, or an excuse to talk about it. Here's my excuse. Iowa Catholic school fires teacher after Facebook survey indicates she doesn't believe in God (ok, and she posted a comment on Atheist Nexus). I'm not sure whether to get angry, to laugh at the power of facebook, or to be chagrined about my own ridiculous stint teaching at a Catholic school. As so many have asked me, "What was I thinking?"