I Bet Somehow He’s Being Persecuted
John Freshwater, the Creationist teacher that was suspended for burning crosses into his students arms (which he claims was a science experiment) is being evaluated to determine if he will be fired (Link to article). There are some odd comments defending the teacher at the end of the article. Some claiming the mark was an X, even though the picture shows it was clearly a cross (straight up and down, longer supporting leg), or that the marking wasn’t painful (marking underage children without their parents consent doesn’t need to be painful to be wrong), or that he never handed out religious questionnaires to children, even though they found completed copies of it in his office.
Some parents have voiced outrage that the teacher allegedly handed out surveys to students asking how important religion is to them. Freshwater initially denied it, but when he was shown two of the completed surveys during the hearing, he responded “it appears like you have gone through my room and taken some stuff,” the paper reported.
Sounds like a pack of lies to me. They have burned students, they have completed religious questionnaires. Whether he taught that homosexuality is a sin sounds like it’s still debatable, but the rest we have hard evidence for. I think he should be charged with lying under oath, as well. People complain about legal cases and the amount of money lawyers make, but besides accumulating evidence, getting past people’s lies is the major cause of our bloated legal system. Not to mention, it makes you into a doofuse.
So, would this even be a case if he was burning “Ozzy Rules” on kids? Me thinks he would have been dismissed the same day.
I, somehow, made it through 12 years of science classes in primary and secondary school, plus college without ever having a teacher burn things into my arms. Why is this asshole being defended by anyone? It’s good to see some religious people on the comments supporting getting rid of him. Sharing views with someone is not a valid reason for defending in-defensible behavior.