Child Suspended for Drawing a Crucifix

by Sal on December 15, 2009

in Culture,Politics,Religion

From my own home state of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, a child from the town of Taunton, MA was suspended this week because he drew a Crucifix.  A second grader from Taunton drew a Crucifix as part of an assignment to draw something that reminded them of Christmas.  Now, this kid shows more theological depth than most (very few people think to tie Christmas to the Cross, but in strictly theological terms, the two are inseparable), and yet he was suspended…because it was a violent image.  In addition, he was required to undergo psychological counseling. After an appeal by the parents, the child was allowed to be transferred to another school, and his punishment was reversed.  The offending image is shown below:

This is beyond absurd and shows to what depths the public school system in this country has sunk.  Where has politically correctness and common sense gone that turns a well-known 2,000-year old religious symbol into a “violent image” and require psychological counseling?  What have we as a nation allowed to happen that makes this sort of thing shocking, but not all that surprising?

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eilspaul December 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

wonder how the taunton school board feels about fisting?

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Ryan December 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

@ eilspaul: LMAO! I think we all know the answer to that!

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Rusty December 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Living in Mass, this does not suprise me. the public schools will teach our children about same sex marriage, and in the same breath expell a child that draws something that reminds him of Christmas…

First of all, I am suprised the word Christmas came up in public schools at all, secondlu the class just went to a chritian retreat where I am confident the crucifix was prominently displayed, do you think maybe he was copying something he just viewed on the class trip.

I hope the rest of the class is OK after seeing these violent images on the class trip

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Justin December 16, 2009 at 12:15 am

the teacher who discovered the drawing is probably from another religion or a athiest.

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grace December 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

I have seen NO reports that the class went to a Christian retreat, it was his FAMILY. Second of all, the school says there was no assignment to draw anything related to Christmas. The teacher was concerned because the child said it was HIM on the cross, and wrote his name on a box on the cross.

I agree that school over reacted, could be because their hands were tied by zero tolerance, mandatory reporting policies and the such. Puts the staff in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. If the boy drew a picture of himself on the cross, and the schools did nothing, and then later the boy was found to be a vicitm of some terrible child abuse, the school would be in trouble for not following up on the picture, and the public would be outraged, and saying, “Why didn’t the schools see his cry for help and respond”.

Even tho I think these mandatory reporting laws, caused the school to OVER-REACT, this is not part of a war on Christmas or Christianity.

If you want to see what REAL religious discrimination in public schools looks like just google “India Tracy” or “Brandi Blackbear”.

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Justin December 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm

learned from someone who knows someone in that school system, that is was not the picture of the cross that the teacher complained about. it supposly was a picture of jesus getting it in the rear end by another male. along with that he said that the father was gay. and the student supposly made comments about his father exposing him to his homosexual lifestyle.

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grace December 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Sorry Justin, that just sounds like a tall tale to me !

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Shadow Wolf August 6, 2010 at 9:24 am

lo que pasa es que la navidad es un evento anti-cristiano,asi como el arbol de navidad y papa nioel son objetos anti-cristianos pero se les considera simbolos navideños a lo mejor la escuela reconose a los simbolos navideños antiguos y no estan familiarisados con la religion

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