24 May 2014

New England Public Schools Indoctrinating In Religion?

Not the Christian religion, of course. That would never be allowed. Parents claim something else, and are suing:
The parents, identified only as John and Jane Doe, say their older daughters — now ages 22 and 19 — started acting differently while attending the school, becoming "secretive," "reclusive," and "distant"; having "fantasies of suicidal ideation and martyrdom"; speaking in a strange language; and gathering at Wellesley College in Massachusetts with other girls to perform religious "whirling dervish" dances through the night. . . . The teachers also tried to indoctrinate the Does' now-16-year-old daughter into their "coven," the lawsuit states, but she was able to "break free," NBC Connecticut reports, and that's when her parents realized what was going on.
Funny, when we get these kind of complaints down here in the South, it's usually over a teacher or a coach leading students in prayer, or reading the Bible, or teaching creationism - you  know, truly disturbing stuff like that. But in New England, where they're so much smarter than us ignorant Bible-thumping Southerners, they don't have that problem.

"But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." ~ Proverbs 8:36

Story here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say, but that is why we have Standards of Learning, to prevent crazy teachers from having sandbox studies and such things.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, I know. In my day, teachers were hired, in part, based on their character as much as their education and "qualifications." Much of that seems to have been discarded - at least it would appear that way.

Ralph Steel said...

The article leaves much to desire in the way of an explanation of the "cult" and to as why the teachers et.al. were doing and why.

But no matter where in the country you are this would be strange behavior and not acceptable. However, with the state of education in this country or the believed state of things, do you really want teachers teaching your kids religion?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, I agree, but its the media - what do you expect?

"with the state of education in this country or the believed state of things, do you really want teachers teaching your kids religion?"

Actually, with the state of education in this country, I don't want the system teaching my kids anything. (Acknowledging, of course, there are good teachers "in the system".)

My teachers never taught religion, but Judeo-Christian principles, being the founding of the United States and our legal system, could be taught were it not for extremist secularists.