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    Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegiance

    Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegiance

    A Florida teacher was suspended last month for forcing a fourth grader to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Anne Daigle-McDonald, a teacher at Explorer K-8 School in Spring Hill, Fla., made the student, a Jehovah's Witness, place his hand over his heart during the Sept. 11 pledge, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. (Jehovah's Witnesses are forbidden from worshiping objects including the American flag.) When he resisted, she said, "You are an American, and you are supposed to salute the flag," the boy told a school administrator.

    According to several students, Daigle-McDonald admonished the class the following day. "In my classroom, everyone will do the pledge; no religion says that you can't do the pledge," she said. "If you can't put your hand on your heart, then you need to move out of the country."
    How many want to be she's a protestant?
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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How many want to be she's a protestant?
    That has to be about the most irrelevant quip I've seen in a while.

    Obviously she is an Obama supporter.

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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Funny, I got suspended for not standing for the Texas pledge in high school. Maybe I should've told them I was a jehovah's witness.
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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    I was forced to recite the pledge in kindergarten. Stupid suspension is stupid.
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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That has to be about the most irrelevant quip I've seen in a while.

    Obviously she is an Obama supporter.
    She would have pledged allegiance to Obama, not The United States.
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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Funny, I got suspended for not standing for the Texas pledge in high school. Maybe I should've told them I was a jehovah's witness.
    We only did the American pledge when I was in Texas schools.

    Personally I'd rather pledge my allegiance to Texas.

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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I bet she's a moron. Not sure what being any religion has to do with it.

    Slow news day?

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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    I would prefer the teacher be fired.

    Why just suspend?

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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She would have pledged allegiance to Obama, not The United States.
    oh here we go.....as I stated the last time this came up.....I was never taught the pledge so for a good while I was pledging allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to The Republic of Japan which never made sense since the Japanese were always the bad guys in movies, but I did it anyway because my kindergarten teacher could dislocate your neck with a single shake.

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    Re: Fla. teacher suspended for forcing 4th-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was forced to recite the pledge in kindergarten. Stupid suspension is stupid.
    Yeah... not like religious based objection is protected or anything. What else?
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