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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Having taught Sunday school
    Still trying to wrap my head around this one.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Still trying to wrap my head around this one.
    Same.

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    Anyway - I don't think the reaction to this was overblown. At all. What kind of special needs did this kid have? Removing a kid drawing what is probably one of the most gruesome moments in Christian literature seems like a pretty measured response. Why is an 8 year old even drawing such things when asked to draw what he did on thanksgiving. I mean a normal kid would have drawn a dinner table with his family. Or a turkey. Or something actually visually related to Thanksgiving. Not Christ on a damn cross.
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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    I taught Sunday School for close to 15 years, but somehow, that isn't as hard to believe, is it?

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    At first I read this story and was like, WTF? The kid drew Jesus and got sent home?

    Then I got to thinking about it...

    If you read the article, however, the kid drew the crucifix and replaced Jesus's name with his own. That, in and of itself, is proof positive the kid didn't understand what he was drawing or the Stations of the Cross at all. Also, the article acknowledges that he was a special needs student and we both know that behavioral issues come along with that label.

    Christians must understand that we live immersed in a secular society that was made this way by design so that we could practice our religion unhindered by government. This is a blessing. But I think Christians forget to acknowledge that this blessing also comes with a few responsibilities like acknowledging and respecting the fact that there is no obligation or expectation that our fellow citizens are going to understand or even concern themselves with the mysteries of faith.

    If you put yourself in the shoes of the unbeliever, an 8 year old special needs kid drawing a figure in a state of perpetual torture and labeling that figure as himself, in any other context would be cause for concern.

    Granted, evaluation and removal from school for an extended period was overkill. I am sure it all could have been settled with a parent/teacher conference.
    I like you, but I don't buy this for a second. This boy has now been labeled a total kook by his peers, what do you think other kids will think? I'm surprised the family hasn't filed a civil suit against the superintendent and the school for this outrage. Frankly I think it's time Christians start suing at the drop of a hat for this ****. We need to make authorities fear us, like they do the Islamic community. You wouldn't see this happen to a Muslim child, they'd be afraid to. Law suits left and right against the authorities for civil rights infringement is what we need here.
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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I like you, but I don't buy this for a second. This boy has now been labeled a total kook by his peers, what do you think other kids will think? I'm surprised the family hasn't filed a civil suit against the superintendent and the school for this outrage. Frankly I think it's time Christians start suing at the drop of a hat for this ****. We need to make authorities fear us, like they do the Islamic community. You wouldn't see this happen to a Muslim child, they'd be afraid to. Law suits left and right against the authorities for civil rights infringement is what we need here.
    Christians do file lawsuits left and right in this country.....Every time Christmas rolls around I hear about a half a dozen lawsuits for people who say 'Happy Holidays'.
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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Still trying to wrap my head around this one.
    Look, I'm a degenerate sophisticate. When called upon, or when I feel like it, I can do 'good' things. It's just that when you do good things you get a lot less recognition and reimbursement than when you do bad things. I got free donuts, got to color with little kids, and tell hilarious biblical anecdotes to kids who laugh at them rather than adults who over-analyze a joke.

    I guess you'd find it hard to believe that I was a Knight of Columbus?

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Christians do file lawsuits left and right in this country.....Every time Christmas rolls around I hear about a half a dozen lawsuits for people who say 'Happy Holidays'.
    I haven't heard of any....

    complaints, yes... lawsuits, no

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Christians do file lawsuits left and right in this country.....Every time Christmas rolls around I hear about a half a dozen lawsuits for people who say 'Happy Holidays'.
    I could see the reverse of that, because there are plenty of ACLU-type lawyers willing to take a "I'm Offended by Merry Christmas" case, but I doubt anyone with a legitimate legal career would take a "I'm offended by Happy Holidays" case.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Christians do file lawsuits left and right in this country.....Every time Christmas rolls around I hear about a half a dozen lawsuits for people who say 'Happy Holidays'.
    Not enough in my book. They have sued enough.
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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Not enough in my book. They have sued enough.
    The problem with that is the New Testament specifically makes a mandate against being litigious.

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