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    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.

    William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher called the ash marking “inappropriate” and gave him a hand wipe to clean it off in front of his classmates, grandmother Karen Fisher said.
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    Utah is a virtual theocracy, apparently intolerant of other religious views beyond the LDS.
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.

    William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher called the ash marking “inappropriate” and gave him a hand wipe to clean it off in front of his classmates, grandmother Karen Fisher said.
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    Utah is a virtual theocracy, apparently intolerant of other religious views beyond the LDS.
    Yes they must clearly be intolerant because as the report states, the teacher was praised and is still actively teaching...oh wait, she was placed on administrative leave pending investigation, but first called before the school board and compelled to apologize to the child and parent.

    Yep...very theocratically intolerant that entire State must be. :
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    My first thought would be that the teacher was ignorant of the practice rather than that he or she had malicious intent. Lots and lots of people these days are way more wrapped up in their own world than they are in the world at large.

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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Fisher said Patterson asked if she could reapply the ashes herself.

    “I told her that’s not how it works,” Fisher said.
    Fisher, who lives with William, said Patterson gave a handwritten note and candy bar to William as an apology.
    I'm with Luther on this one. My money is on this being an act of ignorance as opposed to an act of malice.
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.

    William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher called the ash marking “inappropriate” and gave him a hand wipe to clean it off in front of his classmates, grandmother Karen Fisher said.
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    Utah is a virtual theocracy, apparently intolerant of other religious views beyond the LDS.
    Utah, nuff' said.

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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.

    William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher called the ash marking “inappropriate” and gave him a hand wipe to clean it off in front of his classmates, grandmother Karen Fisher said.
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    Utah is a virtual theocracy, apparently intolerant of other religious views beyond the LDS.

    I'm missing in that story the usual crap ... the **** the liberals and lefties love so much: the parent calling the teacher all sorts of names and then suing the school.
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    My first thought would be that the teacher was ignorant of the practice rather than that he or she had malicious intent. Lots and lots of people these days are way more wrapped up in their own world than they are in the world at large.
    I grew up with many Catholic friends, socially and in school, and I don't recall ever seeing anyone sporting an ash cross.
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    I grew up with many Catholic friends, socially and in school, and I don't recall ever seeing anyone sporting an ash cross.
    Is it appropriate for children to display one so?

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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.

    William McLeod, 9, had just returned to his school near Salt Lake City after attending Catholic mass when his fourth-grade teacher called the ash marking “inappropriate” and gave him a hand wipe to clean it off in front of his classmates, grandmother Karen Fisher said.
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    Utah is a virtual theocracy, apparently intolerant of other religious views beyond the LDS.
    Sounds like shes guilty of not asking "Why do you have that cross on your forehead?" I guess the average teacher teaches us about society.
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    Re: Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Is it appropriate for children to display one so?
    Sure. It was an Ash Wednesday ritual for everyone. Infants to the elderly would get the blessing.

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