|Principal Prohibits Teachers from Christian Involvement|
|Wednesday, 08 September 2010 14:04|
When it comes to the rights of Christian teachers and students in the public school there’s much confusion these days. For example, the principal of Wilson Middle School in Fishersville, Virginia just sent an email to his staff that threatened to fire anyone who helps sponsor a religious club on campus. The email read:
"As I trust common sense and your elementary knowledge of the law should remind you, the Constitution includes an amendment that expects 'The government will not establish any religion.' This has been legally stated and supported through case law, interpreted to mean for schools that the school or its employees will not perpetuate, support or establish any religion at school. This means teachers can't support or participate in religious activities while in the official role of a teacher. … Be as religious as you want when you're not in your official role as a teacher. Your official role as a teacher starts anytime you're involved with students.
But the Constitution isn’t “feeling” him. Claiming that the Constitution does not allow the government to establish any religion, turns the First Amendment on its head. While the First Amendment does prohibit the government from establishing a religion, it also equally prohibits government hostility towards religion. The Supreme Court ruled faculty help with the administration and oversight of a religious student group does not conflict with constitutional principles.
Contact the Principal today and urge that he rescind his threat to fire those who help with religious clubs on campus.
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