NJ Teacher "Proselytizing" in Class
Posted: 18 December 2006 01:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Check it out from the NYTimes HERE. (May require login or be paid).

[quote:3a3467b3f9=“NYTimes”][b:3a3467b3f9]Talk in Class Turns to God, Setting Off Public Debate on Rights[/b:3a3467b3f9]

By TINA KELLEY
Published: December 18, 2006
KEARNY, N.J. Before David Paszkiewicz got to teach his accelerated 11th-grade history class about the United States Constitution this fall, he was accused of violating it.

Shortly after school began in September, the teacher told his sixth-period students at Kearny High School that evolution and the Big Bang were not scientific, that dinosaurs were aboard Noahs ark, and that only Christians had a place in heaven, according to audio recordings made by a student whose family is now considering a lawsuit claiming Mr. Paszkiewicz broke the church-state boundary.

If you reject his gift of salvation, then you know where you belong, Mr. Paszkiewicz was recorded saying of Jesus. He did everything in his power to make sure that you could go to heaven, so much so that he took your sins on his own body, suffered your pains for you, and hes saying, Please, accept me, believe. If you reject that, you belong in hell. ... [/quote:3a3467b3f9]

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Of course, the poor kid who brought this up is getting all kinds of flack and hate mail from people in his community. He’s got to have a pretty good backbone to do this. Good for him.

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Posted: 18 December 2006 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m gonna ask some of my friends from Kearny about this one.  Sounds much more juicy then when my district banned all holiday music.

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Posted: 18 December 2006 04:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Let us know if you hear anything.

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