School Calls Police on First Grader for Sharing Bible Verses
It is amazing how far we have gone down this road to Communism. We have set up socialistic economic structures in the Welfare State. And we have begun to muzzle people from telling the truth.
As I reported, there is a bill up for a vote in California that would place scientist under threat of fines and imprisonment for giving honest research about global warming. And now, the California schools are going after seven-year-olds.
Christian News reports:
A seven-year-old first grader was recently reprimanded in front of his entire class, and a police officer was dispatched to his family’s home because the child had brought notes with Bible verses on them to school.
Christina and Jaime Zavala live in Palmdale, California. In January, they enrolled their son in the first grade at Desert Rose Elementary School in the Palmdale School District, according to a recent letter from the nonprofit group Liberty Counsel. To encourage her son at school, Christina gave him brief notes to read during lunchtime. Each note included a Bible verse for him to read.
It appears that the first-grader told his friends about these notes. Several of the friends would gather to hear the verses every day. Then a few wanted copies for themselves. Christina complied with the request, and her son delivered the copies to his classmates. This went on with no trouble until one of the students wished to share her copy with her teacher.
The teacher called down the son and informed him that he would have to distribute the copies off of school grounds. So this is what he did. Christina and her husband Jaime would stand outside the gate of the school and share these Bible verses with their son’s friends.
Of course, this was all right until the principal heard about it and walked up and informed them they would have to stop doing that as well. But this was not enough; they sent a policeman to the Zavala’s home. He informed them of the same.
All of this is inaccurate information. The school has no authority to infringe upon the student’s First Amendment rights. The Establishment Clause has nothing to do with this situation, even if you read it the way most liberals do (which really is to misread the Clause). Because the son is not a member or agent of the government, the government is not involved at all.
And the family has decided to take a stand.
Christian News continued:
Liberty Counsel is representing Jaime, Christina, and C in this case and is urging the Palmdale School District to respect the family’s Constitutional rights.
“The District has a duty to correct the record, not only to C, but to these other future citizens,” the Liberty Counsel’s letter states. “If we do not receive this response, we will take further action to prevent irreparable harm to the cherished First Amendment liberties of our clients.”
May God grant them victory over this tyranny.
Article reposted with permission from Constitution.com. Article by Michael Ware.