Another Teacher Sued

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,345274,00.html


    A student and his family have filed a federal lawsuit demanding that a popular European history teacher at California's Capistrano Valley High School be fired for what they say were anti-Christian remarks he made in the classroom.

    Chad Farnan, a 16-year-old sophomore, says the teacher, James Corbett, told his students that “Jesus glasses” obscure the truth and suggested that Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder.

    Farnan recorded his teacher telling students in class: “What country has the highest murder rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South! What part of the country has the highest rate of church attendance? The South!” Farnan said he took the tape recorder to class to supplement his class notes

    This teacher is a turd....last I checked, the South wasn't a country. This reminds me of Paris Hilton saying that "West Africa is a great country."
     
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    Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder.

    In America, this is true.

    Still, why the teacher felt a need to point this out is beyond me.
     
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    No shit Sherlock, Over 80% of the population is Christian,.......... numbnuts....
     
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    Oh I agree, you can't deny the truth...considering Christians make up a majority of the population, so it makes sense that they would make up the majority of stuff. I just think that the teacher calling the South a country is hilarious....he shouldn't be teacher.

    This is an example of a teacher letting his own views get in the way of educating the youth.
     
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    *sigh*
     
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    :)

    I was just being a jerk.

    I'm not sure how this is being filed as violating the first amendment. Religious people are so touchy, it's almost as if they doubt their own faith.
     
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    [This came up in a different forum a while ago. Here's a copy/paste of my post there]

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/corbett-capistrano-class-1941157-teacher-court

    Here's a county paper's article about it. On the page is a link to the actual complaint, which lists nine specific (alleged) quotes ("Read the complaint online" under "Related sites").

    For example, here is a prelude of the (alleged) "Jesus glasses" quote:

    "How do you get the peasants to oppose something that is in their best interests? Religion. You have to have something that is irrational to counter that rational approach....[W]hen you put on your Jesus glasses, you can't see the truth."

    Then there's something about why the Boy Scouts can't meet on school grounds.

    Then he makes one of his most openly anti-religious points, which he comes back to in later quotes:

    "In the industrialized world the people least likely to go to church are the Swedes. The people in the industrialized world most likely to go to church are the Americans. America has the highest crime rate of all industrialized nations, and Sweden has the lowest. The next time somebody tells you religion is connected with morality, you might want to ask them about that."

    Then a weird bit about the side effects of Viagra. I don't see the religious connection. Here's the best part:

    "So, you know, you know, if you run into somebody who is, you know, deaf and whose pants felt stiff, he's probably using the drug....They're happy, but they're deaf."

    Then something about governement reactions to teen sex, from teaching abstinance (which "doesn't work" and is "idiotic" to spend money on) to supplying birth control pills (which he says doesn't make girls suddendly want to have sex). Best part:

    "My mother has a solution to this problem. ... My mother thinks that all boys, when they reach puberty, should be given a reversable vasectomy..."

    Next,

    "...[C]onservatives don't want women to avoid pregnancies. That's interfering with God's work. You got to stay pregnant, barefoot, and in the kitchen having babies until your body collapses."

    He adds that conservatives of all religions have this attitude and are "vitally interested in controlling women."

    The last three are especially meaty but they're long and I'm too lazy to type them out (can't cut and paste from a pdf).
     
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    Wouldn't this also apply to the teacher that gave the kid a zero for his landscape assignment? If she'd have let him turn it in she could also be sued for advancing religion.
     
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    Bashing religion (in general), Christians (especially Catholics), conservatives, Jews, Boy scouts, Republicans, and the like is in vogue...its perfectly OK just about everywhere, and especially in the classroom where it can and does influence the next generation of liberals.....Now don't get this confused with bashing Black Liberation Theology. Although Christian, thats not allowed. Its considered racist and now that Obama and the Democrats are loosely tied to it...its forbidden....in general, don't mention anything about what black liberation theology teaches concerning whites. Keep 'em ignorant is the goal.(at least until after the election)
    So from grade school, to middle and high school, on into college...From TV's Morning Show to the Late Show and in the print media.....keep bashing those white Christians and Conservatives...at least, you'll be popular
    OK gang....get to it
     
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    I think this is one issue that is pretty black and white. You either allow religious expression in school or you don't. If you allow it you must accept any opinion contrary to the view expressed.

    If that makes you uncomfortable then you should probably be against any type of religious expression in school.
     

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