A West Memorial Junior High School student, Jordan Wooley, 12, appeared at a recent school board meeting where she explained to board members how students were given an inappropriate assignment by their teacher Monday which questioned students religious faith.
For the assignment students were asked whether or not God was a “factual claim” an “assertion” or a “myth” and were told that if they answered ‘fact’ or ‘assertion’ they would fail the assignment because according to the teacher God is only a “myth”. Furthermore they were told to ask their “pastors” why God is not real.
Wooley told the board:
“Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth.”
“[The teacher] started telling kids they were completely wrong and that when kids argued we were told we would get in trouble. When I tried to argue, she told me to prove it, and I tried to reference things such as the Bible and stories I have read before from people who have died and went to heaven but came back and told their stories, and she told me both were just things people were doing to get attention.”
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