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Conservative

Dayton, OH

#21 Nov 20, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Read the recitation of the facts in Court's opinion, link posted above.
You are quite mistaken. He was fired for repeated insubordination, the basis of which was the repeated insertion of his own religious beliefs into the science curriculum that he was directed to teach his students, contrary to board policy. He did it numerous times, despite being warned in writing numerous times not to do so.
He got exactly what he deserved, and his idiocy cost the taxpayers in the MVSD well over a million dollars.
woof
You are correct he was fired for insubordination the basis of the insubordination was what again?

Refusal to remove his personal bible from his desk and having posters of people praying to whomever. I believe Bush and Powell were mentioned though not sure I would suspect both are Christians but of different denominations which may carry a different belief structure even from that of the teacher.

I did read where the teacher was inserting is religious beliefs into the curriculum or standing before his class(es) and proclaiming a certain religious doctrine.
Conservative

Dayton, OH

#22 Nov 20, 2013
Correction............ I did NOT read where the teacher was inserting his religious beliefs into the curriculum or standing before his class(es) and proclaiming a certain religious doctrine.
Conservative

Dayton, OH

#23 Nov 20, 2013
Ban all posters!!!!!!!!!!

Some may be images of Atheists or Scientologist
Conservative

Dayton, OH

#24 Nov 20, 2013
Question

Would it be acceptable for an Atheist to have Atheist Literature on his desk?

He/She would not promoting any religion but I find it offensive.

Should my rational of OFFENSE be any less?

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#25 Nov 20, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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The "tantrum" in this instance was the passive aggressive actions of Mr. Freshwater, not the acts of the parents who complained.
Read the opinion.
woof
Yes, I agree!
Seems the teacher was persistent through the years with his own agenda. He claims to inspire the students, but we all know where that may have lead.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#26 Nov 20, 2013
Conservative wrote:
Correction.......... I did NOT read where the teacher was inserting his religious beliefs into the curriculum or standing before his class(es) and proclaiming a certain religious doctrine.
Instead of guessing about the underlying facts, read the Court's opinion.

I posted a link above.

The Court found that having his personal Bible on his desk was protected by the First Amendment, and not an act for which he could be legally discharged.

It also found that he purposefully and repeatedly acted to insert his own religious beliefs into the curriculum after being told not to do so, thereby giving the board just and good cause to fire him.

woof

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#27 Nov 20, 2013
Conservative wrote:
Question
Would it be acceptable for an Atheist to have Atheist Literature on his desk?
He/She would not promoting any religion but I find it offensive.
Should my rational of OFFENSE be any less?
If teaching in a public school, not acceptable.
He's there to teach a planned cirriculum, and not personal beliefs or non beliefs.

Oh the tangled web we weave.....
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#28 Nov 20, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
And it's not surprising to see the forum left desiring the guy be fired just for being a non-PC Christian.
And who would that be?
dan

Ashburn, VA

#29 Nov 21, 2013
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