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Teacher Suspended For Telling Student To Read Bible

There are 81 comments on the WFMY-TV Greensboro story from Jun 5, 2006, titled Teacher Suspended For Telling Student To Read Bible. In it, WFMY-TV Greensboro reports that:

A high school teacher was placed on indefinite administrative leave after admitting that he told a student to "just read your Bible." That's according to a letter in teacher John Fulkerson's personnel file ...

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Mexican Hillbilly

United States

#21 Jun 27, 2006
I suggest reading the Koran, Quran, The Holy Bible, or any other enlightening literature. That is what school is about. Heavens to Betsy he doesn't waste his time on a Topix forum.
MRS

Voorhees, NJ

#22 Jun 27, 2006
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
I suggest reading the Koran, Quran, The Holy Bible, or any other enlightening literature. That is what school is about. Heavens to Betsy he doesn't waste his time on a Topix forum.
What you said is perfect!!!
moonstone

Mahone Bay, Canada

#23 Jul 6, 2006
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
I suggest reading the Koran, Quran, The Holy Bible, or any other enlightening literature. That is what school is about. Heavens to Betsy he doesn't waste his time on a Topix forum.
Thats right, they should be reading something of value, just read!!
A comic book if they like, alot better than playing video games and wasting their time. Yes of coarse show respect, and i agree it certainly should be earned, and it is a two way street!!
aiki_mcr

Berkeley, CA

#24 Jul 7, 2006
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
I suggest reading the Koran, Quran, The Holy Bible, or any other enlightening literature. That is what school is about. Heavens to Betsy he doesn't waste his time on a Topix forum.
How about Tom Sawyer? Or Huckleberry Finn? These books have been banned from many school libraries at the request of fine, upstanding religiousleaders and other misguided do-gooders.(Actually, I think the attempt to ban these ultimately failed, but I'm not sure.)

Or Anything by Ayn Rand? A number of conservative religious types I've met object strongly to her take on the world and would like to see the books banned.

My personal favorite, of course, was a minor flap that occurred some time ago over kids reading George Orwell. Apparently 1984 and Animal Farm will Corrupt Our Youth if they are allowed to read them. I personally think they should be required reading at a high school level.

And, on the other side, of course, are the people who want to ban anything by C.S. Lewis. "It's Christian propoganda!"

Then, of course, there is just reading for pleasure. I read a lot of SciFi. My primary occupation is a thinking job. I think all day. When I look for recreation, I look for "thinking" recreation where I don't have to think to hard. That pretty much means TV or a good SciFi/Fantasy novel (Terry Pratchet Rules!). One of my favorite authors, Robert A. Heinlein is not exactly beloved of the religious right, in spite of his own strongly conservative leanings.

Once again: if it had been my kid, this "teacher" would have been in big trouble. I'd have been lobbying for him to lose his job.
Mark from Idaho

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Jul 7, 2006
I would have told him to read his potato.
aiki_mcr

Berkeley, CA

#26 Jul 10, 2006
Mark from Idaho wrote:
I would have told him to read his potato.
Nah. He should just *listen* to the potato.

"And the potato was heard to say 'french fries' and all who heard rushed out for fast food."

For the record: faith or religion are not Bad Things IMO. Fundamentalism is. Put the word "Fundamentalist" into the name of any organization and it will soon be overrun by psychotics, bigots and megalomaniacs, forcing the sane people in the organization to scramble constantly just to keep from being targets.
MRS

Lambertville, NJ

#27 Jul 10, 2006
aiki_mcr wrote:
<quoted text>
How about Tom Sawyer? Or Huckleberry Finn? These books have been banned from many school libraries at the request of fine, upstanding religiousleaders and other misguided do-gooders.(Actually, I think the attempt to ban these ultimately failed, but I'm not sure.)
Or Anything by Ayn Rand? A number of conservative religious types I've met object strongly to her take on the world and would like to see the books banned.
My personal favorite, of course, was a minor flap that occurred some time ago over kids reading George Orwell. Apparently 1984 and Animal Farm will Corrupt Our Youth if they are allowed to read them. I personally think they should be required reading at a high school level.
And, on the other side, of course, are the people who want to ban anything by C.S. Lewis. "It's Christian propoganda!"
Then, of course, there is just reading for pleasure. I read a lot of SciFi. My primary occupation is a thinking job. I think all day. When I look for recreation, I look for "thinking" recreation where I don't have to think to hard. That pretty much means TV or a good SciFi/Fantasy novel (Terry Pratchet Rules!). One of my favorite authors, Robert A. Heinlein is not exactly beloved of the religious right, in spite of his own strongly conservative leanings.
Once again: if it had been my kid, this "teacher" would have been in big trouble. I'd have been lobbying for him to lose his job.
You've intrigued me. What do you do for a living that requires such in depth thinking? Thinking recreation? I like that.
Mommy of four

Midland, TX

#28 Jul 10, 2006
Mark from Idaho wrote:
I would have told him to read his potato.
Hey Mark! I can count to potato.."one potato..." See, ain't I good???
MRS

Lambertville, NJ

#29 Jul 10, 2006
Potatoes have eyes.
Special Ed

Farmington, MI

#30 Jul 10, 2006
MRS wrote:
Potatoes have eyes.
Most french fries look like little smiles.
MRS

Lambertville, NJ

#31 Jul 10, 2006
Special Ed wrote:
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Most french fries look like little smiles.
They do? Tell me about it.
Mark from Idaho

Chanhassen, MN

#32 Jul 10, 2006
Mommy of four wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Mark! I can count to potato.."one potato..." See, ain't I good???
Congratulations Mommy of Four! You are now qualified to teach mathematics in the Great State Of Idaho!
Mark from Idaho

Chanhassen, MN

#33 Jul 10, 2006
MRS wrote:
Potatoes have eyes.
The ayes have it.
aiki_mcr

Berkeley, CA

#34 Jul 11, 2006
MRS wrote:
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You've intrigued me. What do you do for a living that requires such in depth thinking? Thinking recreation? I like that.
Software Developer.

Aikido Instructor.

Musician (sometimes).
MRS

Mantua, NJ

#35 Jul 11, 2006
aiki_mcr wrote:
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Software Developer.
Aikido Instructor.
Musician (sometimes).
Oh Jeeze, software guys are tuff. Aikido instructors and musicians I can handle.
MRS

Mantua, NJ

#36 Jul 11, 2006
Mark from Idaho wrote:
<quoted text>The ayes have it.
What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?
aiki_mcr

Berkeley, CA

#37 Jul 11, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Oh Jeeze, software guys are tuff. Aikido instructors and musicians I can handle.
I'm a teddy bear.

Just ask my four-year old daughter.

My six-year old son, OTOH, likes the fact that we can practice Aikido together. We sometimes include the fourteen-year old daughter (they both train).

My wife seems to have an issue with us throwing each other around the living room.

Can't imagine why...
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#38 Jul 11, 2006
MRS wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?
Ponder ponder ponder.......You butter him up?
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#39 Jul 11, 2006
MRS wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?
Nothing, you get aiki_mcr to beat him up.
MRS

Mantua, NJ

#40 Jul 11, 2006
aiki_mcr wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a teddy bear.
Just ask my four-year old daughter.
My six-year old son, OTOH, likes the fact that we can practice Aikido together. We sometimes include the fourteen-year old daughter (they both train).
My wife seems to have an issue with us throwing each other around the living room.
Can't imagine why...
It's the damn lamps. If you just get rid of the lamps your wife might be able to enjoy the wrestling.

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