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There are 250 comments on the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph story from Nov 5, 2013, titled Florida Teacher Suspended Five Days For Forcing Fourth Grader to.... In it, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph reports that:

Anne Daigle-McDonald, a middle school teacher in Spring Hill, Florida, was suspended for five days, without pay, for trying to physically force a fourth grade Jehovah's Witness to recite the pledge of allegiance on September 11. Jehovah's Witnesses believe it is against their faith to pledge allegiance to temporal powers, or the objects that ... (more)

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Remnant143999

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Nov 5, 2013
During my early school days my jw friends and myself were subjected to cruel punishment by teachers ,and our fellow classmates for not reciting the pledge of allegiance, or standing when our national anthem was being sung or played.Now I ask 60 years later why did we have to suffer and for what?
UNchained

Louisville, TN

#2 Nov 5, 2013
The teacher should be fired and the details of the incident turned over to the U.S. District Attorney's office for investigation to see just how far she violated the child's constitutional rights of protection from religious discrimination.

JW children have a hard enough time as it is without a teacher compounding their problems.
hMMMMMM

Aurora, IL

#3 Nov 5, 2013
Remnant143999 wrote:
During my early school days my jw friends and myself were subjected to cruel punishment by teachers ,and our fellow classmates for not reciting the pledge of allegiance, or standing when our national anthem was being sung or played.Now I ask 60 years later why did we have to suffer and for what?
As if children of the Jehovah's Witness cult have a choice??
What kind of idiot teacher does not realize that??
Thank God, I grew up in an educated community, where my teachers and fellow adults, realized my PARENTS were the culprits, not me.
They were always kind to us children.
When I see those cartoons that circulate on the internet, I always let people know that children of the Jehovah's witness cult are forced not to salute, and if they do they will be abused in their homes, so not an option.
A FED

Spring Hill, FL

#4 Nov 5, 2013
STUPIDITY

one time is forgivable

twice......bye

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lets not overreact
complex meld LAW-ETHICS

Spring Hill, FL

#5 Nov 5, 2013
Interesting that folks in several states can't accept that those of the Watch Tower peculiarity forget that law gave them the right to thumb their noses but ethics says that a THANK YOU is nice if given..........look out the non=forgivers, on both sides could screw it all up

remember THERE IS BUT ONE GOD......HE HAS MANY NAMES BUT IS ONLY ONE......as ALLAH 99, 72 IN HEBREW ETC and remember ONLY ONE USA

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#6 Nov 6, 2013
The teacher was right, but his actions were wrong. JW's claim they are not citizens of any country, so they are not citizens of the united states and should be treated as such. They as a group are anti government and should be jailed as traitors to the country. The US could follow the example of the Russian government.
- NOMAD-

Plymouth, MA

#9 Nov 6, 2013
Matt9969 wrote:
The teacher was right, but his actions were wrong. JW's claim they are not citizens of any country, so they are not citizens of the united states and should be treated as such. They as a group are anti government and should be jailed as traitors to the country. The US could follow the example of the Russian government.
Where did you get the idea that JW are not citizens of the USA?
Your ignorant and a follower of a lie. Fact is, JW are the most honest citizens that dutyful pay there taxes, more then any religious group in America. Thousands upon thousands are self employed and are known by the IRS for their honesty and timely quarterly payments.
In case you over looked it, your a prejudiced discriminator against a people who, if they could, would try to save your ignorant life through a bible study that they are not paid for. Would you do the samefor them if you thought YOU could spiritualy help them.
American

Orlando, FL

#10 Nov 6, 2013
Just because you put your hand on your heart doesnt mean your worshiping something! Its done out of respect for the great people who sacraficed so people like you all can say and do the things you do. God bless America!
UNchained

Louisville, TN

#11 Nov 6, 2013
- NOMAD- wrote:
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Where did you get the idea that JW are not citizens of the USA?
Your ignorant and a follower of a lie. Fact is, JW are the most honest citizens that dutyful pay there taxes, more then any religious group in America. Thousands upon thousands are self employed and are known by the IRS for their honesty and timely quarterly payments.
In case you over looked it, your a prejudiced discriminator against a people who, if they could, would try to save your ignorant life through a bible study that they are not paid for. Would you do the samefor them if you thought YOU could spiritualy help them.
I'm interested in you telling me about this bible study which will save my life.

Please elaborate.
Question

Spring Hill, FL

#12 Nov 6, 2013
CAN JWers USE US MONEY?
Dollars carry the word GOD used on this worshipped item.......
imteresting what choices must be made.
Never knew anyone not to worship Money.
Yes......we all have some type of phoney in our lives/
shut it down

Spring Hill, FL

#14 Nov 6, 2013
started post 3 times

3 times message and topix shut down

not wanted.......done, I QUIT

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#15 Nov 6, 2013
- NOMAD- wrote:
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Where did you get the idea that JW are not citizens of the USA?
Your ignorant and a follower of a lie. Fact is, JW are the most honest citizens that dutyful pay there taxes, more then any religious group in America. Thousands upon thousands are self employed and are known by the IRS for their honesty and timely quarterly payments.
In case you over looked it, your a prejudiced discriminator against a people who, if they could, would try to save your ignorant life through a bible study that they are not paid for. Would you do the samefor them if you thought YOU could spiritualy help them.
Oh, where to start with your diatribe. One of the main doctrines of the jw's is they are no part of this world, the government is the world, thus is why they do not hold any political offices, do not have government jobs, are not allowed to vote and certainly do not prescribe to any political party, they are their own political party....it's the watchtower party. They have spoken out against governments world wide, including the united states. Time and time again they have stated they are citizens of jehovahs kingdom, none other.

The FACT that the watchtower bible and tract society has but one self contributing charity remains a mystery for them to be allowed tax exempt status.

And could you provide a proof text that the IRS finds the individual jw business owner the most reputable and honest people? That doesn't jive, I myself have had jw's try to use me dishonestly in order to gain government welfare.(And just a side note, the IRS is prohibited from inquiring what religion a small business owner worships)

And your people are trying to save my ass from Jehovah's judgement.....that is frakin hilarious; no. 1 I am a non believer in any religious belief, so there is nothing to save me from. And being raised a jw I can certainly say your people are only trying to save me to save their own asses.

And I have had several other offers of free bible education, but the jw's bible education is not free. And I know I will not win a jw over to another religion, that is not my intent. My intent is to warn others of the dangers of becoming a jw. And if a jw is inspired by me to leave the watchtower along the way, then I have contributed a small part to society in ridding the world of the watchtower bible and tract society.
shut it down

Spring Hill, FL

#16 Nov 6, 2013
10 minutes and back

can we post?

will save for tomorrow ,,,,,,, perhaps

2nd amendment seems right.......is it?
Now ONE ALONE

Spring Hill, FL

#17 Nov 6, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
<quoted text>
personaly I respect JW morality and clean life,and their beliefs unigue to all those churches full of Lies and criminals
I also am sure that only grace of God can save human being,not Bible study with Jehova witensess
I also back up,that JW teach mad bad people how to live better life, without of Gods Grace,only blessed life by God on this earth,without to be saved
of course they are some among JW are save by God,but soon or lattter Holy Spirit remove those SAVED from JW earthly organization
better is for hure or criminal,or drug user,or alcoholic to convert, be clean and be JW,then live short lost dirty life and die like skunks.
anyway JW doesn't follow 100% infaliable Word Bible,written only to chosen ones,saved and elected according to Eph 1;2-12.2;89
NOWHERE BIBLE TEACH THAT BY STUDY BIBLE WITH JEHOVA WITENSSES SOMEONE CAN BE SAVED?
OKAY ^^^^^^^NOW WHAT?
Now ONE ALONE

Spring Hill, FL

#18 Nov 6, 2013
Matt9969 wrote:
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Oh, where to start with your diatribe. One of the main doctrines of the jw's is they are no part of this world, the government is the world, thus is why they do not hold any political offices, do not have government jobs, are not allowed to vote and certainly do not prescribe to any political party, they are their own political party....it's the watchtower party. They have spoken out against governments world wide, including the united states. Time and time again they have stated they are citizens of jehovahs kingdom, none other.
The FACT that the watchtower bible and tract society has but one self contributing charity remains a mystery for them to be allowed tax exempt status.
And could you provide a proof text that the IRS finds the individual jw business owner the most reputable and honest people? That doesn't jive, I myself have had jw's try to use me dishonestly in order to gain government welfare.(And just a side note, the IRS is prohibited from inquiring what religion a small business owner worships)
And your people are trying to save my ass from Jehovah's judgement.....that is frakin hilarious; no. 1 I am a non believer in any religious belief, so there is nothing to save me from. And being raised a jw I can certainly say your people are only trying to save me to save their own asses.
And I have had several other offers of free bible education, but the jw's bible education is not free. And I know I will not win a jw over to another religion, that is not my intent. My intent is to warn others of the dangers of becoming a jw. And if a jw is inspired by me to leave the watchtower along the way, then I have contributed a small part to society in ridding the world of the watchtower bible and tract society.
Kidding? He was not!
Now ONE ALONE

Spring Hill, FL

#19 Nov 6, 2013
The incident of the SCHOOL KID shows only that the PARENTS think they want total control
GOD

Brantford, Canada

#20 Nov 6, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
<quoted text>
personaly I respect JW morality and clean life,and their beliefs unigue to all those churches full of Lies and criminals
I also am sure that only grace of God can save human being,not Bible study with Jehova witensess
I also back up,that JW teach mad bad people how to live better life, without of Gods Grace,only blessed life by God on this earth,without to be saved
of course they are some among JW are save by God,but soon or lattter Holy Spirit remove those SAVED from JW earthly organization
better is for hure or criminal,or drug user,or alcoholic to convert, be clean and be JW,then live short lost dirty life and die like skunks.
anyway JW doesn't follow 100% infaliable Word Bible,written only to chosen ones,saved and elected according to Eph 1;2-12.2;89
NOWHERE BIBLE TEACH THAT BY STUDY BIBLE WITH JEHOVA WITENSSES SOMEONE CAN BE SAVED?
Do not take your anger out on the poster Matt something, something, something, something. He is a good man, and will not die like a skunk. If you do not change your ways, I will turn you into a skunk that gets hit by a car. Then I will reincarnate you into a rat that eats the carcass of the skunk you once were, that get's killed by a cat, and consumed by maggots. Then finally, I will have a drunk pee on what's left of you.

I have even something better planned for your buddy Harold Camping
Remnant 143999

Rio Rancho, NM

#21 Nov 6, 2013
If jw's are no part of the USA why do they use the Constition to protect their rights?
True Christian witness

Bartlesville, OK

#22 Nov 6, 2013
To pledge allegiance to the flag of any nation is to give your oath of faith and service to your fatherland, therefore it is an act of worship. The cloth flag represents the nation's sovereignty over your life, therefore you owe your life and willingly give it to support the god nation. Nationalism is a religion, and since the Bible, God's word forbids God's people to worship any other god but Jehovah God, we do not worship or serve any nation we live in.
We must obey the laws of the national government as true Christians, as Jesus taught.
Romans 13:1-4


Jehovah's witnesses are model citizens of any nation, country or city they live in, because they are law obeying and do pay their taxes, in obedience to God's word the Bible. Because they volunteer their time and money to preach and teach people their Bible, they imitate Jesus and the Apostles in pure worship to the one God of the Bible, Almighty God Jehovah.
Matthew 28:19,20

Almighty God Jehovah does not force anyone to love or serve Him, and Jehovah's witnesses don't either, your blood is on your own head. All we do is teach and warn people of the end of this unrighteous world, and only the meek and honest will want to be educated in God's word, and survive.
Proverbs 2:21,22
Psalm 37:11

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#23 Nov 6, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
To pledge allegiance to the flag of any nation is to give your oath of faith and service to your fatherland, therefore it is an act of worship. The cloth flag represents the nation's sovereignty over your life, therefore you owe your life and willingly give it to support the god nation. Nationalism is a religion, and since the Bible, God's word forbids God's people to worship any other god but Jehovah God, we do not worship or serve any nation we live in.
We must obey the laws of the national government as true Christians, as Jesus taught.
Romans 13:1-4
Jehovah's witnesses are model citizens of any nation, country or city they live in, because they are law obeying and do pay their taxes, in obedience to God's word the Bible. Because they volunteer their time and money to preach and teach people their Bible, they imitate Jesus and the Apostles in pure worship to the one God of the Bible, Almighty God Jehovah.
Matthew 28:19,20
Almighty God Jehovah does not force anyone to love or serve Him, and Jehovah's witnesses don't either, your blood is on your own head. All we do is teach and warn people of the end of this unrighteous world, and only the meek and honest will want to be educated in God's word, and survive.
Proverbs 2:21,22
Psalm 37:11
yes, but what about voting? that has become a conscience matter now in lands where is is compulsary.

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