Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Resurrecting The Lede

This article, A Fight For Religious Freedom In The Classroom, from OneNewsNow goes on to praise and praise a schoolteacher for preaching in the public classroom, and begins with the words:
A Christian teacher in a public school is being hailed as "a hero of the faith."

The article builds and builds on portraying him as a hero until it seems these people are proud of him for what he's accused of:

In firing Freshwater, the Mount Vernon school board cited an internal investigation that found he had preached his Christian beliefs in class. Freshwater, a teacher for 24 years, was also accused of using a scientific device to burn a cross image onto a student's arm and of keeping a Bible on his desk.

Well, I can tell you one thing. That's not what Jesus would do. Mm-nm, nope. Hero of the faith? Maybe if you're Charles Manson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I liked the comment calling it "heartwarming".

Yeah, when I hear about a teacher searing a child's flesh, I get the fuzzies too.