High School Student Suspended Over Religious Belief
A freshman at a Fort Worth, Texas high school was suspended when he told a classmate, “I’m Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong.” The comment was made during a class discussion of religion. One week prior to the comment, the student’s teacher had posted a photograph of two men kissing and, “told the class this was homosexuality and they just needed to accept it.”
Public classrooms have increasingly become a battlefield in the struggle to maintain religious liberty in America.
Prayer in any official form in schools have long since been outlawed, of course, but now the fight has shifted to include the expression of religious beliefs. DailyCristo commented on two examples recently. One in which a teacher was allowed to insult the Christian religion repeatedly in his classroom, and another in which a Christian teacher was suspended for posting personal religious opinions on his own Facebook account.
UPDATE: (9/26/2011) The student’s suspension has been reversed. See the story here.