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Massachusetts student ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation for drawing a crucifix, but drawing an ejaculating penis is okay

December 15, 2009

  A teacher in a Taunton Massachusetts school asked his eight year old students to draw a picture of something that reminded them of Christmas. One student decided to draw a picture of Jesus Christ on the cross. Leaving aside the fact that the eight year old appears to have mixed up Good Friday and Easter with Christmas– a more appropriate picture would have been the Nativity–  what happened next to this student is beyond comprehensible.

  Because he was asked to draw a picture that reminded him of Christmas, and because he actually included a picture of Christ in the picture, this student was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation that the parents had to pay for before he was allowed to go back to school. The excuse given by the school was that the picture was violent and even though this student had never been in trouble before and even though he had never exhibited violent behavior before, the fact that he drew a Crucifix was a sign that the student may harbor violent thoughts. 

  It appears as though when the teacher asked for pictures of Christmas he or she was only referring to the pagan symbols of Christmas such as the Christmas tree, and not actual symbols that represent what Christmas is supposed to mean.

  Needless to say, but unfortunately it has to be said, a child drawing a picture of Jesus in no way is a violation of the freedom of religion. It is not the establishment of a religion, but this boy’s prosecution could be considered the state prohibiting the free exercise of religion. That is where the constitution is being violated.

  But should we really be surprised that a teacher in a Massachusetts school should be so upset that a student would draw a picture of Jesus when asked what Christmas meant?

  While drawing a picture of Jesus on the cross will get a student put into the care of a psychiatrist, we have an example from Massachusetts earlier this year of a drawing that is perfectly acceptable.

  Earlier this year a Massachusetts school gave its eleven year old students a homework assignment. That assignment was to draw an erect, ejaculating penis. When parents found out about this assignment they protested to no avail. The school board simply did not care about this issue.

  Massachusetts has told us with their actions that it is a perfectly normal idea to have eleven year olds draw ejaculating penises as a homework assignment but if you follow the directions of a teacher who wants you to draw pictures of Christmas and you draw Christ, you need a psychological evaluation.

  I agree with one thing here, an evaluation needs to be done. We need to evaluate the entire school system.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2009 10:59 pm

    I have a post written on the crucifix issue, and I intended on posting it tomorrow. This penis story is another matter entirely. I will be stealing this. Credit will be given. This is an outrage. I’m out of adjectives to describe it.

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    • December 16, 2009 5:58 am

      No problem.
      I frequently run out of abjectives when trying to sescribe some of this lunacy myself.

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  2. December 16, 2009 6:11 am

    Religious art – bad. Pornographic art – good.

    Note how bas-ackwards this is?

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    • December 16, 2009 6:15 am

      If the child had put the cross in urine there would be no problem, he would need no evaluation. You are right, this is all backwards.

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  3. LD Jackson permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:57 am

    If you could see me now, you would see me about to bang my head against the wall. This is utterly stupid.

    I know some who read your blog may not be religious, but I can not help be be reminded of something the Bible says. This is Isaiah 5:20.

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    I am seeing more and more why that is so true in the age we live in.

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  4. December 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    I was all ready to go to war on this one, right up until the time the kids father threw the RACE CARD…

    Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing

    Yes, the school IS wrong, but I can’t support a race baiting asshat either…

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    • December 16, 2009 7:56 pm

      He has also now asked for money, while I find this to be out of place, it still doesn’t take away from what is going on in our school system.

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  5. December 16, 2009 7:14 pm

    Matt and Fred I read both your blog post and the is just another radical progressive more, with Obama in the White House and Eric Holder at justice they see a green light for this kind of sh*t and it will get worst. Eventually the slow masses will see this and react, but they have to be led to the water.

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  6. December 16, 2009 9:03 pm

    This has got to be one of the dumbest things ever. This deserves a big WTF! One aspect is that this can be seen as another case where zero tolerance rules have gotten out of hand.

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