A Seventh grade class at West Memorial Junior High School in Katy, Texas was given a controversial assignment that questioned their faith and then told them to deny it.
According to Eagnews, the class was told to answer a poll about God. The three choices were that God was either a fact, opinion, or myth. Those who answered fact were threatened with a failing grade.
Seventh grader, Jordan Wooley was so distraught over the belittling of her faith that she took the atheist assignment to the school board meeting. “Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real,” Jordan said, “Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth.”
The teacher’s outrageous attack on the student’s faith continued. “When I tried to argue, she told me to prove it,” Wooley said, “and I tried to reference things such as the Bible and stories I have read before from people who have died and went to heaven but came back and told their stories, and she told me both were just things people were doing to get attention.”
Wooley wasn’t the only student in her class that was troubled by the atheist teacher. “I know it wasn’t just me who was affected by it,” Wooley said, “My friend, she went home and started crying.”
When Wooley’s friend turned in her paper saying that God was a fact and true, the teacher crossed out the answer several times.
Watch Wooley’s passionate speech in front of the school board.
Wooley’s family took issue with the teacher and contacted the school. The principal promised to investigate the incident and talk to the teacher. The school board also promised to look into the incident.
What do you think the school should do?