Texas District Defends Teacher Who Told Students To Deny God; Says Teacher Is A Christian

In the wake of the uproar created by a 7th grader at West Memorial Junior High in Texas articulately testifying to the Katy Independent School District Tuesday about how her teacher forced her class to deny God or get a failing grade, the school district responded that the teacher is "distraught by this incident" and feels her actions were taken out of context.

The 12-year-old who exposed the classroom incident, Jordan Wooley, said "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.”

According to Education Action Group, the school district released a statement yesterday detailing their investigation of the classroom incident.

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The district said they found the teacher's classroom activity "unnecessary" and "ill-conceived" but that, "The activity, which was intended to encourage critical thinking skills and dialogue by engaging students in an exercise wherein they identified statements as fact, opinion, or common assertion was not intended to question or challenge any student’s religious beliefs as reported by some media outlets."

The statement then says that the teacher, who says she is a Christian, is "distraught by this incident, as some commentary has gone as far as to vilify her without knowing her, her Christian faith, or the context of the classroom activity."

The district said they regretted any misconceptions about the classroom activity and that they welcomed the religious beliefs of all their students. However, their statement was immediately met by dissatisfaction online, with one commenter questioning why a Christian teacher would try to instill doubt in her students' minds about the existence of God.

Doug Packer posted, “No Christian tells people that God is ‘a myth of our imagination…and believing it is completely wrong.' That doesn’t even make sense, unless of course the teacher is lying to save their job.”

Does the school district's answer satisfy you?

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