Another day, another well-meaning teacher who decided that religion — which is absolutely verboten on school grounds because of a widely misread clause in the Constitution — has a place in the classroom … so long as it’s the “right” religion.
And which is the right religion? Do you really need to ask?
The scene of this act of indoctrination was Kingstree, S.C., where a substitute teacher took the initiative to hand out a poem to her first grade class titled “A Good Neighbor.”
Most of the poem is fairly harmless, teaching kindness, respect, and several other virtues. But it’s the bottom line, literally (the final couplet), that delivers the payload:
Look after your neighbor’s needs
And Allaah [sic] will reward your deeds.
According to station KBRC, parents complained to officials at W.M. Anderson Primary School about the poem, which was pulled. The district released a statement, moreover, reading:
It was brought to the attention of the Williamsburg County School District Administration on February 2, 2016, that a substitute teacher at the primary level gave students within her class a poem to memorize for an annual oratorical contest that contained a word that referenced religion. The Administration immediately disqualified the poem, and reviewed all materials for the contest to assure their appropriateness. The Administration also met with the concerned parent who is now satisfied by the prompt actions of school and district leaders.
And what is the fate of the teacher? The article notes there is no word on whether she has been disciplined and/or will be allowed to continue subbing in the district.