School is back in session across the fruited plain, and students are getting settled in their new classes—adjusting to new teachers.
So it's not all that unusual for moms and dads to receive letters from their child's teacher—especially regarding inappropriate classroom behavior. But a letter written by a first-grade teacher and sent to parents in McCordsville, Indiana, is causing quite a stir.
The teacher urged parents to encourage their children to stop using religious words in the classroom.
"I have had a group of about five students using the words God, Jesus and devil in conversation," the teacher wrote.
Back when I was in grade school, my classmates would typically invoke the Good Lord's name—usually just before an exam.
She explained that she had "a talk" with the children regarding inappropriate classroom language—but the lesson did not seem to work.
"With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used," she wrote to parents.
In other words—Jesus is not welcome in McCordsville Elementary School.
"If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate time and place of talking about it," the teacher wrote.
In my new book, The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, I delivered a call to arms. I urged you to take a stand for your Constitutional rights—to take a stand in your neighborhoods.
And that's exactly what happened in McCordsville. One of the parents sent a copy of the teacher's Jesus-ban to a local Fox News station—and faster than you could say, "God bless America," the school district backtracked.
"Trying to limit a student's view on religion is a violating of a student's First Amendment rights," the district wrote in a statement.
Patriots took a stand, and as a result, a terrible wrong was made right.
Sadly, in many school districts parents have capitulated and allowed their school districts to become public indoctrination centers for far-left activists—schools where words like "Jesus" are banned, but words like "gender fluid" are celebrated.
Todd Starnes is host of "Fox News & Commentary," heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again.
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