Monday, November 27, 2006

'YOU BELONG IN HELL' High school preacher teacher uses classroom to condemn non-Christians

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KEARNY - A Kearny High School student has accused a history teacher of crossing the line between teaching and preaching - and he's got the tapes to prove it.

Sixteen-year-old junior Matthew LaClair says he was shocked when history teacher David Paszkiewicz, who is also a Baptist preacher in town, spent the first week lecturing students more about Heaven and Hell than the colonies and Constitution.

"I would never have suspected something like this went on in a public school," LaClair said yesterday.

He said Paszkiewicz told students that if they didn't accept Jesus, "you belong in Hell." He also dismissed as unscientific the theories of evolution and the "Big Bang."

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This is my favorite quote from the article;

"I would never have suspected something like this went on in a public school," LaClair said yesterday.

Why wouldn't you expect that? When someone holds authority over you, they''ll do whatever they can get away with.

It doesn't mean this teacher is a bad person, I'm sure he feels that he's literally on a mission to save souls and if he risks his job then, so be it, the children's souls come first.

The longer I homeschool the more absurd it seems to send your kids off to a group of strangers to learn what they know and what a committee has approved (if all goes well).

Actually, this teacher/preacher is doing more to prepare the students for college and the tirades of professors by espousing his thoughts as hard facts than if he were to keep his opinions to himself.

Of course, by the time you get to college, you've already been to enough pyramid scheme meetings to learn that just because someone pounds their fist on a podium and deems every word to be the only truth doesn't mean they have even read passed the cliff notes. High school students still suffer under the delusion that the person at the front of the room always knows more than they.

Until the day they discover about half of their history lectures are listed on Snopes.(the story linked there is one I was actually tested on)

Tasha Rhodes homeschooling blog libertarian girl blogger


1 comment:

Glen Sheperd said...

What is going on in schools? If my kids were still school age -I'd defiantly home school in this day and age.
Glen