HISTORY LESSON FOR CUPERTINO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Great commentary by William Becker at The American Thinker. If you haven't heard about it, this response is to the events from a couple weeks ago in Cupertino, CA:
A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God – including the Declaration of Independence.
Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian.
Among the materials she has rejected, according to Williams, are excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, George Washington's journal, John Adams' diary, Samuel Adams' "The Rights of the Colonists" and William Penn's "The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania."
"He hands out a lot of material and perhaps 5 to 10 percent refers to God and Christianity because that's what the founders wrote," said Thompson, a lawyer for the Alliance Defense Fund, which advocates for religious freedom. "The principal seems to be systematically censoring material that refers to Christianity and it is pure discrimination."
Comical if you ask me. Patricia Vidmar must be driven by some personal hate towards Christians or just Steven Williams to ban the Declaration of Independence and those other pieces of our nation's history. Maybe she also lacks some love for our nation and is an ungrateful citizen... probably very left of center too. Okay, cheapshot... but probably true.:)