Activist Judge Injects Religion into Classroom
Just look at these monstrosities:
They are very clear violations of the Establishment Clause. They don’t belong in a classroom. Thanks to an activist judge appointed by George W Bush and rubber-stamped by the Republican Senate in 2004, a San Diego school teacher now has the right to impose his religious views upon his students.
California Federal District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez ruled late this past Friday that the Poway Unified School District in San Diego, CA, violated math teacher Bradley Johnson’s constitutional rights when it ordered him to remove two patriotic banners from the walls of his classroom because they “over-emphasized” God.
Apparently the rights of the teacher, who is a representative of the state while teaching, take precedence over the rights of hundreds of students, who are compelled by the state to attend this school.
Judge Benitez’s 32-page opinion was strongly worded and critical of the Poway school districts aversion to mentioning God: “…That God places prominently in our Nation’s history does not create an Establishment Clause violation requiring curettage and disinfectant for Johnson’s public high school classroom walls. It is a matter of historical fact that our institutions and government actors have in past and present times given place to a supreme God.”
Fine. Teach that as part of the history curriculum. And also teach that many of the founding fathers were atheist, agnostic, or deist. That would put things in proper historical context. Hanging up two 7-foot pro-God recruitment banners in school is not teaching “historical fact”.