Published on Oct 27, 2015
A Katy, Texas middle school student, Jordan Wooley, testified at a school board meeting about an assignment that questioned the existence of God.
“Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said that a fact or opinion was wrong and that God is only a myth.”
The West Memorial Junior High School teacher refused to consider the students’ position when they objected.
“She started saying, telling kids that they were completely wrong and that when kids would argue, she had told them that we would get in trouble. When I tried to argue, she told me to prove it. And I tried to reference things such as the Bible and stories that I’ve read before from people who have died and went to heaven but have come back and told their stories, and she told me that both were just things that people were doing to get attention.”
The 7th grader said the teacher threatened the students with a failing grade if they believe that God is real.
“Another child in my class had asked the teacher if we could, like, try to put what we believe in on the paper, and she said you can if you want to get the problem wrong, she’ll fail, you’ll fail the paper if you do.”