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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:02 AM

Teacher Writes ‘You Can’t Be A Democrat And Go To Heaven’ On White Board

KENTUCKY — A teacher in Laurel County at South Laurel High School wrote the following on her white board at a public school: “You can’t be a Democrat & go to Heaven.”

We all know that religious displays by public officials — such as teachers — aren’t legal. However, this one crosses the bounds of just angering atheists into angering nearly everyone. A statement such as that is blatantly offensive. The Sentinel-Echo reports:


A student in her classroom took a photo of the white board, turning it in to the Laurel County Board of Education and the Sentinel-Echo.

According to Superintendent Doug Bennett, the accused teacher, Kendra Baker, heard the statement from a student then proceeded to write it on her board. The statement was not a part of the curriculum or lesson plan and was a blatant opinion following the recent Presidential election.

“She wrote it on her own, and she wanted to write it on the board. She realized it was inappropriate,” Bennett said.


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/25/teacher-writes-you-cant-be-a-democrat-and-go-to-heaven-on-white-board/

See ya in Hell, Bitch!

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Reply Teacher Writes ‘You Can’t Be A Democrat And Go To Heaven’ On White Board (Original post)
Drale Nov 2012 OP
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #1
regnaD kciN Nov 2012 #8
allan01 Nov 2012 #2
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #3
slackmaster Nov 2012 #4
Shadowflash Nov 2012 #5
Drale Nov 2012 #7
Javaman Nov 2012 #9
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #12
Drale Nov 2012 #13
Javaman Nov 2012 #19
Shadowflash Nov 2012 #21
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #24
Son of Gob Nov 2012 #32
snooper2 Nov 2012 #11
Skidmore Nov 2012 #6
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #10
smaug Nov 2012 #14
DearAbby Nov 2012 #15
cali Nov 2012 #16
Drale Nov 2012 #18
cynatnite Nov 2012 #17
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #20
Bucky Nov 2012 #22
knitter4democracy Nov 2012 #23
x2 vancouverite Nov 2012 #25
patrice Nov 2012 #26
toddaa Nov 2012 #27
DevonRex Nov 2012 #30
get the red out Nov 2012 #28
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #31
n2doc Nov 2012 #29

Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. I don't believe in hell.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:50 AM

8. I do...

Where else could Republican policies come from?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. reTeacher Writes ‘You Can’t Be A Democrat And Go To Heaven’ On White Board

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:06 AM

3. So like where the F is heaven, teacher? This is the 21st century, we're

not sky watching for mythical beings and places.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:06 AM

4. White boards are racist

 

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:47 AM

5. There is no heaven.

Even if there were, who wants to spend eternity groveling?

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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:50 AM

7. First, there are people on DU who are religious and believe in heaven

so don't instantly poo poo our idea's and beliefs because they don't correlate with your own and second your post proves what the article is talking about. Its not the fact she believes in heaven or that Democrats are evil, the reason there should be an uproar about this is that she is trying to force her views on children in a public school.

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Response to Drale (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:53 AM

9. And don't "poo poo" us for not believing.

See, it works both ways.

have a nice day.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:03 PM

12. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:05 PM

13. I'm not poo pooing you for not believing

but the blatant statement "There is no heaven" screams at me I don't believe therefore everyone who believes is stupid and ignorant. I keep my beliefs to myself, unless asked specifics about it and everyone else should to. The point of the article was not me saying ya or na to heaven but to point out that religion has no place in public schools. My statement "see you in hell, bitch" was meant to point out if Democrats all of the hell as this person believes than she definitely is going to hell and as a Democrat, I'll see her there.

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Response to Drale (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

19. You're poo-pooing.

Whether you believe it or not.

Have a nice day.

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Response to Drale (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:33 PM

21. I didn't call anybody ignorant or stupid

Thanks for putting words in my mouth.

I find it ironic that you find this insulting but have no problems calling someone a Bitch. Nice.

Would you say I was calling people stupid If I said there was no bigfoot or Loch Ness monster? Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs as long as the are not forced on us. (as is the case in the OP) However, being the open minded sort, if you have proof (or even reasonable evidence!) of said 'heaven', and can prove me wrong, I'll certainly take back my statement.

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Response to Drale (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:07 PM

24. There is no poo poo

in heaven.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 04:11 PM

32. But there are wet farts.

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Response to Drale (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:01 PM

11. you preach it brother! people shouldn't poo poo shit they don't understand!

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. It is wrong on many more levels than the religious angle.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. "Heaven for the climate; Hell for the conversation." Mark Twain

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

14. Original article

emphasizes that this statement did not have any part in a class lesson - that makes it a violation (turns out, it was a direct violation of school district policy). Scary part is that she teaches civics...waahh!

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:18 PM

15. JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED

they have not only judged, they have passed sentence. What if GOD took the day off when it was time for their judgement, picked Martin Smith from New York to judge, then pass sentence on them?

They read the words but do not understand.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:21 PM

16. She was quoting a student

Do we know for sure she wasn't using this appropriately? I can see how one could do that.

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Response to cali (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:26 PM

18. If she discussed why this phrase was wrong politically then I would agree

but it does not sound like that was the case. If she had written it for discussion on political parties and partisanship or something along those lines than it would have been appropriate, and I'll admit the article doesn't give a ton of info, but it sounds as though she wrote it because she believed it.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 PM

20. I would write "You can be a Teacher and still be stupid" on the board beneath it.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:40 PM

22. Was she teaching a lesson on compound verbs?

Are they greasing up the camels these days? That needle ain't getting any bigger.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:54 PM

23. Now, wait a minute! Don't make a snap judgment.

First of all, if you look at the pic, the quote is at the very top of the board, a place most of us teachers (I'm home ill today--otherwise, I'd be teaching my ACT prep class right now) use if we're going to put anything underneath it. It sounds like the students were having a discussion, so she put a contentious statement a student made on the top of the board, indicating they were going to discuss it further.

In another article, the mother of the student who sent the picture to the superintendent and the media (not to the principal, mind you, and not to the teacher herself--why follow procedure if you can get on the news and create drama?) is now saying her daughter's been bullied and she's pulling her daughter out to homeschool her. Something tells me that this isn't the first drama incident from this daughter, and something tells me that she isn't going to be homeschooled for long.

We don't know why the girl forwarded the picture, either. We're all assuming that it's because the student disagreed with the statement and the teacher agreed with it, but given other clues, it could just as easily be the opposite. We haven't heard from the teacher, the principal, or other students in the class, just the daughter and the mom who's saying this is part of a pattern of bullying and abuse of her daughter (which may or may not be true, but she hasn't said anything publicly about what that bullying was and why her daughter's being bullied).

I'm going to cut the teacher some slack here. Class discussions often get contentious, and it's not always easy to control them.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:10 PM

25. How about "You can't be an Idiot and get a Teaching Job"?

 

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:18 PM

26. What else did students say that she chose not to write on the board? This is EXPLOITATION

of student(s) for the teacher's own RELIGIOUS and POLITICAL views.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:29 PM

27. There's something off about this story

According to Superintendent Doug Bennett, the accused teacher, Kendra Baker, heard the statement from a student then proceeded to write it on her board. The statement was not a part of the curriculum or lesson plan and was a blatant opinion following the recent Presidential election.


Anyone else read this and wonder if Kendra Baker was really calling out a student who said it? The context of this story is missing. The superintendent almost sounds like he's covering for some incensed tea party parent, whose child was humiliated in class for saying dumb shit.

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Response to toddaa (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:42 PM

30. That's what I'm thinking. Or it could be

just the opposite. No article has been written well enough to tell for sure.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:32 PM

28. Sick

The thing I get from this is that Righties CANNOT stop themselves from spewing hatred at everyone else. This is because the RW Entertainment Complex has broken this country apart as never before. I can honestly say, as a middle-aged woman who grew up in the mountains of Kentucky, that people did NOT think like this when I was a kid. A teacher feeling the need to link religion and politics inseparably in the classroom like this was not something that anyone would have conceived of as happening.

Our country has de-evolved, this kind of hyper religio-political insanity is neither old time religion or old time politics. This has been generated through years of pounding by RW media at selected groups of people.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:21 PM

31. In my school system as a kid this teacher would have been quickly gone. There was no

tolerance for antics like this, but then again, they really never occurred to any extent.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:42 PM

29. In their language, I reply, Matthew 7.

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

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