Teachers can so wear a cross necklace. However, being professionals they cannot wear t-shirts period and preaching to students is quite simply wrong. You're there to teach students the facts, not indoctrinate them into your religion.
8/27/2008 1:15:17 AM
I sincerely doubt there's a rule that prohibits wearing a cross on a chain. T-shirts are both informal and risque considering the setting. Show some respect for your own profession. Do you mean read Christian material to yourself or to the students. You can see the difference, can't you? And, are you more RDY4HIM in all caps than you would be in lower case?
8/27/2008 1:24:18 AM
And you call yourself a professional...
8/27/2008 1:27:25 AM
I really don't see the connection with wearing skulls on halloween and reading Christian material to your students. Wearing skulls on halloween is for fun. Reading Christian material to your students is influencing them with your religion.
8/27/2008 1:29:09 AM
I really don't believe them on the "no cross on a necklace" bit. Really really don't. If it were true that a teacher couldn't wear one, of course I would be on their side.
8/27/2008 1:38:23 AM
There's no such law. Quit trying to beg attention from raptards.
8/27/2008 1:51:21 AM
I would be right next to you to stand up for others rights., however I think that the total defeatest position most fundies take is to gain sympathy for their "current" cause. Costumes are one thing a t-shirt is another. If He don't follow the law it is his issue.
8/27/2008 1:51:25 AM
A high school teacher? Trust me, as a graduate student years ago, I saw how some of them are completely unqualified to water my plants, much less respect separation of church and state. I've respected homeless drunks more than some high school teachers - no surprise here at all.
8/27/2008 1:56:46 AM
Yes, seperation of church and state means that you, as a representitive of the state, are not allowed to "openly read Christian material in front of students". There is however, no "seperation of skulls and state" clause in the constitution that i'm aware of, so as long as it dosn't violate the expected standard of dress for teachers at your school, skulls are fine...
...unless you tell the children they have to worship the skulls, or they'll burn for eternity.
religious indoctrination = NO, halloween costume = Tacky, but OK if you must.
8/27/2008 1:59:46 AM
So that tacky Halloween pentagram necklace I brought for Halloween two years ago isn't sinful.
8/27/2008 2:02:33 AM
Though I believe Christianity is stupid, I still believe teachers should be allowed to wear a cross if they wish, as long as they don't preach or push it on the students. See how that works? Just because I wouldn't like something doesn't mean I try to stop others from doing it. Most Christians needs to try that.
8/27/2008 2:06:17 AM
arrest this man
8/27/2008 2:10:44 AM
Allegory for Jesus
And I am sure that you have no idea why such restrictions are in place, do you? Don't realize at all why they would want to prevent an authority figure in a secular institution from wearing their religion on their sleeve and alienating everyone who isn't of that religion in the process. I am deeply saddened and hope that you do not teach a Government course.
8/27/2008 2:37:24 AM
My daughter's third grade teacher plainly wore a cross and a Jesus picture around her neck every day to school.
8/27/2008 2:40:01 AM
working as intended
8/27/2008 2:42:47 AM
BS. I remember seeing a teacher with a cross necklace.
8/27/2008 2:47:38 AM
@ Malkavian Jeff
That was the best laugh I've had ALL WEEK!
8/27/2008 2:53:27 AM
If outward appearance had been a big deal for Jeebus, he wouldn't have walked miles in a sheet and sandals.
8/27/2008 2:57:50 AM
And I'm sure they can't wear any other kind of T-shirt (teachers have a dress code. I know these things) and are discouraged from reading the material of ANY religion or, indeed, something not directly related to their subject. If no religion can proselytize, don't try to make an exception for yours, because then you'll have another fit when everyone else shuffles in under your exception.
And is he seriously trying to argue a skull is similar to a religious symbol? Just because YOU think everything has to do with invisible sky pixies doesn't mean everything actually does.
8/27/2008 3:04:38 AM
On Halloween teachers can wear costumes, shirts with skulls, even coats with skulls all over them all year if they want to.
You have a skull in your head. Shut up.
But teachers are not allowed to wear a cross ona necklace
This one has to be a lie.
a Christian t-shirt
In my school, teachers were not allowed to wear any tshirts unless they were school ones, and that was only on fridays.
or openly read Christian material in front of students.
How would you feel if someone read the koran to your children?
8/27/2008 3:36:10 AM
What the hell does wearing a skull at halloween have to do with pushing your religion on your students? So, if I can wear a shirt with a shin bone or a pancreas on it to a school, then a muslim should be allowed to teach his beliefs to the same students that see my shirt?
8/27/2008 3:56:41 AM
Lying for Jesus. I grew up in the Bible Belt and all of my teachers in my [PUBLIC] junior high school wore small cross necklaces. And they couldn't dress up for Halloween, either. Our county's school system prohibits any outward expression of themes that were considered "Halloweenish" - witches, ghosts, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, black cats, etc. Teachers could wear black and orange clothing on Halloween, but nothing depicting an outright Halloween symbol. Know why? Because it offended fundies.
And you assholes thought you never got your way.
8/27/2008 4:15:19 AM
Funny, in my PUBLIC highschool you could wear the world's biggest cross if you wanted to, whether you were faculty or students.
But if you wore a pentagram you better tuck it into your shirt, so said the hall monitors, or else you would be dragged to the office.
I call this lying or at least exaggerating for Jesus.
8/27/2008 4:21:10 AM
Can't we find out where this guy lives and get him fired from teaching?
Think how many students we could save!
8/27/2008 5:26:45 AM
by "RDY4HIM", do you mean all lubed up and "in the position"?
8/27/2008 6:37:42 AM