From Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Martyr Complex: 'Persecuted' Ohio Teacher Should Follow The Constitution
Here we go again. There’s another public school teacher out there inappropriately bringing religion into the classroom. This time it’s John Freshwater, a science teacher at
Mount Vernon Middle Schoolin , who’s refusing to remove a Bible from his classroom desk. Ohio
This isn’t an innocent mistake by some blissfully ignorant teacher. The Columbus Dispatch reports Freshwater has a pattern of bringing religion into the classroom.
He was asked last week to remove the Ten Commandments from his classroom (a 1980 U.S. Supreme Court case prohibits their display in public schools) and has taught his students about “intelligent design”– the latest variant of creationism — and the alleged “holes in evolution.”
Freshwater believes the separation of church and state “is a fraud,” his spokesman told the Dispatch. Clearly this science teacher doesn’t understand his job or the Constitution.