In case it’s unclear to anyone… I do not support this kind of thing:
John FreshwaterÂ is a science teacher at Mount Vernon Middle School in Ohio. A public school.
He preaches his Christian beliefs in class.
He teaches Creationism/Intelligent Design.
He kept theÂ Ten CommandmentsÂ on the door of his classroom until he was finally forced to take it down.
He failed to remove a Bible from his classroom even after he was asked to get rid of it.
He gave his studentsÂ extra creditÂ if they saw the sham that isÂ ExpelledÂ and completed an assignment explaining â€œwhy it is important to examine this objectively and not let bias affect your observations.â€
Ohâ€¦ and heÂ burns crossesÂ into his students arms.
And it ain’t just the branding that I disagree with. I concur with HemantÂ when he says, “Why this man is even allowed near children amazes me.” At least he’s finally being firedÂ (thanks to Emory for pointing out this update).
When you read this, I will be somewhere between Chicago and Warsaw. I didn’t want to leave with rumors going around that I’d come out as a creationist!Â