Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This is so outrageous...I don't have words, so I will quote the story:
A Taunton father is outraged after his 8-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.

The father said he got a call earlier this month from Maxham Elementary School informing him that his son, a second-grade student, had created a violent drawing. The image in question depicted a crucified Jesus with Xs covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross. The boy wrote his name above the cross.
I take it back, I have a few words.  It kid isn't the one who needs the evaluation, our culture does.


Literacy-chic said...

A quick Google search shows me that Taunton is a town in Massachusetts, apparently? Otherwise, I was completely confused. And might I just say--Massachusetts.

I might have a few words for my 8-year-old about the representation, but they would be *different* words, undoubtedly!

Ruah said...

I was appalled by this when I read the headline. After a little more reading and research, Mark Shea has found out a little more....the photo submitted to the press was doctored. The original shows that the boy put his name where Jesus' name is--in place of INRI, which caused the teacher and school some concern. As to the reasoning behind the suspension, I couldn't tell you. Maybe when the kid got questioned, he thew a fit or was disrespectful. Anyhow, as usual, there's a little more to the story.