Remove jesus please

In mid-March 2014, television station WECT reported that a second-grade student at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County, North Carolina, had her rough draft of a school paper on the topic of “My hero is Jesus” rejected by her teacher due to its subject matter:

A parent is speaking out after she said her daughter’s teacher rejected a rough draft of her paper. The subject, her hero, Jesus.

Heather Watts said her daughter attends second grade at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County. Watts said the teacher asked her 8-year-old daughter Ryleigh, “can’t you write about something different?”

“I think she should have freedom to write about what she wants to write about,” the disgruntled mother said. “If she wants to write about Jesus, she should write about Jesus.”

Watts said this question is threatening her daughter’s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Shortly after this incident was reported in the news, a Facebook post exhorted readers to share a purported image (reproduced above) of a school essay on the subject of “Give an example of someone who has impacted your life,” with one student’s answer of “Jesus Christ” receiving a failing grade and a comment from the instructor to “Remove Jesus please!”:

Let’s do something… An 8 year old in North Carolina answered “Jesus Christ” on her paper from the question who impacted her life … look at the response. Share and fire ’em up!!

remove jesus please

Cerro Gordo Elementary School North Carolina, (910) 654-4250, 817 Washington St, Whiteville NC, 28472 (910) 642-5168

This image was linked in accompanying text to the recent controversy at Cerro Gordo Elementary School. However, that image clearly was not something genuinely connected to that issue, as the student at Cerro Gordo Elementary was an eight-year-old named Ryleigh, while the Facebook image referenced a student with a different name, displayed handwriting indicative of a much older student, and did not match a news image of Ryleigh’s proposed essay:

remove jesus please

Cerro Gordo Elementary subsequently issued a detailed statement from the school’s principal asserting that, contrary to news reports, the student in question had never been barred from choosing Jesus as the subject of a paper about her hero, and that the circulated Facebook image was unconnected to that case:

Our school has recently been the target of intense negative publicity in numerous forms of the media.

The school family understands others’ concerns about this issue, and has decided to address this matter. Regretfully, the complete picture has yet to be shared, despite the copious accounts that have been reported. It is my desire as administrator to provide an accurate picture of the events that transpired in this small, rural classroom in which a dedicated teacher attempted to assist students as they completed an assigned task.

The class had been instructed to create a composition about their hero, and was in the early stages of the writing process. As they were working, several students experienced difficulties in the planning stage, including the student in the midst of this firestorm. She, like the others, approached the teacher for guidance on how to proceed. As the teacher and student conferenced, the teacher asked the child if she wanted to stay with this subject, or choose someone else, perhaps her mother or father. The student expressed her desire to keep Jesus as her hero, and the teacher replied, “Okay, that will be fine.” As the conversation proceeded, the teacher assisted the student in gathering and organizing her ideas so that she could continue, which she did after returning to her seat.

Soon after, the mother, teacher, and student all met with me to discuss the issue. During the discussion, the student made it abundantly clear that she had never been forbidden to write about Jesus as her hero. As a matter, of fact, we congratulated the young lady on her courage, and encouraged her to continue through life with such a strong Christian faith. The conversation then turned to her progress regarding the paper, with her stating she had completed her flow chart and was ready to begin writing the composition. I inquired if she would allow me the pleasure of reading her paper when she finished, to which her mother responded that if the principal was going to get a copy, her handwriting had to be very good. We all chuckled at this, and the student affirmed she would provide me with a copy of the completed assignment. For the record, I remain in possession of her finished project, which is still entitled, “Jesus is my Hero.” NO red markings, corrections, or grades appear on this paper.

Cerro Gordo Elementary School and Columbus County Schools are extremely proud of our Christian heritage, and we will remain grounded in our faith in Jesus Christ. We have not, nor will we ever tell our students that they cannot voice their opinions and beliefs. We will, however, continue to work with ALL students as they grow and mature into productive citizens of our society.

We extend an invitation to visit Columbus County and experience first hand the TRUE nature of the students and staff of our school. We proudly remain a small town school with small town values. We are a learning community that practices tolerance, where everyone is welcome, and Jesus Christ is still and will always be OUR HERO.

Sincerely,
Kent Lovett, Principal

If you will notice the paper that is posted online is a totally different writing assignment, for English I classroom, which means this is HIGH SCHOOL not second grade.

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Heather Watts told television station WECT that a teacher asked her daughter, “Can’t you write about something different?”

Watts told the television station that she met with her daughter’s teacher and principal, but the issue had not been resolved.

In an official statement, Kent Lovett, the school’s principal, said the student approached the teacher for guidance on the paper early in the writing process. The teacher asked the student if she wanted to stay with that subject, or chose another.

“The student expressed her desire to keep Jesus as her hero, and the teacher replied, ‘Okay, that will be fine.’ As the conversation proceeded, the teacher assisted the student in gathering and organizing her ideas so that she could continue, which she did after returning to her seat,” Lovett said.

But while the eRumor is true, some versions of it on Facebook include photos that allegedly show an “F” or other red markings on the paper, which are false.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:remove jesus please

H/T: Truth or Fiction

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© Lillian Reed – The Evening Sun. A Christmas display is at the center of a dispute between a homeowner association and two residents.

A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two Gettysburg, Pa.-area residents and their neighborhood homeowner association. 

Mark Wivell put up Christmas decorations Dec. 16 which including a display in his mulch bed that says “Jesus,” as a reminder of what he says is the reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ.

Wivell and his wife, Lynn, were gobsmacked when they received an email a few days later from their homeowner association asking the couple to remove the display. One of their neighbors had complained the sign was offensive, an email from the association states.

“We know that Christmas was about the birth of Jesus,” Wivell said. “I was quite shocked it offended somebody, but I guess in today’s world I shouldn’t have been.”

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While the homeowner association was not concerned with the content of the sign, officials felt it was not in accordance with normal Christmas decorations and asked it be taken down, the email states.

The Wivells’ dispute with the association ultimately boils down to whether the display is considered a sign or a decoration.

Wivell says it is a decoration. The homemade display consists of a piece of plywood painted white and inscribed with the name “Jesus” in red, tinsel garland. He put it in his front yard at the same time as his Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas decorations and even draped a strand of lights over top of the wood. A small nativity scene sits beneath it. 

However, the homeowner’s association says the display is considered a sign. While the content of the sign relates to the holiday season, the “size, structure, and illumination of the physical sign are the accentuating factors generating the complaint,” according to a second email the association sent the Wivells Dec. 18.

A message sent to the association by the The (Hanover, Pa.) Evening Sun was not immediately returned Friday.

So far, the Wivells have not been formally cited for the display, which they plan to keep up until Jan. 15 — a date set by the homeowner association for removal of holiday decorations.

“I’m looking at this as a forum to promote what Christmas is all about,” Wivell said. “We wanted our neighbors to know how we feel. I don’t want this to be about me though. I want it to be about the birth of Jesus.”

The Links at Gettysburg golf course posted a statement on social media Friday distancing the business from The Courtyards homeowner association.

“The Links at Gettysburg Golf Course, LLC, is a completely separate, private entity from the surrounding communities and their HOA’s,” the post states. “The regrettable incident involving a homeowner and their respective HOA has no reflection on our business, staff or our guests.”

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A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two Gettysburg, Pa.-area residents and their neighborhood homeowner association.

Mark Wivell put up Christmas decorations Dec. 16 which including a display in his mulch bed that says “Jesus,” as a reminder of what he says is the reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ.

Wivell and his wife, Lynn, were gobsmacked when they received an email a few days later from their homeowner association asking the couple to remove the display. One of their neighbors had complained the sign was offensive, an email from the association states.

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HOA asks Pennsylvania family to remove ‘ Jesus ‘ Christmas display – www.wltx.com. Wivell and his wife, Lynn, were gobsmacked when they received an email a few days later from their homeowner association asking the couple to remove the display . “We wanted our neighbors to know how we

HOA wants family to remove ‘ Jesus ‘ display . A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two Gettysburg, Pa.-area residents and their neighborhood homeowner association .

“We know that Christmas was about the birth of Jesus,” Wivell said. “I was quite shocked it offended somebody, but I guess in today’s world I shouldn’t have been.”

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While the homeowner association was not concerned with the content of the sign, officials felt it was not in accordance with normal Christmas decorations and asked it be taken down, the email states.

The Wivells’ dispute with the association ultimately boils down to whether the display is considered a sign or a decoration.

Wivell says it is a decoration. The homemade display consists of a piece of plywood painted white and inscribed with the name “Jesus” in red, tinsel garland. He put it in his front yard at the same time as his Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas decorations and even draped a strand of lights over top of the wood. A small nativity scene sits beneath it.

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HOA wants family to remove ‘ Jesus ‘ display . A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two Gettysburg, Pa.-area residents and their neighborhood homeowner association . Mark Wivell put up Christmas decorations Dec.

HOA wants family to remove ‘ Jesus ‘ display . A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two Gettysburg, Pa.-area residents and their neighborhood homeowner association . Mark Wivell put up Christmas decorations Dec.

However, the homeowner’s association says the display is considered a sign. While the content of the sign relates to the holiday season, the “size, structure, and illumination of the physical sign are the accentuating factors generating the complaint,” according to a second email the association sent the Wivells Dec. 18.

A message sent to the association by the The (Hanover, Pa.) Evening Sun was not immediately returned Friday.

So far, the Wivells have not been formally cited for the display, which they plan to keep up until Jan. 15 — a date set by the homeowner association for removal of holiday decorations.

“I’m looking at this as a forum to promote what Christmas is all about,” Wivell said. “We wanted our neighbors to know how we feel. I don’t want this to be about me though. I want it to be about the birth of Jesus.”

The Links at Gettysburg golf course posted a statement on social media Friday distancing the business from The Courtyards homeowner association.

“The Links at Gettysburg Golf Course, LLC, is a completely separate, private entity from the surrounding communities and their HOA’s,” the post states. “The regrettable incident involving a homeowner and their respective HOA has no reflection on our business, staff or our guests.”

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