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First-grade public school teacher’s ‘daily Bible verse’ angers parents in Texas district

Nov 15, 2018

By Brandon Mulder

Parents of students in a Texas public school district have taken issue with an online video a first-grade teacher showing her class repeating Bible verses, apparently in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down school-sponsored Bible readings and prayer.

The video, which was posted to Facebook on Nov. 1 by Susan Schobel, a teacher at Brown Primary School in the Smithville Independent School District, shows her classroom sitting in a circle repeating Romans 12:9-10.

“Start your day with a good Bible verse and life just seems better!!” Schobel wrote in the video’s caption. “This is our daily Bible verse.”

The video was removed several days later, but not before a copy was saved by at least one parent and shared with the Smithville Times newspaper.

“This is not okay,” wrote Ashley Nicole, who has a child at Brown Primary, in a letter to the school district. “I am truly shocked. I am concerned about how this is getting handled.”

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One comment on “First-grade public school teacher’s ‘daily Bible verse’ angers parents in Texas district”

  • As eejit explains on the other thread – about Rubio, we can all produce interesting quotes from the Bible!

    So here’s one for teacher Susan Schobel who thinks she’s exempt from the dictates of the American Constitution!

    1 Timothy 2:11-15
    Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

    Seems obvious that Timothy of the Bible was a first class asshole.

    If Susan the teacher had any respect for the Bible she’ll quit her job promptly and get married, start producing offspring and keep quiet and obey men.

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