Santa and a Lesbian Wedding Equal Two Foolish Teachers

“No Santa!”

“Off to a lesbian wedding.”

Within the past day, I read of two teachers–from opposite ends of the spectrum–who made very foolish moves.

The first is a teacher in the Berkeley, CA. school system who taught a lesson on fiction and non-fiction, writing on the chalkboard under fiction: Harry Potter, The Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus.

Under the non-fiction side, she listed God.

The Berkeley Unified School District is investigating a report that one of its elementary school teachers might have violated the separation of church and state by teaching creationism to her third-grade class, district officials said Tuesday.

Parents of children who attend Jefferson Elementary School told the Planet that Gwen Martin—who joined Jefferson over the summer and has been on personal leave since last week—was discussing the differences between fiction and non-fiction with her students on Aug. 29 when she told them that the only thing they should believe in was God.

Parents said that Martin had listed Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Harry Potter under fiction on the blackboard, which promptly reduced some of the 8-year-olds to tears, after which she made the comment about God.

They said that Martin then said that she didn’t believe in evolution or the Big Bang theory either.

The entire story is here.

Then there is the teacher in the San Francisco, CA. system who took her first-grade students on a field trip to City Hall to celebrate her lesbian wedding.

First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday, but opponents of same-sex marriage in the state say the field trip was an attempt to “indoctrinate” the students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

More here.

Now I have definite opinions about whether or not Santa Claus is fiction, and about the morality of indulging in lesbian relationships. However, I think teachers in public schools go far past the mark of integrity by subjecting their young students to such indoctrination.

Anyone disagree? Surely not.

12 thoughts on “Santa and a Lesbian Wedding Equal Two Foolish Teachers

  1. Sister Buxton:
    The education system is becoming more and more warped. As a university student in Canada, I have been subject to hearing professers try to tell me to accept homosexuality and that evolution is not a theory. When I tried to engage my professor in a discussion regarding creation, (via email) he merely openely mocked those who believe in creation in class. Keep in mind this is a class of 350. I, for one, am sick of hearing people go on and on about acceptance of homosexuality. Stop and screw your head on straight. I have determined if I have to walk by crude, rude pictures and signs depicting immoral things, I should be able to depict something pure. Just today, a newspaper publication was distributed in class, and the vulgur, disgusting things in it were enough to make one want to vomit. It is time Christians did their best to stand up rather than merely put up!
    God Bless.


  2. renaissanceguy

    Both teachers were wrong.

    There is no point in shattering kids’ illusions. At 8 they are still figuring out the line between fiction and nonfiction, and the examples she used were not the best ones.

    Taking kids to a teacher’s wedding is just plain bizarre. My wife and I invited our students to our wedding, and most of them came, but it was not a school field trip. Taking kids to a same-sex wedding is just unthinkable.


  3. Sister Buxton
    The scripture said in Jerimiah —
    ” Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush : therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.”(Jer.8:12)
    Could the prophet be talking about the homosexuals? They are very bold now since they came out of the closet.
    Brother Webb


  4. I can relate about Santa and my 8-year-old. We think of Santa as a “cartoon” or some other make believe fun, but she has some friends that live a few houses down, who are 8 and 9 who do believe in Santa. Whenever they talk about Santa, Keilani looks back at me and winks as if to say, “I know, Mom. I won’t say anything…” We have had the “it’s not our place to tell them about Santa” talk a few times. In that same conversation, I do tell her that it is our place to tell them about Jesus. Those neighbor kids come to church with us more and more!


  5. Our church is in Dayton,TN the home of the “Scopes Monkey Trial”. Our schools here are still fairly lenient with expressing one’s beliefs. They are also allowed Bible classes (non doctrinal, of course), however, they do learn what’s in the Bible. I’ve met kids and adults who don’t have a clue what’s between the covers.

    I don’t believe our Nation/World will get better with age… we are DEgenerating, but I’m thankful to be REgenerated by the power of the Holy Ghost. We must HOLD ON to sound doctrine and Biblical standards of living.


  6. Hmmm…this is interesting! I can remember getting in trouble for telling kids in my first grade class that there was no such thing as Santa! As far as I am concerned a lie is a lie is a lie! However, I have to say that this teacher did NOT use wiseDUMB with her class. Because they didn’t ask her! Now if a student had asked her what she believed I think it would be okay to say! As far as the lesbian thing…THAT IS JUST NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!


  7. I have to agree with Helen in the fact both teachers were wrong. The rest of us were just greater repulsed with the lesbian wedding. I don’t think teachers have any business giving instruction on what is right or wrong for a family, whether Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny is real, or anything else that should be determined by the parents. The field trip to the lesbian wedding provokes me to know the school funded the trip to try and indoctrinate small children with alternate lifestyle and the children lost important class time where they could have learned more readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic.

    My children believe the tooth fairy brings them money for lost teeth, Santa fills their stockings above the fireplace, and the Easter Bunny is chocolate. That is my business to allow them this folly while they are young and their teachers have more to do than mess with their childhood.


  8. JAMES–Yes, it is a shocker that such a thing happened in Berkeley, but on this one I have to come down with the school system. Although her intentions were probably in the right place, her judgment was lacking.

    Eight year olds already know about Santa? Not sure about that. In our home we talked about Santa, read stories about him, and the children sat on his lap at the mall. But it was all in the realm of make-believe and fun.

    One of my older boys–don’t recall which one–in elementary school told one of his classmates there was no such thing as Santa. An irate parent called me! I had a talk with my child, encouraging him to keep “our secret” within our family.

    Hi, CAROL. I haven’t kept up with all the details on the story, but did hear someone allude to the fact that there was a choice. I still think it’s wrong. If it’s true, as you say, that only two elected not to attend, think of the pressure on those two youngsters.

    ROBERT WEBB–It’s education alright, but in the wrong subject and certainly with the wrong conclusion–in my opinion, of course.


  9. I heard a radio talk show host (KFBK)last night say that it was the parent’s idea to take the children to the wedding, and all but two parents consented to let the kids go. What a sad state of affairs if this really is the case! Either way, I don’t see how this field trip has anything to do with education, (some say it falls under the category of civics)but it does have everything to do with indoctrination. I’m casting my vote and praying that Prop. 8 will pass.


  10. Wow, a Berkley-area school teacher that taught that there is a God! She deserves a medal for that! (Of course, she gets it taken back for deciding Santa is fake to 8-year olds… WAIT, 8-year olds?? Like their movies, TV and friends haven’t told them the same!?!?!?!?)


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