Personal Writing: Teacher On Trial For Teaching Religion In School



Dear members of the jury, I am here today to undo the wrong on
behalf of this man. He was charged because he was thought to have taught
religion in his grade 11 English class. But the question really is if he
did teach religion to his class. Of course not! He knew the rules and
regulations of the board of education and had no intention to break them
and he did not. All he was doing was explaining literature to his grade 11
class. They're learning stories from around the world and some students had
brought up the topic about David and Goliath and Adam and Eve. As any good
teacher would do, he decided to tell them about it, but a more direct way,
so he got the Book of Genesis. All he was ...

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Even if it was a religious scripture, what did this man do wrong?
Would you say taking stories from a religious book teaching religion? I
wouldn't think so. I would see it as taking parts of stories and
criticizing about them. What did he criticize about the book? Was it the
holy scriptures? No, it was the technique of how it was written, the style
of writting that was used, and just that. There was nothing more to it, not
one drop of religion to it at all. It was just what any English teacher
would do, read some books and put them out for discussion. This has nothing
to do with teaching religion, but it was more like reading a book. That's
exactly what it was, reading a book.

So in conclusion, I would fully agree that if someone had violated
the law, then that person should be charged, but this man had done nothing.
All he was doing was doing his job as an English teacher and nothing more.
I know that this man is innocent and I hope that you the members of ...

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