Texas Elementary School Teacher with Cross in Classroom Told Students About the Lord’s Perfection September 12, 2015

Texas Elementary School Teacher with Cross in Classroom Told Students About the Lord’s Perfection

At Benavides Elementary School in Brownsville, Texas, it looks like proselytizing is part of one teacher’s curriculum.

According to a letter sent to District officials by the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, a third grade teacher doesn’t seem to know what the boundaries are when it comes to her faith.

… Specifically, a third-grade teacher at Benavides Elementary School has been displaying a large Christian cross in her classroom and proselytizing to students through her classroom activities. The teacher, Ms. Sanroman, reportedly told her class recently that only one person is perfect and that person is “Our Lord.” This comment was made as a Christian cross, approximately one foot in height, sat on a shelf in her room. This kind of religious activity is of great concern to the atheist-humanist family in question, which expects public schools to educate children without attempts at religious indoctrination.

This isn’t the District’s fault, but it’s up to them to fix it. At the very least, they need to remove excessive religious symbols from all classrooms and remind teachers that they’re not employed by a church. Their personal religious beliefs need to remain just that: Personal.

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