MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater continues his testimony today in his termination hearing.



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One Response to “Slideshow part of Freshwater testimony”

  1. Sara Beach

    I just ran across all this nonsense with Freshwater getting a 2 year extension of termination from my alumina school system 1956-1969. A particular religious symbol in a classroom is unconstitutional unless all religious symbols are represented including mine.

    Read this:
    “Amendment 1 of the U S Constitution begins with: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Congress is paid by taxpayer money. My analysis of this says that no public taxpayer supported governance can show preference for one religion over any other.

    Congress was smart to want to avoid religious takeover that in centuries past happened by the Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic Church and the first Protestant Chuch of England. Romans persecuted Christians and Jews. Catholics persecuted Protestants and Jews. Protestants persecuted Roman Catholics, Jews, and Rationalists. Our government wanted to avoid major violence between religions by making religion personal not governable.

    I don’t understand why “Christians” want to push for violence and unrest by making PUBLIC their personal preferences. Cannot we have peace?

    Also, PARENTS, only, have the responsibility and privilege to teach their children what religion or not the parents choose.