An advocacy group is claiming that a teacher at California’s Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School showed undue hostility toward a first grader’s faith last month during a presentation about holiday traditions.
According to a press release from Advocates For Faith & Freedom, Brynn Williams was speaking to her class about her family’s Christmas tradition when her teacher abruptly stopped the address and said that Williams is “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school.”
It all started Dec. 18 when the child was sent home with a “share” bag. Her teacher reportedly assigned the class a simple task: bring in something from home that is representative of how each family celebrates Christmas.
So, when Williams returned to school the next day she brought with her the family’s Star of Bethlehem — a tree topper — and explained during her one minute presentation how her family’s tradition is to keep Jesus at the center of Christmas. …read more