Freedom from Religion Foundation reports it bullied Highland Rim Elementary School in Fayetteville, TN after a teacher provided life-affirming messages to students on assignments. Of course, FFRM considers itself a hero in bullying the school and the teacher:
FFRF had learned about a second-grade teacher at Highland Rim Elementary in Fayetteville, Tenn., who helped students construct crosses as a class craft project. She also marked student assignments with a stamp that stated, “GOD MADE YOU SPECIAL.” “Public schools have a duty to ensure that ‘subsidized teachers do not inculcate religion’ or use their positions of authority to promote a particular religious viewpoint, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled,” FFRF Legal Fellow Ryan Jayne wrote to Bill Heath, director of Lincoln County Schools.
Lincoln County Schools… replied with a letter detailing a five-point action plan that the district is implementing.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is dedicated to the separation of state and church, with 23,700 nonreligious members nationally, including almost 300 in Tennessee.
(Editor’s note: FFRF has 300 members in the entire state of Tennessee. Versus how many people who identify as Christian? And how exactly did this teacher harm students by providing life affirming messages? How many times are teachers the only positive role models that children come into contact with on a daily basis when things are so messed up at home? What sort of life affirming message can FFRF give these and other students who are living through hell on a daily basis?? Would a child receive the same comfort from “Big Bang Made You Special After Your Ancestors Crawled Out of the Primordial Swamp, and After You Die You Cease to Exist?)
You can read FFRF’s self-aggrandizing here: Tennessee schools to systematically address state/church violations – Freedom From Religion Foundation