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From: Bill Mumford
To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: Fwd: billmumfo sent you a video: "First-grader told to stop talking about Bible"
Date: 2014-01-18T19:50:55Z

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Date: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Subject: billmumfo sent you a video: "First-grader told to stop talking about Bible"
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First-grader told to stop talking about Bible
A 6-year-old girl was humiliated when her teacher cut-off her one-minute oral report in school and told to sit down. And what was the grievous offense she committed? She talked about... the bible!

The teacher from Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School in Temecula, Calif. told the first grade class that students are not allowed to talk about the bible in school.

What's particularly odd about this is that the assignment was to bring something from home that represented a Christmas tradition of their family. It was a type of holiday show and tell.

Young Brynn Williams had brought a Christmas ornament and shared how it is a family tradition to put the star on top of the family Christmas tree saying, "The star is named the Star of Bethlehem. The three kings followed the star to find baby Jesus, the Savior of the world."

But when she got to the part of her presentation that required her to quote bible verse, John 3:16, the Grinch of a teacher stopped her and made her take her seat. But all the other students were allowed to finish their talks.

So, it is understandable that 6-year-old Brynn might think she was in trouble since her teacher put her down so abruptly in class. But her mother Gina Williams said she wasn't in trouble at all. She was proud of her.

So Gina and Brynn went the next day to see the principal, who asked Brynn to give him the same presentation she gave her classmates and he rendered an immediate decision: The teacher was right and Brynn was wrong. And if she wanted to express such religious sentiments, she should do so in a personal journal.

TV celebrity John Scherer is the founder of Video Professor and when personal computers were first introduced to America, it was John's educational videos that taught our nation how to operate those computers.

Now when John heard about this elementary free speech censorship, he was appalled and issued this statement:

"I worked with schools all over the country and the world and I've never heard anything like this! They talk about kids bullying in school. Because the teacher is older, taller and in a position of authority they can stomp on a child's right of free speech? Christmas is about one thing and only one thing, the birth of Jesus, I'll say it again: the birth of Jesus. Students were asked to talk about her favorite family tradition but not allowed to talk about the Bible? What a dumb assignment! Can anyone imagine telling your favorite Christmas tradition and not talking about Jesus or mentioning the Bible? Can you imagine how that little girl must have felt when that happened, she did her assignment just as the teacher asked and then was interrupted and told to sit down? God help us all!"

Friends, this is the end of this video but it doesn't have to be the end of religious freedoms in America. Please email a link of this video to your congressman and some friends and family. Together we can fight to get back our freedom of speech and freedom of religion set for in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Thank you.
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