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    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23...classroom-wall

    A parent in Newton County is concerned about art work hanging on a classroom wall. One picture in the Alcovy High School has words that say, "God is dead."

    The Newton County School System says language arts students made the drawings from a quote in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible". The pictures were posted as part of student art work for several years without receiving a complaint.

    "The student was not reflecting religious preferences. Basically, he's just reflecting a quote in the book," said Sherri Davis-Viniard, Newton County School System's spokesperson.

    As for the classroom teacher, the school system spokeswoman says, by law, administrators cannot inquire about a teacher's religious beliefs.

    "We can't hire or fire based on religious preference. We're not even allowed to ask," Davis-Viniard said.

    Crystal Mitchell says the words and the images upset her 10th grade daughter.

    "If my child can't pray in school and they've taken religion out of school, for this to be plastered on the walls of the public school is a huge concern to me," said Mitchell.

    Mitchell believes the drawings should be taken down.

    "It doesn't have a place on the school wall -- just doesn't have a place in public school," she said.

    Mitchell says other parents tell her they're also concerned about the drawings in that high school classroom.

    The school system says there are no plans to remove the drawings, calling it strictly student art work.
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    Is there a law that says a student can't pray in school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    Is there a law that says a student can't pray in school?
    Well, I guess a non-sequitur is better than no sequitur at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Well, I guess a non-sequitur is better than no sequitur at all.
    I know the teachers and school staff can't endorse any religion over another but I don't think i have ever seen an individual student wanting to pray be a big deal.

    I have a simple rule when it comes tot his issue: Don't disturb the lecture.
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    "Basically, he's just reflecting a quote in the book."

    Um, this is just reflecting a quote in a book too: "I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God before me."

    Let's put that on the wall also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post

    Crystal Mitchell says the words and the images upset her 10th grade daughter.
    Aww, that's a shame. You taught your daughter a bunch of bullshit and now the real world is in conflict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Aww, that's a shame. You taught your daughter a bunch of bullshit and now the real world is in conflict.
    Shouldn't you be sucking cock on a street corner somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Shouldn't you be sucking cock on a street corner somewhere?
    Well he has been gone a couple hours so he could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Well he has been gone a couple hours so he could be.
    Hey, I got in trouble for quoting Tony Soprano on that subject.
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