A young boy brought a batch of candy canes to school, hoping to pass them out as gifts to his classmates, each bearing a short religious message. That is, until his teacher stepped in, snatched them, ripped the messages off, and threw them in the trash.
Eric Owens reports for The Daily Caller:
A first-grade teacher at a public elementary school in Southern California allegedly snatched a bunch of candy canes bearing a brief religious message from a first-grade boy. She told the poor kid “Jesus is not allowed in school” and then — right in front of his little six-year-old eyes — ripped the religious messages from each candy cane and dumped them in a trashcan.
The boy’s name is Isaiah Martinez. He attends Merced Elementary School in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina.
The first-grade teacher accused of religious bullying is Valerie Lu. One of the candy canes was for her. The rest were for Martinez’s classmates…
Attorney Robert H. Tyler, speaking on young Isaiah’s behalf, said “The pendulum has swung so far in the opposite direction that public schools are becoming a place of hostility toward Christian and other religiously-based worldviews.”