A kid was sent home from school when his pansy teacher freaked out because he drew a stick-figure Jesus on the cross. The school sent the kid home and is requiring him to undergo a psychological evalutation for the crime of drawing a “violent image.”
Take a moment, have a scowl and an eye roll, call the school board if you feel the need.
All done? Good, because I think everyone’s missing the real story here. The class was asked to draw something that reminded them of Christmas, and this kid drew… Jesus’s death.
I’m no religious scholar, and I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday rather than a religious one, but my understanding of Christmas is that it’s the celebration of Jesus’s birth. And instead of the sweet little baby Jesus in the manger with the frankincense and myrrh or Christmas trees or candy canes… the kid picked the crucifixion as the image that reminds him of Christmas. What will he draw at Easter? A stick-figure baby in a boxy manger?
The kid’s teacher and the school administration should be fired for failing to teach the kid about imagery and associations.