CBN News – February 23, 2017
A New Jersey middle school refuses to allow the Bible in the classroom but is perfectly fine with teaching Islam to its students.
Nancy Gayers’ son was just trying to get his classmates to donate to a good cause when he was shut down for “proselytizing” Christianity.
Gayers presented a PowerPoint to his fourth-grade class advertising his attempts to collect gloves and hats for poor children. Everything was fine until he showed a slide that included a Bible verse.
His teacher immediately stopped the presentation, and said it “belongs in Sunday school, not the classroom.”
The Bible verse he cited was from Proverbs 19:17, “Caring for the poor is lending to the Lord, and you will be well repaid” (CEV).
Gayers took the incident to the school district, which defended the teacher’s actions, saying it was in accordance with their “proselytizing” policy.
However, parents spoke up when that same policy was not applied to Islam.