Sunday, June 22, 2008
Ohio Teacher 'Brands' Student With Christian Cross: Ohio Blogger Says Teacher Should Have Teeth Punched Out
CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The incident in Mount Vernon smacks of religious zealotry run amok. Science teacher John Freshwater apparently used a high-frequency generator to put the sign of the cross -- as the photo released by the school board shows -- on a student. Ohio righty blogger Ralph King is duly upset, and says his reaction would be to punch the teacher in the nose -- at least. The branded student's parents are suing for civil rights violations. King says he realizes he'd probably go to jail for assaulting Freshwater, but thinks it would be worthwhile if one of his kids suffered similar abuse: "The teacher and the district could be sure of one thing.... if this were my child the teacher would have no teeth, an imprint of a fist on his jaw and a Cross branded on his forehead!"
Inquiring minds are wondering: How many say Amen to that?