Parent Wants ‘God is Dead’ Art Removed From Child’s Classroom

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytxa_oc_tZA&w=640&h=360] NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. –

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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  1. There are many novels of equal caliber that make pro-God statements. Hopefully, other students attending the same “art” class in the future will incorporate some such statements. Then it would be interesting to see if the school displayed their “art” or if the teacher even would allow it to be submitted in fulfillment of the classwork. If not, then that would be a clue that it is well past time for Christians as a group to show some righteous anger and stop accepting mealy-mouthed answers by low level school officials for what are in fact high level policy decisions.

    1. Well said Jim. If it is against God it’s fine, but not if it supports God or basically anything good that the “establishment” does not think is good.

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