Florida School District Suspends Teacher For Requiring Students Place Hand Over Their Hearts During Pledge of Allegiance…

Weasel Zippers

I’m guessing the liberal-infested teachers union will not be springing to her defense.

SPRING HILL, FLA. — A Florida school district has suspended a teacher after requiring a fourth grade Jehovah’s Witness to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Tampa Tribune reports that the Hernando County School Board recently concluded an investigation.

The student, who is Jehovah’s Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found.

Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student’s hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.

The student told McDonald during the incident that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not worship objects, and that he stood during the Pledge of Allegiance out of respect for the country, but was not permitted by his religion to place his hand over his heart, according to the investigation.

After the student informed McDonald of this, McDonald went to the front of the class and said, “If you don’t want to say the pledge, you still have to put your hand on your heart and if you don’t want to do that, you should move out of the country,” according to the report.

8 thoughts on “Florida School District Suspends Teacher For Requiring Students Place Hand Over Their Hearts During Pledge of Allegiance…

  1. Maybe we should contact the Florida Family Association…you now… that great team effor they have going with their Petitions that are working to keep Muslims from Advetising for major companies, and corporations.

    • I had a JW in one of my classes in high school. She wouldn’t even stand.

      • That is painful to watch….it is her/his right NOT to stand.
        Says a lot about her/his home life and what is and is not taught there.

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  3. To this day, I remember the first grade standing up beside my desk with all of the other children with our little hand over our hearts pledging to the Flag.
    then sitting down in our little desks, bowing our little heads to listen to the morning devotional. If there was a child in class that their parents didn’t approve, they were allowed to just be quiet and not interrupt anyone. AND, we were NOT to say a word to those who “chose” not to be involved… that was their right that we had no right to infringe on.
    Yes, we were taught that in the first grade.

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