School District Tells Special Needs Boy That Saying Jesus Or God In School Is Against The Law

There is a story of a young boy in 5th grade who has special needs…think along the lines of autism.  This precious little boy has a heart for Jesus.  A heart that most adults would pale in comparison.  His faith in God got him through many years of distress in dealing with his disability.  A song he has relied on heavily over the years is a song by Nicole C. Mullen called “Call On Jesus.”  A fitting song for this young boy as a portion of the lyrics go like this: 

 I’m so very ordinary
Nothing special on my own
I have never walked on water
I have never calmed a storm
Sometimes I’m hiding away
from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

But when I call on Jesus
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
When I call on Jesus
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven
and earth to come rescue me when I call…

And because of his disability, his innocence far surpasses most 5th graders.  He believes everyone is good and kind and that everyone believes in Jesus and God.  It has never even occurred to him that there are people out there that don’t believe.  He is the first one to start praying before meal.  He prays at a restaurant or at home with his family.  He prays before snacking on a bowl of popcorn…you get the idea.  He has helped feed the homeless with his dad and tells people about Jesus.  So in class in a public school, he started talking about Jesus and his teachers immediately told him to stop.  They say because it was in the middle of spelling.  He received ten checkmarks and two timeouts because of this.  Apparently instead of informing him that the timing of his discussion was inappropriate because it was spelling time, they just told him to stop.  And he didn’t understand why and kept at it.  Because they were getting so upset, he thought that they must not like God which upset him even more.  When the boy’s mother picked him up after school, the boy’s aide told her that there was an incident earlier and explained what had happened.  The boy came up to them with big, watery eyes to try and start to explain but the mother quietly told him they would talk about this in the car.  Once in the car, the boy just wept trying to explain to his mother that none of the teachers believed in Jesus.  His tears fell in rapid succession down his face and his heart clearly ached at this possible reality.  His mother calmed him down and explained that there is a time and a place to tell people about Jesus.  Spelling was not the right time to start telling everyone about it but his heart was in the right place.  His mom also told him that his bold faith pleases God mightily and to never lose that.  But make sure to use the wisdom that God gives everyone so next time, he won’t be shut down.  The boy understood and promised to do this.  So the next day at school, the boy had kept his promise and in fact had not mentioned God or Jesus at all, and when he was suppose to start his spelling test, they sent him down to the school social worker.  The social worker told the boy that it was against the law to speak of Jesus or God in the public school.  Well, you can imagine the boy’s utter confusion upon hearing this and when his father was driving him home from school, the boy repeated what had been told to him.  The boy was stunned and begging his dad to tell him that that is really not a law.  So when the boy and his dad came home and discussed this with the mom, everyone agreed the dad needed to call this social worker pronto.  The social worker informed the dad that there was separation of church and state issues and ranted on about the forefathers.  The bottom line is the dad got nowhere but did inform them that they had best call him first if they ever are about to discipline his son for speaking about Jesus as it will not be tolerated.

Can you believe this is an issue in America?  Land of the free, home of the brave?  Freedom of speech?  In the media, we hear constantly that there is an aetheist upset that “Under God” is in the pledge of allegiance.  Or in our state of Illinois, a moment of silence law has been passed for the beginning of each school day for students to pray, reflect on their morning or whatever.  Of course it got put in the hot seat immediately by one dad who was upset that his daughter might feel she had to pray.  But we never hear about the child that wanted to talk about God but was immediately stifled.  I have had absolutely enough of the nonsense.  Our forefathers must be turning continuously in their graves.  Our country was founded on God, Jesus, The Almighty.  He was given thanks all day every day.  He was honored at all times by all people.  This is a sign of the times everyone.  The boy in this story is now confused about humanity.  His teachers that he loved tried to break his spirit, and worse, he recognizes that.  He has taken this very personally and relying very heavily on his family to interpret this to him so that he can make sense of it.  The boy in this story is my son and his spirit is stronger than ever!  May we all have the heart and the liberation of the special needs child!!!

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3 Responses to “School District Tells Special Needs Boy That Saying Jesus Or God In School Is Against The Law”

  1. Dad Says:

    “Suffer the children to come unto me.” God bless his little heart.

  2. livesat.li Says:

    thanks my friend for the valuable information

  3. Grandma of 12 Says:

    What a sweetheart! He has more wisdom than all his teachers.

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