March 3rd, 2017 10:24 EST
Parents Outraged When Teacher Plays With Ouija Board with Kindergarten Students
"An outraged mother is calling on Milwaukee Public Schools officials to fire a kindergarten teacher who introduced the young students in her class to a Ouija board.
The mom, who asked to not be publicly named, said the game was used on Friday in her 5-year-old`s classroom at Zablocki Elementary.
In an email to the mother, the teacher said the Ouija board had been in the classroom since Halloween.
`The kids have been asking for a scary story and I got the board and moved the paper clip to answer some of their questions. They asked about scary characters in movies. I did not say there were spirits. It was all done in fun. I understand your concern. It was silly and I`m sorry. I will take the board home and this won`t happen again,` the teacher said."
If this teacher had brought in a Bible and answered any questions the students had from Scripture, he would have been summarily fired.
I`m a strong believer in the separation of church and state, and no religion has any place in a government school. Most of us consider a Ouija board a harmless toy, but some oculists use it to conjure spirits. It`s irrelevant if you`re able to summon a demon with a Ouija board, just as it`s irrelevant if the Christian deity responds to school prayers uttered in the name of Jesus.
The teacher must have been aware that evangelical Christians consider the Ouija board a tool of the devil that can lead to demonic possession, was he deliberately attempting to provoke fundamentalists? In any event school should be a religion-free zone, and the teacher should be suspended.
A Ouija board should never be brought to school, not even on Halloween, just like a Bible should never be brought to school, not even during the Christmas season.
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