Part 3 of the John Freshwater v. Everything that is vile and disgusting in American religion saga landed the Web today.
Now, Freshwater, the maligned 8th grade teacher that had the unmitigated gall to have a Bible on his desk, has conceded with the Mount Vernon School District. He has removed the 10 Commandments from his door (a la every flippin’ courtroom in America at the behest of the ACLU) and posters with Bible verses. However, he is still a little touchy about his Bible. (Read more about Part 3 here).
Funny how when the national media gets involved, the character assassination begins. When this was Columbus, Ohio local story, John Freshwater was a mild-mannered teacher that loved God a lot. Now that America – including the Scrivener – blogs about it, we read that Freshwater is a few fries short of a happy meal, conducting a religious “healing session” during school and burning crosses onto students’ arms.
Praying for his students? Well, he should have been a little more discreet. College hazing and religious branding? Wha…? Oh yeah, Freshwater also is reported to have taught his class that Easter has nothing to do with eggs (sorry, kids.) We will continue to track this story and his students will continue to tell the school district what they think as well. Hook ’em John… er… good for you!