A Christian legal group recently sent a letter to a Calif. middle school encouraging it to add teachers to its anti-bullying policy after one teacher at the school made a spectacle of a Christian student for bringing a bible to class.
The incident reportedly took place earlier this month at Margarita Middle School in Temecula, Calif., when an unnamed teacher asked his students to read a nonfiction book every night for 30 minutes. As proof that they had completed the assignment, the students were to bring in their book the next day to be checked by the teacher.
As the teacher walked up the rows of the students to verify their nonfiction book, he reportedly came across one student who had the bible on his desk. The teacher reportedly told the student that the bible did not count as a nonfiction book, while the student responded, "Honestly, I believe it is." The teacher then allegedly walked to the front of the classroom and asked all the students: "How many of you think the Bible is nonfiction?"
Although the teacher was apparently expecting no students to raise their hands, his plan backfired, and all but two of the students raised their hands. Robert Tyler, president and general counsel for the Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a Christian legal group, then told Faith on Trial Radio that his team would be sending a letter to the school district asking that teachers also be put on the school's anti-bullying policy, as this was blatantly an act of bulling on behalf of the teacher.