A Memphis-area mother is angry with her daughter's elementary school after a teacher told her 10-year-old she could not have God as the subject of her class assignment to write about her idol.
Erin Shead, a student at Lucy Elementary in Millington, Tenn., was told by her teacher to write about an idol she looked up to as part of a class assignment. The young student decided to write about God. She drew a diagram explaining why she "looked up to God," one of the reasons being, "He is the reason I am on this earth."
"I love [God] and Jesus, and Jesus is His earthly son. I also love Jesus," the 10-year-old continued.
"God is my idol, I will never hate him. He will always be the number one person I look up to," the young girl added.
When Erin's teacher received her written assignment, she told the young girl that she was prohibited from picking God as her idol, and demanded that she start the class assignment all over again and choose a new idol. She was also told that her assignment with God as her idol must be taken home and was not allowed to remain on school property.