Know-nothingness at a mid-Ohio middle school

Sometimes you’ve got to wonder if any Christianists have any critical thinking abilities. Well, nevermind, I know the answer to the question already, but here’s yet more evidence that fundies “just don’t get it.” The scene is Mount Vernon (Ohio) Middle School, where seventh-grade science teacher and Christianist John Freshwater stands accused of, among other things, proselytizing his students, burning a cross in a student’s skin, and teaching creationism against district policies. His district is investigating the charges. It seems that some students (and parents, I’ll betcha) assume that if you’re not for Freshwater, you’re not a Christian. Or worse yet, if you’re not Christian, you can’t support him. Witness these quotes from the local newspaper: Several comments from students and parents indicate that acceptance and religious tolerance is a one-way street for many concerned. Beth Murdoch, whose daughter attends the middle school, is one of the parents who has expressed concerns about the sometimes hostile environment at the middle school. “You’re either for Mr. Freshwater or you’re against Mr. Freshwater. There’s no in between,” Murdoch said. “In the kids’ minds, I think, it is just the Bible issue. And who is going to go against the Bible? Nobody. But ...
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