Using the "G" Word
Not so long ago when I worked in rural public elementary and high schools in Illinois, it was not unusual to hear an entire class pray out loud together. I even hung posters in my school - based office with God's name on them and always wore a religious medal or crucifix on a chain around my neck, as did many of the teachers and the other support personnel. It seems shocking to me in our culture today that even silent prayer or using the "G" word could cause such upheaval. This is the culture that claims to be so tolerant of religious differences and places such strong emphasis on diversity. When you think about it, the worst kind of intolerance there is in our society today is tolerance.
This article from WorldNet illustrates my point.
Student gets F grade for mentioning God
'He told me you might as well write about the Easter Bunny'
A college in southern California is now investigating the case of a student who says she was given an F for mentioning "God" against the expressed wishes of her atheist instructor.
Bethany Hauf, a freshman at Victor Valley Community College near San Bernadino, wrote the G-word 41 times in a paper titled "In God We Trust," examining the role of religion in government.
She included "God" despite being told not to by adjunct English instructor Michael Shefchik.
"He said it would offend others in class," Hauf, 34, told the Daily Press. "I didn't realize God was taboo." (More)
God, have mercy on us!
7 months ago