A teacher in Katy, Texas, reportedly handed her students an assignment that called for them to deny the existence of God, else face a poor grade. Breitbart reported Jordan Wooley, a seventh-grade student with a straight-A average at the West Memorial Junior High School – a facility within the Katy Independent School District – told school board members her classmates were given a test on the existence of God. “We were asked to take a poll to say whether God was fact, opinion or a myth and [the teacher] told anyone who said God was a fact or an opinion that they were wrong,” she said, the news site reported.
Chantel Wooley, the girl’s mother, said the test accounted for about 40 percent of the class grade, but her daughter was still unwilling to deny God. The girl also said the instruction was not from a school book, but rather the teacher herself, and that she furthered the same mantra to other classes throughout the day, Breitbart reported. “Another child had asked the teacher if we could try to put what we believe on the paper and she [teacher] said you can if you want to get it wrong,” the girl said, speaking before the school board. Another press account of the matter, Covering Katy, described it this way: “It appears the teacher was not following Katy ISD’s curriculum, because Memorial Junior High students who have a different reading teacher said God was never mentioned in their class.” FULL REPORT