Bible banned by elementary school teacher

The principal of the school upheld this teacher’s actions. The school district is facing a law suit now.

Satan tries to limit your praying

A Florida school teacher humiliated a 12-year-old boy in front of an entire class after she caught him reading the Bible during free reading time.

The teacher, at Park Lakes Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, ordered Giovanni Rubeo to pick up the telephone on her desk and call his parents.

As the other students watched, the teacher left a terse message on the family’s answering machine.

“I noticed that he has a book – a religious book – in the classroom,” she said on the recording. “He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom.”

The Liberty Institute, a legal firm that specializes in religious liberty issues, is now representing the Rubeo family.

They are demanding that Giovanni be allowed to read his Bible during free reading time. They also want the school to issue a written apology to the boy.

The Liberty Institute’s director of litigation called it “the most shocking” he’s seen in his 12 years doing this kind of work.



Filed under Education, Religious Liberty

4 responses to “Bible banned by elementary school teacher

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Inquiring minds want to know if the teacher would’ve turned a blind eye to a Quran during free reading.


  2. Ting

    Chrissy, did you see Sarah Palin’s Facebook post on this? She called it an epic fail for the school system.


  3. Those who can’t handle the truth,
    try to silence those who speak it.