A 12-year old girl from Katy, Texas was shocked when her 7th grade reading teacher told her that “God was a myth.”
12-year old Jordan Wooley was sitting in her reading class a few weeks back, working on an assignment where the students were asked to differentiate between fact, common assertion and opinion. One of the statements on the assignment required the student to think through the statement, “There is a God.”
Surprised, Jordan told her teacher that “it was a fact, indeed true, based on my religion, and she said that I was incorrect. I was wrong.” Even knowing what the teacher wanted her to say, Jordan says she decided to stick with her answer because she felt it was more important to be faithful than to please her teacher and get a perfect score. When she later texted her mother telling her what happened, Chantel Wooley was understandably outraged.
“The majority of the kids believed in God and they’re being told by their teacher that there’s no God.” Jordan told her mother that she and other students argued with the teacher about the reality of God which is when the teacher informed them that she had had the same argument in all of her classes that day. Chantel Wooley also said that Jordan had told her that, “They were really really upset. Jordan told me that one kid slammed her books on the desk that she wanted it [the discussion]to stop. Another kid went home crying.”