You will not believe this quote from a school teacher about reading the Bible on your own time

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from Liberty Institute,

He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom…

On April 8, a teacher at Park Lakes Elementary School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL sternly told Giovanni Rubeo, “Put it on my desk!”

The teacher then left a voicemail for Giovanni’s father, telling him that “those books” (meaning a “religious” book like the Bible) were not allowed in “her classroom.”

Full transcript of the voicemail left by Giovanni’s teacher:

Good morning Mr. Rubeo, Mrs. Thomas. Uh. Uh. Giovanni called you because I asked him to. I noticed that he has a book – a religious book – in the classroom. He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom. He said, if I told him to put it away you s– … you said not to do that. So, please give me a call, I need to have some understanding on direction to him about the book he’s reading as opposed to the curriculum for public school. Mrs. S. Thomas. Thank you. Have a wonderful day. Bye-bye.

On top of that, when Giovanni’s dad, Paul Rubeo, protested his son’s treatment, the school officials sent him a two-sentence reply dodging the key issue of whether students could read religious material during free time.


One poll taken by the Miami outlet of NBC news found overwhelming support for the right to read the Bible in public school free reading time:

The news spread across the nation, gaining coverage on major news outlets and prompting comments defending students’ rights from noted commentators, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Fox News’ columnist and author Todd Starnes.

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