August 22, 2014 2:49 pm -


Once again the poor put upon “Christians” are being “persecuted” for their faith, this time in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The incident began when one of 17 year-old Kendra Turner’s classmates sneezed and she responded by saying “bless you,” causing the teacher, a respected 40-year veteran of the school system, to ask who was talking in class. Turner…


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33 responses to Christian Girl Claims Teacher Sent Her to the Office For Saying ‘Bless You’ When Classmate Sneezed

  1. Um Cara August 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    It’s a *ridiculous* rule, but when I was a kid & my teachers had *ridiculous* rules my parents told me to follow them (unless said rules were illegal, immoral, or fattening). Part of the whole ‘life isn’t always fair’ thingy with a side of ‘while you are the center of my universe, you aren’t the center of the universe’.

    I have several family members who are teachers, and the parents don’t seem to believe such things anymore. Now parents want to change the teacher’s rules to whatever the children think they should be, rather than teaching their children that it might be handy for the uncivilized little beasts to learn how to follow rules.

    One of the reasons millennials are such millennials.*

    *Yup. I just threw out a variation of ‘kids these days’.

    • Carla Akins August 22nd, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      You could have gone with “get off my lawn”.

      • M D Reese August 22nd, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        In my day it was “Get a haircut!”

        • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker August 22nd, 2014 at 4:07 pm

          I like to say: “Clean-up on isle 3!”

    • tiredoftea August 22nd, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      The nuns just beat us.

      • Larry Schmitt August 24th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        But only with a ruler or the stick they used to point at the blackboard. You know, with the rubber tip? I never saw that particular item in any public school. Since both were lightweight, it didn’t hurt too much, unless she got you on the knuckles with the ruler.

        • tiredoftea August 24th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

          Knuckles, ruler, hard whacks.

  2. ChrisVosburg August 22nd, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Does sound as if the teacher is wound a bit too tight, and jeez, even people who aren’t particularly “godly,” such as myself, commonly use the phrase when someone sneezes, without considering the depth of religious connotation, and of course we godless commie atheists use many other religious invocations, usually as interjections– like, “jeez.”

    Actually, I say “God help you” when someone sneezes, for laughs, and reserve “bless you” for when someone farts.

    • Dwendt44 August 22nd, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      NO TALKING means ‘no talking’ to most people. The poor discriminated against student has the problem. Some churches or religious groups teach children as well as adults to ‘be aware’ of any criticism or slight against THEIR religion ( to heck with anyone else’s) and report it or immediately protest. Exaggeration is considered OK.

  3. M D Reese August 22nd, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I think that the bottom line here is that there was no chit chat allowed in class. The little martyr wannabe should have just apologized and shut up. I also really doubt that the teacher gave the little speech that the martyr claims that she did. I mean really– “We will not have Godly speaking in my class!” That sounds like a script that she concocted with her preacher.

    • tiredoftea August 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Well, there were probably 50 or 60 other students. Line them up, sweat them, get the truth!

      • M D Reese August 22nd, 2014 at 11:25 pm

        And if that doesn’t work, release the Kraken!

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker August 22nd, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Sounds more than a little blown out of proportion by this kid who then went on to hold a press conference at a church. She’s probably like many who are brought up by religious zealots who scream persecution at the drop of a hat.

  5. bpollen August 22nd, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Shoulda said Gesundheit! It means “bless you” also, but NOBODY speaks German!

    • Rocky the Liberal Rottweiler August 22nd, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Gesundheit means “Health!”

      • MIAtheistGal August 22nd, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        “Good Health” unless I’m mistaken.

        • RioBravoHombre August 22nd, 2014 at 6:16 pm


          • tiredoftea August 22nd, 2014 at 8:01 pm

            Gee’s dude, not in public!

      • bpollen August 23rd, 2014 at 7:04 am

        You mean that Google Translate might be inaccurate? Oh. pshaw!

  6. Jake August 22nd, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    She should just have said -“You’re soooooo good lookin'”.

  7. MIAtheistGal August 22nd, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve read reports she shouted it across the room which is a distraction no matter what is shouted.

    There have also been cases where “bless you” is pointedly, and l yelled at known atheists.

    • RioBravoHombre August 22nd, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      My favorite is when my racist, hatefilled, lying sister-in-law says,”I’ll pray for you!” Strange….she says it in EXACTLY the same way that I say,”Go fuck yourself!”

      • tiredoftea August 22nd, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        I’m guessing you mean it in a better way.

  8. RioBravoHombre August 22nd, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Another child with lying, bullshit spewing parents. These cases ALWAYS come back to parents who are trying desperately to prove that they have been discriminated against. The Foxtitutes will make their “poutraged” faces and shake their heads and it’s bullshit as usual on Bullshit Mountain.

  9. RioBravoHombre August 22nd, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Bogus christians always prompt me to listen to this:
    Ray Wylie is a Texas prairie poet and genius. If the music biz was based on talent, Ray would be huge and no one would know who Kanye is.

    • bpollen August 23rd, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Definitely doesn’t get the respect he so richly deserves!

  10. Budda August 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Her pastor is wrong; you don’t have a right to disrupt a class (with your BS religious crap)

  11. labman57 August 22nd, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I once booted a student from class for saying “bless you”, back in the olden days when I taught middle school.
    It was hay fever season, and every time a student would sneeze, this young lady would blurt out “Bleeeeeesssss Yoooooooooou!!!” with a smirk on her face.

    Some kids wake up every morning asking themselves: “What can I do to piss off my teachers today?”

    • tiredoftea August 22nd, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      As if that’s not their job!

  12. jasperjava August 23rd, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Do these phony “Christian” twits realize that “Thou shalt not bear false witness” is one of the Ten Commandments?

  13. peacedreamer August 24th, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Maybe “class rules” should address more serious offensive language? Kids today use the most foul language ever.
    This teacher ought to feel grateful he doesn’t have kids answering others with extreme insults?

  14. Esteban Rey August 24th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Eventually it will come out that her creepy parents and probably a pastor put her up to this. Lying for jesus amen.

  15. dawnrosanne September 7th, 2014 at 1:19 am

    What is offensive about saying “bless you?” Is that harmful, degrading, or insulting language? No. Was the student cussing out the classmate, cursing the teacher, etc….? No. That teacher needs to have her priorities reexamined, and perhaps it’s time for the teacher to retire.