November 19, 2014 6:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Two students in Enola, Pennsylvania complained because their teacher wore a Star of David.

In 1949, Act 14 (Sect. 1112) prohibited public school teachers from showing any kind of religious symbol or imagery in the classroom. Now, a parent of one of the two students at East Pennsboro Middle School has issued a formal complaint to the school district, claiming a teacher is violating the law by wearing the Star of David on their necklace.

“They are there to learn about education, not to learn about the religious points of view,” Ernest Perce told ABC 27. “If a child is subjected to a teacher where a symbol of Judaism is allowed to skirt the law, I believe that a Muslim should be allowed to cover her head as well as a Christian to cover her head like the Bible commands,” Perce continued.

Perce went on to tell ABC 27 that he was once an atheist, but recently became an Orthodox Christian. Two years ago, he protested the 2012 “Year of the Bible.”

Perce reached out to the school’s district attorney and was not pleased with the response. The letter said that the school will not force the teacher to “discontinue wearing the religious symbol,” citing a ruling in western Pennsylvania that permitted a teacher assistant to wear a Christian cross.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

35 responses to Parent Removes Child From Class Because Teacher Wore Star Of David

  1. tracey marie November 19th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Christians pushing their intolorence once again

  2. Jones November 19th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I’m against religion in schools, but this is extremely petty.

    • whatthe46 November 19th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      especially when she wasn’t expressing her views on the students. i’ve always said, people need something to complain about even if they have to make sh’t up. and what’s sad is that these students are being raised as intolerant bigots and GOD knows what else.

      • burqa November 19th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

        I agree 100%.

    • burqa November 19th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      I am too, in general, and I agree with you on the pettiness of this.
      I find it interesting to see some around here who I would have expected to oppose religious symbols in the classroom appear to have no objection to them if it gives them a chance to hate on Christians.
      The interesting part for me is what it takes in certain instances to get people to reject previous views or principles they seemed to hold dear. Some will stick to an important principle like freedom of expression even when it involves defending someone loathesome and others will abandon that principle at the faintest whisper of a current pulling them in another direction…

      • fahvel November 20th, 2014 at 2:18 am

        you are in fine form this morning – your comments have been damn near perfect – thank you!!

      • Bunya November 20th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        “…it gives them a chance to hate on Christians.”

        Let’s face it. It’s pretty annoying when somebody starts an argument over stupid, petty sh!t, and it’s usually the Christians starting the trouble. This man has made it quite obvious he has a problem with Jews

    • Anomaly 100 November 20th, 2014 at 6:15 am

      I agree. I wear a cross around my neck as well as some sentimental pieces of jewelry which never, ever come off. I would resent this if it happened to me. It is my neck.

      • Robert M. Snyder November 20th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

        Does a teacher have a right to wear *any* symbol? What if a teacher wore a swastika in the classroom? That symbol means different things to Nazis, Hindus, and Buddhists. But in an American classroom, I suspect most people would think “Nazi”.

  3. StoneyCurtisll November 19th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I wonder if this image upset the parents..

    • fahvel November 20th, 2014 at 2:16 am

      my goodness, the whistling through its ears would /should be more upsetting than a necklace.

    • Larry Schmitt November 20th, 2014 at 6:26 am

      In this case, it’s the head attached to the neck around which the symbol hangs that is objectionable.

      • StoneyCurtisll November 20th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        High Five to that~!

    • M D Reese November 20th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      It upsets me, but not because of the necklace.

  4. Tommy6860 November 19th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I wonder if this teacher began an exorcism saying “The power of Christ compels you…”

  5. Angelo_Frank November 19th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Another case of an adherent of Christian Dominionism attempting to suppress the personal faith of a person of another religion.

    • rg9rts November 20th, 2014 at 7:35 am

      But but but this is a christian country ….right???

      • M D Reese November 20th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        …and god wrote the Constitution!…All of our laws are based on the buybull! (snark)

  6. KB723 November 19th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    What about the ‘ Pledge of Allegiance’

    • M D Reese November 19th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      If you mean because of the two words that were added in the early 50s by the teabaggers of that time, those two words need to be shit-canned. I’m old enough to have learned the Pledge without them and I say it that way to this day.

      • rg9rts November 20th, 2014 at 7:34 am


        • M D Reese November 20th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

          They can take “In god we trust” off of our money and the courthouse walls, too. The motto was changed at around the same time and for the same reasons. May I suggest changing it to “E Pluribus Unum”?

  7. Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" November 19th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Schtupin tukus Schvatza Kinder !!!! (yes I know spelled wrong, but lets see who gets it)

    • rg9rts November 20th, 2014 at 7:32 am


      • Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" November 20th, 2014 at 9:40 am

        ^^^ LOL ^^^

        • HessenBalkan December 2nd, 2014 at 10:38 am

          That cat spelled it wrong, it’s “Scheisskopf”!!!

          • Pistol-Packing AKA "Susie" December 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 am

            phonetically: how is it pronounced?

  8. Foundryman November 19th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I wonder what the school district response would have been if it were pentagram? I bet they would have words with the teacher then…

    • fahvel November 20th, 2014 at 2:14 am

      yeah but them the teacher would have zapped them with a curse and all would go wobbly and fade away. – more pentagrams!!!!

  9. burqa November 19th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    In Nazi Germany and countries they occupied, people tended to avoid association with people wearing the Star of David, too……….

    • M D Reese November 19th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      …and pink triangles, and whatever color symbol that they forced other groups to wear on their clothing…

  10. M D Reese November 19th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve never understood why ANYONE would want their religious beliefs to be the first thing that people know about them. It turns me off.

  11. fahvel November 20th, 2014 at 2:13 am

    somehow I thought the cross was something roman – a way to give the departing a panoramic view on the way to the guy rowing the boat down below – but whatever, xian orthodoxy is just one more cache for the scared and lonely.

  12. Maxx44 November 20th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Ain’t religion just a hoot!

  13. AnthonyLook November 21st, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Inquisition tactic are so last many centuries.