Fred & Louise Hamilton Elementary School has what’s called “Read To Myself” time. One might reasonably expect that “Read To Myself” time is when you can, you know, read to yourself from any book you want. It’s your time, right?
While you can read “Hunger Games” at Fred & Louise Hamilton Elementary School during “Read To Myself” time, don’t you dare try reading The Bible. That simply will not be tolerated.
An unnamed female student attends Fred & Louise Hamilton Elementary School. A few weeks ago during “Read To Myself” time this child discovered the error of her ways when her book of choice, The Bible, was removed from her hands by her teacher.
The teacher felt The Bible was inappropriate for this girl to read yet had no issue with other children reading “Hunger Games”.
“They are letting them read the Hunger Games, that’s kids killing kids, why can’t she read the Bible,” said parent Jennifer Muse.
If The Bible is so “inappropriate” for a child to read, why is there a copy of The Bible in the school’s library?
Michael Berry, senior counsel with the Liberty Institute, says the alleged incident happened about two weeks ago.
“So if it’s appropriate for their own library, why on Earth would it not be appropriate for their own students?”
The hypocrisy is almost too much to bear!
The school board is “investigating the incident” and already issued a statement rationalizing the removal of The Bible from a student, saying books read during “Read To Myself” time must fit certain criteria they define as “just right“.
The family wishes to remain anonymous to avoid any retaliation, but contacted The Liberty Institute to pursue their case.