TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday.
Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his second-grade teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday.
Well, according to Christian tradition Jesus is the reason for the season, right?
An educational consultant working with the Johnson family said the teacher was also alarmed when the boy drew Xs for Jesus' eyes.
If my memory serves me correctly Jesus was DEAD on the cross so the X's for eyes were a proper depiction. What did they want from the kid...a picture of a live, suffering, stick-figure Jesus?
There is nothing wrong with what this kid did. According to the story his father said they had just visited some holy place where there were statues of the Crucifixion. And Christians are constantly bitching about "takin' Christ out of Christmas." This kid drew Jesus instead of Santa Claus, thereby putting the Christ back in Christmas, and he got sent home and commanded to undergo a psychological evaluation.
What am I missing here?