But Michael Jackson was ok?

The thing about this is, this probably isn’t just about one crazy teacher. These are the game rules we’ve set up where this teacher was probably nervous upon seeing the little girl chose to write about God. She probably didn’t know if this would get her in trouble or even fired. Remember a few years ago a school (I think in Florida) had a big meeting about whether they could say “God bless you” after a student sneezed. If we’re honest with ourselves this kind of thing doesn’t even surprise us anymore. It’s becoming common. Because in the eyes of teachers and schools it’s easier to tell a child “no” than try to stand up to the ACLU or some batty atheists threatening lawsuits.

Ed Morrissey has more at Hot Air.