From the Family Research Council.
“After a recent California lawsuit, teachers may think twice about airing their personal biases in the classroom. Chad Farnan, an honors student at, is suing his history teacher for making “highly inappropriate” comments about Christianity during lectures. The remarks were so frequent that Chad’s mom, Teresa, sent him to school with a tape recorder, where he caught James Corbett telling students that “when you put on your Jesus glasses, you can’t see the truth.” Corbett compared Christians to “Muslim fundamentalists” and claimed that churchgoers are more likely to commit rape and murder. Although school administrators have defended Corbett’s popularity among students, a federal lawsuit will certainly bring some unwanted attention to the school’s biases. Chad, whose family is partnering with the nonprofit group Advocates for Faith and Freedom to file the suit, said, “He’s been indoctrinating us and not teaching the class; we don’t need to be hearing his political views during school time when we should be learning.” Unfortunately, Corbett’s behavior is reflective of a broader hostility in some schools to morality, religion, and the freedom of speech. This suit could bring a measure of true tolerance and balance to the classroom. If not, FRC can recommend a good deal on tape recorders!”