School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses


A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive.

“This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child,” said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale. They are also representing his parents, Christina and Jaime Zavala.

Here’s the back story:

Mrs. Zavala made it a practice of including a Bible verse and encouraging note in her son’s lunch bag. The boy would tell his friends about the note and read them aloud at the lunch table.

It wasn’t long before children asked for copies of the notes and Mrs. Zavala obliged – including a brief note to explain the daily Bible verse.

On April 18 a teacher called Mrs. Zavala and said her son would no longer be able to share the Bible verses because he was “not allowed to share such things while at school.”

Liberty Counsel said the school would only allow the child to distribute the Bible verses outside the school gate – after the bell rang.

They say the teacher told Mrs. Zavala that her son “could no longer read or share Bible verses or stories at lunch” – citing “separation of church and state.”

So, Mr. and Mrs. Zavala complied with the school’s clearly unconstitutional edict.

But on May 9, the school’s principal decided to implement a complete ban on the Bible verse sharing.


8 Comments on School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses

  1. School is supposed to be all about learning. Each one of those Bible verses contain more knowledge and wisdom than a modern day teacher is allowed to obtain in an entire lifetime in the corrupt education system the Left has designed.

    When they read the 1st amendment they don’t pay any attention to the part that speaks about no laws prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

  2. We need a clear and present Old Testament God (God is the same today, yesterday, and forever!) to supernaturally intervene with some “Earth opening up and swallowing evil people” tricks. Imagine how quickly this country would turn around.

  3. I’m sure if it was a Muslim child sharing verses from the Quran, there would be no issue. The teacher would have never told little Ahmed that he had to stop sharing his beliefs, and there would never have been a deputy sheriff sent to his home.

  4. OK, even though I’m an atheist this is ridiculous. It’s time to disband public schools and let the free market work.

  5. Persecution of Christians is not only beheadings and genocide.
    Stifling speech is the preferred persecution in the US.

    2 Corinthians 12:10
    10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    This young man of God has gained more strength and will continue in his reverence and belief in God. He knows who he battles with, not schools or sheriffs, but satan and his followers.

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