November 8, 2015

JCSchoolsThat is what a Jasper County High School teacher Brian Davis, now known as Ms. Likee Davis, told students in his World History class last week according to sources that have contacted TWG. Mr. Davis informed people via a YouTube video (now taken down) over the summer that he was now transgendered and would be Ms. Likee Davis at school this year.

Several students were called into the Principal’s office last week to verify that Davis said this about the Bible. Parents and others that have complained have been told “it has been taken care of.” This is the standard answer from the Superintendent’s office about any complaint.

According to parents, Jasper County hired a new 9th grade English teacher Lee Edwards who has spent time telling all of his classes that he is gay and has a husband and that they have 3 children.

Sources tell TWG that last year English/Literature teacher Brian Patrick questioned a male student about his gender. When the student wouldn’t budge Mr. Patrick continued to badger him. Mr. Patrick told the parents that complained and confronted him about this situation that “he was just kidding.” Jasper County Schools have an anti-bullying policy, but it appears to only apply to students, not teachers.

Long time Science teacher Tyson Harty regularly makes fun of Jesus and the Christian faith. Despite complaints, and being told that “it has been taken care of,” this behavior has continued.

Is this the new education standard at Jasper County High School?

Do children have to hear about teachers’ private lives? When did education become about the teacher, their private lives, and trying to mold and/or force children to think like they do? Children used to be taught to learn how to think for themselves; now they hardly have time to learn the subject because they are busy defending their faith, their gender, and their values, and having to decide if they should bow down and go against their conscience to keep their grade or not.

Where do the Pastors in Jasper County stand on these issues? They have heard about them, where are they? Where is the School Board—those that supposedly represent us? Why do they allow these things to go on? Why aren’t the parents at every School Board meeting?

There are some things worth standing up for. This is the time to stand up and speak up about these issues.

There will be a District-wide Parent Forum on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:30PM held at Centro Cristiano Bethel, 22661 Main St., Shady Dale. (This is the Church across from Champion’s Store.) There will be a Q&A period and an interpreter.

Jasper County isn’t the only place these taunts at Christian students are happening. However, one 7th grader stood for her faith in Katy, TX. Watch this video.

7th-grader says Texas teacher FORCED students to deny God is real or get a FAILING GRADE

A very brave 7th-grade student decided to fight for her religious freedom last night as she stood before her Texas school board in Katy, Texas and explained to them how her teacher gave them an assignment to answer whether God is a fact, opinion or a myth. This 7th-grader, Jordan Wooley, said the teacher told them that any answer other than ‘God is a myth’ was wrong and they would get a failing grade if they answered otherwise.

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/video-7th-grader-says-texas-teacher-forced-students-to-deny-god-is-real-or-get-a-failing-grade/#ixzz3qqNCUhw2

You should also contact the Jasper County School Board members. They say on their website: “Our system motto is simple, “OUR children, OUR community, OUR responsibility.”

Board of Education (click on name of member to email them):

Mr. Paul Kelly Vice Chair
Dr. Shannon Barton Chair
Mr. Bobby O. Norris Board Member
Mr. Lewis Rice Board Member
Mrs. Erin Lynch Board Member

The next School Board meeting will be Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00PM. Now is the time to stand up and speak up about these issues.

 Please pass this on to everyone you know.


Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.



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  1. Bill Savage says:

    I have come to the conclusion that we have five (5) Jasper County school board members, that don’t have the backbone to address a controversial issues.
    I hope that y’all and your families have a hard time facing your friends and neighbors, who were duped in voting for you.
    Thank You
    Bill Savage

  2. Jan Miller Spann says:

    Well said sir

  3. GETAGRIP says:

    Teachers and staff at a government learning institution are there to educate, not to impose their religion or sexual orientation on the students. Teaching religion-any religion-should not be included. If you want that for your child send him or her to a private school.

    I was raised a Baptist and later became a Presbyterian. In my plain old country boy opinion every Christian denomination has its good and bad points. As far as gays or lesbians being teachers, they should not have an “attitude” that they have special rights and impose their agenda on students. Looking back on my college days I did have at least one instructor who was gay and he was a fine professor. Not once did he alter from the subject he was hired to teach. Now, if you are gay, or a lesbian, or trans gender (I still have not figured out how that happens), any race but white, any ancestry except white European, any religion except Christian, you are a victim and have superior rights. Don’t get me wrong, there are Christians out there with an attitude and a chip on their shoulder also.

    If teachers mentioned in this blog are guilty of harassing students about religion or sexual orientation they should be instructed to get their act together or be shown the exit.

    • Walk the Walk says:

      If you’re confused about something as simple as gender, even while standing naked in front of a mirror, then I have to ask myself what else is there that can you not comprehend.Someone so easily confused should not be in charge of educating groups of children regardless the circumstances.
      Furthermore ,any church that does not teach that homosexuality is a sin isn’t a Christian church at all. but something else altogether,

  4. Kenny says:

    As I always say! Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson had an understanding of GOD and Jesus Christ that NOT many men ever have. And it is NOT on the level of what most Christians today believe.

  5. Kenny says:

    Armor Up!
    Here’s the question of the day! Are you a follower of the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

  6. Don't speak for me says:

    Armor up, are you aware that at least 18 US Presidents belonged to those “non-biblical” churches you speak of, including George Washington?

    I suppose you don’t think George Bush (Episcopalian) and Ronald Reagan (Presbyterian) were fit to serve as President either. It seems your belief in freedom of religion applies only to Christians and only to a certain group of Christians as well.

  7. Kenny says:

    Nothing has changed in 20+ yrs. I graduated JCCHS in 1991. Since then I have worked in, with, and for the Government in some capacity. FACT is the Gov’t at all levels has Equal Rights and Non Discrimination LAWS. Specifically to cover RELIGION, RACE, and Sexual Orientation ro Harassment. That being said every employer I have ever worked for always has in depth training on the subject. A SCHOOL is a Place of GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT, as well as teaching. Religion, Race and Sexual Orientation are 3 things that pretty much should not even be discussed at school. No reason for it!!

    From the legal aspect: HOW something is taken, by the offended holds more grounds than how it was intended. So the I WAS JUST KIDDING holds no grounds in the legal system.

    Reason I say things have not changed in 20+yrs. I know 1 of the young teachers that was hired by JCCHS back when I attended and was let go and he was told it was because he did not fit in around the community. IE: He was not Christian assumed on the basis that he did not go to Church. BUT he got along great with the kids he was teaching.

    Who ever says the USA was founded on Christian fundamentals better try again and read the REAL History of the founding fathers. George Washington: Never took Communion or went to confession and it was said by the Father of the church that he and his wife attended, that he only went to appease her. Benjamin Franklin is quoted more than a few times as Despising any Organized Religion. Thomas Jefferson disagreed with the Christian bible so much so that he rewrote it under his own terms. LOOK IT UP! “Jefferson Bible”. John Adams; The only 1 that may have been considered a devote Christian to a point. He also did not let religion influence his work in politics. You used sound reasoning foremost leaving religion at home.

    The FREEDOM of religion was put into our Constitution for a reason. And very much influenced by the Hate that the founding Fathers had for the Church Of England (a Christian / Catholic church) and the influence they had over the English Monarchy.

    On a back note. The school that my 2 daughters attended last year in Washington state. 2 of the teachers made rude comments about People of Southern decent and up bringing. Needles to say I had a talk with the principal, who just so happened to be born and raised in Memphis Tn. Needless to say those 2 teachers got dealt with. Discrimination does not always have to be based on specific topics.

    There is a Time and a Place for everything. SCHOOL is NOT the place for RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION/ Harassment, or RACIAL discussions. All of that should be left to the HOME LIFE and parents.

    Yes it is a PUBLIC School and to some point children will have to deal with things that they will see, hear and encounter in PUBLIC, but it should not be coming from nor encouraged by a Teacher.

  8. cook says:

    A few years ago Mr. Davis (he was still a Mr.) Tried to convince my brother Chaz Cook out of Christianity to be athiast. My brother stood his ground and almost failed this world history class because of his decision. Parent teacher and student conference was made but it didn’t change anything the problem just increasively got worse.

    • Kenny says:

      Sorry to hear that. That’s 1 time I think they would have had to escort me from the school or found me beating that *** on the street somewhere. As I tried to make it clear to Armor Up. Teachers have NO Business putting any of their personal Beliefs on students. PERIOD no matter what they may be.

      Try something like that in college and see where it gets them.

  9. There Goes The Neighborhood says:

    Our child WILL NOT be enrolled in Jasper County Public Schools, it will either be Piedmont Academy, another Christian based private school or we will home school our child We are looking to move out of the county as we do not want our tax money to support a school system that hires and/or employees teachers or any staff with any issues of immorality. How can you allow your children to be exposed to this? It is sickening and disgusting and no student should be exposed to this under any circumstances. Our country is falling apart, we need to bring back prayer in school! God almighty help us all! Further more, I believe any parent that home schools or sends their children to private school should not be forced to pay county boe school taxes!

    • Melanie McBride says:

      I actually disagree with the notion that people who home school or send their children to private school should not pay county school taxes. We have home schooled for 18 years and plan to do so through our last one, who is currently in 5th grade, so we are one of those families. As the daughter of a teacher and a principal, I have always been taught that public schools, for the most part, still perform a public service. Just because we home school does not mean that we don’t support the public schools. (In fact, a fellow home schooling father is on the school board for our county.) We don’t know when we might lose the right to home school. (The current administration doesn’t really consider that an absolute parental right, by the way.) In any case, not everyone can home school or put their children in private school, so there is a distinct need for public schools or some sort of educational avenue. That said, we do need to get back to common sense and an understanding in the classroom that traditional thought isn’t necessarily wrong and that the teacher does not have the right to get between the student and parents concerning things such as religious beliefs. Just my thoughts.

      • If Given a Choice says:

        As a Christian, it is my religious right for me to choose that the fruit of my labor not go to fund any institution that allows dark influences to lead,even inadvertently, children away from the light of Christ and towards the secular humanism of debauchery and degradation.
        If I had a choice I would withdraw my school property tax from the public schools entirely. If the institution of public schooling has no need of Christian morals, then let their Godless endeavor go without Christian financing as well.Christians shouldn’t be forced to empower the forces of darkness, by funding the subtly anti-Christian programming now being practiced throughout public education.

    • Always says:

      The school board is corrupt and doesn’t listen to the parents! They do what they want. I think an entire new board should be voted in because the current board isn’t getting things done!

  10. ARMOR UP says:

    Rick Jackson, a separation from evil is a scripture based requirement for all Christians.Do you not doubt that some churches have fallen away from a biblical adherence of the written word of God and seek to demean rather than instill the spirit of God in their congregation? Christians should never seek unity with foul spirits.If you are true man of God .you will know this.Do you?

    Psalm 26:4-5
    I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders. I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

  11. really says:

    A battle always has two sides, but only the victor writes the story. -Brian Davis.
    As a Jasper County graduate, I’ve been taught by all the teachers ,excluding Lee Edwards, and never once have I ever heard anything that was offensive, without purpose, said by any of them.This is an outrage that the parents of the students believe their children to be so guileless, that they would cause a scene before finding out what really happened. I believe that the allegations where taken out of context, and brought forward by students with a bias towards the teachers. Yes Dr. Harty is arrogant, and a pompous ass, however all four years I suffered through his class, never once did he mock the christian faith nor did the name Jesus ever come out of his mouth. The same can be said about Ms. Likee Davis, she is one of the few teachers that i remember talking about religious tolerance and about the respect that should be shown to others religious. Finally for anyone that knows Mr. Patrick, you know you can never take him seriously. He never means any harm, and to call him a “bully” is like calling Adam Sandlar a comedic genius. Its just not true. These men and women work very hard to ensure that your children get a proper education. Never once has a teacher at Jasper County ever made a student, “bow down and go against their conscience” ,to make a grade. Yet everyday these teachers get ridiculed, mocked, and insulted, with a barrage of offensive slurs and no one bats an eye, because to the parents its a kid being a kid. If the students does gets disciplined for their actions, then its a different story ending up with the teacher compromising their morals all to appease the parents. Its come to the point of ridiculousness with how little it takes to make a big ordeal.
    To the parents that are involved with this, do you really think that someone being gay is ruining your child’s education? Do you believe that since your kids are are religious that they don’t tell lies? Do you honestly believe that your kids learning about their teachers personal lives have anything to with their progress at school? if so then i have nothing but pity for you. You have learned nothing from the bible and take no responsibility for your children poor performance at school.

  12. agnostic says:

    Welcome to my world. I am not a Christian but I had to listen plenty of preaching from students and teachers and endured many attempts of people at school trying to save me. If you weren’t in Y club people thought something was wrong with you. I have to say though that no teacher ever singled me out and make fun of me in class for not sharing their religious views.

  13. Samthemanwithnoplan says:

    Teachers shouldn’t be teaching anything but the content they are meant to be teaching. Religion doesn’t need to come up at all in school it’s for learning, not preaching. Keep it to church pews geez.

    • Pastafarian says:

      I agree. A person’s personal religious views have no place in the classroom of a public school. Non-religious students don’t need to be preached to and Christian students don’t need to be mocked for their beliefs. Teachers should stick to the curriculum.

    • ARMOR UP says:

      Christianity is the anchor of western civilization which ties it directly to the founding of this great nation and to suggest that it has no place in the system of public education that if not for Christians wouldn’t exist in the first place is both historically ignorant and insulting to we Christians who fund it.

      There is no denying that the personal influence of teachers on a captive audience of students in their formative years can be a strong force in directing their spiritual and moral choices, good or bad, later in life.

      If school administration no longer allows prayer at football games, nor student prayer groups to organize, yet allows militant atheist and mentally ill transsexual teachers to preach their anti-Christian religion of New Age Atheism, then what sort of message does that send young and impressionable student body? Atheism good, Christianity intolerable?

      We may not be able keep the gender confused spirit or the proselytizing atheist from surreptitiously entering our school systems, no more than we can keep them out of our churches or local elected offices, but we can arm ourselves and our children with the spiritual tools they need to recognize these dark forces, wherever they may lurk.

      In weeding out the unwholesome influence of deviance and debauchery currently displayed amongst a few of the faculty staff, the Jasper County School Board has failed the Christians of Jasper County miserably. Come next election, this dereliction of duty can be easily addressed via the voting booth. However, that aside, we Christians should demand the faculty and students of Jasper County public school system be allowed to exercise their First Amendment and Christian right to don armor of God and stand against the forces of Satan, wherever they may exist, especially in the public facilities we Christians built, as of NOW.

      Pertinent to the issue is the fact that the Jasper County BoE has members who attend a non-biblical church that allows homosexuals in the pulpit, so it should come as no surprise that this abnormal and disruptive behavior has been tolerated in the Jasper County school system for so long. If transsexual deviancy is actively allowed in the offices of a board members church, then why should we expect their attitude towards such debased behavior in our school system be any different?

      If the Jasper County BoE refuses to rectify the profane personnel issue that’s been allowed to fester under their administration very soon, then the Christians of Jasper County should either demand they resign or remove their children from the influence of the mentally ill faculty member which they willfully employ.

      Christians have ceded excessively too much ground to the forces of secularism already. It is time to take some of what is our rightful heritage back.

      Armor up and let your voices be heard.

      Ephesians 6:10-17

      10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

      • Don't speak for me says:

        Armor up, I find your comments outrageous! You do not speak for all Christians! And you have the audacity to imply that members of other Christian denominations that don’t subscribe to your particular interpretation of the Bible are somehow unfit to serve on the board. To whom are you referring and what church are you deeming non-biblical? Here you are complaining about treatment of Christian students yet you, yourself are throwing stones at other Christians.

        As for ignorance of the history of the founding of this country, I suggest you read thi s entry in “The Encyclopedia Brittanica” which explains that the very reason many settlers came to America was to escape the official religion of the English government.

        Also, you throw the term “mentally ill” around as if you are an expert on the subject. Where are you getting your criteria as to what constitutes mentall illness? Surely, not tha scientific document known as the Bible? SMH.

      • ARMOR UP says:

        Don’t speak for me.
        It is true. I do not speak for you, but merely speak from my understanding of God’s word that says homosexuality is a sin. You can choose to ignore the word of God word and celebrate sin in your church if you so desire. God’s gift of free will is yours to exercise, but remember God created the path to him for the sake of all humanity ; you do not get to create a new path because you do not agree with God’s way or simply choose to “interpret” you own path. I pray Jesus lead you to choose your path wisely.


        Further reading on the subject:
        No, Christianity Should Not ‘Welcome’ or ‘Include’ Your Sinful Lifestyle

        It’s not usual, to have government employees (e.g. Kenny) defend the ways of government as sacrosanct .Since no one would expect any creature to bite the hand that feeds it, this is to be expected, but Kenny is wrong. We have freedom of religion; this does not translate to freedom from religion .We have the right to practice our faith, wherever we may be, whether that be public or private, prison, school or town square.
        As American citizens and Christian we have a right to determine how our tax money is spent and since out money built these schools, we should have a voice in what is and isn’t acceptable conduct from those we employ.
        Kenny decries the bad old days of strict discipline and adherence to Christian doctrine that the community required of our school system, but as a product of those bad ole’ days, I can’t say that dress codes, strict rules enforced by corporal punishment or school prayer, harmed us any, yet we clearly see what the lack of discipline and Christian moral have accomplished today.
        As the wise Christian G.K. Chesterton once said, don’t ever take down a fence until you know the reason it was put up. If it works, why break it?

        Anti-Christians love to argue that this great nation was not founded upon Christianity which any who’ve studied European and American will understand to be pure bunk , We can argue the degree of Christian faith amongst the founding fathers , till we’re blue in the faith, but the founding texts are indisputable :

        Declaration of Independence:
        “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”

        Proof That America Was Founded As A Christian Nation


        If Washington wasn’t a Christian, he had a funny way of showing it.

        A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible


        George Washington
        You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.121
        While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.122
        The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger. The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.123
        I now make it my earnest prayer that God would… most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of the mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion.124

        We as Christians have a moral duty to protect the traditions and stand by the faith we inherited from our European ancestors who fought and died since the first century protecting Christendom from the onslaught of barbarian hordes and pagan empires , because if we don’t the alternative for our dereliction of duty will be the end of Christendom and thus western civilization. Think it can’t happen?
        The Christian churches of Europe long ago traded in there their faith in for the new shiny coin of liberalism/progressive/globalism and now the church pews are empty and their nations are being overrun with barbarians once again, but this time there are no Christian crusaders coming to the rescue.
        The future of America began because of European Christianity and so it will end with its demise, unless unlike Europe we keep our fences up.

  14. truer says:

    What about the corrupt Coach Huff who threatens bodily harm on players & disrespects the parents?

  15. Tip of the Iceberg says:

    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what goes on at the schools in Jasper County and how our children are treated.

  16. Rick Jackson says:

    As a minister in Jasper County I must say that this is the first I have heard of this story and the details. Please consider informing people like myself before questioning us. I am more than willing to support and stand for the first rights of Christians, and would rather not have to start with a question that could cause division rather than unity. Please feel free to contact me if you be believe that I can be of any help.

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