November 8, 2015
That 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.
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.
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.
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