by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

This isn't about "religious persecution," as you state in your post. Read the article you linked to!  The father states in that article, "It hurts me that they did this to my kid," Chester Johnson, the boy's father, told the Globe. "They can't mess with our religion; they owe us a small lump sum for this.''  This is about MONEY, not religion!

I was too vague in my wording; the dad now seems to be "creating" a persecution angle. Another writes:

If the kid is drawing pictures of himself being crucified on a cross, I think it's fair of the teachers to show concern. I'd go so far as to say it was appropriate. Especially if the kid was never even suspended (which could be easily verified, right?). Sounds like the dad was just looking for attention--and got it. 'Tis the season for self martyrdom.

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