Candy cane is white because Jesus was white
Horice Hymes asked his 7 year old daughter an innocent question about what she learned in school on Monday. He found her answer horrifying.
“She told me, ‘I learned that the white on the candy cane stands for Jesus, because he was white'” Hymes said, “and the red on the candy cane was for the blood that he shed, and if you flip it upside down, the ‘J’ stands for Jesus.”
Hymes’ daughter was a first grader at DeBary Elementary School, but he and his wife have since pulled her from the school, outraged that religion was even part of the curriculum, much less teaching their child, who is African American, that Jesus was white.
Nancy Wait, with the Volusia County School District, said the lesson was part of a “Holidays Around the World” lesson, but a substitute teacher in Hymes’ daughter’s class used a certain book, which wasn’t supposed to be used, to teach a religious representation of the candy cane.
“This book was very religious in content and should not have been used,” said Wait. “Religion is not part of the public school system. So, that was done in error.”
Wait said the “Holidays Around the World” lessons will continue to be taught in Volusia County schools. However, the candy cane lesson is out, along with the book used for that lesson.
Hymes, though, said it’s too late.
“The damage is done, because now’s she’s questioning what we are teaching her,” he said.
Hymes said his family is talking to a lawyer and considering civil litigation for teaching their child a Christmas lesson that they feel confused her more than anything else.
Obviously Jesus was not white He lived in the Middle East The parents have a right to be upset at the ignorance and inappropriate use of religion in public school But they should use this as a lesson to their child that sometimes adults make mistakes I would not sue over this the school system is way too underfunded already and the school had no way of knowing this substitute would use the outdated lesson Well actually if the lesson was still available they might have a case the school should have thrown away the obsolete material so the sub wouldn have had access to it Still I wouldn sue over something like this
From this clip yes I nike understand your comments But the parents tried to reach out to the principle I witnessed the entire phone conversation The Principle requested detailed information regarding the reason the parents wanted to meet The parents wanted to discuss this issue face to face and where declined by the principle because they refused to give her the details over the phone Thus happened the very day the little girl came home Due to the principle not having an open door to meet with the parents they then went to the school board Guess nike what still no results Everyone was worried about tine bad going home It wasn until a member of the family demanded to speak with someone otherwise they will seek legal counsel is when they decided to send someone out from legal Imagine if the parents weren aggressive and left the school board still frustrated as they where They went thru the proper channels and no results It wasn until the media involvement the principle decided to contact the parents to heinie their request for a meeting that was originally declined by her Besides religion is prohibited in public school probably for a good reason Their are too many opinions when it discussed and furthermore parents want their child to have the same beliefs as them Keeps confusion down Not certain if they are wanting to sue the school for the confusion They wanting someone to reap the consequences for breaching the rules and no one was willing to meet with the parents until now Forget what the board is telling the media I was present from the time they tried to reach out to the principle the school board attempt and still is The question is as a parent what would you do
People need to lighten up seriously agree that it should not be taught in school but I feel that should be true about most holiday celebrations Leave it to the families to deal with the holiday season how they see fit But so what if someone confused the kid That what parents are there for If I went through life thinking that no would ever try to lie to or twist the truth to my kids then I would be a fool Everybody lies to your kids It up to you as parents to develop a bond of trust so your kids know who to believe in the end
This is what happens when you live in a world that you can not hurt a persons feelings without getting in trouble Political correctness Utopia etc never has and never will work Instant gratifaction is all anyone knows now can I get for free My feelings were hurt I am confessed I will sue My daughter was told in high school by her teacher if she did not take a certain cl she would never amount to anything having a 3 plus GPA had a hard time getting through to the principal school board etc but never thought about suing We finally got ahold of the board and got things taking care of Get real people grow up there are alot of other things in life that will confess our children Merry Christmas
Seems like you all should lighten up When you send your child to school you expect for them to be taught the right thing Sometimes they do and sometimes they don When you are a concerned parent like this father you try to address issues and concerns that your child may have by teaching your child but you also take the time to speak with the person responsible to resolve the matter JUST LIKE HE DID This issue could have been resolved if only the meeting would have taken but again that didn happen So you tell me what does it take I bet they are standing at ATTENTION now
So you are upset that your kid was told by a teacher during a lesson about different cultures around the world and their beliefs that a candy cane was red and white to represent Jesus being white and shedding his blood you are totally ok to teach your kid that sueing and making money off a mistake REALLY How hard is it to say many people believe different things and this is something that some people choose to believe in but we as a family do not Also people make mistakes in life and talking about religion in school was a mistake the teacher made But we forgive everyone mistakes because THAT is what we WANT to teach you no trash bags will act like trash bags and seek to make a quick and dishonest buck any which way they can DISGUSTING
How many times have you read a story to your kid asked them what it was about and gotten some offbeat mixed up answer I betting the substitute teacher posed the question to the cl do you think the white stands for and one of the kids guessed that it stood for the color of Jesus skin And since EVERYTHING is about color that what the child remembered one kids honest guess to a question Why why why must we continue shoving color wars down our kids throats Kids don learn to be prejudice or to perceive prejudice on their own Someone is teaching them and it all got to stop Suing will do much more harm than good
Jesus was born into a Jewish family because God chose to reveal himself to the whole world through the Jews Race is completely immaterial He is the Lord of ALL creation God of ALL peoples ALL of whom He created in His image SPIRITUAL image NOT a physical one What matters is that God chose to come into the world in the form of a man to walk among us to experience all that we experience in this world to teach us truth to reveal God the Father to us and finally to die to pay the penalty for all the sin of the world so that through His atoning death and resurrection ALL PEOPLE who willingly receive His gift of salvation are reconciled to God forgiven and restored to a right relationship with Him He is Lord of ALL creation of ALL people Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
This is just so unfortunate I agree that this could have been a misunderstanding on part of the child represents Jesus because He is pure and sinless and she equated that to Jesus being white Now if it was represented that Jesus is white that obviously an inaccuracy given that he was of Jewish descent and most likely was darker skinned
HOWEVER to say that you are going to sue over something or not like this is ridiculous As parents we are constantly in need our children grace and forgiveness as we fumble through and make mistakes This grace and forgiveness should be extended to others as well Hoping that this family will recognize that this is not a situation for financial gain but more a teachable moment for their sweet little one
Sue Handy December 19 2013 8 AM has the best answer of all Jesus was born into a Jewish family because God chose to reveal himself to the whole world through the Jews Race is completely immaterial He is the Lord of ALL creation God of ALL peoples ALL of whom He created in His image SPIRITUAL image NOT a physical one What matters is that God chose to come into the world in the form of a man to walk among us to experience all that we experience in this world to teach us truth to reveal God the Father to us and finally to die to pay the penalty for all the sin of the world so that through His atoning death and resurrection ALL PEOPLE who willingly receive His gift of salvation are reconciled to God forgiven and restored to a right relationship with Him He is Lord of ALL creation of ALL people Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
The principal probably didn want to deal with ye nike t ANOTHER ignorant family taking things out of context A principal has to deal with an ENTIRE school body That means children faculty staff the district EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CHILD EDUCATION And like another poster commented that children misunderstand everything is completely accurate granted the child has an eidectic memory which is a rarity especially in this new generation People need to stop getting so riled up about religion Is that the reason why they don show the Christmas cl cartoons anymore Because they involved religion There are a few aspects of the Christmas holiday that contain pagan influences however it is about JESUS CHRIST Get over I rememeber as recently as 10 years ago people were not ashamed to be identified as Christian and idiotic ignoramuses didn make a big stink about it either This age of technology has breeded a crop of self ignorant jack who feel the need to express their opinion over everything they don agree with Be respectful of other people religions lifetyles etc if you expect to BE respected You can have one without the other
Seems the parents have racial issues From what I recall the original translated versions of the bile er I mean bible were from Greek and Hebrew What color are they I am also suing my parents They told me Santa the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy was real just like the parents of this depraved child lie to it Go figure My parents never said if any of them was black white or any other color Is the tooth fairy gay Santa is in red and white is he pure The red must symbolize the blood he shed because he didn fit into those small chimleys and got scraped up Get some cl ss offended parents you all lie like the teacher does
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