Suspension, Psych Evaluation for 8-Year-Old After Drawing Jesus on the Cross

In Massachusetts, an eight-year-old special needs boy was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.  The assignment?  Draw something that reminds you of Christmas.  His teacher said that it was violent, and school administrators forced him into counseling.  The boy will soon transfer to another school, but the damage is done. 

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10 Responses to Suspension, Psych Evaluation for 8-Year-Old After Drawing Jesus on the Cross

  1. Julie Hertenberger says:

    Massachusetts needs overhauling, a whole new infusion of the Life of Christ would be refreshing. I suggest that the 8 year old do the teaching.

  2. Diane Yates says:

    Well, Jesus’ death was violent and horrible because it was the payment for sin!!! – our sins. And, it is a reminder of Christmas, because Jesus was sent to us as a gift from God – born to ultimately pay that price for us – for our redemption. I would say that the child is a very perceptive person, who understands the immense love of God for us and he definitely does not need counseling – obviously he already has the Holy Spirit as his counselor.

  3. Kay Newman says:

    I am absolutely stunned at the total lack of common sense present in all things dealing with Christmas and Christianity. It’s as if the whole world has gone mad. People’s reactions remind me of a feeding frenzy of a school of pirahna! The early witch hunts in New England have nothing on this situation today! Jesus is the reason for the season, and a picture of Jesus on a cross is the beautiful picture of Christmas. It is the reason Jesus was born. It is spiritual warfare. Choose you this day whom you will serve…

  4. Darla D Smith says:

    The 8 year old has more wisdom and spiritual insight than his adult teacher. Our Christmas Musical at church this year, features the song, “From the Cradle to the Cross” and explains that the reason Jesus was born was indeed to die in order to give us eternal life. I pray that the boy’s parents, Sunday School teacher, and pastor have reassurred him that he is absolutely right and that it is his teacher that does not understand the full meaning of Christmas.

  5. Gloria Weigle says:

    I am astounded at the ignorance of these people. But that is what happens in a post-Christian nation, which this so aptly demonstrates.

  6. JOHNSON.JOHN says:

    THIS 8YEAR OLD PRECIOUS CHILD HAS MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHRISTMAS THAN ANY ONE IN THAT SCHOOL. NTHE CHILD DOES NOT NEED COUNSELING,IT IS THE ENTIRE SCHOOL BOARD. HOW DARE YOU TRY TO CHANGE THE CHILDS TRUE IMAGINATION OF GOD. MAY THE LORD PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM EVIL ONES LIKE THESE.GO AND LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS CHILD YOU SO CALLED “TEACHERS” YOU MAY LEARN SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE NEVER LEARNED.

  7. steve larson says:

    The “educators” at the school clearly do not have any understanding of the role of Jesus in the traditional view of the Christmas holiday. They represent the extreme ignorance that has overtaken the public education system in America; decades of watered down, politically correct and revisionist teaching has taken us full circle to undeducated educators.

    On the bright side, the parents of the boy have a tremendous oppirtunity to witness to America, in the courtroom! Instead of wailing, Christians everywhere should be rejoicing! Talk about testimony, not recrimination! How many opportunities must be given to Christians to tell their stories in the public square before they figure out that this is a blessing, not a curse!

  8. SYLVIA MERCER says:

    I DO BELIEVE THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND THAT THIS SMALL CHILD DOES HAVE MORE SENSE THAN THE ADULTS HERE.
    LET HIM BE, TO BELIEVE WHAT HE MAY AND DON’T PUNISH
    HIM FOR THAT. I AGREE ON ALL THE ISSUES THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID !!!!!!!!!! I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD GET ON THE BAND WAGON FOR GOD & FIGHT. IF WE DON’T NOW, WE WILL BE IN A LOT MORE TROUBLE THAN WE ARE .MORE POWER TO YOU, SON, AND MAY YOUR LIGHT SHINE FOR CHRIST ALWAYS. AMEN AND AMEN

  9. Hillde says:

    Since the presence of God in our lives is stated at the end of the first chapter of Romans as inescapable, and as universal knowledge, it would be difficult to imagine a different reaction to the boy’s drawing. If anything, we should all be praying for the principal and the other educators involved in this sad debacle. I mean, if you are denying the undeniable, what are you going to do if a child presents you with a subject that is even more distasteful than the knowledge of God? I can’t imagine the folks at that school doing anything else. Some of the people who are like that would like to see everyone who admits to being a Christian shut away from the world because their views are dangerous, not to say troubling. Few things are more dangerous to you than a universal truth you have been trying to deny for decades, AND that someone has just pushed into your face. That is precisely why this has happened, and the parents of this boy should be told that. A very nice gentleman named Budziszewski told me that in a terrific little book called The Revenge of Conscience. The book answered several questions that had troubled me for many years about secularists, and in such a thoroughgoing fashion that I recommend the book to everyone who reads this comment. For one thing, having read it certainly makes it easier to pray for them.

  10. Kenneth Davis says:

    I’d certainly like to see the drawing in order to try and determine if some meaning other than the understood Christian meaning of Jesus on the cross was intended. Having not seen the drawing, it would be unwise to assume that it is the drawing that typically depicts the crucifiction. Childrens’ drawings can often tell of problems in their lives. Counseling may not have necessarily been a bad thing. However, if this was what it appears to be on its face, then prayer for all involved is certainly needed.

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