The truth about â€˜persecuted’ Christian Jennie Cain
THISÂ is the tearful face of another of those damn self-serving Christians who have been inundating the media with woeful tales of “persecution”.
A week or so ago, the Telegraph reported on the case ofÂ poor, put-upon Jennie Cain, whose five-year-old daughter Jasmine had apparently been banished to the naughty step for “discussing heaven and God with a friend”.
Cain, who works at Landscore Primary School in Crediton, Devon,Â made a big song-and-dance about her daughter’s alleged telling off. As a result, she wasÂ told she faced disciplinary action and suspension for a series of moaning-Minnie emails she blasted off to friends, in which she slagged off the school.
Immediately the ghastly Christian Institute became involved, and the cynical troublemaker was flagged up by the Press as another example of how people are being persecuted for their Christian beliefs.
Crucially, what was omitted from all the reports was the fact that Cain’s darling little angel had scared the shit out of a classmate with threats of eternal damnation.
Today we learn from this report that parents and local residents are overwhelmingly backing head teacher, Gary Read, over his stance that no child should threaten another by saying she or he would “go to hell” if they did not believe in God.
Far from being a victim, Cain – by cramming her child’s head with crap about “damnation” – is directly responsible for the distress caused to another child, and should be summarily booted out.
The local Express and Echo paper reports this morning that its readers:
Have inundated the paper’s website with comments supporting headteacher Gary Read’s actions.
Christians and a local Religious Education teacher are among those who have spoken out, saying that the school has a fine record of respecting different beliefs and values, and of trying to be decent and fair in its treatment of pupils.
Readers of the Express and Echo have also criticised the inaccuracy of the paper’s headline on 13 February, when it declared:
Five-year-old girl is told off at school for talking about God.
Landscore school says this is plain wrong. They encourage pupils to talk about their beliefs and opinions, but to do so with respect for others.
One Crediton commenter says:
For any five-year- old to make a comment about ‘going to hell’ is worrying and it is something Mrs Cain should take responsibility for, rather than attempting to dirty this school’s good name.