A Tennessee mom is looking for answers after her daughter’s teacher refused to let the child write about God for a school assignment.
Erin Shead, a 10-year-old student at Lucy Elementary School in Millington, was assigned to write about someone she idolized. The girl, who is a Christian, decided to write about God.
“I look up to God,” she wrote. “I love him and Jesus, and Jesus is His earthly son. I also love Jesus.”
The youngster also said that God would “always be the #1 person I look up to.”
“It was so cute and innocent,” Erica Shead told television station WREG. “She talked about how God created the Earth.”
But Shead said her daughter’s teacher objected to the choice and told her she could not use God as an idol for the assignment.
Erin told her mom that it had something to do with religion – that God could not be her idol. The teacher then allegedly told the child that she had to take the paper about God home – because it could not remain on school property.