NC Teacher Triggered by Student Christian Group’s Bible Verse

JOHNSTON COUNTY – Recently the Left has taken to belittling people that offer ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ for this reason or that. Whether the Left is okay with it or not, some people put a lot of power in prayer for ease the pain of tragedies or merely unpack your daily stresses on a higher authority. It was the latter practice of prayer some students at West Johnston High School were hoping to spread by posting a Bible Verse on a bulletin board. That, though, was enough to trigger a teacher that wanted everyone to know what he thought of advising people to pray. He put his own message up.

“A teacher at West Johnston High is under investigation for comments he allegedly made after a Christian student group posted a Bible verse inside the school.

“Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything” is from Philippians 4:6.  A student from the group wrote the message on a piece of paper and placed the popular scripture on a wall inside the Benson-area school.

According to several emails received by JoCoReport, a teacher Brian VanDerlaske, allegedly placed his own message beside the Bible verse with an arrow pointing to the scripture stating, “If you are sick you should go to the doctor. This is terrible medical advice. Some people have died/gone to jail because of it.”   Next to his comments VanDerlaske also posted a copy of an online news article entitled, “Parents given jail terms for relying on prayers to save dying daughter”. […]”

The teacher has since apologized, and provided some context about his snowflake moment. Read more reactions and background at the JoCo Report.

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