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Passion in The Classroom


The hot story in DC today is a sixth-grade teacher who showed scenes from Gibson’s “The Passion” to his students. In a freak moment of lucidity and reason from the DC public schools, an official said “I can think of no occasions that a 12-year-old should be in a school-sponsored activity viewing an R-rated film.”

Many DC parents are outraged, believing their 12-year-olds should never have been exposed to Gibson’s vision of “The Christ” because it took valuable classroom time away from reading Judy Blume’s writings on masturbation and analysis of the poetic value of Jay-Z’s “I Got 99 Problems But A Bitch Ain’t One.”