Texas Town Stirs Controversy Over Support of Bible-Reading Teacher

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National attention is focused on a small rural town in Texas because a first-grade teacher used Bible readings on kindness as a day-starter. One mom whose children went to school in the town said she never saw a particular faith favored in any curriculum, but the community’s faith is felt while never being forced. (Fox photo illustration).

Fox News – The town of Smithville, Texas is rallying around an elementary school teacher who received backlash after she posted a video of her first-grade class reciting a Bible verse.

Susan Schobel’s now-deleted Facebook video posted on Nov. 1 showed the children at Brown Primary School quoting from a passage of Scripture in the New Testament book of Romans.

“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good,” the children were recorded saying along as they sat in a circle. Schobel described it as the “daily Bible verse” for the class.

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