When a 10 year old girl in Tennessee had an assignment to write about someone she idolized, she wrote about God. According to WREG News in Memphis, Erica Shead wrote about how she looks up to God and how he created the Earth.
Her teacher did not see this as an innocent Christian child writing about something she truly believes. Instead, the teacher told the girl that she could not use God as the subject of her assignments, and later told the girl’s mother that, because it had to do with religion, the girl could not write about it. She went so far in her attempts to separate this little girl’s religion from school as to demand that the girl take the paper home saying it could not remain on school property.