A middle school in Georgia is now apologizing after parents called in to express their outrage over a poem presented in class that compared God to unicorns and a “childish dream.”
“We recognize that it was an unfortunate mistake to have included the work as part of our classes here at our school,” the Polk County, Georgia, school district said last week.
“We had meaningful conversations and believe that the inclusion of this article to have been made not by malicious intent nor the desire to denounce the faith or beliefs of any of our students, staff or community members.”
The controversy stemmed from an Aug. 30 lesson on Greek mythology at Cedartown Middle School, with a poem comparing God to a “mythical creature, a unicorn with silver blood.”
“The idea of God makes young children laugh and feel safe at night,” the poem states. “But when you grow older and see the evil in the world and the face of death like a shadow behind the eyes of every living thing, then where is God?”
It goes on to argue that “God is revealed in all His foolishness, a naked like, a childish dream, a mythical creature like the unicorn.”
Principal Shannon Hulsey admitted that she can understand why parents were calling in upset.
SOURCE: Stoyan Zaimov