According to the Supreme Court, a teacher can say “Jesus Christ” or “God” as a cuss-word, but not as a blessing. According to Dobson, swearing by using “Jesus Christ!” is protected, free speech. I’m not sure how true it is, but it’s fair to say The System has a built-in prejudice against Christianity. Many teachers I meet are terrified of persecution (i.e., getting fired) for sharing their faith. Dobson’s push for the Christianization of schools is no answer, but I do find his observation fascinating.
Here’s what I wonder: can you share your faith in Christ by cussing in Jesus’ name? What a marvelous loophole! But the legalists wouldn’t touch it…