Highly respected art teacher takes her kids on an approved trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. Principal urged her to take the kids. Parents signed consent forms for all the kids who went. Some kids report seeing a (gasp) nude sculpture at an art museum. So what happens to the teacher? I’ll give you three guesses:

FRISCO, Texas — An award-winning Texas art teacher who was reprimanded after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture during a trip to a museum has lost her job.

The school board in Frisco has voted not to renew Sydney McGee’s contract after 28 years. […]

The teacher took her students on an approved field trip to a Dallas museum, and now some parents are upset.

Update [2006-9-27 8:41:59 by Steven D]: Terra Incognita has an idea on how to reward the Frisco Independent School District for their “brave” stand on this issue.

Now, McGee, who was honored with a Star Teacher Award two years ago, is on paid administrative leave until her contract with the school district expires in March.

Other parents are worried about the future of the art program at the school, which they cite as a reason for moving into the neighborhood.

“Our main concern right now is what’s going to happen to the children and what’s going to happen to the art program at Fisher Elementary. It is the best art program. That’s the reason we moved to this neighborhood. It’s because of the teachers,” said Shannon Allen, a parent. “It was a principal-approved trip. What’s the big deal?”

What’s the big deal?
Who cares if we fire an award winning teacher folks. Who cares if the parents all signed permission forms. Who cares if the principal approved the field trip. The teacher let her students see a sculpture of a nude human body!!

And that’s a big deal. Because, God forbid nude bodies should ever be seen. Isn’t that clear from the Garden of Eden story in Genesis? After eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve saw that they were naked as jaybirds, and for the first time they understood what that meant. It meant that their naughty parts (the ones respectable people never name out loud) might get aroused, and (double gasp!) Sex could happen! S-E-X! Which as we all know = The Worst Sin Ever in the Universe. Adam and Eve were rightly ashamed at what they saw and covered their naughty parts right quick.

And now some “art” teacher (for all we know she’s a lesbian nymphomaniac pedophile for God’s sake!) exposed her poor, innocent 5th graders to a sculpture that showed the naughty parts in all their vulgar glory! Parts I’m certain they’ve never seen before, the sight of which might very well have already started them down the road to degradation, perversion and perdition. For shame! I’m surprised those parents and that school board didn’t ride her out of town on a rail after tarring and feathering her ass. She should be thankful they are all such good, forgiving Christians. They exercised an abundance of mercy in only seeking such a minor punishment for her transgression.

Who needs art anyway? I’m sure we’d all be better off if people just burned all scurrilous, libidinous paintings depicting people as sexual in any way (take that Mona Lisa and your knowing smirk!) and busted up all the nude sculptures with sledge hammers. In fact, better to have no art museums at all. The only art our kids should see are the stained glass portraits of our beloved Jesus in their local churches.

That is, after all, what they really want, isn’t it?

Hitler’s war on Modern art—his “cleansing” of German culture—was the cornerstone of Nazi cultural policy.

Need I say more?