For a guy who holds himself out as a paragon of Christian virtue, John Freshwater sure does lie a lot — and so do his supporters. They continually claim that the whole reason he was fired was because he had a Bible on his desk. Here he is on David Barton’s radio show telling that lie yet again:
Freshwater: When the 2007/2008 school year came along, there was a new principal, a new Superintendent, and three new school board members and what took place that year was they wanted me to removed my Bible from my desk. And I felt I have academic freedoms and I thought I had the right to have my Bible on my desk, so I left it on my desk in 2007/2008 school year and they told me to remove it and that was when they suspended me – April 16, 2008 – they suspended me without pay and I’ve been in litigation since then, the last four years.
But they take the one thing on a long list of clear violations of school policy and court rulings that actually was wrong and pretend it was all about that. Absolutely dishonest.