(Todd Starnes – Fox News) The Earth is about to blow up and there’s only room on the spaceship for eight passengers. So who gets left behind?
Seventh graders at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio were assigned the task last week of deciding who got to live and who was doomed to be blown to smithereens.
The “Whom To Leave Behind” lesson has caused quite a lot of outrage among moms and dads who believe the assignment sends the wrong message to their children.
For the assignment students were asked to choose between a list of 12 hypothetical people. Four would be left behind because “tomorrow the planet Earth is doomed.”
There was an accountant with a substance abuse problem, a militant African-American medical student, a 33-year-old Native American manager who does not speak English, the accountant’s pregnant wife, a famous novelist with a physical disability, a 21-year-old female Muslim international student, a female movie star who was recently the victim of a sexual assault, a homosexual male professional athlete, an Asian orphaned 12-year-old boy, a 60-year-old Jewish university administrator, and a Hispanic clergyman who is against homosexuality.