San Benito Teacher Replaced After Bizarre Classroom Rant About Jesus, Mary Magdalene, UFOs & The Apocalypse

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Teacher's lesson plan flew away with Mary Magdalene and the angels.
A ninth-grade teacher at San Benito's Veterans Memorial High School has been replaced for the remainder of the year after her lesson plan went badly awry last Tuesday and her 12-minute rant was filmed by a student and uploaded to YouTube.

Before the teacher was done, she told a roomful of alternately jeering and frightened public school students that Jesus Christ impregnated Mary Magdalene just before his crucifixion. Then she switched to Spanish and over the objections of her students, elaborated at great length on her beliefs.

She told the class that Jesus fell in love with Mary Magdalene when he was 12. They met while he was piloting a boat across the sea. Mary was on the shore, weeping after a bad breakup, the teacher continued, and Jesus saw her and invited her aboard. Mary soon fell in love with Jesus' eyes, and he kissed her. After that, she says, they were seen together at parks and parties, according to a bilingual commenter's line-by-line translation at valleycentral.com.

And there's much, much more...

She said that an army of God was coming to destroy this world on December 21, 2012, but not to worry, because Jesus had created another planet that was more beautiful than this one, a Utopia full of waterfalls where everybody was always 25 years old, where money does not exist, but Christmas does, complete with Santa Claus.

After telling the class that Jesus had written Mary many letters after his death, promising continually to return for her, the teacher then asks the class if they know where Jesus is and if they believe that he will return for Mary. ("Ask him to text me!" one of the kids says in English.)

The teacher ignores that wise-ass remark and tells the class that she is the reincarnated Mary Magdalene. She says that she loves Jesus and that they will be getting married one day and that she will give birth to their child once she gets to heaven. She says that though she has never met Jesus, the two of them spoke daily and he kept her up all night with his conversation.

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Goscarlett16
Goscarlett16

This is the sad part about putting translations of news from English to Spanish. In the Spanish video(the original version), the teacher says that her husband whom the "student claims to know"  is only her husband here on earth; however, on the English translation, the editor translated this frace to " the teacher said she knew no husband except for Jesus."I  

Drozy
Drozy

No more bizarre than other Christian teachings.

Denis Robert
Denis Robert

I don't find what she says any more unacceptable than those who claim that the world is 6000 years old, or that women are all responsible for our "fallen" state, or any other delusion that the faithful hold. One wacko delusion is equivalent to all of them, in my book.

Datrappert
Datrappert

How is this different from the BS that all Catholics believe? (Protestants too, of course.)

MadMac
MadMac

And don't forget the Sith. They only deal in absolutes.

fiore
fiore

Se si parla tanto della Maddalena,doveva essere non solo bella ma anche perfetta tanto da unirsi a Gesù in un amore Divino,forse un'po d'invidia aveva questa professoressa!

jed_c
jed_c

Harold Camping ?

Digdig
Digdig

No crazier than believing in standard Christianity. Religion is a mental illness. The fact that a belief is shared among a group rather than one or few individuals does not lend it any additional credence. Listen to this woman and you will understand what rational people hear any time a religious person speaks about their beliefs.

MadMac
MadMac

Subjective much?

Artor
Artor

Yes, Xtianity is, since it ignores factual reality.

Stan Bowery
Stan Bowery

Wow. Was not even aware Sarah Palin had relatives teaching in San Benito.Learn something every day.

Wastrel Way
Wastrel Way

Looks like she lost it and should be fired, but she should have been fired already, or made to take speech lessons, because her English is barely comprehensible.

Joey Tranchina
Joey Tranchina

Whatever Jesus was or wasn't, his life happened 2000 years ago and nobody who was alive while he lived wrote it down, or if they did we have no contemporaneous written record.

Most of he spread of the Early Christian religion was in popular books very much like "novellas, read mostly by women.  They were filled with miracles and magic opinions.

Nobody agreed on what "Christians" were supposed to believe for almost 300 years after he was dead, when a Roman emperor  decided  they need some official version, so that Christians could stop killing each other over different versions of the same fantasy.

This blather is no more or less absurd than any orthodox version of the "facts," which are taught as "Absolute Truth" in churches around the Christian world.

However, preaching in a public school classroom is inappropriate. I only hope they treat the dishonest biology teacher who tells lies about absurd "Creation Science," with the same decisive action...

MadMac
MadMac

Uh, JT, the point (of the story) went that way. The opposit direction of your south-bound thesis, Professor. 

obbop
obbop

I am far from surprised that it is a female behaving this way.

Artor
Artor

I am far from surprised that you are a sexist idiot.

Bonnie
Bonnie

It's nice that no one has given your comments a thumbs up yet.

obbop
obbop

 Is that your pitiful little girl method of declaring you disagree with my comment?

MadMac
MadMac

Is the comment your little-bearded-girl method of demonstrating crazy isn't gender specific?

Chris Penn
Chris Penn

When will she be getting her own show on the History Channel?

Shunk Wugga
Shunk Wugga

Doesn't sound that much crazier than what the religions claim themselves.

Kevin Knowles
Kevin Knowles

I struggled with reality for over 30 years. I am happy to say I finally won out. 

voice_of_progress
voice_of_progress

Do not believe this blasphemer! I am the real Christ, and I am married to to the USA beach volleyball team.

It is good to be the Christ.

Thomas Iocca
Thomas Iocca

The young lady certainly has my sympathy. I'm sure many readers were amused by her breakdown.

I hate to be a buzzkill, but I can't help but wonder: HISD is a mess and most of the "education" stories I see are either stories about teachers (or substitute teachers) propositioning students or teachers having meltdowns in front of their classes.

Nightmare on Bagby
Nightmare on Bagby

Sounds like the foundation of a charismatic television ministry that could make some serious bank, er, "love offerings." No crazier than the 900-foot Jesus. After reading the chapter about tortillas in Gustavo Arellano's new "Taco USA" I'm seeing the whole thing proved on a flip-book of a slightly charred 50-stack of tortillas maize.

VivaLaGalgo
VivaLaGalgo

Jeezy Creezy!   Poor thing, she really needs help. I'm just glad she did not decide to go postal and take her class to heaven early.

GlenW
GlenW

Wow, just wow

rbmeoe
rbmeoe

Well, you can't say the kids weren't paying attention in class THAT day!! Please que the nice men in the white coats that have that "special" jacket for those "special" people.

MadMac
MadMac

Um, none of that in Texas. Since Gov'Bush slashed the MHMRA budget, it's private (read for profit) group homes and treat-'em-on-the-street clinics.

Houstess
Houstess

I guess the point of the story is that teachers can have mental illnesses just like the rest of the world?

Jennacrum
Jennacrum

She went a little farther than most, but what she says is really no more ridiculous stuff kids are taught in Sunday school or bible study.

Brian Vaughan
Brian Vaughan

Some day you will regret that comment.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie

How is the belief that some cosmic Jewish zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree any less crazy than what this teacher is spouting?  Yep, makes perfect sense!

Artor
Artor

Why do you say that? Her comment was entirely accurate. Are you one of the ridiculous, insane bible-thumpers? Keep your veiled threats to yourself and take your medication.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

That and the fact that she had another break with reality in December that was apparently swept under the rug while she was allowed to keep her job.

David Houston
David Houston

Sounds no worse than some of the conspiracy theory crap we've all gotten used to reading on the internet.  Although 'conspiracy nuts' usually don't actually believe the same rubbish that they speak, they seem to set out to convince others, knowing all the time it's a load of pointless crap.  Dan Brown has a lot to answer for.

Jason Burgoyne
Jason Burgoyne

Not sure if you know the difference between fictional writing and actual conspiracy theory.....

David Houston
David Houston

Sure I know the difference, the problem is that a lot of people don't.  Just take a look at Youtube since Dan Brown came along...  All 'conspiracy theory' is fundamentally bs, and anything remotely freaky is lumped into one and pushed as bogus and unfounded theory by people who don't actually believe what they are saying.

C M
C M

Dude - Dan Brown has NOTHING to answer for - he writes FICTION!

David Houston
David Houston

Sure, and this woman would still believe she was the reincarnated Mary Magalene, and believe that JC and the said reformed temple prostitute had a sexual relationship which produced offspring, even if Dan Brown hadn't written a mediocre novel.  Believe that and you'll believe anything.

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