Friday, January 13, 2012

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right – Except for Muslims

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right – Except for Muslims: "Apparently it’s ultra-super important for Christian kids to be able to pray at school but not so much for Muslim kids. We’ll get to that in a minute; first let’s make clear how the whole prayer in school thing works.

It’s not that kids can’t pray, no matter what the Religious Right tells you. They can. They just can’t do it with the support of the school, because that’s a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The “public school prayer myth,” fueled by Christian fundamentalism and embraced by Republican political theology, rears its head just about every day somewhere in the country even while regularly ordering graduation ceremonies to be held in churches. But that’s gist for another article....."


MotivatedinOhio said...

If I want to pray, I can do it anywhere.  I have a mental conversation.  No one is keeping people from praying.  But, they are trying to strip Muslims of their rights to worship.

Underground Politics said...

That is really true. And a very good point.