Sunday, January 26, 2014

This is why we fight

The threat of religious indoctrination in our public schools is real. Christians often forget that we are a nation of many faiths (or no faith), and push their theology. This is why we fight for a secular education. 

"Congratulations, you are the parent of a public school student! And welcome to Sabine Parish, Louisiana. We are so happy to have your child learning with us and we are so grateful that your tax dollars have permitted us to establish the educational programs and academic atmosphere we’ve developed over the years here. Let us provide you with a brief guide about what your child’s life will be like while he or she is at school with us each day.*

Let’s start with what your child will see when she enters or departs our school. “Paintings of Jesus Christ, Bible verses, and Christian devotional phrases adorn the walls of many classrooms and hallways, including the main hallway leading out to the bus pick-up area. A lighted, electronic marquee placed just outside the building scrolls Bible verses every day.

Source: The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats - The Daily Beast

Read the whole thing. It’s worth it.