United Discontent

“A public school is a secular school. If you don’t like that, send your children to a private school of your religious preference.” amen

i’m a huge believer in God, and think that prayer in public school fucks up the odds of people getting to authentically know god

10 Cities/10 Years

Jessica Ahlquist is a normal teenage girl.  She goes to school, reads Harry Potter and.. oh yeah, challenged her school board on the legality of having a Christian prayer plastered on the wall of her public school.

I recently wrote on the prayer in school debate.  My opinion on it, in my mind, seems pretty uncontroversial.  After all, I don’t believe that Christians should be barred from praying in school.  I don’t think that a Christian student who holds a Bible study on school grounds in any way impedes on the rights of non-Christians (whether they be Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist or whatever).

However, Christianity stands on the rights of others when it imposes its particular belief system on the grounds and walls of publicly funded property.  How often do we hear, “I don’t want my tax dollars to pay for welfare babies” (or something in that line), but rarely…

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